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2020 Defender Drive Impressions.

Discussion in 'Defender' started by Forty Deuce, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. bbyer

    bbyer Full Access Member

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    Aug 15, 2008
    I have the feeling that the Defender is generally smaller inside than the 3/4.

    I know at the back, there is less length, but how does it feel side to side in the front seats - less width than the 3/4 or wider feeling?

    The Park setting being not at the top of the shifter will prove to be a real problem but I suppose changing it would be admitting to error.

    I recall when automatic transmissions were first introduced. The big 3 all had different ways of shifting and different patterns. We seem to be getting that way again.

    To resolve the confusion, the DOT made a rule standardizing the shift order - sounds like they will have to dust it off again.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  2. navigare

    navigare Full Access Member

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    Nov 27, 2014
    Western Europe
    What I marvel at is the maximum clearance of the new Def. I believe I’vre read 11.5 inches somewhere, is that righ? That would mean just below 30 cm. Our LR4s have 31 cm OEM, and with Mudtech’s Anitas system (which I DON’T recommend for now, waiting for a replacement unit) or an IID Tool, you can another 7.5 cm or 3 in to that. Can the new Def compete?

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