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Old January 6th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Ed Freeman
2000 90 TD5
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Red face Can I Get Softer Shocks and Springs?

My current model 90 TD5 has the standard suspension which is too hard for comfort. I rarely use the 90 offroad and when I do it's only on forest tracks. My wife dislikes the ride more than me but as we're both going on some long trips this year I'd like to improve the ride quality to something more comfortable. I also find the vehicle tends to 'skitter about' on bad road surfaces (like every other 90 I've owned) especially on slippery, uneven surfaces which can be unnerving at times. Because the suspension is so hard, the vehicle seems to be deflected by an uneven surface rather than the bumps being absorbed. That's what it feels like anyhow. I don't believe there's anything wrong, it's just the standard cheap, agricultural suspension. Does anyone know where I can get a softer set-up as after-market retailers in the UK only seem to sell HARDER springs and shocks. I tried Koni adjustable shockers on my last 90 but the softest setting seemed the same as stock. I don't mind if the suspension was lowered, either.. I'd get stuff from the States/Canada if necessary. Thanks!
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Old January 6th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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Ian McCormack
1984 Landrover 90
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have you checked your tyre pressures they may be too high. Failing that switch the shocks to some pro-comp es9000 (10 stage velocity sensing ones) or similar.
ever noticed that sort of problem with mine and Ive got Very heavy duty springs on the front but then again my 90 is carrying a lot of weight
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