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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:27 PM
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Terrafirma VS Britpart Vs Old Emu ?

hello all ,
am buying a new lift kit for my 110,,, and am completely lost with the reviews on each one of them, hence i thought of posting this here so you beautiful people can help me to decide by replying on this thread on what would you go with if your buying a new lift kit for your 110 or maybe just reordering them from top to low and post it !

thanks in advance
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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There are other choices as well...... RTE
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:46 PM
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There are other choices as well...... RTE
unfortunately these are the only companies that sell a 110 lift kits in my country
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:54 PM
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Britpart = poo

Terrafirma < OME

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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:06 PM
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Genuine HD is another good choice. I had OME, but like the Genuine HD more.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:08 PM
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I have terrafirma +2 inch medium springs and no issues
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:11 PM
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Terrafirma makes alright springs, their shocks are awful. Britpart is pretty awful across the board. OME, RTE, Fox, Bilstein, Genuine, are all pretty great.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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Terrafirma makes alright springs, their shocks are awful. Britpart is pretty awful across the board. OME, RTE, Fox, Bilstein, Genuine, are all pretty great.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:54 PM
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Terrafirma makes alright springs, their shocks are awful. Britpart is pretty awful across the board. OME, RTE, Fox, Bilstein, Genuine, are all pretty great.
Zack- my 110's my dd and i'm guessing it's on pavement 90% of the time, sand a little and trail even less. So, for me, it's all about comfort on DCs streets that tend to be in rough shape year round.

Am I looking at Genuine for best street ride?

Also, I'd like to keep my 2" lift, if possible, AND keep good street ride.

What'd you recommend?

Apologies to original poster, but I think this furthers your inquiry. Thx!
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:56 PM
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Genuine shocks and springs have been underrated, but I think you'll find many people switching back to them. The truth is most Defenders out there are plenty capable of the trails they're doing with stock suspension. They will ride much better on stock equipment.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:57 PM
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Best ride = Koni shocks and as soft a spring as you can manage.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:00 PM
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Genuine shocks and springs have been underrated, but I think you'll find many people switching back to them. The truth is most Defenders out there are plenty capable of the trails they're doing with stock suspension. They will ride much better on stock equipment.
Agree. And IIRC - LR OEM front HD's have very similar dimensions to OME 2" front springs (at least according to Red90's spring chart).

I am of the belief you don't need to lift a Defender up much if at all. You can get some decent sized tires to fit the wheel-wells.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:08 PM
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Agree. And IIRC - LR OEM front HD's have very similar dimensions to OME 2" front springs (at least according to Red90's spring chart).
Yes, and they are stock 90 rears, which you should always be able to find cheap/free by being friendly with your local 90 owner.....

The big problem with 110s is finding a good choice for rears, IMO. Someone needs to market a bolt in rear air spring kit for them.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:16 PM
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Terra firma standard shocks are crap... I am " trying" their big bore expeditions on my classic which has a lot weight on it, but went to 2" RTE heavy springs and the ride is good. Hard to beat the old man emu on my d90 though!
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Yes, and they are stock 90 rears, which you should always be able to find cheap/free by being friendly with your local 90 owner..... The big problem with 110s is finding a good choice for rears, IMO. Someone needs to market a bolt in rear air spring kit for them.
That was the other good thing about them that I totally forgot.

My 110 came over with what I am guessing are HD rear springs. It rides like an empty dump truck when it's just me. But loaded up with some weight it's not bad. Like you said, an air spring would give a good ride all the time.
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Terra firma standard shocks are crap... I am " trying" their big bore expeditions on my classic which has a lot weight on it, but went to 2" RTE heavy springs and the ride is good. Hard to beat the old man emu on my d90 though!
I had the big bores...atrocious. Switched to Bilstein 7100's up front and Fox in the back.

To the OP, def consider LR HD-prior to bumping above 2" with OME I was running those and very happy with them.
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X2 on the big bores being shite. Worst shock I've ever run.
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I have terrafirma +2 inch medium springs and no issues
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Agree. And IIRC - LR OEM front HD's have very similar dimensions to OME 2" front springs (at least according to Red90's spring chart).

I am of the belief you don't need to lift a Defender up much if at all. You can get some decent sized tires to fit the wheel-wells.
up to 33 inch +/- ?

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That was the other good thing about them that I totally forgot.

My 110 came over with what I am guessing are HD rear springs. It rides like an empty dump truck when it's just me. But loaded up with some weight it's not bad. Like you said, an air spring would give a good ride all the time.
you mean just keep the original HD springs and have the air springs installed on them ? you should see our rum desert tho!! i dont think an air springs would survive through it

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Terrafirma makes alright springs, their shocks are awful. Britpart is pretty awful across the board. OME, RTE, Fox, Bilstein, Genuine, are all pretty great.
thanks mate , but do you think ome 4 inch traveling kit with 15/12 and 35 inch wheels would be convenient to install ?
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