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Old April 30th, 2017, 01:52 PM
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Thinking about an LR4 to replace the LR3

I'm pretty sure I'd want a HSE LUX HD, but was curious about folk's real world experiences with either engine choice, primarily when towing.
I have trailers that gross at 2k, 5k and 7k. Anybody with a V6 towed that much weight?

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Old April 30th, 2017, 02:16 PM
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We're both after the same thing. I'm hoping to snag a 2013 v8.


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Old April 30th, 2017, 02:27 PM
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Uh-oh, demand is going to drive the prices up!
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Old April 30th, 2017, 04:51 PM
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Get the V-8. I've towed a 22 foot enclosed trailer with a Porsche 356 inside to Amelia Island twice and its nice to have the power.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 05:10 PM
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My wife and I are most likely buying my dads 2013 when he gets the new Disco... it is almost perfect with all maintenance, if for some reason we pass I will let y'all know.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 07:01 PM
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V8 if your towing hands down.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 08:12 PM
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V8 if your towing hands down.
What are you basing this on?

Isn't the v6 in the lr4 the same as the new disco? I'm sure it's fine for towing.
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My wife and I are most likely buying my dads 2013 when he gets the new Disco... it is almost perfect with all maintenance, if for some reason we pass I will let y'all know.
If it's the HD, I know someone above that's interested. Missed one today by minutes.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 08:41 PM
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I've towed a wide variety of things (cars, bobcats, tractors, mowers) with V8s and V6s. If it isn't a diesel, it better be a V8. You can always rent a smaller, fuel efficient car when you need it. But you can't always rent a decent vehicle to tow.
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What are you basing this on?

Isn't the v6 in the lr4 the same as the new disco? I'm sure it's fine for towing.
I've driven both, and IMO the V6 feels quick off the line (put that in perspective) but the V8 feels like it would pull more comfortably. Just my opinion. Sure the V6 will tow...but so will a KIA.

Just my opinion.
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We bought a used 2012 LR4 this year and I towed my 90 up and back to Winter Romp this year. It has the V8. I was amazed at the ease with which the LR4 did its job.
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I'll be in the market in the near future for an LR3/4. I want HD package. Is there a way to quickly tell by looking at the truck if it has it or not?
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I'll be in the market in the near future for an LR3/4. I want HD package. Is there a way to quickly tell by looking at the truck if it has it or not?


Quickly? Not really. Google Land Rover vin decoder and paste the VIN there. In the description, you'll see open or locking diff.


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Quickly? Not really. Google Land Rover vin decoder and paste the VIN there. In the description, you'll see open or locking diff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Cool. That's easy enough. It would be painful to have to ask the seller to check etc


Edit----

I just tried this with a couple Ebay VIN's with good success. Checked about 12 trucks, 1 had the HD package and they wanted $21k for it, an LR3... FML

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Most hd trucks have the full size spare.
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Most hd trucks have the full size spare.


This is true but usually impossible to tell from photos.


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You could always ask the seller to send you a photo of the tire info sticker on the drivers side door jamb. A truck without a full size spare will have a "T" preceding the spare tire size. A lot of dealers show this photo in their ad. I just found this one as an example.
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One note to consider is verifying proper diff fluid changes for the 3/4's were done. Whatever internal coating they use/used dissolves and causes the bearings to fail prematurely. I'm using a loaner R3 from local shop that the previous customer did not change early enough. I think LR recommends at 90k. I think I'll cut that in half on our R4.
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One note to consider is verifying proper fluid changes for the 3/4's were done. Whatever internal coating they use/used dissolves and causes the bearings to fail prematurely. I'm using a loaner R3 from local shop that the previous customer did not change early enough. I think LR recommends at 90k. I think I'll cut that in half on our R4.
What component? Transmission?
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What component? Transmission?
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