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  1. #1001
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    OME 763s and 764s. Disco2 rubber shock tower isolators in front on top, LR spring isolator on the bottom. LR spring isolators top and bottom in the rear with a 1" spacer and retainers top and bottom. Lowered shock mounts or a long shock in the rear.

    This set-up breaks in really nicely and has tons of load capacity. It also runs well without sway bars.
    Expect about 3"+ of lift front and rear.

    It's nothing radical or cutting edge, but it is trail proven.
    Discovery 1
    MOD 110 300Tdi
    LJ78 Land Cruiser
    Tundra

  2. #1002
    Quote Originally Posted by JSQ View Post
    OME 763s and 764s. Disco2 rubber shock tower isolators in front on top, LR spring isolator on the bottom. LR spring isolators top and bottom in the rear with a 1" spacer and retainers top and bottom. Lowered shock mounts or a long shock in the rear.

    This set-up breaks in really nicely and has tons of load capacity. It also runs well without sway bars.
    Expect about 3"+ of lift front and rear.

    It's nothing radical or cutting edge, but it is trail proven.
    I ran this set up for a long time before going to what I run now, what a great set up!

    If I started over on a D1 I would go back to this set up.
    I got a bottle of Aloe after getting sun burned. It says "apply Liberally"... I'm not sure if this means other people pay for it and I use it, or I am to force other people to use it even if they dont want to because it's what I think is right for them?

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    Are those last few shots on a trail called behind the rocks?
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    007's Tacoma build

  4. #1004
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    Quote Originally Posted by expeditionswest View Post
    2. I need to find a way to carry a little more fuel. Something in the 4-5 gallon range. These darn diesel defenders I am traveling with have considerably longer range than I do.
    300 Tdi.............Problem solved. Then you don't have to worry about carrying more fuel

  5. #1005
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Are those last few shots on a trail called behind the rocks?
    Flat Iron Mesa
    Scott Brady
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    Overland Journal
    D1 | LJ78 | BJ74 |LR4 | MKIII | J8 | G-Wagen | Range Rover Classic | Moto Guzzi V7 | KLR650

  6. #1006
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    I am going to try some 1" spacers to start.

    One of the best modifications I performed to the suspension was the spring retainers from EE. With the sport shocks and the sway bars removed, the suspension is nicely balanced and stable on the trail, with minimal pitch or sway, yet it still handles nicely at speed.
    Scott Brady
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    D1 | LJ78 | BJ74 |LR4 | MKIII | J8 | G-Wagen | Range Rover Classic | Moto Guzzi V7 | KLR650

  7. #1007
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    Can you post some more interior pictures? I'm looking into getting a 94 DI and need some inspiration.
    ~Matt
    97 Land Rover DI SD 5 speed- Camel Trophy-esq build
    04 Land Rover DII ARB, OME Med lift, seat heaters....
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    64 Land Rover Series IIa-88 The origin of the insanity, gone to live on a farm in Virginia.

    It's not the destination that matters.

  8. #1008
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    WOW! it has taken weeks to read through this.

    AMAZING project. I would also appreciate a summery, I have a 96 SE7 that is my first Rover. It may not get a lot of action in the west but I'd sure like to be ready for it when the opportunity comes.

    ? Why do a suspension lift? with all the pinion angle (etc) hassles wouldn't a body lift serve as well if not better?

  9. #1009
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    with all the pinion angle (etc) hassles wouldn't a body lift serve as well if not better?
    You should install a body lift and report back with your opinion.

  10. #1010
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    I've had a 2" body lift on my 95 Disco (with an OME suspension) for about 6 years or so. I haven't figured out why some people don't like them.
    Tom Rowe

    Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
    in places even more inaccessible.

    62 88 reg
    67 NADA x2
    74 Air Portable - The Antichrist (tag 6A666)
    95 D1 5-speed
    95 D90 5-speed
    97 D1 Automatic

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