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Disco 2 Front springs

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by J6BXR, Aug 16, 2017.

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  1. J6BXR

    J6BXR Member

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    Hi all, I'm looking for advice on best springs to buy to replace my D2 td5 standard fronts , with standard equivalents any advice welcome.


    Regards
     
  2. Pawl

    Pawl Active Member

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    If you were happy with the way it was performing, why not fit same spec as Original?
    Why do you think that you want to change them?
     
  3. brian47

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    Spring data taken from RAVE:-

    "The coil springs must be installed correctly. The bottom coil of the spring locates in a recess in the lower spring seat.
    The top coil of the spring is ground flat to locate the upper spring seat isolator.

    Coil Spring Specifications – Models up to 03 Model Year

    The front springs on petrol variants are manufactured from carbon chrome 13.9 mm (0.55 in) diameter bar. The spring has 7.6 coils and a free length of 377 mm (14.8 in). The petrol front spring is identified by a pink and orange stripe painted on a number of coils.
    The front springs on Diesel variants are manufactured from carbon chrome 13.9 mm (0.55 in) diameter bar. The spring has 7.6 coils and a free length of 383 mm (15.0 in). The Diesel front spring is identified by a white and purple stripe painted on a number of coils.

    Coil Spring Specifications – Models from 03 Model Year

    The introduction of the 03MY vehicle introduced a range of additional spring fitments. These were introduced to cover the introduction of the 4.6l V8 engine, the fitment of a front mounted winch and to optimise the vehicle trim heights.
    The coil springs are manufactured from silicon manganese 13.8 mm or 13.9 mm (0.54 in or 0.55 in) diameter bar. The following spring data table shows the colour codes, number of coils and spring free length."

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  4. ozzyboydeano

    ozzyboydeano Well-Known Member

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    if your looking for a stronger spring and more reliable but in equal height to stock spring
    do a google search KING SPRINGS

    I haven't changed the fronts yet but I added in king springs to the rear the thickness of the spring compared to the stock spring is a night and day difference
     
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  5. ozzyboydeano

    ozzyboydeano Well-Known Member

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    I cant answer for him but I do see his point
     
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