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Discovery springs

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by GSI3000, Jul 22, 2014.

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  1. GSI3000

    GSI3000 New Member

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    Please can anyone help?

    Do discovery 1 front springs fit on a discovery 2 preface lift

    Thanks
    Steve
     
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    Pawl Active Member

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    I've not seen it for myself - but i was told yes. The d2 has a locating feature at the bottom which is'nt present on the d1 - but the diameters are supposedly the same.
    You would have to work out the ride height yourself though because the vehicle weights are quite different
     
  3. GSI3000

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    I'm thinking of fitting the lowering springs off a d1,
    I come from a modded car background, I want to make my disco more stable, have already fitted wheel spacers which helps and my diagnostic eqmt can set the rear height
     
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    Does it have ACE as mine has no issues wth stability
     
  5. GSI3000

    GSI3000 New Member

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    Yes it does, when I'm towing and a lorry goes past my Landy gets sucked in quite violently,
    By lowering it makes it even more stable especially with widening the track
     
  6. listerdiesel

    listerdiesel Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    Never had that in thousands of miles of towing, suggest you look at Panhard Rod bushes and steering, tyre pressures etc etc.

    Ours is very stable when towing, up to the weight limit.

    Probably worth looking at the weight distribution of what you are towing.

    D1 springs are different to D2, details in RAVE. I wouldn't put them on.

    Peter
     
  7. Silverlandy

    Silverlandy 3.5efi's other half

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    Mine doesn't either and the A14 is a joy with lorries, and my living load moves on her own to add to the pleasure ;)
     
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    I to have never had any prob with both my 26ft caravan or my horse trailer on the motorway towing with trucks passing me , I would be looking more at the trailer and it's tow hitch ! Then the discovery . A worn tow hitch can make for a lively tow.
     
  9. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    It would, but you're masking an inherent problem. Even my D1 dioesn't get sucked in when towing and D2's have ACE and a better suspension setup for towing.

    I'd, as others have said, look at bushes on the linkages, the towing hitch and the trailer/caravan suspension as well as tyre sizes, fitments and pressures.
     
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    MJI Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a Carlton as well then?
     
  11. listerdiesel

    listerdiesel Well-Known Member Events Planner

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    Had a red 2 litre Mk2 estate once, great motor and very good tow car.

    That had the pump-up rear shocks as well.

    Peter
     
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    Funny I was on about GSi3000 but I did own a 2.0 GLi at one time, was a good car
     
  13. GSI3000

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    No mji, I had a cavalier gsi 3000
    Thanks everyone for you comments, not found any play in any other bushes and joints but will look again.
    What tyre pressures people running when towing, 255/65x16 tyres
     
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    What is it your towing ? And what hitch has it got
     
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    I'm towning a 1900kg caravan with an alco hitch and ball
     
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    I'm shaw you prob know this and have checked that the friction plates in the hitch have not got any oil or grease on them as they rely on the the towball and hitch being dry ie grease/oil free . I've seen far to many people oiling there towballs ending up increasing the caravans yaw when towing..
     
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    should not get swaying with disco 2, I have towed 4.5 ton trailer of soil at 55mph with mine and was solid but I have range rover sport wheels 20" so no movement in tyres, however the defender 110 I tow with struggles to do 50 mph with 3.4 ton trailer and we have to run 50psi all round (I only run 40psi in the disco) and the defender has harder springs. I would say put more air in tyres and maybe get a bulldog towing bar, I don't use them but have heard they help
     
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    oh and forgot to say the tyres on the trailer can make a big difference also the suspension on the trailer, caravans tend to be very soft. I have only towed one caravan and I was happily doing 70mph until I looked in the mirror and realised it was taking up 2 lanes lol still couldn't feel it in the disco tho!
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys, am out this weekend so will see what it's like
     
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