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Old August 12th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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The new truck apparently has britpart springs fitted. The issue is that there's a 3" disparity between the height of the front and the rear. With 235 tires, the front wheel arch is at 36" while the rear is at 39". This is with a 200tdi and empty rear. Before I hang the 8274 off the front, has anyone had luck with longer hd front springs that can handle the weight of the tdi with an arb and 8274? I seem to remember using a hd spring off a RRC from rovertym in the last 110, but that was 2 rovertym owners ago and I can't find the records. Thoughts?
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Old August 12th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I would skip the winch and just leave it be. Are you really going to wheel this one?
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Old August 12th, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Nope, Dave, just going for full poseur status. . .

Any thoughts on the springs or was that it?
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Nope, Dave, just going for full poseur status. . .

Any thoughts on the springs or was that it?
That was sincere. I think the height difference is probably ok. I think the rear springs may be stiff causing a high ride height. I would leave the winch off or if you must have it on then leave the suspension alone and ride it around for a while to see how it does and how you like it. I'm not a fan of mods for the sake of mods. Just enjoy the truck.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Yony I use OMW 764's for fronts. 3 inch lift and handles winchbumper weight.

From EE's site:
The 2764s are also very suitable for front applications when 3" lifts are desired on the Defenders, Disco1, and Range Rover Classics. The 2764s are sold in pairs.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Thanks, Doug.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Did you check the height on the level? It doesn't take much for it to sit unevenly. Are you bringing it to HH?
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It's way off, looks like its nose diving. Unsure on HH, brakes are dangerous, it had no fluid when it arrived. I've filled it and bled it but they're still very soft. Thinking master cylinder?
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Old August 12th, 2012, 10:13 PM
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They usually leak when they go, but it's possible. I'd work them a bit and try bleeding again. Check the soft lines for swelling too.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 11:17 PM
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might need to bleed the M/C. Crack the lines with a rag wrapped around the fitting.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 02:49 AM
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I had an 8274 and BRB bumper (a UK copy of the ARB type one)... that whole lot was bloody heavy.

With factory 110 HD front springs (AKA 90 standard rears) i'd still whack the bump stops on every pothole, although my 110 is quite heavy... HD armoured chassis (galvanised) full external roll cage a bit like the NAS 110's.

in the end I fitted 90 HD rears to the front. this gave about an inch or so of lift over stock height, BUT was a bit too stiff for decent road handling.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I used the 3" progressive RTE spring on the front with the factory Med duty spring on the rear. With the Winch bumper and winch on the front sits a little higher than the rear even with a 1" spacer at the rear. I have the 300 Tdi in that 110.
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