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Old August 28th, 2014, 08:03 PM
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It'll sound biased, but I really recommend Fox.... I run them on both of my Discos.
Fox/bilstein/kings all great shocks.... Better than the others for sure but it all depends how far you want to go...too bad fox doesn't make a short body IMHO OME makes a great product that is perfect for 95% of people out there... You can get a OME spring/bilstein kit if you want slightly better shocks from some outfit out there (RN)... Most people don't need the performance at better than that level...
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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:23 PM
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concur. I had that on my Jeep TJ and my Disco 1. Great suspension.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 10:45 PM
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I run OME springs and billy shocks on my trucks.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 11:06 PM
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HD OME Front MD OME Rear with Bilsteins... very happy with it.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:02 AM
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Found on the interwebs: http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?sh...12#entry437086
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The best way to measure your lift is to measure your spring heights with the
vehicle parked on level ground,measure from top to bottom of the rear of the
front spring,and the same for the rear spring,with quality springs you will
find that the drivers side is always slightly taller

STD 90/110 FRONT SPRING measures 260mm +/- 5 mm
The REAR SPRING should be around 300 mm +/- 10mm
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Old August 29th, 2014, 02:55 AM
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Stay away from TF shocks, especially the big bore = junk.

I'm installing TF HD 2" springs and Fox 2.0 IFP shocks I'm my latest build. This setup has worked well for me and I like the ride.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Stay away from TF shocks, especially the big bore = junk.

I'm installing TF HD 2" springs and Fox 2.0 IFP shocks I'm my latest build. This setup has worked well for me and I like the ride.
Why? Personal experience?
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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:54 AM
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Jon may be the only person I know who has gone through 5 suspensions in as many years - could be more
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Jon may be the only person I know who has gone through 5 suspensions in as many years - could be more
What, Jonathan going through suspensions?
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My 110 CSW (with external cage, similar to a NAS110) and HD chassis, I have standard factory springs (110 HD/130 rear dual springs) and standard fronts (although could possibly do with something slightly longer, an inch or so), and OME dampers.

Thing handles a dream. Enough clearance to fit 255/85's if I want, and with sway bars front & rear, it really does "chuck around" well, no problems at all.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 06:33 PM
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So funny thing Clay and I met up and looking at both vehicles... My front with the spare on the hood and a bigger bumper, no winch yet, was 2.5-3" lower than Clays original BUT the rear measurements were the same.

So upon looking we were OMG!!!!! - Look at how short my front springs are!!! Same number of loops (9) but mine were 2-3" shorter than his on measurement.

Yes mine is nose down bit at least now I know it is because of the actual springs fitted.

Pics for viewing pleasure.

John - I will post up the measurements later for you mate.
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Why? Personal experience?
Yes. The big bores lasted less than 6 mos, maybe 500 miles. They couldn't keep up with me off road. The worst shock I've ever run. ------ Follow up post added August 30th, 2014 10:06 AM ------
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Jon may be the only person I know who has gone through 5 suspensions in as many years - could be more
Sigh. Sad, and true. ------ Follow up post added August 30th, 2014 10:09 AM ------
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What, Jonathan going through suspensions?
That's a priceless pic. Those were custom springs Justin had made for me in the UK. They lasted a mile on the trail and were immediately taken back out.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:32 PM
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My 110 CSW (with external cage, similar to a NAS110) and HD chassis, I have standard factory springs (110 HD/130 rear dual springs) and standard fronts (although could possibly do with something slightly longer, an inch or so), and OME dampers. Thing handles a dream. Enough clearance to fit 255/85's if I want, and with sway bars front & rear, it really does "chuck around" well, no problems at all.
What's a HD chassis... Heard of them on wolfs but never on csw's.....

I used to rub my 255/85r16 with a 1.5-2" lift at full articulation but I had my sway bars removed.... That may be the difference...
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Old August 30th, 2014, 12:01 AM
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I Built my 110 and used a heavy duty military chassis as a Base.
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Old August 30th, 2014, 12:14 AM
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It came off of a Northern Ireland armoured 110 (well, didn't "come off" as it was never used), once I got it galv'd it weighed 273kg. but has strengthening pieces welded all over it.

When doing a cross axle twister, the bodywork doesn't creak like my old 110 did!!
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Old August 30th, 2014, 12:21 AM
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It came off of a Northern Ireland armoured 110 (well, didn't "come off" as it was never used), once I got it galv'd it weighed 273kg. but has strengthening pieces welded all over it. When doing a cross axle twister, the bodywork doesn't creak like my old 110 did!!
You wouldn't have a extra one of those for a 90 do you lol
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Old August 30th, 2014, 02:07 AM
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So funny thing Clay and I met up and looking at both vehicles... My front with the spare on the hood and a bigger bumper, no winch yet, was 2.5-3" lower than Clays original BUT the rear measurements were the same. So upon looking we were OMG!!!!! - Look at how short my front springs are!!! Same number of loops (9) but mine were 2-3" shorter than his on measurement. Yes mine is nose down bit at least now I know it is because of the actual springs fitted. Pics for viewing pleasure. John - I will post up the measurements later for you mate.
Sorry if you already mentioned this but are you both running the same drivetrain?
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Old August 30th, 2014, 08:06 AM
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Jonesy I forgot to mention that if you are unsure what spring rate to get, I have a set if scales here that allow you to measure the weight at each corner. Might help establish what you need.
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So funny thing Clay and I met up ........"
So upon looking we were OMG!!!!! - Look at how short my front springs are!!! Same number of loops (9) but mine were 2-3" shorter than his .
Jonesy... No self respecting Aussie should be comparing ANYTHING with his buddy's and dancing around going O...M...G.. Mine is so much shorter than yours... You're a bloody australian man.. Stone the crows and keep quiet about how short your "spring" is...
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