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richardch
 


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Switzerland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
Switched D3 TDV6 to D4 SDV6 after 13 years

So after 13 years with a 2005 D3 TDV6 HSE, we have moved on to a 2012 D4 SDV6, after considering a D5, Skodia Kodiaq; Volvo XC 90, Q7 etc along the way. None of these offerings have as much space as D3/D4 as we have 3 junior Giraffes as teenagers. So onto the SDV6 HSE I am very impressed by the extra speed of the twin vs single turbo (alas my wife will alas get more speeding fines), the quality of the leather interior and the 825w Stereo.

My further thoughts are 1) I would love an ALIVE tune do they have an agent in Europe or do I send you the ECU 2) It has a full size 19inch spare wheel, how much weight would I save with the compact one ?

Further feed back very welcome from others who made this switch much earlier !!!!
  
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Red Merle
 


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Thatโ€™s an excellent choice (if an easy one!).

A spacesaver wheel really is such a horrible thing and would make so little difference in weight I couldnโ€™t imagine it ever making up for the inconvenience of not having a proper spare, especially if you are planning on towing, going off road or any reasonable distances.
 Three very nice FL2โ€™s and two superb Disco 4โ€™s to date.
With them both sadly out of production, no new equivalent to either and a new car needed at short notice, I defected to a FFRR SDV8 ๐Ÿ‘ 
 
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DSL
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It's more of a profitmarginesaver than spacesaver. Whistle
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

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Hardware17
 


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but it does need an Uncle Ray protector if you've not already got one.
 Dean.
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2011 D4 XS - OBD port custom protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
Post #19227455th Mar 2018 7:42 pm
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M3DPO
 


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Why?- who in their right mind will pinch a space saver, when it's just as easy to pinch a full size that's worth more and easy to move on.
Might as well get hung for pinching a sheep as a lamb Laughing
 It can when others can't,
It will when others won't,
It goes where others don't. 
 
Post #19227555th Mar 2018 8:02 pm
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DSL
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They might just snip the cable for the hell of it, considering they'd gotten their worthless ars.e under the car for nothing.
 

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adam
 


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Space savers - horrible things - the one option I wished I'd ticked when I ordered mine many moons ago

Ended up buying a second hand wheel from a forum member and putting the least worn tyre on it when I got new ones last year. (and an RLD theft preventer)

I couldn't even give my space saver away on the forum last year - ending up taking it to the tip
  
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Andy Foster
 


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Isnโ€™t the space saver not a weight saver. Iโ€™d have thought being steel it would be heavier.
 D4 MY15 SE TECH
D3 gone but never forgotten. 
 
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Hardware17
 


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Re: Switched D3 TDV6 to D4 SDV6 after 13 years

richardch wrote:
It has a full size 19inch spare wheel



H17 wrote:
but it does need an Uncle Ray protector if you've not already got one.




er โ€ฆ. I thought i'd made a valid point ?
  
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kajtzu
 


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I have a space saver in the D3, need to do something about it eventually... the Volvo just has some kind of foam kit, no spare tire at all anymore.
  
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harrythespider
 


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If you're worried about the weight of a full size spare on a 3 tonne charriot , perhaps you've made the wrong choice.
  
Post #19227935th Mar 2018 9:12 pm
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richardch
 


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thks ok so best leave the spare wheel then, anyone have a DIY on removing the SDV6 2012 ECU to post to ALIVE ??
  
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nrich
 


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Take the battery out its behind that be careful with the wires and the ecu plugs it is held on with 4 nuts 10 minute job.
  
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richardch
 


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thks anyone have a pic for a 2012 Disco 4 ECU removal ??
  
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