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Old June 21st, 2006, 11:48 AM
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Question Nose drop...

Hello,

I took off stock bumper (aarff...), put a Bearmach winch bumper (+35lbs),
Warn 800 is on his way (+80lbs), and making a 3/8 thick s/s skid plate (+60lbs) ...
So, my nose is dropping. I know i have to change my front springs, what are my
options in the US market ? Someone told me about Eibach springs...

Thanks for advices
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Old June 21st, 2006, 11:57 AM
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:23 PM
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3/8 thick s/s skid plate (+60lbs) ...
Umm why??? That is way too heavy for the application. Maybe 3/8" aluminum, but steel can be much lighter.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 01:46 PM
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Hello,

I took off stock bumper (aarff...), put a Bearmach winch bumper (+35lbs),
Warn 800 is on his way (+80lbs), and making a 3/8 thick s/s skid plate (+60lbs) ...
So, my nose is dropping. I know i have to change my front springs, what are my
options in the US market ? Someone told me about Eibach springs...

Thanks for advices
Julien,

I have a 65 lb winch bumper on my DI, a Warn 9500 XP winch 90+ lbs and a 37 lb skidplate (brackets on the skid plate are 10mm thick) and I have the Scorpion Racing 3" uprated front springs. I run a 285/75/16 BFG AT on the Disco. The Scorpion springs come with a lifetime warranty.

Good luck,

John
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Old June 21st, 2006, 01:51 PM
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If you just want it level, OME MD fronts will make it close to stock with that much weight. Or Range rover classic rear springs, used in front would also be close to stock.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:07 PM
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Umm why??? That is way too heavy for the application. Maybe 3/8" aluminum, but steel can be much lighter.
Well, brackets are 3/8, main piece will probably be
1/4 and vented. The other reason is that i'm using
second hand s/s (s/s junkyard), so i'm using what i
can find .

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Julien,

I have a 65 lb winch bumper on my DI, a Warn 9500 XP winch 90+ lbs and a 37 lb skidplate (brackets on the skid plate are 10mm thick) and I have the Scorpion Racing 3" uprated front springs. I run a 285/75/16 BFG AT on the Disco. The Scorpion springs come with a lifetime warranty.

Good luck,

John
Thanks John
Scorpion Racing Springs are one of my options,
but i want to keep factory height, may be +1", but no
more.

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If you just want it level, OME MD fronts will make it close to stock with that much weight. Or Range rover classic rear springs, used in front would also be close to stock.
Thanks Ron
OME MD will be Old Man Emu Midlle Duty ????
Liked the tip about Range Rover springs
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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:10 PM
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Scorpion makes them standard height up to 3". If you need a set of rear RR springs I have a set sitting in my shed.

OMEs are too stiff for me.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:12 PM
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for what's is worth...i was surprized when i installed a rockware winch bumper (+/-100lbs) and a warn 9.5ti winch and found that my medium duty OME springs hold just fine.
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Yes OME medium duty.

A D90 sits nose down to begin with. With ~150-200 lbs you need about 3/4in of lift to compensate, maybe even less. RRC rears in the front, especially if you find a used set, will give 1-1.5in of lift. This will make it about level front to back and raise the front slightly over stock height.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:19 PM
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How are the scorpion racing? I am needing to replace my suspension and shocks and was considering one of thier kits.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 06:26 PM
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So, till know to resume:

Option A: Old Man Emu medium duty springs

Option B: Scorpion Racings springs

Option C: Rear Range Rover Classic springs.

Now begins for me the nasty part, put a price on A, B, C.

Thank you guys for all advices

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Scorpion makes them standard height up to 3". If you need a set of rear RR springs I have a set sitting in my shed.

OMEs are too stiff for me.
Could you tell me more about the RRC spring set you have ?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Britpart yellow springs

I've been looking around, and Britpart
is selling what seems to be good quality
yellow springs.
Anyone know this product ?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Could you tell me more about the RRC spring set you have ?
Came off a 91 RR with 80k miles, truck was never offroad.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 11:51 PM
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Came off a 91 RR with 80k miles, truck was never offroad.
How much are you asking for the pair ?
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Old June 24th, 2006, 08:48 AM
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How much are you asking for the pair ?
U$S 0,000,000.00

just pay for the shipping and they are yours.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 03:46 PM
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Well, it's very generous...
I have a shipping address in Miami, Fl
(33166), so no need to ship way down
to DR. I can also Paypal you for the
shipping if it's ok with you.
Anyway, thanks for your concern...
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Old June 30th, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Sorry, been working on replacing the TC on my truck. I'll pack them up this weekend and get you a shipping price.
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Wink Try it out first!

Try it out first and see if you start getting hung up at the front (on anything other than your suspension/axle parts). I doubt it.

I have Superwinch Husky and matching bumper, OEM steering guard, and a bunch of other stuff up there, and I've only added the spring isolators you can get from EE.

Try it out!
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Try it out first and see if you start getting hung up at the front (on anything other than your suspension/axle parts). I doubt it.

I have Superwinch Husky and matching bumper, OEM steering guard, and a bunch of other stuff up there, and I've only added the spring isolators you can get from EE.

Try it out!
Wicks,

How many isolators did you use to get your front end back to normal? I need to do the same on mine.
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