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I was wandering, anyone here with a 3 inch springs and 1 inch spring spacer or 4 inch springs on your rover? Any signifigant changes to your ride from 3 inches? or is 4 inches and uncommon lift and should I just go for 5? Isnt 5 a lil to much for a disco 1?
 

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You should see some of the trucks lifted out here. 12" and 15" lifts are common.

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Is anything over a 3" lift legal in America?
Bumpers are'nt legal at that height but the police have more than enough to do to enforce that law. If you have an accident, they may site you for it.
I would not lift more than 3" on a Discovery after that you are talking about stearing arm, rod work, new driveshafts and break line extensions, don't for get the abs wires if that is still working. You can get 3" for less than $500.00. Going higher would be two to three times that amount.
This is a 3" lift
http://pics.montypics.com/scrhodes/2005-04-28/1114700755_104_0450_img.jpg
 

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Thanks for the input, however, I have already planned for the replacement of the radius arms rear links break lines and drive shafts. I was just wondering if there any of those who have put in a suspension lifts of over 3 inches and what are their experiences?
 

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Hi Ricky
I know itis not a disco but I have almost finished a 4 inch in a defender very similar to a disco when it comes to suspension. You will need the drive shaft you will need to correct the castor angle, with castor bushes or radius arms, brakelines will also need to be change and the panhard rod for an ajustable one as the wheels do not sit center under the car. If you are still running with a sway bar then this can be dropped off but body roll is quite sever to compensate this I am useing large big bore ajustable Shocks , the large size helps to stop the body roll with out fade(thats the idea). The rear of the truck is getting the same treatment just waiting on the parts. Inside the springs at the rear are polyair bags to combat the body roll factor. The reason for everything being ajustable is that on road you can stiffen up the car then off road let the air out of the bags change the dampening on the shocks and all of a sudden it is loose and flexible. This is in a defender but I have had similar lifts in a hilux and also a rocky and the same type of body roll was experienced and the same parts on all three cars having to be replaced. But by choosing the right parts and not skimping on the dollars ie buying some thing cause it might do the job always go for the things that will do the job saves you money in the long run and the car will remain driveable, safe and also in OZ help getting an enginear's certificate. (needed for this kind of modification in OZ)
Try this link for spacer install. was easy as piss.Link
With all things how big is the check book as 4 inches is costing a bit. This is in aus
Shocks $1000
Castor Bushes $180
Spacers $100
Polyair (Ebay) $60
Bolts bits and pieces $50
Panhard rod ( around )$180
Drive shaft waiting on price
brake lines waiting on price
and enginers cert between $500 and $800
I know you were not after prices but this is just a guide for anyone else thinking of doing it.
Here is some serious lift buy those crazy arctic guys
I know it is more info than you asked for but hay what can I say.
Adam
 

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FWIW I have not done a lift conversion so I don't know much about it, however, I do want to underline what 130CC said about doing the job properly with quality parts. This also applies to supercharger installations. Whenever I see someone selling a supercharger kit (second hand) I immediately think, "done on the cheap" and it doesn't work properly, because, if it's installed properly, which involves more than just sticking it on top, or to the side of the motor, there's no way you will part with it.
 

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Disco said:
Is anything over a 3" lift legal in America?
The laws vary by state & are usually a function of bumper height (as mentioned previously) or height of the tail lights.

That we should have laws on this is probably in keep with our further descent into Euro-style regulation,,,,, (no offense to Brits who I understand don't like it any more than we do).
 

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Thanks I fixed the link on the 3"lift photo.
Sincerely,
Steve
 

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Heres what a 3"+ lift will look like

much has been done to make it this far and theres still room for imprrovement...


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Nope the tires on it at the moment are

dunlop radial rovers 235x85x16...
No rub...nice and tight turn radius....and the ability to tucjk rght in to the fenderwell on fll compression...And ya gotta like that!!! :buttrock:
M
 

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Why such an increase in height?

Surly for off road ability suspension travel is the more important aspect not how high the roof is from the ground lol.

A 3" lift and a 2" droop will increase axel articulation better, if you want slightly better ground clearance then some bigger tyres will help, although you may need to fit some flared wheel arches.

I currently have stock suspension, but I'm running a set of 33/11.50R15 which has increase the ground clearance quite a bit over the standard 28" tyres.



Check out the 'Extreme' suspension kit at Scorpion Racing

It should allow this kind of behaviour :D :
 

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300bhp/ton said:
Why such an increase in height?

Surly for off road ability suspension travel is the more important aspect not how high the roof is from the ground lol.

A 3" lift and a 2" droop will increase axel articulation better, if you want slightly better ground clearance then some bigger tyres will help, although you may need to fit some flared wheel arches.

I currently have stock suspension, but I'm running a set of 33/11.50R15 which has increase the ground clearance quite a bit over the standard 28" tyres.

It should allow this kind of behaviour :D :
I like the fender flares! Where did you get them?

I have the 2.5" SR lift and Evo Kit and what a difference. I love it.
 

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I like the fender flares! Where did you get them?

I have the 2.5" SR lift and Evo Kit and what a difference. I love it.
Devon 4x4 however I beleive they import them from Australia.
 

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Devon 4x4 however I beleive they import them from Australia.
Are they the ones from Rangie Spares?
 

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John C said:
Are they the ones from Rangie Spares?
could be, don't really know.
 
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