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Old 01-26-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Ground clearance, Wrangler vs Landrover Defender

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Help me understand this rather big difference in about 2.5 inches in ground clearance between Wrangler and Landrover Defender. The hole body (look at the door hight) are higher than the wrangler, but the axles should be lower with less high wheels.

I was always in love with the Defenders ground clearance but ordered the Wrangler because it is cheaper and more a modern vehicle. The Wrangler looks much lower.

The specs stock

Wrangler jk Ground clearance at best about 10.3 inches, rubicon at 10.2 inches

Landrover Defender Ground Clearance at best 12.72 inches.

So Defender have about 2.5 inches better ground clerance than the Wrangler JK.

On top of that the Defender have less high wheels compared to the Wrangler JK, according to specs.

Defender 235/85/16 at about 31.7 inches

Wrangler 255/75/17 at about 32.05 inches high

Maybee the Defenders body is raised, the vehicle is higher than the wrangler and would not fit my garage. Maybee the axles are smaller, but I doubt that, it weighs more than the wrangler.

Landrover Defender ground clearance here

Land Rover Defender - Hard Top | Land Rover UK

Look at this movie at about 14 min, the ground clearance, the angles, bumper size the hight of the doors. Looks here that the landrover wheels are higher?












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Old 01-26-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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In a older catalougue I have at home it states the ground clearance to 9.8 inch with the same wheel size, strange.

Anyway, the Defender looks to have higher ground clearance in reality.


Intresting with different 4WD vehicles constructions

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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There could be some differences in the way things are measured between here and the UK. I find it interesting that the Defender's fording depth is 10" less than the Wrangler's.
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wow, that orange defender is sexy as hell!
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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I would take that orange D90 over a JK ANY DAY simply for the cool factor.
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Hi

In a older catalougue I have at home it states the ground clearance to 9.8 inch with the same wheel size, strange.

Anyway, the Defender looks to have higher ground clearance in reality.


Intresting with different 4WD vehicles constructions
Yep, 9.84 in "U.S. inches": Hard Top | Land Rover International

Go figure. Daggo may be correct. The Brits may have been on that island too long and have forgotten how to measure.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #9
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Those landrovers sure are cool. I like my vehicle better tho
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I never knew there were so many styles. Those things are BADA$$! Jeep definately needs to go in this direction if I do say so myself.
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Anything RR makes is a money pit....my sis has had three of them and its around 1000 every few months to keep it going....no thanks
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If both were bone stock, I could see liking either one over the other. But I assume that the LRs are difficult to customize (lift, bigger tires, body armor, etc ... ). If so, the Jeep with a few mods IMO clearly would be better. Also, I'm not sure I would want a 122 HP engine.
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Yep, 9.84 in "U.S. inches": Hard Top | Land Rover International

Go figure. Daggo may be correct. The Brits may have been on that island too long and have forgotten how to measure.
Every now and then the blind squirrel theory comes into effect.
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A Jeep is the way it is, I love simplicity. Jeep needs to stay simple. LRs are great also, but there not simple. Gimme underpowered simple anyday, hasnt failed me yet : )
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A Jeep is the way it is, I love simplicity. Jeep needs to stay simple. LRs are great also, but there not simple. Gimme underpowered simple anyday, hasnt failed me yet : )
I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying the Jeeps are underpowered? Not the new ones, which have more-than 2.3 times more HP than the LR D.

I have never driven a LR D, but I know I would not like the 14.7 sec. 0-60. And I rarely drive fast.
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Underpowered yes, but I never compared the power to Rover. Merely stated I love my underpowered heep. Its simple.
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