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Old May 16th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Ok guys after nearly 2900 miles on the vacation I am thinking I would like to get a little smoother ride out of my truck and maybe a little lift. What is the best way to go? I don't plan on wheeling very hard and wouldn't want to lift it more than 2 ".
What's the best kits or brands to check out?
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Old May 16th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Aftermarket spring will make the ride worse.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Look into the spring rates of what you have v what you are considering. Many aftermarket springs have higher rates resulting in a harsher ride but greater carrying capacity. Single rate v progressive makes a difference. Red90 has a good reference page for spring data.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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I don't want to really carry any more just want a little softer ride. I would have thought that an ex mod truck would be easy to improve the ride.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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There may be some choices, but normally the stock springs are the softest. I do not think the MOD trucks use different springs than the civilian ones. You might be able to get softer shocks.

Have a look and post up what springs you have.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Ok I will see what I can find.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:21 PM
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There may be some choices, but normally the stock springs are the softest. I do not think the MOD trucks use different springs than the civilian ones. You might be able to get softer shocks.

Have a look and post up what springs you have.
Based on the list on your web page, my mod truck has OE HD springs, at least in the back. I haven't been to the front yet. It's probably because it would be loaded down with batteries and radio equipment 99% of the time.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Lets say that they are oe hd spring would a standard duty achieve what I am looking for?
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:45 PM
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What about keeping the stock springs, but adding some mild spacers to bring it up a little?
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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110 rears are always stiff as they are intended to be loaded. The ome light duty ones are longer and lighter than stock. Koni shocks would help as they have a soft ride.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Try these to find out what you have, that is if you can still see a color code on your springs.
http://rovers.red90.ca/springinfo.html
http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HT...ing_rates.html
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Stock range rover classic non-eas springs are the softest and nicest ride.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:37 AM
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The problem is going to be that he has to match the fronts and the larger 110 rears. Also if he has a heavier diesel engine it will change the load on the front spring compared to the V-8's. I like the progressive front springs on my 110.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Defenders are lifted more than RRs and Discos stock so have heavier springs.
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