HomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in
*Welcome to 4x4 Overland Travel! The Community Resource for 4x4's, Overland Travel, Touring, Green Laning & All kinds of Expedition Vehicles! Guests, "Register" for FREE and join our Community*
Bought a Product or Accessories recently? - Got something to say about it? - Leave a Review in the "Review" section.

Share | 
 

 Lifting D1

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1362
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:27 am

Hi help needed please, any advice on doing a 1-2" lift on my Discovery 1, good or bad idea,
relly looking for easiest to do not nessaceryly cheap, but not to dear either.
For my trailor after checking tow bar hight and hight of tow bar hitch on sanky, came to the conclesstion either lift the D1 or fit smaller tyres, adore cheers

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
4x4overlander
Just got AT's
Just got AT's


Posts : 202
Join date : 2010-12-26

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:32 am

Have a few words with Gwyn Lewis. I know he does spacers, don't know if for D1

Have a look here

Price about £15 a corner????


HTH

Brendan
Back to top Go down
http://www.4x4overlander.com
freespirit4x4
Just got M&S Tyres
Just got M&S Tyres
avatar

Posts : 142
Join date : 2011-01-01
Location : Mansfield

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:22 am

yoda give me a ring, have both spacers and springs, there are a few important things to take note of and a few waste of times,
if we get sorted in time come down a day early for the xmas party and we will get it fitted for you Laughing

its not just the lift, beleive me, you have to consider shock absorbers aswell,
now we have pro comp shocks on lenny ... our D1 ... rubbish,
terrafirma shocks provide so much more stability and better around corners

often over looked is the caster angles. if your sitting the thinking you don't need them then in many case you are right and your vehicle will handle pants in certain situations! but if moneys an issue then don't worry about it most people don't,

jaap has a pair of rear trailing arms ordered for the xmas party to so you can compare those to standard ones and see what you think

over all i would say if using decent stuff a good idea, if using cheap stuff bad idea

cheers kieran

_________________
The adventure is in the journey !

Free Spirit 4x4
4x4 Adventures & Holidays

www.freespirit4x4.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.freespirit4x4.co.uk
rustyrhinos
Just got MT's
Just got MT's


Posts : 256
Join date : 2010-12-28
Location : Lincolnshiire

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:30 am

Would not changing the height off the tow bar be easier than changing the suspension etc?

_________________


www.rustyrhinos.com
It is not often that you will find yourself driving a car, being offered a digestive biscuit and hesitatingly ask "Does it have any sand in it?". It was at this point that we realised we were in the depths of a great place
Back to top Go down
http://www.rustyrhinos.ccom
Mac
Just Bought 4x4
Just Bought 4x4
avatar

Posts : 92
Join date : 2011-01-03
Location : South East Kent

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:49 am

I'm not sure why you want to lift it.....unless it is to fit bigger tyres?
Back to top Go down
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1362
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:49 am

rustyrhinos
was looking at that today can only go so high then it stops rear door opening.
tthats why I though of lift. it does have tall tyres so have to check if I can get smaller ones. cheers

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
4x4overlander
Just got AT's
Just got AT's


Posts : 202
Join date : 2010-12-26

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:51 am

On Defenders a 1 or 2" lift does not require castor correction. Go 3 or 4" yes

If worried you might want to consider wide angle UJ's
It all depends on what you are going to do with the vehicle.

I run the red 110 with a 2" lift for many years without caster correction. That only occurred when was doing a rechassis to it

Gwyn Lewis is an expert on suspension systems, give him a ring and talk about your needs.


HTH



Brendan

_________________
http://www.4x4overlander.com
Back to top Go down
http://www.4x4overlander.com
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1362
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:06 am

Mac to tow a sanky trailor Smile

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
rustyrhinos
Just got MT's
Just got MT's


Posts : 256
Join date : 2010-12-28
Location : Lincolnshiire

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:19 am

Quote :
rustyrhinos
was looking at that today can only go so high then it stops rear door opening.
tthats why I though of lift. it does have tall tyres so have to check if I can get smaller ones.

Ah, that's annoying! Don't have that problem with the Range Rover! We made our own, hinged, removable Sankey style hitch Very Happy

I take it you mean smaller tyres on the Sankey!!!


_________________


www.rustyrhinos.com
It is not often that you will find yourself driving a car, being offered a digestive biscuit and hesitatingly ask "Does it have any sand in it?". It was at this point that we realised we were in the depths of a great place
Back to top Go down
http://www.rustyrhinos.ccom
tuggy
Just Got Spot Lights
Just Got Spot Lights
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2011-01-01
Age : 62
Location : MIDLANDS

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:18 am



fitted the terrafirma 2" lift,, heavy duty,,, remove the anti roll bar i think of all the kits iv fitted over the years this is the best,,really like it,...



_________________
101 GS OVERLAND CAMPER
FRONTY RUN A ROUND
VOLVO C60 SUNDAY BEST



you can find me in the hammock or spannering on the 101 and if im not there then i dont know where i am...................

http://kevcardno.wix.com/tugs-4x4
                     
Back to top Go down
http://kevcardno.wix.com/tugs-4x4
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1362
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:16 am

rustyrhinos

yes on sankey that is a new idea idea hinged tow hitch do you by any chance have a photo of that adore cheers

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Lifting D1   

Back to top Go down
 
Lifting D1
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Lifting D1
» lifting paw picture
» Home made lifting roof on a 110 Defender
» Possible ultimate fix for my lift system
» Range Rover Classic

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
4x4 Overland Travel :: Main Chat Forum-
Jump to: