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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Who makes springs for a 110?

Does anyone make springs for a 110 other than OME and Rovers North? Does anyone have experience with the Rovers North springs? I've also talked to Rovertym and they can make a custom set, but I would like to buy something that someone else has used already. Just trying to find all the options.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM
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I am sure Rovers North as well as Atlantic British have several brands to choose from including Genuine Land Rover. I found that I liked the ride quality much better on my 90 with Genuine heavy duty springs from RN. I have used OME on all of my other Rovers including a previous 90. I believe Lucky 8 also has springs. what specific quality you are looking for in a spring might help with choices available.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 09:38 PM
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I like the idea of progressive springs, which is why I talked to Rovertym. I know Safari Gard used to offer progressive springs, but I don't know if they still do under the new management. I don't think genuine springs will give me the lift I am looking for.
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What kind of lift do you want?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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Looking for 2-3 inches. Don't want to mess with drive shafts, radius arms, etc.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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x2 on Rovertym. Definitely the way to go. The guys over there will ask you about what you do with the truck, average load, shocks etc and recommend a spring that works without the upselling of radius arms, shafts, etc.

Rovertym products are the only aftermarket product on my truck that I haven't broken. yet
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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HD Genuine springs will give about 2.5in of lift. and ride great. rovertym has good springs. last time I tried to order some though they were out of stock and I waited about a month and still no joy so ordered something different. Just plan well ahead to get the springs from Rovertym.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Todd,

Is that 2.5" for a 90 or 110? Are the Genuine springs progressive? I have seen some photos that indicate that they are, but marketing photos are not always accurate. This may be the way to go for me.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:40 PM
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I hear mixed things about HD springs. I was told so many things I dont know who to believe.

RN's site says HD will give 1 inch
RN on the phone said no lift
A guy on the board said he put them in his 90 and there was no lift.
I put them in the 110 and granted my springs were total crap I gained 2.5 inches. No clue if it will settle
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Thanks Barry, this is helpful. Do you think you could take a measurement from center of wheel to the wheel arch? That would help me figure out what to expect. My springs are vintage 1989 so I am sure I would have a similar result. Do your springs look like the ones in this photo (from RN site) with the tighter spacing between the coils at one end?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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yeah I got my springs from RN.
pic right now. I swear the truck sits correctly. Bad Pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryrides/4043282612/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryrides/4043282198/ - original measurement from ground to arch
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryrides/4042538619/ new measurement
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryrides/4043281934/ new stuff
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Thought I might weigh in here. Spring Pun

Progressive only applies to the front with genuine springs in my experience. D110 rears are hens teeth. You may have to take what you can get and use spacers to make up the difference. Special order Rovertym is the exception.
2-3 inch lift requires driveshaft and radius arm corrections IMO. 1" does not. 1" in spring and 2-3 in tire lift may get what you are looking for?
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Another option would be the offerings from Justin Monnin at Lucky 8 (lucky8llc.com). He sells products such as Equipe, Warn, OME, QT, etc. and is knowledgable about their products.
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Another option would be the offerings from Justin Monnin at Lucky 8 (lucky8llc.com). He sells products such as Equipe, Warn, OME, QT, etc. and is knowledgable about their products.
I am not familiar with Luck 8, but I would sure like to know more about this D110 application:
click here>>> D110 Suspension Kit
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Depending one what you're doing another option is to fit softer springs and spacers.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:03 PM
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Barry, thanks for the photos.

Pendy, I've got 255/85 BFG's on the way, so the main goal is to clear those with a little extra. Hard to tell what 1" actually is over stock when the springs are sagged though. I am looking for progressive because I drive the truck to work a lot, but want to be able to load up for trips when I need to. What type of springs would produce 1" of lift?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 11:28 PM
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Mike I put the RN springs on my old 90 which was a Euro spec with the 4 cy. Engine. it lifted it really well and rode great, for a 90! I had 2358516 tires and had plenty of room under the fender. check out Tomaco's build posts that is my old truck and I don't think he changed the springs. You will be able to see how high it sits.
I also had a 200 tdi D110 and it sat up very nicely with the regular diesel , I assume HD springs. I never even considered a lift for it because it looked and sat great. rode well too. Check out the green 1998 110 on the redmountainrovers.com website it is my old truck and you can see how it looks. IMO a three inch lift for a 110 is a bit much unless you are going hard core in the off road dept.
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I've got RTE Progressive's up front and OME MD in the rear spaced to match the front lift. I run 12" Fox Shocks, RoverTracks trailing arms and RTE cranked and lengthend radius arms. Net lift is about 3-4", I run a DC front shaft and it's perfect, perhaps a bit soft in the rear when loaded, I'll fix that with additional air springs in the back soon.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 09:54 PM
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Keith, are your RTE springs off the shelf or custom? When I contacted them they said they would have to do custom springs for the 110, but I'm not sure their off the shelf springs wouldn't work. I need enough to clear the new meats!
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What's the tire size? 2" is plenty to clear 35's with "tiny" trimming and the right wheel offset/ I run 33's and potentially 35's if I can get the gearing " just right"

The front springs are Safari gard copies, last year I sent a SG spring and asked it to be duplicated it's pretty close, perhaps a bit taller, these should be "off the shelf" now. In the rear..... It's a truck, whatever spring works as long as it meets your load requirement, with the OME MD 110 springs (bigger in diameter that 90 springs) my truck sways and rolls a lot but it flexes nicely, with a heavy roof top load, which I try to avoid, and 200+ lbs of dogs laying on top of the wheel wells it tends to roll more than I care for (if you ask most folks that know me body roll is not a worry) that's why I'm thinking HD OME's or air springs to help.

Keep it simple.. It's a 110 not a Rock Buggy.

Unless of course it's a 110 cab and chassis with tray back on 40's =) Stay tuned...
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