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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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OK, I have a 95 ST with 30,700 miles on it. I know it's ttime for shocks. I already purchsed a new set of Bilstein shocks as the truck is a daily driver and never really sees much off-road. My Question is 2 part.

1-When I do the shocks I've been advised to do the springs at the same time. True or False?


2-Any place to buy the springs beside Roversnorth or Atlantic British? Maybe cheaper? I'm just looking for a set of OEM LR springs. That's OEM!! not OME!!

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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:20 PM
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a) search.

b)... why on earth would you put the time and effort into doing the springs and stick with OEM? I am personally a Rovertym fan.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:59 PM
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You can leave the springs alone unless you want to get a lift or you have noticed that yours are sagging.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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OK, so being new to the field let me change the topic slightly to what i should use. The rover is really a town truck. Like I said, not that much off-road. It's been a dream car of mine for years so really I'm more interested in restoring it and pimping it around town that tearin' it up in the woods. So, to get the best on road performance what should i use?? It does get some light off-road use but I want the sweetest ride on road. Any suggestions
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What's wrong with the springs that are on it now?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:26 PM
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Put on Bilstein shocks. If the springs are drooping, replace with LR HD. It will ride better than stock on the road. Mark
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Mark where did you get your springs?
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From RN, but if I had to do it again, I'd call George @ RDS. His website has an image of a whole mess of them. I bet the price is significantly better. Mark
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Plus I like to give George all the Business I can b/c he helps me so much when I need it! Thanks George!!!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:23 AM
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What's wrong with the springs that are on it now?
Front springs are a little saggy

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Put on Bilstein shocks. If the springs are drooping, replace with LR HD. It will ride better than stock on the road. Mark
Bilsteins are already on order...too many people with too many good things to say about them...LR HD huh? Not gonna be to stiff....what about Rovertym....any thoughts.....If I went with Rovertym RR4 and RR3 would there be any lift....I'm not really looking to exceed the stock 82" vehicle height because she barely fits in my garage now and i probably only have a couple of inches till the roof hits the door. Are the Rovertyms stiffer that LR HD??? really appreciate all the thoughts and opinons

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Old September 30th, 2007, 01:11 AM
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No first-hand experience with the Rovertym. I've riden/driven a friends DII with them and they seem fine. He really likes them. As for the LR HD, I don't think they will be too stiff. After my saggin rear springs, when I put them on I thought to myself this is how the truck should handle and ride. And actually, after adding armor, recovery gear, roof rack, etc. to my truck I wish the rears were stiffer. If you are worried about garage clearance, the HD provided minimal lift, like an inch or so. HTH. Mark
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LR HD may be your best bet. The RTE usually net over 2" of lift, the added lift will ruin your driveline.
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go with some non aggressive OME, Great Basin has good deals on them and Bill is very cool and easy to deal with, Prices are more than fair. You dont get much lift and honestly they ride better than stock on road. Still dont understand the whole "pimping thing" for a Defender, but whatever.

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Actually Rovertym does make Heavy Duty Springs without lift, the RR4-1. They said this would be perfect for those with a brushguard/winch application. They do not have RTE rear springs without lift, they feel that LR's OEM rear springs will do the trick.

Just give them a call...
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