40mm lift

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 05:37
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hi all , next week will b doing a 40mm lift to my 94 discovery , a mate of mine has the springs and shocks he does,nt want anymore so i have claimed them ! also will be putting new tyres on > currently running 205 80r 16 and thinking of going to 235 70 or 245 70 - question is this have heard people talking of spring spacers and was wondering if i can use them to get that little bit more height (get the disco up around or just over the 2inch lift size) ??
and will my tyre choice from above b suitable with this lift ?
Here's hopeing someone can help out , Thanks
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 08:22

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 08:22
Yep it's done alot on Discos, if you want more info on it go to AULRO it's a landy forum lots of Disco 1 owners there.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - BUNDY BOY (WA) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:14

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:14
HI SPRING SPACERS ARE FINE ...BUT WOULDNT GO ANYTHING OVER 40MM IN THE SPACER ...AS SPRINGS WILL SIT RIGHT OUT OF THE SADDLE .AND THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS HAVE 1 POP OUT WHEN YOUR IN THE BUSH.....BUNDY!MPG:7!
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Reply By: Pavo - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:03

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:03
I have a 1997 build Disco 1 and have exactly what you want to do. A few months ago I got Old Man Emu 40mm lift - complete kit - shocks and springs. Lifted it about 70-80mm because it had sagged over time. The difference is amazing.

Last weekend I bought 4 BFGoodrich AT KO 245/70/16 which I had put on original steel rims. I will be selling my original alloys - I was on 235/70/16 before.

This is the largest legal size and does not rub anywhere and I am happy with them - no cutting required.

The 245/70 also fits on the spare wheel carrier with no modifications - however I have second hand Bridgestone H/T tyres as the spares. The BFGs look 'larger' and I haven't tried one on there yet. They will definitely fit diameter wise, the only drama would be they might rub on the paint - in which case I would put a washer behind the wheel.

You will not have a problem with 40mm lift and 245/70. The size difference is only 2% or so.

Pete
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Reply By: 4x4Mad - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:59

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:59
Thanks for the help guys !!
Now have my tyre choice down to 2 brands , good old BFG or Pirelli Scorpions , tending towards the Bfg,s only because of no experience with Pirelli,s or does someone out there have something good to say about the Pirelli,s ? $50 cheaper a tyre to go with pirelli !
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Follow Up By: Pavo - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:50

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:50
I've got no experience with the Scorpions, but the guy at Bob Jane tried to sell me them saying "Pirelli make the worlds best tyres, their 4WD tyres get as much R&D as their car tyres". I just wanted the BFGs to try them. Like I said, I only bought them last weekend so haven't driven much in them, but on the dry tar they are the same as the other tyres. ie. I didn't notice a difference.

But I did notice on Pirelli's website that their 245/70 size comes in both L/T and non L/T - the L/T construction has a much higher load rating. I'd say get those if you go for the scorpions.

My decision ended up being that I wanted to try the BFGs. And $50 per tyre is not a huge amount for me given I only 10,000kms per year so they will probably last for over 6 years (assuming no irrepairable punctures). It took me ages to convince myself that paying $250 per tyre for BFG is better than paying $160 for Silverstones - but if they both lasted 6 years, then I can live with paying $100 per year more! I spend a chitload more on beer and other crap!

I'm not trying to recommend any tyre, by the way - I don't have personal experience with any of them.

Funny that you seem to be going through exactly what I went through...

Peter
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