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Lookin for suspension spacers.....

I want to put a 2" lift with the suspension spacers. Who/what do you guys recommend? Also, can I do this with stock springs/struts? And do I need to upgrade anything else i.e. lines, cables.
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I personally wouldn't go over a 1in. spacer lift. Any higher, go springs.
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Do not add any spacers to warn out factory coils or you just land up with a really top heavy ride.
If you still wanted to lift it after installing good coils and shocks, that works, but you are just asking for problems with the old springs.

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Don't do it, these are usually for after a spring lift..

You will be happier if you just go for the spring lift and new shocks. Not as inexpensive but you can find used stuff that will get the job done cheap enough.

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You can get away with 1" spacers using the stock shocks. If you intend to replace the shocks go with a spring lift. The cost of buying new shocks will be the same either way but the springs will give a much better ride. Buying a spring and shock package is the way to go, the parts are made to work together. Use a spacer in the rear to level out the truck after installing the spring/shock package if needed. You can get a complete package for $400ish, bolt it on and go in a few hours. If you price out spacers and shocks you'll see you aren't saving much to get an inferior ride.
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Ok, so sounds like just doing the springs and shocks first is better. How high can I go with springs/shocks AND spacers before I need to upgrade lines, driveshaft, anything like that?
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A 2" spring lift package is about the limit without major additional work. Once you go beyond 2" you change the driveline geometry to the point you need to replace trailing arms, radius arms, panhard rod, brake hoses, axle shafts, etc.

I would go the 2" and drive it. There are few more capable vehicles than a Disco with a 2" lift and good tires.
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Ok, 2" spring is the limit for me right now, 'till I have plenty of funds to upgrade everything else. Will 2" spacers after that also need more modifications?
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You may need to replace your brake lines, ABS should be OK when re-routed, and depending on the type of wheeling you do, you may want to replace the roto-flex with a u-joint.
Have you already rebuilt or replaced your front drive shaft yet?

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Get the idea of 2" spacers out of your head. You would need longer shocks again, and you still wouldn't be gaining anything. Maybe you should have not gotten a Land Rover, you have the Ford mentality. You clearly don't understand that bigger isn't better. You simply DON'T GET IT.
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You may need to replace your brake lines, ABS should be OK when re-routed, and depending on the type of wheeling you do, you may want to replace the roto-flex with a u-joint.
Have you already rebuilt or replaced your front drive shaft yet?
No, I haven't replaced it yet. I was going to get it done in the next 2 weeks before I head up to Rausch Creek at the end of March. I think I'm probably gonna do the shaft first and then the suspension. I just wanted to get the truck up a little bit higher.
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You may want to do the lift and U joints at about the same time. Once you lift it the driveshafts will be operating at more angle requiring the U joints to turn further each direction. If you do the driveshafts now and wait 6 months you may find you get a vibration after increasing the working angle of the joints.
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You can actually go 3in. before getting into the big $'s. Many kits out there (springs/shocks) to get you there. Definitely get the driveshafts rebuilt, either way. After 3in., get out the wallet and bend over.
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Haha. Ok, well I guess I'll be doing a 2" suspension next month after I get this driveshaft upgraded. What else is there besides Bilstein and OME? What're the best kits? I know some people were saying gettting Bilstein this but OME that.
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Go to Lucky8 for the better prices on all the OME lifts, at around $628 including the shocks and coils. Make sure to replace the steering stabilizer also.
Be careful when getting you drive shaft rebuilt, make sure they have doe them before and they use U.S made u-joints and centering ball, there are a lot of cheap China knock offs out there that won't last long.

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