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Hi all. Looking for some feedback. 01 Disco with 180K. I have done all of the high mileage service and so far so good. Next piece of business is suspension. Want to keep SLS (New bags and rebuilt pump). Like to keep as close as possible to factory height. Saw some factory HD front springs (REB101340) on bputah and am wondering if anyone has experience with these. Description states it won't add height over factory. I realize I'm down about 1.5" below factory now. Thanks in advance for suggestions. Also planning OME shocks. HD in rear as I also tow a pop-up trailer.

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Re: Factory HD Front Springs

Forgot to mention that I am putting a factory bull bar on front. I have SD rack and use the truck for camping and fly fishing so it gets loaded pretty heavily sometimes. Thx.

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The problem you are getting into is weight on the factory springs. I would but on your bumper and see how much you need to raise the front end.
Have you already replaced the shocks and steering stabilizer?

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Re: Factory HD Front Springs

Factory bumper Mike. Just putting the Discovery factory bull bar on that wraps around the headlights. Not much weight. Maybe 50 lbs. No winch. I have replaced the steering dampener (OME) but not the shocks yet. Wanted to figure out what I'm doing first.

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Do the shocks and springs at the same time, save tearing it apart 2 times.

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Re: Factory HD Front Springs

I agree. What are your thoughts on the HD factory springs. I understand they were designed for heavy front load with no lift. Will Medium duty OME front springs only give a 1.5" lift as stated in their catalog? I really don't want any lift at all but if I must i'd like as little as possible. Thanks for your thoughts.

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That factory coil will get you back to factory heights, the OME will get you another inch or so higher.

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Re: Factory HD Front Springs

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