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Old September 4th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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level suspension ???

I've looked throught the past post but haven't found this exact situation. I have a 1997 D-90 that is pretty much stock (no winch + no extra gear in back). I just installed new HD Land Rover Springs (kit w/o winch) in the front and rear as well as new Bilstein Shocks in the front and rear along with all new bushings. Now the front suspension is much higher than the rear - actually it looks as if the front went up and the rear went down a little. So the car is on a tilt. I have triple checked the color coding to make sure the springs are in the correct locations. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Buy a winch.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Put rubber spring isolators in the rear on top and bottom.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Are there any negative effects to adding these to both top and bottom?
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:19 AM
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None that I know of. I run them in the front springs on the bottom and they are great. All discos have them installed at the factory. Look at Expedition Exchange's website for a write up.

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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:38 AM
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Those isolators will give you about another inch lift in the rear. I have them on all of my springs, top and bottom.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for the info on the isolaters. Sounds like a good possible solution to help level the vehicle. Just wish I knew why it is so out of level to begin with.
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Have you driven the truck around a little bit with the new springs? Sometimes they settle a little bit. Those springs are probably the ones that they recommend you using with a winch and heavy brush bar. How many inches of difference is there between the front and rear?
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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:11 PM
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I have been driving the truck for about 5 days now and yes they seemed to lower a small amount after the first day. But there is still about a 2" difference. Even at just a quick glance the tilt is very noticible. When I ordered the parts I was sure to get the ones for "without a winch" and I confirmed the part numbers when I recieved it. So I can't figure it out!
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I had an issue like that but mine was higher in the rear. It drove me nuts. I added the isolators and put medium duty old man emu's in the rear and it solved the problem. I was at my wits end. I even adjusted the tire air pressure to see if that would make a difference.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 03:35 PM
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John - what is your source of information for color coding? I had LR HD springs a couple years ago. RN accidently sent me the wrong color codes. I would check another source - don't recall where the on-line link is. And just to be claar the taller springs go in the back of the truck not the front. I'm guessing you have them reversed. Hope this helps. Mark
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John - what is your source of information for color coding? I had LR HD springs a couple years ago. RN accidently sent me the wrong color codes. I would check another source - don't recall where the on-line link is. And just to be claar the taller springs go in the back of the truck not the front. I'm guessing you have them reversed. Hope this helps. Mark
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Hi guys,
A couple of questions on this topic:

a) just to confirm: adding two rubber spring isolators on each spring (1 top and 1 in the bottom) will give an approximately 1 inch lift? Whats the lift per rubber isolator, more or les 0.5 inch?

b) Are you referring to these isolators?

https://www.expeditionexchange.com/defender/

c) Is the reduction in noise and vibrations transmitted to the cabin clearly noticed after installing 2 rubber isolators pero spring in a Defender?


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Hi guys,
A couple of questions on this topic:

a) just to confirm: adding two rubber spring isolators on each spring (1 top and 1 in the bottom) will give an approximately 1 inch lift? Whats the lift per rubber isolator, more or les 0.5 inch?

b) Are you referring to these isolators?

https://www.expeditionexchange.com/defender/

c) Is the reduction in noise and vibrations transmitted to the cabin clearly noticed after installing 2 rubber isolators pero spring in a Defender?


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I didnt get notice any difference
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Old September 6th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help. I confirmed the color codes and they are correct. So I am just going to return them and try OME springs. Hope that takes care of it.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Those will lean also. Try some RTE springs, they make some lower spring rates that might work for a 90. I would be prepared to battle driveline vibs with the OME or RTE.
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I have a similar issue except mines tilting sideways. I did some work on the rear crossmember and I had it jacked up in the rear with wheels off for two days. When lowered it again the passenger side is higher and sticks up as if the shock is not compressing properly or the coil has been stretched. Any idea what happened? How do I fix it? I have OME HD.
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My bet, bushings are bound up. Jump up and down on the bumper and see if it fixes it.
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Thanks!

Will test this out. Do I need new bushings? They're 6+ years old.
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Nah.

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Will test this out. Do I need new bushings? They're 6+ years old.
Nah. They should be ok.

Other possibility is that the rear sway bar flipped up and needs to be righted. See if the bottom links are in the right spot. Saw that happen a couple times too, but it usually happens to both sides at once.
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