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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Speed hump central here. That would be crunching and scraping its way down every road.
    a lot around here too
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    As long as I avoid driving on certain side streets with speed bumps (usually those surrounding chav council-estates), I don't have that issue here with the Brabster, and it's a lot lower than that ST! I guess it depends where you live and how you use a car

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    No problems with speed bumps with the new Defender, revealed at Frankfurt this morning. In two minds about it, being the owner of an original. Bloody expensive, too! https://www.topgear.com/car-news/fra...rover-defender

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    Nice, but not my thing... I like to be LOW down on the road, not high up!

    Plus, my love of cars with lowered sports suspension also acts as a 'fuck you' to the government, as I refuse to conform to their mind control, and be forced into driving something more 'practical', and subsequently have my fun spoiled, simply because some brainless TWATS can't drive sensibly or safely in towns!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Wot, you no likey lowered suspension?

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    Nope. It looks chav and ruins ride and handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    No problems with speed bumps with the new Defender, revealed at Frankfurt this morning. In two minds about it, being the owner of an original. Bloody expensive, too! https://www.topgear.com/car-news/fra...rover-defender

    I love it and I'm sure it'll be magnificent, in the traditional "irritating foibles and software glitches but somehow it doesn't seem to matter" Land Rover kind of way.

    But is it a "Defender"? Absolutely not - in the same way that a Range Rover Ewok...er....sorry, Evoque is not a Range Rover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    No problems with speed bumps with the new Defender, revealed at Frankfurt this morning. In two minds about it, being the owner of an original. Bloody expensive, too! https://www.topgear.com/car-news/fra...rover-defender

    My Brother's defender was a good motor, but a tool, not a great driving experience in town or on motorway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    I love it and I'm sure it'll be magnificent, in the traditional "irritating foibles and software glitches but somehow it doesn't seem to matter" Land Rover kind of way.

    But is it a "Defender"? Absolutely not - in the same way that a Range Rover Ewok...er....sorry, Evoque is not a Range Rover.
    Apparently, it has 85 ECUs in it... I deliberately chose my 1991 200Tdi 110 because it was the last Defender to have absolutely no electronics in it (not even ABS) because of LR's electronic reliability... Can't imagine the new ones being "fiddled with" by home "mechanics" like the old, but everything progresses. I wonder if the thousands of nay sayers on t'internet have no central heating in their houses, somehow managed to get their Sinclair Spectrum to connect to the internet, only watch 3 TV channels on a black and white CRT television and still carry a bag of 10ps and 2ps for the phone box ‘cos owning a mobile phone isn’t like "the good old days?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Apparently, it has 85 ECUs in it... I deliberately chose my 1991 200Tdi 110 because it was the last Defender to have absolutely no electronics in it (not even ABS) because of LR's electronic reliability... Can't imagine the new ones being "fiddled with" by home "mechanics" like the old, but everything progresses. I wonder if the thousands of nay sayers on t'internet have no central heating in their houses, somehow managed to get their Sinclair Spectrum to connect to the internet, only watch 3 TV channels on a black and white CRT television and still carry a bag of 10ps and 2ps for the phone box ‘cos owning a mobile phone isn’t like "the good old days?"
    maybe 85 actuators under the ecu, as opposed to 85 ecu's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    It looks chav and ruins ride and handling.
    Nope, not if done properly on the right car. I do worry about you sometimes...!

    Aside from the ride, precisely the opposite is true. And it only looks chav on a 'chavvy' type of car (Citroen Saxos and other shite like that), when the chav owner's doing things incorrectly and on the cheap. It's even worse when said cars have been 'slammed'

    But lowered sports suspension, done right on a Ford ST, provided that the rest of the car has been modded to suit, no - unless where Gary lives out 'in the sticks' there are loads of speed bumps!!

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