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nitram17



Member Since: 09 Jun 2014
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luke........For a cleadon tractor there is no benefit ..........for a farm utility truck the benefits of ride height is obvious.Thre is a wide spectrum of defenders out there from the blinged up to the battered up and a owner for everyone ...i have seen your truck and its a work of art but its not what i want for my defender ..apples and oranges fella

Post #616166 11th Apr 2017 10:02pm
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Likeomg



Member Since: 29 Jun 2012
Location: Lake District / Newcastle
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2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Stornoway Grey

If your replying to me, (name isn't Luke)

I have a farm; and my defender spends half its life in the lake district being used for mountain biking... as my latest video shows i do take it off road and lowering it doesn't change its off roading, the distance from the ground to the axles remains unchanged i still get plenty of articulation...


this according to another thread is a very washed out green lane over in the lakes... filmed last weekend Question Question

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Post #616168 11th Apr 2017 10:06pm
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Kit



Member Since: 12 Feb 2016
Location: Shropshire
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Suspension lifts are mandatory on dedicated offroaders with wider track and big tyres as it helps stop the tyres fouling the body work under articulation. If you've got a standard prop...etc and tyres smaller than 33" there's not allot to gain... Other than better approach and departure angles + not getting your arse wet while fording Thumbs Up

I do think it's a bit strange to lower a defender, however each to their own. 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW

Post #616177 11th Apr 2017 10:43pm
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nitram17



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Likeomg wrote:
If your replying to me, (name isn't Luke)

I have a farm; and my defender spends half its life in the lake district being used for mountain biking... as my latest video shows i do take it off road and lowering it doesn't change its off roading, the distance from the ground to the axles remains unchanged i still get plenty of articulation...


this according to another thread is a very washed out green lane over in the lakes... filmed last weekend Question Question

&t=1s


I thought you worked offshore in H&S?Anyway i think lowering your truck with those wheels is madness one good pothole and one bent fender............there are many views in what to do with a defender but if you watch the alive video of that black truck tearing around the track thats about as far away from the spirit of a defender as you can possibly get ........but thats my opinion others will differ but thats the rare attraction of a defender its a blank slate.

Post #616194 12th Apr 2017 3:40am
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Likeomg



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2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Stornoway Grey

The twisted wheels with 285/65 bfg's don't touch the arches even on full articulation with the lowering springs, I'm sure I posted the photo on here at some point (few year ago) lifting one corner of the truck with our jcb and the tires don't catch..

I'll try and dig it out..
and work at sea as a bridge (navigation officer..)

Post #616251 12th Apr 2017 10:38am
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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

The wheel behaves differently when you hit a bump to offroad articulation, if you ground out your suspension on a bump at speed on very low offset wheels, it'll catch your fender on 33" tyres.

Check out how the bowler "rally" spec defenders are set up.

That said, you have to be doing something really stupid/fun to ground out the suspension to the point it catches (even with a -1" spring kit) 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW

Post #616268 12th Apr 2017 11:50am
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Likeomg



Member Since: 29 Jun 2012
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2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Stornoway Grey

I see..

Well i've ran the lowered / twisted wheels now for maybe 4 years and 40k miles... all good so far Shocked

Always been amazed at rally spec cars... was at M sport picking up my cousin who works there the other week; you wouldn't believe the kit they have lying around..

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Pickles



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Australia 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Keswick Green

"M Sport"?...Did you see Malcolm's "House", or "Castle" that He lives in?
Pickles.

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