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Old April 16th, 2010, 06:39 PM
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D90 springs on a discovery

Ok, I tried the search but didn't come up with anything. I was wondering how stock D90 springs compare with Disco I springs? Are they taller? Exactly the same? I have some stock D90 springs and was thinking about throwing them under the Disco but if they are exactly the same this would not make sense. Anybody have any info for me? If not could you point me in the right direction?
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Old April 16th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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I have a pair of 90 springs if you are looking
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Slightly taller, especially the fronts.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Thanks Randy but I have some left over stock D90 springs already and am just wondering if I could throw them under my dads Disco. Does anyone have any exact specs on Disco springs?
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Old April 21st, 2010, 05:53 PM
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The rears will cause a drop and the fronts a lift. Not a good idea.

http://members.shaw.ca/jbarge/springinfo.html

Tell me what you want to achieve, and I can make a suggestion.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Good site, thanks. I would WANT a 2-3 inch lift on the disco, would any of my D90 springs do this? If my D90 springs would give it only a slight lift, that would be better than it is now. I was just wondering if I could lift the disco without buying new springs. BTW its a 94 Disco
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 01:52 PM
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You can put in genuine springs in the front to get that kind of lift, but you need aftermarket springs to lift the rear.
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Thanks John, so are you saying that if I swapped out the fronts that would give me about 2"? This would be nice, then I might just put some spacers in the rear. I MAY be inheriting the Disco from my dad and I don't want to spend much if any money at this point so I'm just mulling this idea around in my head right now.
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Buy OME HD or MD rears and put stock rear springs in the front. BTW what is on my D90 is not what is on that chart.
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Good site, thanks. I would WANT a 2-3 inch lift on the disco... BTW its a 94 Disco
I ran OME 764's in the front and 759's in the rear of my '96 Discovery. These gave me about 3" of lift, and I ran 235/85-16 tires. I thought it was the perfect combination ( I was also running Fox/SG Stage II shocks with it), the truck drove great, still rode well, and I didn't experience the Castor issues I did with my lifted 90. The 759's are not available anymore (unfortunately, but I think Rovertym made a duplicate of it because of demand)), but the 764's are. Now keep in mind I had an ARB winch bumper and an X9 hanging on the front, if you don't, the 764 may be too much spring for what you want to do..
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Beautiful disco Scott! Thanks for the info, i'm glad to hear that you didn't have the same issues with castor, I was worried about that. Ron, do you mean put the stock Disco rears on the front? Do you have a guess as to how much of a lift that would give me?
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Yes stock disco or D90 rears on the front will give you 2in or so on an unladen truck. Search Cheap Bastard lift on dweb.
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On a related note, what are my best (read cheap) options for lowering a truck short of cutting down some springs? Specifically I have a D90 frame/suspension on my trailer and I want to lower it a few inches.
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What springs do you have ATM? What is the compressed length? Do you want lighter or stiffer?
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John, they are from a early defender afaik. I don't know the compressed length offhand but part of the issue is that the trailer is light so they don't compress much. The trailer really doesn't need much travel and it's super slinky right now so I guess stiffer would be fine if shorter but I guess lighter would compress more? But the key is I want to go lower and keep everything else the same suspension wise. And it needs to be cheap or I'll just keep it as-is or cut some down and see how those work out.
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Are they front or rear springs? Measure the compressed length and I can see if anything would work. Not sure how cutting would work. The stock springs have closed and ground ends.
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No idea what they are because they were old/junk ones i got from Ren Ching's house o parts. They are rusty with no discernible markings. They were roughly the same height uncompressed but compressed one is about 13 1/4" the other about 12 1/2". I have another pair so one day when I am feeling energetic I'll play swap the springs and measure them compressed in different combinations.

If I cut them I figured I would put the cut end down and hold in place with a retainer, but no idea if it will work
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Awesome, thanks. It looks like Discoweb is down for some reason, i will keep checking back. I am thinking I might try to make some spacers for the rear cause I am a cheap bastard.
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No idea what they are because they were old/junk ones i got from Ren Ching's house o parts. They are rusty with no discernible markings. They were roughly the same height uncompressed but compressed one is about 13 1/4" the other about 12 1/2".
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