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sagalout



Member Since: 26 Feb 2013
Location: Harrogate
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Offroading in the Yorkshire Dales

Took the RR Sport for a day offloading in the Yorkshire Dales on saturday, with Yorkshire 4x4. We had a really great day - a nice mixed group, from expedition spec Land Rovers through to a Freelander that was hugely capable (standard apart from 40mm raied suspension and AT tyres).

After the last day, where the RR ground out a few times, forcing it into super extended mode, I purchased an EAS Control module. This basically allows you to set the ride height on the air suspension, so I set it 20mm higher in all modes. This made a big difference and meant I only had rocks pinging the underside on one particular climb!

The RR was very capable again, going everywhere the Defenders went, and actually getting up some sections a lot easier, for example one super steep rocky section with a 180 degree switchback which the defenders really struggled with I drover straight up!

The Freelander did well, only struggling a bit of the really steep stuff due to having no low range gearbox. It did puncture though on a really rocky bit, but that was just unlucky.

Overall an excellent day out - stunning scenery and great company. Looking to do their Derbyshire Peaks tour in September. I might buy some 18" wheels though as the 20's just don't have enough sidewall.

A few pics:

The Defender with the roof tent was a bit top heavy - just after I took this we all had to run over to right it after it fell against the bank!

Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Mine on the same section

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11139771_829035710522538_693600312175785663_n by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

3 wheel drive!

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11265295_829036477189128_1307464993556602787_n by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Some major ruts on this section

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IMG_8459 by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

The switchback the Defenders struggled with

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Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Stunning views over Reeth

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Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

The one bit that had the mrs screaming!

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Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Bit of fording

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Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Puncture!

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Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Quite a mix of cars!

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11146566_829042033855239_4987626101069997584_n by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

All clean and shiny again!

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Untitled by Dave Wrightson, on Flickr

Post #462143 Sun May 17 2015 10:00pm
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TDV8Mat



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I have also been on one of these tours with Yorkshire 4x4 and I highly recommend it Thumbs Up

Post #462173 Mon May 18 2015 10:18am
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muddywheels
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That looks like the best day out ever Bow down

Would of loved to do it - maybe not in my shiny RRS though Laughing

I'm feeling the urge to buy something cheaper and get back out there Twisted Evil 


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Post #462175 Mon May 18 2015 10:57am
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Buckster



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Looks superb, thank you for sharing Thumbs Up Are you running 40 or 45 profile general ATs on your 20" wheels? 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

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Post #462223 Mon May 18 2015 5:05pm
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sagalout



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I'm running the 40's but to be honest the rims are pretty chewed up with all the rocks, hence looking at some 18" wheels

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RRSTDV8



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Looks like a great day out. Well done for using your Sport's abilities once in a while! Thumbs Up It's always good to show people how effective our "footballer's car" is off road. Nothing like showing a Defender how to do it to make your day even better. Thumbs Up








As for our friend muddywheels, perhaps he should rename himself "shinywheels" on this site from now on... Whistle Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

sagalout wrote:
hence looking at some 18" wheels

Will the 2011 take an 18in rim over the brakes?

I use 55-profile Grabber AT on 19s on my TDV8 and the rims are protected reasonably well.

If you don't intend going anywhere too muddy, I understand from Disco3 that the Pirelli ATR is now "LR approved" (it's in 255/55/19 so not an official RRS size). This handles rocky stuff very well as it's got quite tough sidewalls and would have been at home on the tracks seen in your piccies. The Grabber AT is a good AT tyre, of course, but there are question marks about its ability to absorb punishment in rocky situations. Having said that, my Grabber ATs have got a fair few surface grazes/cuts on them and are going strong. (That'll be a blow out for me tomorrow having said that! Big Cry )

Not sure whether to go back to the ATR (had them before and they were a good tyre), stick with the Grabber or try the Duratrac. Thinking at this point is ATR but I quite like the idea of something that will handle muddy conditions in winter. Decisions, decisions... Rolling with laughter 2012 SDV6
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Post #462251 Mon May 18 2015 7:59pm
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sagalout



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I'm not 100% certain of fit - I need to do a bit more research! I've seen some 18's online that say they fit a 2011 Sport though, apart from Brembo models which I don't think my TDV6 has?

http://www.lrparts.net/zu-rim-in-anthracit...and-4.html

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Post up a photo - someone will be able to confirm whether you have bigger brakes or not. 2012 SDV6
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Post #462258 Mon May 18 2015 8:23pm
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Buckster



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England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

The Duratracs are a great looking tyre, and reports on the disco3 site say they are awesome mud pluggers and very quiet too for such aggressive rubber. Thumbs Up 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Yes, they do get good reviews. My sensible head says "go ATR" because I do a lot of tarmac miles at the moment. My "man maths" head says "go Duratrac" because I do go muddy places during the winter and I want decent winter performance too. The Duratrac is a winter tyre in all but name - LR, apparently, didn't want the winter logo on the 255/55/19 tyre that the Disco uses. The rest of the range is snowflake marked I believe.

I'll need to decide soon as my Grabbers are wearing low on the shoulders and will need changing this summer. 2012 SDV6
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Post #462278 Mon May 18 2015 9:25pm
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sagalout



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After much deliberation I've decided to go for the Compomotive PD1881 18" wheels with Cooper AT3 tyres at 265/60/18.

These fit with no modifications and should give me plenty of sidewall (they look great too!)

I'll then get my 20's refurbed with road tyres for when I come to sell it in a few years

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Buckster



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England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Please post a pic when you get these on Thumbs Up 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

2013 SDV6 HSE Black Edition- Orkney Grey with Ebony & Ivory. LR Facelift RAI, Genuine G4 Expo Rack, 4x Warn SBD-160 Spotlights, Warn 9.5XPS Winch, Mantec Underbody Protection, LR Light Guards, 19"s on Goodyear Duratracs, ARB fridge, TuffTrek awning 😎

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azz



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Massive respect for using the RRS properly...I must admit I'm too scared to damage mine.

Good to see a FL1 get some credit - before the RRS I had a FL1 for off-roading and winter driving. Lift kit, Kumho MT's and it went everywhere. Most give them stick but they are still properly capable plus I had the luxury of aircon over most of the old Defenders! 2010 RRS 3.0 TDV6 - Bali Blue / Ivory Leather / Extended Leather / TV / Rear Entertainment / Privacy Glass / Timed Climate
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Lew White



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Australia 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

May I ask what tyre pressures you were operating at. I have the same tyres / spec on my RRS and do quite a bit of driving on dirt roads. The theory here is to drop pressures when off the bitumen, but with such low profiles (275 / 40 /20) I'm not so sure.

Thanks,
Lew.

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