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Old February 21st, 2016, 03:57 PM
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Diesel RRS stuck in the snow.

JLR should do a better job with the tires on these things.

http://youtu.be/Ct2QGHdhViI
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Old February 21st, 2016, 04:01 PM
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new jersey plates....figures.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 05:01 PM
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I weep for the future.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 05:29 PM
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I weep for the future.
Why? Am I the only one who thinks these vehicles are still capable for what they are? I know the LR2 is heavily frowned upon, but my wife loves hers, and when Nashville got 9" of snow I was the only one going everywhere. It was unstoppable... My dad is considering buying a new LR4 cause he loves his current one and is doesn't know about the new Discovery. It's evolution, but don't be mistaken, these are very capable vehicles.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 05:33 PM
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This is the stupid choice of sexy tires vs functional. The tires have been the downfall of these new sports etc since 2006. Go to range rover dot net site. That's all they bitch about. With real tires there's nothing that can stop them.
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Having had the 1st edition sport with the Continental M&S bs piece of shit summer tires that LR swore were "all weather", I knew what most likely was going on. Having watched it, I think the guy is just kind of foolish....

Oh and the raptor showed that wide tires can go in the heavy shit too, all the while looking hot, as long as they are biting in there.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 05:49 PM
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This is the stupid choice of sexy tires vs functional. The tires have been the downfall of these new sports etc since 2006. Go to range rover dot net site. That's all they bitch about. With real tired there's nothing that can stop them.

Exactly.

And the RR.net forum is awesome. Haven't poked around there in a while.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 06:23 PM
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can someone explain why the traction control system isn't braking all the wheels when the driver is basically doing a 4wd burnout? Does heavy throttle override the system?
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Old February 21st, 2016, 06:27 PM
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step one...floor it until you reach the bottom and create a layer of ice, while high centering the vehicle.

works every time
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Old February 21st, 2016, 06:39 PM
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new jersey plates....figures.
JLR press rig out of Mahwah so who knows where the actual drivers are from.

And there are some of us Jerseyites that can drive in snow pretty well.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 09:43 PM
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Tires may be a factor. But I think the driver was a bigger factor.
A few years ago, I drove my D1 with street tires in Canada during the dead of winter and had no problem.
There were two vehicles on the road. Me and the snowplow. And he was going the other direction.
Never even used the chains I took with me for that trip.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 09:51 PM
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JLR press rig out of Mahwah so who knows where the actual drivers are from.

And there are some of us Jerseyites that can drive in snow pretty well.
I'm sure there are plenty of you that are more than capable...it just seems every year you send a handful up to romp in new rovers with no clue and we end up having to drag them all over the place
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Tires may be a factor. But I think the driver was a bigger factor.
A few years ago, I drove my D1 with street tires in Canada during the dead of winter and had no problem.
There were two vehicles on the road. Me and the snowplow. And he was going the other direction.
Never even used the chains I took with me for that trip.

I don't know if roman is I great driver or not but that's not his first time in snow. They are based in Boulder and test lots of 4x4s on that trail, including a TRD pro Tacoma, a Ram Power Wagon, a Raptor, a new land cruiser, the new Nissan Titian HD... And all of those made it much farther then the that RRS...
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Old February 21st, 2016, 09:55 PM
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Wait a minute why is that thing off road?
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Operator error Roman has no clue how to drive in snow. I'm from Florida and I even know you don't pin the skinny pedal when you are trying to get traction. Here is further proof.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 08:56 PM
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I'm sure there are plenty of you that are more than capable...it just seems every year you send a handful up to romp in new rovers with no clue and we end up having to drag them all over the place
I really need to get to Romp one of these years. But first I really need to finish my 110.

And I am not a true Jerseyite. I grew up plowing with the old man in Western MA. Then college in VT including delivering wings and working/snowboarding at the local mtns. Then more food delivery in Boston when they had some of their worst winters ('94 & '96).

Now in Nj but we make the trip to Stowe as much as we can for the white stuff.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 09:05 PM
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BTW - interesting read on the RRS TD6 in the 4x4 of the Year test:

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Old February 22nd, 2016, 09:34 PM
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BTW - interesting read on the RRS TD6 in the 4x4 of the Year test:

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So the plot thickens.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 10:15 PM
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Seems very similar to the latest Ford Explorers?
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 10:18 PM
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I really like these... I think its one sexy ass truck to boot.
I test drove one and its an animal, in the snow and the rain...
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I'm in Stockholm right now and every new Land Rover I've seen has snow tires and many have studded tires. More people should buy snow tires in the US.
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