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Old September 1st, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Exclamation Suspension upgrade

OK, HERE IT GOES....

I want to upgrade my suspention/shocks...
I heard that the OME are the ones to go with...
I want them to be heavy duty ( don't care about compfort or ruff ride) ect !!
I have yet to do serius offroading, but when I do ( and I will at some point)
I want to have this puppy READY TO ROCK W/ THE BIG BOY'S!!!!
Nothing ridicolusly outlandish or this dump lift kid look...
but tuff enough to impress ... you all know what I mean
Thanks for any info
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Old September 1st, 2005, 02:12 PM
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Why don't you try some off road driving first and decide what it is you want to do. Do you plan on making lots of trips to Moab on a trailer? Or mainly mud (does Florida have any rocks?) Heavy Duty springs are for HEAVY vehicles. If your truck is sagging then you need new springs, and I don't doubt that it is with all the miscellaneous stuff you've aquired to get that 'look'. In general, it's a mistake to put super heavy duty springs on a ST like yours. The main reason is that HD springs DO NOT FLEX unless they have their "normal" load on them. So, if you do not carry a walrus (or a manatee, probably easier to find one there) in the back of your truck, you will have less articulation than lighter duty springs. If you haven't disconnected your sway bars, then you do not need a spring upgrade. Also, this question has been answered at least one hundred times in the past year. Search!
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Old September 1st, 2005, 06:36 PM
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Like I said...Yes I want that look + a all arround suspention upgrade !
The truck had no swaybars when I got it...
The " MODS" that I have addet so far are ONLY..
6x piaa lights .. two on the bumper and 4x on the top.
Roof rack.
Hatched & Shovel both mounted on the roof rack..
High lift jack & mount ( on the roof rack asswell )
High lift assessorries, stored in millitary style foot locker on roofrack.
3x Jerry cans ( on roofrack asswell)
Mantec snorkel.
Can't see were this would weigh the truck down to make much of a differents.
Damn...the warn winch weigh's allmost as much as the above stuff combined !!
It has yet to be installed though.
No, I am not planning on going to Moab (or whatever the hell its called) 24/7
But If I'm going to add something, I want to get it right the first time and not have
to ( upgrade ) again further down the road !
I don't know if all this makes any sence to you, but I'am just looking for
the biggest bang for the buck !!

GOSH...we could really use spellcheck on this site
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Old September 1st, 2005, 06:54 PM
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Well offroading is 80-90% driver and 10-20% vehical, Ideally you want a vehical a little beyond your skill level so it can teach you and you can become better.

With that in mind, I think 33" tires and a 2.5" lift is more then enough for now, throw in some long travel shocks and relocation brackets in the rear and you will beyond your skill level and have plenty of learning to do. You can keep that setup and upgrade other stuff along the way.

If you don't want to go that far right now I saay improve the rear by adding longer shocks and relocation brackets to help out with travel.

As far as what kind of shocks, I wouldn't go with Ranchos, they are not all that tuff. OEM seem pretty good for your average off roader anything more and you are paying for something you most likly don't need.

But really we need a better idea of the type of wheeling you like to do, how about some trail pics of what you have done or what you would like to do, and if you don't have any look at all the pics on the forum and pick a few to give us an idea.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 09:48 AM
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"the Warn winch weighs almost as much as the above stuff combined" ?

Yea, untill you fill those 3 Jerry cans.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Hmmm... A suggestion would be to contact either John or Ho at ExpeditionExchange and ask them about a user on their forum named 'BushViper'... He too wanted his baby blue Disco to look 'cool' & 'tuff enough to impress' as you put it without knowing about the hardware. It may be a good source for you, it seems that's the road you are headed down.

(And honestly, you should read the post where he posted pics of his truck, and the 'gang' tag teamed him nicely... It was literally one of the funniest things I've ever read.)


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Old September 2nd, 2005, 09:52 AM
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GOSH...we could really use spellcheck on this site
Christine, if you are using IE you can use iSpell, a plug in for IE. Got to www.ispell.com and install that. Works very well. If the site is still down I can post the EXE here on the site.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Funny, when some people talk about there rover been booring and stock
send picks and so on and most everyone gives there two cents on how to
add and confey, set-up and so on...
Seems like, good old nick feels treatend by a hard headet german
who is trying to achive the NOT SO BOORING/STOCK look on her spoiled D90
( just kidding) don't take it personal, Nick !
anywhoooo...i'll look into the rancho thingie and OME and see what shakes up.
as for my off road adventures there mainly
in mud, sand & water...not much rock here in gator country
Thanks Christine
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 02:37 PM
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This is too funny... Where shall I start ?

First, you're going to try awful hard to make me take something personal, first you need to learn how to spell & conjugate a sentence to take a jab at me on my level. My suggestion is try here: http://www.rif.org/

Second, just because you throw some bigger tires on the D, it's not going to upgrade it that much, it's still going to look about the same. Do you even know what you're talking about ?

And Third, if you think my D90 is stock, think again... The pics in the bio's section are very old there newbie, but nice try... LOL. Wait big LOL... I'm making this one my Expedition/camping D90, the next one (hopefully Mike's Arles Blue one <j/k Mike... you know I want a Blue one though) is going to be the serious mud machine, but I'm still learning. And then I'm going to make the purchase when I KNOW, not because I just want to look cool. I've spent over ten thousand dollars PLUS on this one (on upgrades, AFTER IT WAS PURCHASED), but I'm not going for the 'I wanna look cool redneck' scene... I waited, learned & changed. I mean look at Dave Marchand's D90, his looks pretty stock but it's probably worth well over $50k... It's insane... I love his truck.

You're new at this, and remember ... I was on your side.
And the reason why the other posts get answered are because they don't ask such basic questions and they're POSTS can be UNDERSTOOD unlike your chicken scratch... I mean we've all been there but I'm letting you know. And most don't want to just 'look cool'.

We'll see if you're still here in a few years ... I'll bet money you're not.

Cheers,

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 03:24 PM
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This is too funny... Where shall I start ?
first you need to learn how to spell & conjugate a sentence to take a jab at me on my level.
Well, a native German can be forgiven for decimating English grammar, but I still don't know what Christine's last post said.

Christine - can you post a pic of a truck that you'd like yours to look like?
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 03:32 PM
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... That was a good one.

I'm not even ready for the pirate board (not that I really know all that much) ... I'm just a lurker. I took Pendleton's 'intro to newbie's speech' and really read it. On top of that, I still enjoy being beaten up by Hippert on this board...

Oh, and I agree with Dave... Christine could you do some 'cutting-and-pasting' (or copying) for us ?


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Old September 2nd, 2005, 03:44 PM
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OK I think I know what she is getting at let me clarify,

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Funny, when some people talk about there rover been booring and stock
send picks and so on and most everyone gives there two cents on how to
add and confey, set-up and so on.

Whenever someone with a stock D-90 asks what they should modify on their rovers they get a ton of replies and different ideas
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Originally Posted by Rover- Girl
Seems like, good old nick feels treatend by a hard headet german
who is trying to achive the NOT SO BOORING/STOCK look on her spoiled D90
( just kidding) don't take it personal, Nick !
Nick you are feeling threated by me because I want to modify my Rover to satisfy my needs while your Rover will never satisfy your needs because it is the wrong color and it's not a soft top. <- means just kidding Nick no need to over react!
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anywhoooo...i'll look into the rancho thingie and OME and see what shakes up.
as for my off road adventures there mainly
in mud, sand & water...not much rock here in gator country
Thanks Christine

OK I'll do some searching and see what pops up about OEM and Rancho so as not to waste any of you snotty Rover owners time who really don't have anything better to do right now then surf the d-90 source! But if you would like to contribute something useful rather then cry about another post about modifying a stock D-90, most of my wheeling is done in sand, mud and water due to the lack of rocks in my region.


sorry if this is not an accurate representation but it's the best I could do on short notice
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Doh ! LOL...





Nicholas

p.s. Partly true... Today I finally DO have nothing better to do than torment and get tormented on the D90 Source. It's been a hectic few weeks with our 'corporate takeover' (OMNICOMGROUP.com ... and just got engaged this past week ! ... and just closed on a Quad-Plex today.

Oh... and just wait till I have 2 ... Then the snot will just be pouring out of my nose.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 04:08 PM
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Hmmmm, 42" aggy tires, 5 ton panetry Rockwell axles, way too much lift with no fender wacking and a stock 2.9 liter engine to boot!
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 04:13 PM
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 08:17 PM
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First off, Congrats Nick!

Secondly, that Bronco has the same Diff clearance as a stock D-90, loving it. My fiance` actually laughs at stuff like that now (she's converting, even owns a Disco).

Thirdly, Christine - it's your truck, do what you want with it. IF it was me I'd figure out what size tire I wanna run, get the OME's (or Bilsteins) that match it with the weight you'll be running and start there. And next time I'd post in the Tech. section.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:09 PM
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Congrats Nick, I proposed to my long time girlfriend two weekends ago. Great feeling!
I thought many times prior, ship the defender to ECR to get a TDI, or get a ring.

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 11:17 PM
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OHHH..sounds like "NICK is a bit STRESSED " and by the way..!!! I bet you dont' speak a second language !!!!!!
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 11:20 PM
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