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I had an arguement with my dad today. He said that a Land Rover LR3 could run rings around a Qx or Armada offroad. Can anyone here elaborate on what these beast can really do when things get rough.

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He is probably right!
 

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the LR3 would take the armada/Q anyday of the week offroad, but read the truck trend article about the offroad challenge. The titan came in second behind the range rover and the mercedes "lunchbox". All that were compared was the h2, jeep wrangler, jeep something else, h1, and a handfull of others that you think would win and the titan beat them!!!
 

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Land rover would win off road. Off road, smaller is better. Better for handling uneven terrain and better for narrow spaces. The Armada can hold its own or best the other "full size" SUVs but smaller should win vs. full size. Rover is like jeep is, or was, made to handle off road conditions. But as was posted earlier, you'll kick their tiail on the road. ;)
 

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The only negative about today's LR3 vs. the rover of 5 years ago is that now they come with all season street tires on 18's or 19's. Put off road tires on any rover and watch it run circles around most vehicles, that's what they were built for. I still get a kick when I see a RR Country drive by, the whole design was about angle of approach and departure, bumpers so high they are useless for today's standards.
 

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I was invited to a Land Rover offroad drive event a year or so ago. They put us in full-size Range Rover's with an instructor, then let us drive an offroad course in the hills. I was flabbergasted as to where this truck would go. 40 degree side-slips, hills so steep you couldn't walk up them, etc. Where the Land Rovers get us is ground clearance, approach & departure angles, and suspension articulation. Utterly amazing! And, it really drove nice on the road as well, unlike other vehicles that are designed for heavy duty off-road use. Of course, the price was eye-opening too! The one we were driving was over $75K. :eek:

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Hey Silver, how bout making that picture a little bigger, I can't see it. :D
 

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adjmcloon said:
It would win until it gave you a "suspension fault". The guys over at the LR3 boards have been having fits with this:

http://www.landroverworld.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=35
After reading the Land Rover board, I can't believe how many problems they are having. Armada has been mainly brakes that are fixed and some rattles. I'm surprised people would even take an Land Rover off road in fear of breaking down in middle of nowhere.
 
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