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Old 02-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Wrangler vs Defender

No clue of what they are saying (translation anyone?) but accidently bumped into this video and of the few times I could find a long review. Thought I'd share Mud tires would have helped them both btw.


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Old 02-23-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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I came within inches of buying a 1987 diesel import defender a few months ago. I want one . . . BADLY.

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What kind of tires are on that Rubi???
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What kind of tires are on that Rubi???
yea those look like street tires to me. must be a European thing.
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No clue of what they are saying (translation anyone?) but accidently bumped into this video and of the few times I could find a long review. Thought I'd share Mud tires would have helped them both btw.

Wow those guys are jacka$$es. Hooking a tow strap to a d-ring then to the tow hook- projectile number one! Then hooking the tow strap other end to the ball on the stuck vehicle- projectile number two!

Stupidest $hit I've seen in a long while
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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yea those look like street tires to me. must be a European thing.
In Europe (Holland at least) they provide 255/70 R18 on-/off-road tires. Don't know the exact brand. While I was looking for it, I realised that the sport model for commercial use in Holland comes, besides the painted flares, with painted bumpers as well

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Wow those guys are jacka$$es. Hooking a tow strap to a d-ring then to the tow hook- projectile number one! Then hooking the tow strap other end to the ball on the stuck vehicle- projectile number two!

Stupidest $hit I've seen in a long while
There has been a thread about this in the past (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/d-r...ok-128591.html) and of what I understood there's nothing wrong with what they are doing at the Jeep end? Not sure about the strap over the ball on the Defender though.
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Definitely, it's my favorite Russian TV auto-channel. This program was made couple years ago. The very test took place at tank polygone near the Moscow. It's the first time, when they test diesel engine with 6-speed stick at RUBI. The wheels, the Ruby carries - are standard equipment of all "Russian" Wranglers - 245 x 75 R17 GY Wranlger AT. DEFENDER was equipped by M/T tires. So, it crossed mud a little better. The main conclusion of this video is - the RUBI is more convenient car for real life: with its' far more comfortable suspension and seats; it may be convertible, may have AUTO and stick, diesel and petrol engines ,you may easily take long-way trips . It even looks like a normal car ))))) DEF has huge charisma, from its' side. Good advantage, what do you think? )) BTW - here's first part of the program:

If you need detailed translation, it will take a time.. )))
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... the height of concrete plate, they've tested cars, is 40cm - 1.3 feet. Jeep has touched concrete by its skid plate. Defender went freely. In-fact clearance was same at two models, although jeep had wheels of less dimension - about 31.5' only, so the man was surprised by the result of bone stock car...
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Thnx for these links. Especially the second article is good. Though it still does not explain why not to use the D-ring for recovery?
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Definitely, it's my favorite Russian TV auto-channel. This program was made couple years ago. The very test took place at tank polygone near the Moscow. It's the first time, when they test diesel engine with 6-speed stick at RUBI. The wheels, the Ruby carries - are standard equipment of all "Russian" Wranglers - 245 x 75 R17 GY Wranlger AT. DEFENDER was equipped by M/T tires. So, it crossed mud a little better. The main conclusion of this video is - the RUBI is more convenient car for real life: with its' far more comfortable suspension and seats; it may be convertible, may have AUTO and stick, diesel and petrol engines ,you may easily take long-way trips . It even looks like a normal car ))))) DEF has huge charisma, from its' side. Good advantage, what do you think? )) BTW - here's first part of the program:

If you need detailed translation, it will take a time.. )))
Didn't expected someone from Russia to respond this fast

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