nwoods Posted June 10, 2006 Share Posted June 10, 2006 Lift Options I am looking for lift options for my coil springer LR3 (Disco 3). I'm dragging the fragile and extremely low rear end over everything. I have not found much out there yet. Has your industry in Australia figured something out yet. There are only a handful (fewer than 30) coil springers here in the US. So there is no demand to trigger some of our inventors to tinkering with it. But I know there are many more coil springers in your country, and due to their relative simplicity and durablity, I should think they are popular with the more serious off road folks. King Coils has a 1.5" (35mm) replacement coil lift, but that's not enough for my purposes. I need 4" or 5" of lift (120mm). It is my understanding that the major limiting factor in lifting the coil spring version is the CV joints. The air D3 lowers itself back down above 30mph, probably to prevent vibration in the CV's, which would then destroy themselves. This is my theory anyway. There is a famous thread on www.discoweb.com ("Save Darby") where a chap lifted his Freelander 3" and had his CV's shed themselves. IFS suspension has it's drawbacks for sure! Can anyone confirm this? Has anyone seen or heard of a lifted D3? I am working on something with a company in the US that sells replacement air suspension bits for P38's and Range Rover Classics. The challenge is the shock itself. The LR part is a combined air bag with the shock through it. All the aftermarket replacement bits are two components, seperate shocks and seperate air bags. I only have one mount! I am considering buying the LR origional parts for the shocks. It's nearly $500 USD per wheel. Not a casual consideration at that price. I would love to know what others think, and if anyone has made any progress on this topic. Regards, Nathan Woods Southern California, USA http://blog.nextstepdesigns.com/?cat=9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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