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RDR



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My son is 15 and keeps saying he wants a 90 as his first car, if i came across one local i might consider it as a project getting it straight with him over the next few years - would be a good education exercise too. I started out in a series 2, loved it. D3 MY06 S - Gone but not forgotten
D4 MY12 HSE - Gone
D4 MY16 HSE Luxury - Now Sold
D5 MY19 HSE to be replaced by New Defender Smile

Post #835596 6th Jun 2020 9:44pm
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Procta



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My daughter had passed her test a week when she managed to roll our 90. Luckily both my daughters were ok, only going 20mph when they hit a very slippy/muddy village road....


One thing i say about defenders, is they can get very unsettled in the wet, with very bad tyres on! My old 300 gave me a few shaves in the past! The snow it was worse than the 306! ( that was with diff lock engaged too)
The main thing is though every one was ok and the car is very easy to fix. Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!

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spudfan



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Lucky girls. Is that a G90 tyre on the passenger side? 1982 88" 2.25 diesel
1992 110 200tdi csw -Zikali
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2011 110 2.4 tdci csw-Masai

Post #835687 7th Jun 2020 1:22pm
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90 Dreamer



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I was thinking mismatched tyres are not good at the best of times never mind when inexperienced.......

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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Looking at the earlier picture, that odd tyre has clearly been fitted as the spare, as the original is flat. Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

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90 Dreamer



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Spot on LRA.......thought it looked very odd

Post #835714 7th Jun 2020 3:48pm
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Procta



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90 Dreamer wrote:
I was thinking mismatched tyres are not good at the best of times never mind when inexperienced.......


Budget tyres are a right nightmare! My 306 had budgets on the front and pirelli tyres at the rear. The full setup was asking for trouble. The 306 lads call pirelli tyres ditch finders, nearly every 306 that had those on, have had either a close shave or had the same experience that adafish's daughter has had. The fronts were that bad, as soon as it started to rain, the car would just wheel spin from 1st into 2nd gear! when you pulled away in the wet.
Then there was the 300 TDi, with the cheapest possible wheels and tyres you could get on the market. Those were lethal in wet and were deadly in the snow.
My dad didn't listen to me about tyres, until he had the same trick happened to him, with a jeep going up a hill. The back end went on him and he hit a house. Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!

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90 Dreamer



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Never understand why people use shoite tyres when its the only thing that connects you to the road........

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Procta



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budget tyres are ok for the spare wheel, thats all. Thumbs Up Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!

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andydef90



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all that matters is there was ok the 90 can be repaired as for tyres my metro had Pirellis all the way round could not get up a frosty slope there was no grip at all

Post #835869 8th Jun 2020 6:36am
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adafish



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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
Looking at the earlier picture, that odd tyre has clearly been fitted as the spare, as the original is flat.


that was fitted to get it home as the other had split...had Wranglers fitted all round.... Putting Dreams on Drives at JLR Solihull..

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adafish



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spudfan wrote:
Lucky girls. Is that a G90 tyre on the passenger side?
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yep, put onto get it home, had to tow it about about 1/4 mile to our house... Putting Dreams on Drives at JLR Solihull..

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adafish wrote:

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My daughter had passed her test a week when she managed to roll our 90. Luckily both my daughters were ok, only going 20mph when they hit a very slippy/muddy village road....


By anyone’s reckoning that’s quite an achievement. Just glad they’re both ok. Shocked Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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Re: My daughter and her first car..

RoadForce wrote:
Wish my 1st car had been a defender. In fact it was my mum's Volvo 340..., not exactly a babe magnet (but rear wheel drive nonetheless! Laughing )


Count yourself lucky, I had a 2-door (single wing-mirror), Fiat UNO with cloth interior. Big Cry Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

I used to love an old school really basic car. The German brands were good at them. They don't do them any more do they? I had a VW Golf Mk2 "C". It literally only had the features required to actually function. 4 speed box, no clock, no fag lighter, 1 mirror, centre console deleted, 2 speakers only for the radio. Just honest transport. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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