Suspension and tyre pressures for Disco

Submitted: Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 17:54
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Hey everyone, I just recently bought a 2001TD5 Disco and were wondering if anyone can provide some info on good suspension setups and tyre pressures?

I have been looking at two suspension systems, Koni and Ridepro, both with a 2 inche lift. Koni have a generally good rep, but I have heard very good reports about the Ridepros...mainly that they have a very large bore (45mm) and are pretty tough. Any tips on what effect a 2 inch lift will have on the geometry of the steering etc? I have an ARB steel bar and winch up front.

The second part of my query is about tyre pressures. The reccommended pressures in the manual I think are 28 front and 38 rear. This is a bit unusual and am wondering if this is mainly to maintain the supply ride of the disco. Does this affect tyre wear? I am running 235 BF Goodrich all terrains.

Any advise will be appreciated...


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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 18:37

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 18:37
A 10 PSI Diff does seem a lot. I'd probally be more inclined to run 34 F 38 R or 38 all round.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 18:58

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 18:58

ARB springs are fine, but over the years I have found that Bilstein Shocks are better.

As for tyre pressure 36psi front and rear with the BFG's.

Just my thoughts.

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Reply By: marcus - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:24

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:24
Hi Gus77,
I reckon the Old Man Emu suspension on my disco is great.It gives it a firm ride the way i like it but certainly not uncomfortable.It was necessary after the weight of the bullbar went on the front.It corners flatter around corners now too with little body roll(no ACE) and has a two inch lift.The bilsteins have the reputation for the disco's but OME is very good value for money.
cheers mark
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:55

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:55
Go for a 6 inch lift...that way u can hang a bucket or 2 under to catch all the oil.
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Follow Up By: Gus77 - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:28

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:28
Yeah thanks Brew69...I appreciate that constructive feedback. Let me own a patrol or a landcruiser right?!
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:40

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:40
Sorry mate.i was out of line.good luck with getting the info you need.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 00:00

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 00:00

How about 28 front and 48 rear ... all loads all roads. That's for the Fender... ??

I usually run 32 front and 38 rear with no probs and good tyre wear. 40K and not quite 1/2 worn.

Ran 24 front 32 rear with 24 in CT up the Cape without a single puncture.

As for supension lifts ........ really, .. that's for those other chaps .. .. ;-D

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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:21

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:21
Hi Angus
If you are going to keep the Disco long term, spend the money and fit Koni you will not be disappointed.
Tire pressures relate to the weight the vehicle is carrying, I run 38 front 48 back with the camper on, 35 alround with the camper off.
If the Disco is fully loaded then 38 in the back would probably be correct
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