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Has anyone lowered a LR?

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  1. sirwin

    sirwin Member

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    It wouldn't need much, just enough to get it under the garage door as currently it only clears the top by deflating the tyres and standing on the back.

    I'm about to start thinking about budget shocks and possibly springs if needed. I won't be doing tons of deep mud off roading so a slight reduction in height would be more useful to me potentialy.

    Is it a bad idea to lower a LR slightly? Is there a way to do it without costing too much?
     
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    What Land Rover are you talking about?
     
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    Many do it themselves when the air bags leak...
     
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    Ratae Well-Known Member

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    Having looked at your post history is this a 110?
    TMD list 2" lowering springs for 90 & 110 but 110 shown as out of stock. £299 as the price. So £75 a corner.
    https://tmdtuning.com/shop/110-lowering-springs/

    Don't forget possible insurance increase!
     
  6. sirwin

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    Hey Ratae yeh '86 110.
     
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    Probably cheaper to modify the garage, lowering might cause insurance problems.
     
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  8. sirwin

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    That's definitely the other option. I was looking at it earlier wondering if it's possible.
     
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    Post a pic of the front of your garage plenty of builders on here will give advice...
     
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  10. sirwin

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    Possibly not the clearest angle of the garage. Plenty of room at the moment but won't be long before everything starts going back together again.

    Simplest solution might just be a carefully selected dip in the ground with a pneumatic drill.
     

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    Don't see what your problem is I think your over thinking your problem that will fit easily under the door IMHO...LOL
     
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    Ah now I see your problem from a more detailed view of your situation...remove the 6x4 timber post holding up the bonnet and your sorted...
     
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    Problem solved.
     
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    Choices appear to be 4 fold. All depends exactly how much clearance you need to achieve.

    !) Take garage roof off and increase height by at least 6"

    2) Change up and over door for some folding or outward opening doors.

    3) lower the garage floor by an inch or two

    4) Lowering spring


    Brendan
     
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    When it went in it was only the back end that was just shy of cleaning so maybe a dip in the ground is the simplest solution
     
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    Option 5 turn it into a pickup :)
     
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    Then there were those eejits on that TV program who "slammed" that Series 3 as low as it could go.
    What a mess!
     
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    Fit EAS and job done, goes up and down at the push of a button.
     
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    I have the same problem with my garage. Mine is a lwb station wagon with a safari roof. There some multi story car parks I can't get in.

    Col
     
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