lowering a defender 90 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:09 PM
d90boy's Avatar
d90boy
Status: Offline
keith humphreys
aka: Mr Fancy Pants
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 3,228
Registry
lowering a defender 90

hi all,

anyone ever lower a defender 90???
i know i can just buy smaller tires..... but i need to get a defender 3+ inches lower.

anyone ever think / do something like this??

thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:12 PM
tjfslaughter's Avatar
tjfslaughter
Status: Offline
thomas
Burbon
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NorthEast
Posts: 4,563
Install Old springs? A board member has "torched" his springs to get a desired look.


Not quite 3 inches but from a reputable company http://www.alivetuning.com/alive-bou...&product_id=57

------ Follow up post added August 19th, 2014 02:14 PM ------

Quote:
Originally Posted by d90boy View Post
hi all,

anyone ever lower a defender 90???
i know i can just buy smaller tires..... but i need to get a defender 3+ inches lower.

anyone ever think / do something like this??

thanks!

Has your client explored a taller garage?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:15 PM
d90boy's Avatar
d90boy
Status: Offline
keith humphreys
aka: Mr Fancy Pants
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 3,228
Registry
thanks i will take a look.


sadly this garage is attached to his house. =)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,247
Registry
There is no way to spring lower 3" as you would hit the bumps stops. You might get away with 1.5" max on the springs. Maybe another 1.5" with tires if it is on 32s.

If there is money involved, you could build a custom air spring system. There are a ton of threads on AULRO forums on adding them. It is not complicated. This would allow dropping to the bumps stop when going in the garage.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:22 PM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Call Himalaya
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:23 PM
Himalaya's Avatar
Himalaya
Status: Offline
Mark WS
1995 Nas, 86 D110, 97 Hummer H1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: HHI S.C.
Posts: 1,112
We lowered a D90 to fit in a garage.
We ended up lifting the truck as the tires were too big. I know I know we should have known that before hand. BUt the client absolutely insisted on 275 70r20 tires. When completed he drove it for a couple of days and realized we were right. It should not have been lowered.
So we have the as new lowering kit complete. If you want it, i will give you a good deal on it.
It was used for 100 miles lowering suspension kit if you want.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:31 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,247
Registry
Running some quick numbers...

572315 - Disco front stock springs would drop around 1.3"
and maybe NRC8055 - Disco rears although it is a bit hard to figure out with the dual rate springs.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:32 PM
d90boy's Avatar
d90boy
Status: Offline
keith humphreys
aka: Mr Fancy Pants
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 3,228
Registry
good to know. thanks!!!
stay tuned mark. =)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:38 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,247
Registry
Okay, I updated my calcs to include both rates and NRC8055 should give around 1.5".
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Himalaya's Avatar
Himalaya
Status: Offline
Mark WS
1995 Nas, 86 D110, 97 Hummer H1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: HHI S.C.
Posts: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSBriggs View Post
This is as stupid as putting a lift kit on a Ferrari.

-Jeff
Not if you live in NY and want to park inside.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:45 PM
Himalaya's Avatar
Himalaya
Status: Offline
Mark WS
1995 Nas, 86 D110, 97 Hummer H1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: HHI S.C.
Posts: 1,112
Heres how it looks with 33 inch tires. The wheel arch on the Khan kit is non flexible, so we ended up having to change the suspension to allow articulation to 2 inch over stock lift.

I think with 31 inch tire you should get 3 inch drop. IMO

In photo you can see the difference between stock 90 and lowered. Even with larger diameter tires it still sat lower than Stock.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Horowitz1134.jpg
Views:	345
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	101227   Click image for larger version

Name:	HimalayaLimitedEditionDefender-23.jpg
Views:	301
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	101228  

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:46 PM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Offline
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,784
Why not throw out the coil springs and convert to an air spring set up?
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old August 19th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,247
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
Why not throw out the coil springs and convert to an air spring set up?
Where did I hear that?

Probably because nobody sells a premade kit. You need to custom build your own. I'm surprised nobody has marketed one.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:10 PM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
Call Himalaya
bam.
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:12 PM
Rommel's Avatar
Rommel
Status: Offline
Rolf
94/95/97 Many
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Summit NJ USA
Posts: 539
lower

24" spinners and 30 series tires and you be ready to ROLL !!!!!!!
__________________
rolfsauto.com
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:13 PM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Offline
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red90 View Post
Where did I hear that? Probably because nobody sells a premade kit. You need to custom build your own. I'm surprised nobody has marketed one.
Sorry! Jumped over your version of that idea.
Would take an air spring RRC front axle, compressor, air tank, front and rear manifolds.

Our just lower the floor of the garage.
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSBriggs View Post
This is as stupid as putting a lift kit on a Ferrari.

-Jeff
X2! This wreaks of NBA narcasism
__________________
Mark Kellgren
KM4BOR

ISIL and al qaeda can go F*ck themselves...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:19 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Used RRC pre EAS springs and disco 1 size tires should get you close to 3in below stock. How tall is the garage door? Note with smaller tires the speed limiter will kick in early and speedo will run fast. You would need the gear out of the row t-case (ROW d90s have disco I sized tires stock).
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:26 PM
Jackie Treehorn's Avatar
Jackie Treehorn
Status: Offline
A
1985 (legitimately)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,984
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by d90boy View Post
hi all,

anyone ever lower a defender 90???
i know i can just buy smaller tires..... but i need to get a defender 3+ inches lower.

anyone ever think / do something like this??

thanks!
has it come to this Keith?
Why not stick a SBC in your mint Dino while you're at it!


I'm just bustin' your balls, but I wish things were selling in such a way that you could refuse to ever take this person's phone call again for suggesting such a ludicrous idea. Like the "Soup Nazi" but for Defenders.....The Defender Nazi.
No Defender for you!....EVER
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old August 19th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
__________________
Mark Kellgren
KM4BOR

ISIL and al qaeda can go F*ck themselves...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Tags
90, defender, defender 90

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lowering Gas Tank J. Andrew Defender Technical Discussions 6 May 11th, 2010 01:02 PM
Swing away/lowering tire carrier--overkill? MUDSUX Misc. Chit-Chat 14 March 5th, 2010 02:04 PM
sway bars lowering blocks or off rgrrvr Defender Technical Discussions 14 September 5th, 2007 09:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Copyright