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terrafirma 3" on disco II?

Yes I searched but since people are getting more time on the terrafirma lifts now I'd like specific feedback to the 3" set up.

Talked to lucky and ordered (can still back down to 2") a 3" kit with steering stabalizer and 2"+ shocks instead of the 3" so I should stop flex before binding.

2000 disco II with ace

(My front springs stock are faded bad and shocks are totally gone feels like a lowrider with cut springs lol)

A couple of questions for users not retailers!

1) with 3" springs will I loose my drop out articulation because of watts link is maxxed I assume?

2) how bad is the caster and effects with say a 285/65/18 tire?

3) does it drift all over the road and how mandatory is the adjustable panhard bar?

4) would I be wise to just go 2" and use longer shocks with shorter bodies shortened bumps and then do watts links for flex?

5) should I disconnect the rear sway bar and leave the front on for a bit more?

I was told there's several people just slapping a 3" on and 2"+ shocks with no issues and I'd like some feedback from you guys.

Thanks in advance, travis
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You are boardering on having a extreme pinion angle which can put stress on the front u-joint and can cause an oiling issue for the pinion bearing.
Yes your caster will be far enough out that you will wonder around on the road and the tires tread design will determine how bad. Most people go to caster correcting bushings or arms to take away any tire tracking. With a 3" and up lift, many people will install an adjustable pan hard rod to recenter their front axle assembly to center so you have equal turning both left and right other wise their left tire will stick out farther the the left.
Leave your sway bars alone and only disconnect them when off road to see if you like how they handle.
Bottom line, what I have mentioned, no matter what others might say. You have to decide for yourself what is tollerable for you.
By the way, with those 285's, what are you going to be doing regarding your weak, 2 spider gear diffs? Do you have any plans on going to lockers which would also prevent you blowing a spider gear. Also, if you are going to be going to spider gears, consider using a Tru Trac in the front which will counter the tracking effect of your lift.

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Didn't want to have to regear so maybe I'll go a smaller tire, just want flex and clearance bt not everyday offroading.
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Even going to a 265 will cost you are 1.5 MPG, that is just part of building a capable 4wheeler.

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From what I can tell the 285's cost me about 3mpg.

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