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Dazed and Confused about 2inch lift kits

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by DaveP_Tomcat, Feb 9, 2019.

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  1. DaveP_Tomcat

    DaveP_Tomcat Active Member

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    I've a Tomcat based on a shortened RRC chassis, Disco2 axles with D90 springs and shocks.. Thus I'm not sure where to ask these questions....

    I need to route the exhaust ( currently there isn't one ) and there's not enough room to fit it between the rear axle and the fuel tank, plus I have a horrid feeling that under extreme travel the diff or locator arms may even smack the tank cradle!.... I can't shift the tank so was thinking of fitting a 2inch spring kit.

    Q1 : What more is needed after fitting longer springs and shocks?

    Q2 : Are there any recommendations for manufacturers that do quality kits?

    Q3 : Would I be right in guessing a Defender 90 kit would be appropriate on weight for a lightweight (relatively) build?

    Cheers!
     
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    Al2O3 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I've never fitted a lift kit and probably never will, but have read the odd thread where people have. I think you also need to fit castor corrected radius arms.
    Is your Tomcat a one off? ie are they not normally fitted to a RRC chassis? If not, then there must be an exhaust solution somewhere.
    Some pics ofthe underside would be good so we can see the set up. :)
     
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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    1)Fit bigger bump stops(drop out the springs & sit the axle on the bump stops you can work out if it will hit the tank.
    2) find police spec springs. These are good for travel & stiffen up on loading
    3)Exhaust buy in kit form they are held on with 2 spring clips.unsure of the supplier.


    He's my redundant comper :(
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    It was built in 2001 from a kit of parts... Most bits were fabbed by the guy that put it together. It's pre the long travel suspension ones. The builder didn't finish the job so I'm doing it with little history.
    I'll get some pics.
     
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    Police springs? Not been aware of those before... I'll keep an eye out for them. Great idea on the bump stops. :))

    Your comp looks the same age as mine, 2001? Why you not using it??
     
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    Aye, pics are good. It'll help everyone see what's going on. There's quite a few of the lads on here who have built their own competition vehicles and so will have experience of bespoke vehicles. @owl being one such clever fella ;):cool:
     
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    @DaveP_Tomcat Gave up racing as my heart was not in to it any more. Also It was getting to the point of too much money was been thrown at motors by others.

    Be reliable & finish, it always made me smile :)
    This was a range chassis to 88" running 300 tdi
    Raced /built rangie,landy & freelander based motors over 30years
     
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    Dig it out man!
     
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    I've currently got the backend jacked up for the handbrake renew, so will aid taking photos.
    My theory is always to race yourself not other people's wallets....
     
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    So....

    I snagged a set of +2inch brake hoses at the Landy meet in Congleton last Sunday, I've ordered a set of +2inch Defender light duty springs and 4 +2inch Disco2 shocks.

    Will write up the fitting in my Project thread.


    Thanks for the information. :):cool:
     
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    Hope it works out :):cool:
     
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