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Discovery 2 Suspension & Flex

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by bankz5152, Jun 12, 2022.

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  1. bankz5152

    bankz5152 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    So looking at the suspension set up for the D2, id like to mimic what I ahd on the 110 but obviously the D2 is fairly different.

    D2 currently has OME +2 all round, with stock anti roll bars, drop links (i have HD extended ready to go in) with polybushes. Stock radius/trailing arms, stock watts linkage.

    Question is id like to maintain the on road manners while being able to achieve some decent flex off road.

    My 110 had Koni +2 HT Raids, OME +2 springs, front ARB with super pro bushes, gywn lewis cranked rear arms, wide angle rear prop & gwyn lewis wide angle A frame.

    Which had a great ride, little wallowy in the corners but was alright for the excellent flex I got off road. Suppose it was a 70/30 offroad/onroad balance

    With the D2 Id like more of a 50/50. Good flex but good road manners.

    First thought is cranked rear watts linkage and removing or quick disconnecting the rear ARB.

    Any other thoughts or suggestions?
     
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    Fit ACE lots of flex and no roll.
     
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    bankz5152 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Interesting! Can ACE be retrofitted then? Guessing loose the ARBs?
     
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    If it was removed rather than missing, not too difficult. If not there quite a bit more work.

    But I can corner quite hard AND drive up a car ramp under diagonal wheels.

    It runs as disconnected off road and rigid while cornering.

    Bits are cheap as everyone is ripping it off due to leaks.

    Plenty of spares then!!!!

    Hydraulic hoses are your friends.

    If the D2 is really solid and a keeper it would be worth reinstating.
     
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    Good to know. It never had ACE but Ill certainly look into it! Sounds like a winner.
     
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