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Im after doing a few mods and would like to know if you know of any places on the web were i can get a snorkel for a freelander,and is there any breather pipes that may need venting, also im after a 2" raise but ive been told there are two types, would anyone be a ble to spread any light on this?
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There are two ways to lift your Freelander. One is with Ironman springs- 1.5" lift but not being a "true" lift since the range of motion is still stock. All it does is raise the ride height without improving or changing the articulation.
Second would be the DAP/Bearmach lift kit. This moves the entire strut assembly down away from the body 2". It's been proven to be a better lift than the spring lift in off-road testing.
 

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happymagik said:
Im after doing a few mods and would like to know if you know of any places on the web were i can get a snorkel for a freelander,and is there any breather pipes that may need venting, also im after a 2" raise but ive been told there are two types, would anyone be a ble to spread any light on this?
Thanks :wave:
DAP Inc (http://www.dap-inc.com) makes a 2" spacer lift. I't easy to install and not too expensive. They also list a snorkel in their on-line catalog.

The other choice for a lift is Ironman Suspensions in Australia (http://www.ironmansuspension.com/). They offer a set of replacement springs that provide about 1.5 inches lift in addition to a bit stiffer ride and better cornering. They are a bit harder to install and also a bit more expensive considering shipping to the US.

If you want to see what you are getting into there are installation articles for both at:
http://www.freelanderliving.com/stories/category.asp?fldCategory=ProjectFreelander

The springs coupled with taller tires Is what I have on mine. Which is best? That's a never ending discussion. I chose the springs because I thought they would be a bit easier on the CV joints and I was able to get them used from someone de-moding his truck for trade-in.


Moding is addictive - have fun!
 

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thanks for the advice, as i will be doing the work myself will the DAB lift be harder than the other to get sorted and does the DAB lift involve new shock/springs etc. Also are there any other breather pipes i should keep an eye on when traveling through water?
 

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speaking of CV joints we have had alot of problems with them. basically a low speed vibration around 25 to thirty in the pedal and foot well area. The inners go bad and knock around causing the vibration.
 

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beezel said:
http://www.pangaea-expeditions.com/products/brand/mantecprodindex.html

google is your friend. well for snorkels, but the rear ends and transfer cases dont have breathers.
The rear diff has a breather - it's a small tube that terminates on the front side of the tool well/sub-woofer enclosure. In my off-road configuration it's about 24 inches off the ground.

There is a similar "toy breather" on the front end too - I remember seeing it- but I don't know what it vents.

The main concern in wading deeper than the LR recommended limit (16" on a stock truck) is getting mud and water in the bell housing and wiping out the rear main seal. That's happened to more than a few Freelanders.
 
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