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Lift Car - Keep Airsprings

I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery II with 116k miles.

I want to lift the truck has high as possible (3 inches?) without any major modifications. I want to lift the front and keep the existing airsprings in the rear. Is this possible? Or do I have to put coils in the rear ?
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There are lift kits for air suspension too with extensions for the sensors, 2" : Land Rover Discovery II SLS 2" Suspension Lift Kit or 3" https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/t...ry-ii-lift-kit

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Why 3"?
What are you attempting to accomplish?
Why do you want to keep the S.L.S.?
3" will likely require both suspension and driveline modifications (radius arms, both driveshafts brake lines etc)

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Why 3"?
What are you attempting to accomplish?
Why do you want to keep the S.L.S.?
3" will likely require both suspension and driveline modifications (radius arms, both driveshafts brake lines etc)

2 or 3 or whatever is easiest.

I just want to lift the car as high as it can go without extra modifications so I can install offroad tires. But the car has to be level because I have an Anti-Laser police laser jammer installed in it. The laser jammer requires the car to be 100% level in order to function.
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Why 3"?
What are you attempting to accomplish?
Why do you want to keep the S.L.S.?
3" will likely require both suspension and driveline modifications (radius arms, both driveshafts brake lines etc)
I want to keep the SLS because I want the airbags. The airbags provide a superior smooth ride. I don't like coils but they are standard in the truck. If I get the front tires air bagged I need to get another SLS pump and tubes. The work would cost thousands.
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There are lift kits for air suspension too with extensions for the sensors, 2" : Land Rover Discovery II SLS 2" Suspension Lift Kit or 3" https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/t...ry-ii-lift-kit

These require a full (all 4) coil spring conversion. I want to keep the air bags in the rear and the car has to be level.
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Let me make this simple:

I want to lift the car 2-3 inches and keep the rear air springs.

How do I do that?
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These require a full (all 4) coil spring conversion. I want to keep the air bags in the rear and the car has to be level.
It seems that my english is really bad then or you opened other link, why would you need
"rear air ride adjustment bracket" for coils though? ... the 3" yes it's for coils my bad

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Let me make this simple:

I want to lift the car 2-3 inches and keep the rear air springs.

How do I do that?
You can get longer bags or simply put a spacer under the existing bags.
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You can get longer bags or simply put a spacer under the existing bags.

How. Arnott only sells one type of bag for the Discovery II. Then I have to tell the car to ride high.

How do I do this. Do you guys know or should I just take it into a 4x4 shop.
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How. Arnott only sells one type of bag for the Discovery II. Then I have to tell the car to ride high.

How do I do this. Do you guys know or should I just take it into a 4x4 shop.
You might want to read this https://www.aulro.com/afvb/discovery...on-2-lift.html
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I just read it. No direct links.

Do you have a link where I can just buy everything? I just want to buy ...and pay someone to install it. I don't have the time to read and learn something I'm gonna do once.

3 inch raise is optimal but I'll take 2 inches. No homo.
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I just read it. No direct links.

Do you have a link where I can just buy everything? I just want to buy ...and pay someone to install it. I don't have the time to read and learn something I'm gonna do once.

3 inch raise is optimal but I'll take 2 inches. No homo.
For the 2" the link was already given to you Land Rover Discovery II SLS 2" Suspension Lift Kit better read again the decription, they have the shocks too Land Rover Discovery Series II 1999.5-2004 Suspension Lift Kits (4'th up from the bottom) so you can buy everything there cos that's all you need(they're in Georgia) then find a handy mechanic to fit things, no need to be Land Rover specialist cos it's easy, it's about fitting the spacers under the existing front coils/rear air springs, the height sensor's extension brackets and replace the shocks with the 2" longer ones, that's all... as redstruck12 said for the 3" lift many other mods/corrections are needed which IMO are worthless for an extra inch also for that a more specialised mechanic is needed.

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Kit for 4 inch lift is here: D2 White Tiger 4" Lift Kit (Installation Kit Only)
2 inch rear comments here: http://www.lrautomotive.com.au/contents/en-us/d600.html
2 inch front lift is just springs.
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Thank you very much for this link. With 4 inches I can finally add off road tires... and get rid of these sissy standard issue tires that got me stuck on the beach and laughed at by the passerbys ..

But .. .uhhhhh grand ? For a bunch of nuts and bolts? Plus installation costs? Dude. Assuming the mechanic in the USA can fit this kit I'm looking at over 2 grand ?

2 grand for 2 extra inches ...? its like penile surgery... why so much money .. ?
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