Advertise on DISCO4.COM
Forum · Gallery · Wiki · Shop · Sponsors
DISCO4.COM > Wheels & Tyres

Disco 3 gets stuck in a wet field
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 2 12>
nagriffiths
 


Member Since: 04 Feb 2019
Location: swansea
Posts: 2

2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Siberian SilverDiscovery 3
Disco 3 gets stuck in a wet field

My disco 3 cannot cope in a wet grass field. It comes to a halt and wheels just turn. Any suggestions on the right setting/type of tyre?
  
Post #20255164th Feb 2019 10:23 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Russell
 


Member Since: 24 Aug 2007
Location: Kent
Posts: 10042

United Kingdom 

Wet grass is a beast and many many people have also fallen fowl to it, tyres can help but dont always.
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
Post #20255204th Feb 2019 10:30 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Dazz360
 


Member Since: 03 Sep 2016
Location: West Midlands Walsall
Posts: 357

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

What tyres are on and what settings
 Privacy glass all round
General grabbers
FBH LR Remote
151,000 miles
C,O,D
IID BT

Mods to do

Side steps
De tango
Driving lights 
 
Post #20255254th Feb 2019 10:33 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
nagriffiths
 


Member Since: 04 Feb 2019
Location: swansea
Posts: 2

2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Siberian SilverDiscovery 3

I only have road tyres at moment. I tried the mud option on terrain control but nothing really happened. i tried the other options but again nothing. is it just that the disco is so heavy?
  
Post #20255324th Feb 2019 10:40 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Russell
 


Member Since: 24 Aug 2007
Location: Kent
Posts: 10042

United Kingdom 

Basically yes the weight does not help proper AT tyres will certainly help but you may not overcome the issue even then
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
Post #20255344th Feb 2019 10:42 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DG
Site Moderator 


Member Since: 12 Dec 2005
Location: The Gaff
Posts: 46614

United Kingdom 

Wet grass is like ice ...You could try the grass, gravel and snow setting on terrain response ....ultimately though you can't change the laws of physics ..when there's no traction ..there is no traction.

As Russell indicates, more aggressive tyres may help but it's not guaranteed.
  
Post #20255394th Feb 2019 10:45 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
rrhool
 


Member Since: 28 Aug 2014
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 2022

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Green Ice! Wet grass is a problem. The heavier the car, the more of an issue it is. Really knobbly tyres would help, but no good on road.
 Richard


D3 SE 2007. Triumph 2.5Pi 1973. Ferguson TEA20 1948.



Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Gone
Discovery 1 300Tdi ES '95 - Gone
Range Rover Classic '79 - Gone 
 
Post #20255494th Feb 2019 11:04 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
AndrewS
Tarquin of the Desert 


Member Since: 06 May 2005
Location: Y...... because I can
Posts: 10289

United Kingdom 

Grass Gravel and Snow is the starting point if that doesn't work and boot it (if it's safe to do so and you are happy to cause environmental damage). This may not always work as gravity V's traction may not be on your side. However if you apply a decent amount of drive the TC will get the message and get you moving.
 In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded.  
Post #20255524th Feb 2019 11:40 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DG
Site Moderator 


Member Since: 12 Dec 2005
Location: The Gaff
Posts: 46614

United Kingdom 

DG wrote:
when there's no traction ..there is no traction.


Copyright to AndrewS for the above Whistle Wink
  
Post #20255534th Feb 2019 11:45 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
riverblanche
 


Member Since: 31 Aug 2010
Location: retford'ish
Posts: 1228

England 

Hi,
and if all else fails try turning the traction control "Off"

If you carry a tyre air compressor you could drop the pressures to about 20psi and try again,
re-inflate asap when back on a safe surface, its all trial and error Thumbs Up
 .
Life advice. Always pick up the stick in the Middle !!

Club DG Mclaren jacket and it fits better now, Unlike the Rucksack which has fallen apart ! still waiting for a refund !!!!
.
2016 RRS2 its a what 
 
Post #20258235th Feb 2019 7:03 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Discomadness
 


Member Since: 19 Jan 2015
Location: Caerphilly
Posts: 2142

Wales 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

I learned the hard way trying to tow a transit tipper out of a field with my D1. Big chunky mud tyres etc. Just bogged me down faster Laughing
 Current : D3 2007 HSE - AKA the lemon
-beanie grille
-detango with led bulbs
-club body off rebuild. TWICE. 
 
Post #20258315th Feb 2019 7:15 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
highlands
 


Member Since: 11 Jan 2010
Location: NW Highlands
Posts: 3445

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

It's very easy to look dumb on wet grass.
I remember being very glad I was in the Jag when we went to an event at a campsite in the Lakes and a D3 got stuck just spinning all 4 wheels on the grass.
Not that the Jag would not have got stuck on that bit of the field, but it's very embarrassing being stuck in a 'proper' 4x4. Surprised
 Black 05 TDV6 HSE Auto
Grey 05 TDV6 HSE Auto
54 TDV6 SE Man (killed by me Sad
 
Post #20258345th Feb 2019 7:26 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
AndrewS
Tarquin of the Desert 


Member Since: 06 May 2005
Location: Y...... because I can
Posts: 10289

United Kingdom 

riverblanche wrote:
Hi,
and if all else fails try turning the traction control "Off"


How do you turn it off?
Why will turning it off help?
 In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded.  
Post #20258405th Feb 2019 7:37 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
D&G
 


Member Since: 29 Jun 2017
Location: Charente 16480
Posts: 1512

France 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3

 An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.”
― Millard Fillmore



2006 Disco 3
Gas Gas 300ec
Gas Gas tx249
Bandit 1250
XR 650r
Pajero 2.8 Lifted and Safari Snorkel-gone. 
 
Post #20258515th Feb 2019 7:55 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Robbie
 


Member Since: 05 Feb 2006
Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Posts: 17830

United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 4

AndrewS wrote:
riverblanche wrote:
Hi,
and if all else fails try turning the traction control "Off"


How do you turn it off?
Why will turning it off help?


I think he is referring to switching out the DSC, which can help in some circumstance when there is little grip to be had. Turning off the DSC is particularly effective on green ice when you have a rear locker fitted.

Quote:
Switching the DSC system off reduces the level of traction control intervention and may lead to an increase in wheel spin.

In some driving conditions, it may be appropriate to disable the DSC system to improve traction. Switch the DSC system back on when the need for switching DSC off has passed.

Examples of some driving conditions that may require switching the DSC system off, include:

Rocking the vehicle out of a hollow or a deep rut.

Pulling away in deep snow or driving on a loose surface.

Driving through deep sand or mud.

Automatic brake application prevents the vehicle from making progress.
 Land Rover - Turning Drivers into Mechanics Since 1948

Battery & Quiescent Current Drain Testing

Diagnostics for:
Defender, FL2, D3, D4, Evoque, RRS & FFRR
A not-for-profit enterprise


 
 
Post #20258805th Feb 2019 9:00 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Display posts from the last:  
Post Reply Back to top
Page 1 of 2 12>
Jump to:  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >


Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



DISCO4.COM Copyright © 2004-2019 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
DISCO3.CO.UK RSS Feed - All Forums

DISCO4.COM is independent and not affiliated to Land Rover.
Switch to Mobile Site