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10-minute on board Off Road tour

ChasingOurTrunks

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Hi folks

Here's a vid found on another forum of a 10-minute off-road tour from inside the Gren. The driver gives all sorts of good info on how it operates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0usAUV39Yk

A few standouts for me:

- I love the centre diff-lock lever. I like a manual system.
- Being able to kill the front radiator fans with "Wade Mode" is fantastic. I would take that every single day as compared to what the New Defender does. All I need to do is kill the fan so it doesn't break when it hits water; the ND has sensors in the mirrors (meaning they are $$$ when you clip a tree with them) and the front grill/bumper apparently has channels that "vent" water back out. Hyper complex compared to the Gren.
- No Traction Control or throttle interference when the lockers are on.
- Seems to have a pretty intuitive way of "locking" it in a specific gear for hill work; toggle the shifter over and it's in manual mode.
- It was very well controlled in the hill descent without braking. By the looks of it, this was comparable to a manual. Most autos rely on a tricky "Hill Descent" system that modulates the brakes to achieve this.
- It seems like the killed the camera just as they were about to tackle a tricky hill!
 

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@ChasingOurTrunks thanks for sharing. What forum was this on out of curiosity? Thanks. 
 

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Also... damn what happened to that center stack display?! It's crushed!!!
 

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grenadierguy said:
@ChasingOurTrunks thanks for sharing. What forum was this on out of curiosity? Thanks. 
 

I saw it on Defender2.net; it’s a Land Rover defender forum but has a section dedicated to the Grenadier given its “spiritual ancestry” of the original defender. Also a good spot for info on the New Defender.
 

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ChasingOurTrunks said:
 

I saw it on Defender2.net; it’s a Land Rover defender forum but has a section dedicated to the Grenadier given its “spiritual ancestry” of the original defender. Also a good spot for info on the New Defender.

Thanks going to check it out. This will be the go to but, I always like looking for more!
 

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grenadierguy said:
Also... damn what happened to that center stack display?! It's crushed!!!

Right? I wondered that myself and dismissed it as a plastic cover (like come with new TVs) but it might actually have seen better days. Hard to tell from this video. 
 

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ChasingOurTrunks said:
Right? I wondered that myself and dismissed it as a plastic cover (like come with new TVs) but it might actually have seen better days. Hard to tell from this video. 

Watched it again. it's a cover. For some reason here they covered it.

 
 
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