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I had the 360 multi-terrain monitor (camera) on my Tacoma and it was very neat. However, the lack of definition and resolution made it useful for only basic stuff (eyeing distance from the sides of a trail).

Unfortunately, it’s not yet a substitute for a good spotter.
A camera will never be a good replacement for a skilled spotter.





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I love driving red cone. I've never needed lockers or even to disconnect the sway bars on it. When I had it, my 2 door JK Sahara and my dads 4 door JK Sahara did it with no issues. That defender had a quite a few issues. Red cone is probably going to be the first trail I drive when my new JLUR gets delivered.
 

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That Matt guy fron carwow is pompous and clueless when it comes to off roaders. He was comparing the Wrangler to the G class in one video and he said about the locking differentials "the Wrangler has only two" as in G class' 3 is better than the Wrnagler's 2. His videos are for an audience with primary school like levels of intelligence. Even the drag races they do are not credible.
This is a myth perpetuated by people who have no idea how Jeep transfer cases work, and believe “off-road capability” is determined by the number of switches on the dashboard.
 

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This is a myth perpetuated by people who have no idea how Jeep transfer cases work, and believe “off-road capability” is determined by the number of switches on the dashboard.
It's like TFL videos, dont care about their comentary, just the video of vehicles in action. Even a rig being driven by a poor driver can help determine it's performance
 

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It's like TFL videos, dont care about their comentary, just the video of vehicles in action. Even a rig being driven by a poor driver can help determine it's performance
Yeah, TFL videos puzzle me. Some times they are spot-on; other times they are totally off the mark.
 

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Yeah, TFL videos puzzle me. Some times they are spot-on; other times they are totally off the mark.
It's almost like they are human.

I was going for a run this morning and was surprised as heck to see a brand-new 4-door Defender parked outside someone's house (far away in the "fancy" neighborhood, nowhere near my end of town lol). Definitely looks "plasticky" as some people mentioned. That grey square on the side windows with the huge Land Rover badge is very odd. It's a fairly big vehicle but doesn't look "mean" at all. It was a boring silver-ish color. Looked cool from the back with the spare, but from the front just kind of blah.
 

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It's almost like they are human.

I was going for a run this morning and was surprised as heck to see a brand-new 4-door Defender parked outside someone's house (far away in the "fancy" neighborhood, nowhere near my end of town lol). Definitely looks "plasticky" as some people mentioned. That grey square on the side windows with the huge Land Rover badge is very odd. It's a fairly big vehicle but doesn't look "mean" at all. It was a boring silver-ish color. Looked cool from the back with the spare, but from the front just kind of blah.
In addition to being plasticky, to me it looks fairly dated--like LR3-era LR design. Maybe that was the point, who knows.
 

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In addition to being plasticky, to me it looks fairly dated--like LR3-era LR design. Maybe that was the point, who knows.
Yea, I can see that. From the back it didn't look half-bad to me; had the whole safari look going on, but from the sides and front it was all downhill.
 

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If it's not for the BMW engines, these guys might be on to just that...
I love the Thornbird tires on it. Even if they are the worst possible choice, they look sweet! :D
 

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The Defender's camera system is downright impressive. I can't believe my JLR doesn't even come with a front camera.
Personally really like the "3rd person" views. Didn't seem to help them get up the trail, but I would find it very useful
 

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Edit: Even with a lift, the IS lower wishbone or control arm will grind on rocks, etc.
Control arm or axle tube height is always dictated by tire size...unless one is converting to portals, lol.
 

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I was surprised the Defender struggled that much. On paper it has good specs.
 

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I was surprised the Defender struggled that much. On paper it has good specs.
Lockers are EVERYTHING in forward motion.

If you don't have lockers, you bettter have GREAT flex!

Ah, and here we find why the Defender cannot hold a candle to even a 4runner
 

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