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Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

All of us who actually use these things off road, may like to include themselves so others can get an idea what to use to achieve the desired amount of lift.

I get asked at least once a week what I used on my suspension set-up. So instead of having to look it up each week, what part numbers I used and if it all bolts in, Here you go. The definitive answer.

USE THIS FORMAT:

Coil Conversion Kit: British Atlantic

Lift~ 2.5"-3"

Springs:

Brand: OLD MAN EMU

Part Numbers:

Front: OME 751- Heavy Duty springs for a Range Rover Classic

Back: OME 762- Heavy Duty springs for a Range Rover Classic

Spacers:

Front ~1"

Shocks:

Brand:
Bilstein

Type: 5150: Front- 10" travel: eye to eye
5100: Rear- 10" travel: eye to eye

Valving:

Front: 255/70
Rear: 255/70

Part Numbers:

Front: 25-186307

Rear: 33-18552

Collapsed and Extended Lengths:

Front: extended: 29.93 collapsed: 15.91

Front: extended: 29.90 collapsed: 15.81

Tire Size: 245/75/16 ~31" tall, could fit 32" tires without any problems

Gearing: Stock 3.54:1


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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

Thanks for the info. With the 3" did you have to change shafts or move or extend any brake lines? I will probably go with about the same setup. I just don't want to deal with drive shaft issues.
 

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No driveshaft modifications, I unhooked the front brakelines from the frame. No front sway bar. You will have to get some shock adapters for the lower shock mount.

Never had any issues with my setup other then the front springs popping out. I fixed that by using a couple hose clamps yo hold the top of the spring in.

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

Coil Conversion Kit: Unknown, Plates made out of aluminum and add about .5-1" to the lift.

Lift~ 5" or so

Springs:

Brand: RTE, for a D1.

Part Numbers:

Front: RR1-3

Back: RR4-3P

Spacers:

Front ~ .5", need to move to rear.

Shocks:

Brand:
Bilstein

5100 series F/R

Valving:

Front: 255/70
Rear: 255/70

Part Numbers:

Front: Will update these later.

Rear:

Collapsed and Extended Lengths:

Will get these later


Tire Size255/85-16 BF-KM2s, 33" diameter

Gearing: Stock 3.54:1, 2 pin diffs.

Required mods to run:
Panhard rods must be fabricated
Front driveshaft must have a double cardan.
Brake lines are adequate for now
Truck will need to be regeared for 4.0/stock 4.6 the 4.6HO keeps up, but its thirsty around town.

Planned mods:
Dislocation cones and spring retainers
Limit straps
Ditch the composite rear radius arms.

Center of front wheel well is ~41" from the ground.



 

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

Good idea (especially as i have lost count of how many PM's I received about my set up.)
Sorry don't do formats

No off road P38 coil suspension thread would be complete without
http://www.rockrover.com/techarticles.htm
This was the set up I installed and ran on my 97 RR for 150k miles, until a couple of weeks ago when i replaced it with a completely stock (for now) 01 with 94k.


Tyres Pro Comp XTerrain 285/75 (32.9" tall) and enough room to install RUD chains
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No trimming of outer fender, but inner plastic fender was trimmed and mud flaps removed. Rear passenger side inner fender liner would rub under maximum articulation.
Alan's revised / updated set up was pretty much what in ended up with after trying some different spring combinations and isolators.

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OME Front springs 764
OME N46 Front shocks
OME Rear springs 762
OME Rear shocks (have to check)
Tom Woods Front prop shaft
Stock rear prop shaft
Extended brake lines
JKS sway bar dissconnects
Adjustable panhard rods.
Rear spring retainers, http://www.expeditionexchange.com/cart/product.php?productid=18479&cat=0&page=1
Southdown skid plates, and factory winch mount. Rover Specialties sliders, SD rack, F+R TruTraks.
Poly Bump stops on lower axles
 

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

If there was a like button I would hit it, great idea to put in one place. Last year when I was trying to decide what to do, I spend hours searching different combinations, then trying to source the parts. As I looked at threads that were everywhere from a week to a decade old, I had to work out what works for the $ and what I am really going to use mine for. You all helped!

I can add that I am a fan of the treadwright.com retreads, 245/75-16 they are a bit bigger but have great manners on the road, and do not stress my 4.0. It also saved me from the spare well hassle. I liked the treadwright so much that I bought a set for my suburban as well. Great traction, great price.
 

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

Here is what i did to the front brake lines.

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

So to update this thread. I switched out the 751 OME springs up front with some 766 springs. I gained about 1.5" of lift over the old springs. The ride is still pretty nice. The springs are a bit more firm, but I did not find it harsh, it rides great.

A Moab flex shot or two.





 

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

Love your rig Getlost4x4, but just wondering you say in your 1st post that you have 2.5"- 3"inches of lift with O.M.E. Springs, is that 2.5 - 3" above normal EAS ride height,
or 2.5 - 3" above off road height ?
Also I see your running 33" tyres,what width rims are you using ?

Regards' Mudwarrior
 

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Re: Off-Road Suspension Set-up Guides and Pictures (Coil Springs Only)

I measured it above standard ride height. If the EAS was still on the vehicle.

I think my wheels are 16x8" wide. They are procomp wheels.
 

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Coil Conversion Kit: British Atlantic

Lift~ 2-2.75

Springs:

Brand: OLD MAN EMU

Part Numbers:

Front: OME 2751- Passenger Side

Back: OME 2762- Passenger Side

Spacers:

None (at the moment)

Shocks:

Brand:


Front: Terrafirma All-Terrain (TF125)

Rear: Bilstein B46-2214

Tire Size: 255/70/16 ~29" tall. Looking to fit 265/75/16 tires in the next few months

Gearing: Stock 3.54:1

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