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Old January 8th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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NAS 110 Suspension Recomendations

Hoping some of you may be able to help me with some 110 advice.

I love the stock white steel stamped rims but I'm trying to find them
in 7" x 16". Did Land Rover ever make these (maybe for a 130?) in 7"
x 16"? If so, does anyone know where I can purchase them? I'll go to Wolf rims if I need to...

Can I use 7" x 16" rims with 285/85 16 without lifting the suspension? The "85" is what
concerns me - I know folks running "75".

I need to replace the springs & shocks. I am being recommended the
Rovertym springs & Blistein shocks. Does anyone have a strong opinion about
spring/shock combinations? I'm running with both an ARB bumper & winch so I'm a little heavy up front.

Thanks for your help.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 12:26 PM
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I'm running 255/85 X 16s. They are 33" tall. There is a tire height calculator on www.expeditionexchange.com that can tell you what height your 285/85s will be.

I have OME 751s in front, 755s in back. Makes her stand a bit tall in back, but this spring setup is hard to beat when the truck is loaded. A 110 with passengers, off road gear and camping equip can get loaded up pretty damn heavy in the rear. These springs give a 1.5 to 2" lift. I've had mine this way for 3 years and don't need more.

I can go most places except extreme rock crawl. These springs make the truck very tippy on the road. I'm installing a Scorpion HD sway bar with quick disconnects soon.

I've had to trim the front eyebrows a hair to make room for full articulation. This is easily done with a box cutter.


Can't recommend shocks as I've blown out both OME and Koni HTs from overheating with agressive off-road long-distance driving at speed. I think the continuous near full compression over endless whoops is what kills them. My next set will be Koni HT Raids.

Shocks and sway bar are being sourced from www.4X4ag.com.

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Old January 8th, 2006, 12:39 PM
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I love the stock white steel stamped rims but I'm trying to find them
in 7" x 16". Did Land Rover ever make these (maybe for a 130?) in 7"
x 16"? If so, does anyone know where I can purchase them? I'll go to Wolf rims if I need to...

If I'm not mistaken, NAS 110s all came with those white steel rims. They're known here as NAS 110 Steel Wheels and I believe they call them 130 steel rims in the UK. It's kinda odd that your NAS 110 don't have them, unless of course the previous owner swapped them out. Places like Atlantic British and Rovers North sell them and they are pretty pricey. They do look good though.

As far as suspension, it depends on how you use your truck. Most suspension components are designed for different purposes and it's all a matter of what your purpose is.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Kevin I have a set for sale. I sent you a PM since your email address didn't work. Drop me a line.

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Old January 8th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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Who makes a 285/85/16? The only thing close that I can think of is Interco's 35/10.5/16 SSR.
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Doug. I have the same spring set up you have and my D110 is very tippy as well. Do you think the Scorpion HD sway bar would solve this problem? Are installing front or rear? Sorry for the thread hijack.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 08:18 PM
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I think so. I'll let you know after the install. The HD bar goes on the same rear mounts as the original stock sway that I removed some time ago. With the OME lift, spacers are needed on the frame mounts to keep the bar from 'inverting' against the spring mounts -- you can get them from 4X4ag.

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those white wheels are lame IMHO. black natos are the ticket. what wheels are you currently running?
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I used SR springs & 7100's. The rear is a little stiff but I think will break in I am gonna play with the charge in the shock to fine tune HE HE HE!
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Peter,
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