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Discovery 3 Underbody Protection

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by The Mad Hat Man, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. The Mad Hat Man

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    When driving through deep ruts or over rocks you always have the risk of damaging the bottom of your vehicle. For older Land Rover models, there is a variety of protection available. For a relatively new model as the Discovery 3, this isn't the case.

    Now, there starts to be some choice in what's available. Time for an overview of the underbody protection for a Land Rover Discovery 3.
    ASFIR

    ASFIR has fairly complete ground protection in 6mm aluminum. I've found some pictures of their stuff at TBR and also from a Discovery 3 owner. Some people think it's not strong enough.
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    Matzker

    A very complete kit from Matzker in 5mm aluminum.
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    Bearmach

    Although I couldn't find it on their website Bearmach also has underbody protection. I did see an advertisement of them on the backcover of the Land Rover Owner International magazine of February 2007.
    Outback Import

    Outback Import apparently also have complete underbody protection, from 8mm aluminum. The Land Magazine of January-February 2007 has an article on the Discovery 3 of Geoland, a Belgian Land Rover specialist that explains it has an Outback Import underbody protection. Actually, I'm not sure if this information is correct, because the pictures I found of the Geoland Disco3 show protection that is identical to the Maztker one. Unfortunately I couldn't find any pictures from Outback Import.
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    Mantec

    Mantec only makes front protection (so it only protects the front side: the radiator and the engine, that's why it's also called a 'sump guard').
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    Land Rover

    Land Rover sells the version (made by Mantec) that can be combined with a winch, Mantec themselves only sell the non-winch version.
     
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    My Disco3 has never been out the dealer's workshop long enough for me to need any of the above !!!!!:mad:
     
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    will it be out long enuf to come on a ramble sum time, Rets?

    aint it a bit wide fur that?

    maybe yu aught to consult a lawyer!:eek:
     
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    The car goes with the job, and im leavin the job in June:D

    So im on the look out for a Tdi Disco to go playing with !!!!!:D

    Thats if im allowed to by the ball and chain, I mean the new misses, She's wanting to give off roading a go too, so i might have a fight on me "hand"!!!!!;) :D
     
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    get yoself a hippoo so i got sum competition:D
     
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    ERM ????? NOPE !!!!!!;)
     
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    yu can always "borrow" one;)
     
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    Im not allowed !!!!!:eek:

    Ive been accused of thrashing my cars !!!!!;) :D
     
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    well - yu wudnt wanna damage ya nice new disco - wud ya?

    just let the branches "thrash" the motor
     
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    I can think of better ways of spendin a saturday afternoon;) :D
     
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    nutting betta than seeing ya girlfriend up to her knees in mud pushin yu out, on a sat afternoon (or Sunday)
     
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    Were gonna be busy buying stuff for the love shack at the weekend's:eek:

    Oh joy !!!!!:cool:
     
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    but yu still took 7 minutes with that pic in ya mind tho Rets :D
     
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    It was a different kind of "upto her knee's PUSHING" That i was thinkin about ;) :D :D :D
     
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    well - at least it weren't "on her knees, pushing"

    yu very lucky she dont see these threads - yu wud be in deep doo-doo if she did :eek:
     
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    She reads them from time to time, but only the ones i let her read;) :D
     
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