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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:14 PM
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+2 Shocks on 110???

Hello,
I'm new to the forum, but not to Rovers. I have a 1985 110 with some worn out shocks on it. I'm gearing up for the MAR rally and want to be in good shape for it so i thought i should probably get these shocks replaced. I'm really looking for maximum absorbtion and some extra ground clearence (2 to 3 inches). I would really appricieate some feedback on my situation. Thanks for reading.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Congrats and welcome. If you're looking for a lift, you'll need more than just shocks. Take a look at OME, RT, genuine HD.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 10:30 PM
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Thanks for the input

i was looking at some pro-comp +2 shocks that said they could give a 2 inch lift off the ground? I know that 110s are not nessecarily trail rigs but i would just like some extra ground clearence.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 10:56 PM
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also check out Camel 4x4. they sell Ironman suspension from australia. i noticed they are around $150-$200 less than OME etc. I checked some blogs from Sa and OZ and people had good things to say. might be worth a call.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 06:54 AM
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And 110's are GREAT trail rigs! look at the camel trophy's of the 90's and late 80's
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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Thanks for the help

Im probably going to go with some PRO COMP +2s and put some bigger tires under it.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for the help

Im probably going to go with some PRO COMP +2s and put some bigger tires under it.
I don't think you get it: shocks don't allow you to go with larger tires...springs do. Pro Comp wouldn't be my choice, but that's your decision. Do yourself a favor and call RoverTym, Expedition Exchange, or any other basic Rover outfitter (RoverTym is in your neck of the woods), and they'll hook you up right.

For a 110, you have the rear Salisbury, probably drums, and you can easily drop in Dana 60 stuff in it. So if you want to go with 35-37s (good tire size for a 110), you'd want to look at AT LEAST upgrading the rear end, if not the front end as well if you want to go for some HC offroad.

Good luck, and post pics!

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Old September 18th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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To gain 2" of ground clearance you would need 4" taller tires. Going from 33's to 37's.
I think you are only kind of correct.

Adding 2" lift springs will raise everything from the frame up 2"

Body, trans, motor and everything above frame = 2" higher


Adding 4" taller tires will raise everything

4" taller tires will gain you 2" under the axles and everything else



Adding 2" lift springs and 4" tires taller will have the following result

Axles will have 2 more inches of clearance under them

Everything from the frame up will have 4 more inches of clearance
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