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Old April 12th, 2014, 02:22 PM
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Terra Firma quality question

Now that these springs have been out a while has anyone had issues with them? I have the Med duty 2" set up that has been on my truck a couple of years now(probably less than 20K miles) and my left front is sagging an inch. They were fairly equal when i first put them on and I checked that everything is still seated properly. Has anyone experienced similar issues?
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Now that these springs have been out a while has anyone had issues with them? I have the Med duty 2" set up that has been on my truck a couple of years now(probably less than 20K miles) and my left front is sagging an inch. They were fairly equal when i first put them on and I checked that everything is still seated properly. Has anyone experienced similar issues?
No issues for me. I was using HD springs and loved the ride. Do you have a winch or winch bumper? Your truck is "heavier" on the right side, which is why some springs like OME are sided to compensate. But you are sagging on the opposite side. I'd swap sides on the springs and see what happens.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:51 PM
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Not springs but I had an issue with their belly skid plate fitting.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 06:04 PM
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Hit or miss for me, my truck is covered in that stuff. Slider's holes weren't close to matching, fuel skid fit perfectly, cracked front diff guard, bent rear, adjustable panhard fit perfect and is really nice, and the springs work great, 2 shock bushings went though.
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I was using HD springs and loved the ride.

That's interesting. I drove a 110 double cab a year or two ago that had a TF kit on it, and it was the worst riding suspension I've ever felt in a Land Rover short of leaf springs.
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That's interesting. I drove a 110 double cab a year or two ago that had a TF kit on it, and it was the worst riding suspension I've ever felt in a Land Rover short of leaf springs.
Granted I like a firm ride and like stiff springs.
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That's interesting. I drove a 110 double cab a year or two ago that had a TF kit on it, and it was the worst riding suspension I've ever felt in a Land Rover short of leaf springs.
...I take offense to that..

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Granted I like a firm ride and like stiff springs.
Ditto.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 08:55 PM
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It's a 110 and it's pretty weighted down, but evenly. It was pretty level for a while. I just noticed it was leaning and measured the height. I think I just may have got a spring that didn't get the same tempering so t has compressed faster than the other one. I can't speak to the quality of their other products, just shocks and springs. If I change them out Ill probably go with RTE and bilsteins or fox and go with the heavy duty set up since I have added the bumpers, winch and the bed box full of tools. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing the brand. I was just curious how the springs were holding up for everyone else that has installed them.
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