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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:59 PM
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RRC Suspension Question

My buddy has a '92 County that he purchased several years ago and is finally getting around to working on and driving soon. He wants to give it a mild lift with some tough looking tires, but doesn't want an all out Off-Road Rig as it will spend the majority of its time On-Road and he wants his wife and three kids to be able to get in it and be comfortable too.

Is there a 1" lift available (OME MD Maybe)?
What size Tires can you fit on it with a lift like this? What size tires and what lift do you all recommend?

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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Simply installing a set of 235/85R-16 tires should give him the stance he is looking for without giving the kids nose bleeds. No other modifications needed.
As for tire selection, a very good choice is the Goodyear DuraTrac. Looks good, performs well, doesn't cost the moon, available.
The stock coil springs give a very plush ride. I wouldn't do a thing, 'cept maybe install a set of Bilstein shocks front and rear.

Alternately a set of spacers under the springs, like 1/2 inch or so, will also help with a slightly more aggressive appearance.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, that may be the way he goes. We were looking at the 265/70/16 or 265/75/16 (I forget which) Will there be any clearance problems with these and just a spacer? He would really like a wider, beefier tire. This started as he needs bushings and shocks (or at least wants to replace them all) but you make a good point, the springs are fine as long as the tires he chooses will fit.
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All of those tire sizes will need cutting to clear.

http://www.rangerovers.net/rrupgrade...hes/index.html
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265s you will have to put on taller springs, which means caster corrected radius arms, cranked trailing arms, long shocks, probably longer brake lines,blah blah blah....
Also, those wider tires do not help the handling characteristics. They will rub at full lock so he'll have to readjust the steering stops. It's not an F250 fer crissakes. They are made for skinny tires.
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265s you will have to put on taller springs, which means caster corrected radius arms, cranked trailing arms, long shocks, probably longer brake lines,blah blah blah....
Also, those wider tires do not help the handling characteristics. They will rub at full lock so he'll have to readjust the steering stops. It's not an F250 fer crissakes. They are made for skinny tires.
Haha, I know what you mean, he just likes a little wider tire. Is there a 255 that will fit? He definitely doesn't want to get into the castor correction etc. something more mild than that.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Others may disagree, but to my thinking 235 is the limit before going all-in with the suspension remodel.
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Even a 235/85 will rub at steering lock pretty good unless you adjust the stops. A 265/75 will be worse. I'd actually suggest a 245/75 for someone going mostly for looks - doesn't rob as much power as the 235's and 265's since it is an inch shorter than those. And no need for any suspension mods for the 245, but if he does lift it an inch or two it will still look appropriate.
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It will be a pig with 235's they will kill your turning radius. 265's are even worse.

245/75's and OME MD's of HD's are cheap and easy.
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Yup. I've run the 245/75 on Classics for years and it is the best size without going crazy on a lift. You can go with the OME lift and not have to do other mods like radius arms etc.
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To save more money, put the stock rear springs in the front and OME MD in the back.
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I like the 255/65r16 on stock springs. Plus I get them freeeee
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