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nitram17



Member Since: 08 Jun 2014
Location: newcastle
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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 9:02pm
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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 9:06pm
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Kit



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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
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #616177 11th Apr 2017 9:43pm
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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.

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Likeomg



Member Since: 29 Jun 2012
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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 9:38am
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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
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #616268 12th Apr 2017 10:50am
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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

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..

Post #616305 12th Apr 2017 1:00pm
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Pickles



Member Since: 26 May 2013
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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.

Post #616445 12th Apr 2017 10:25pm
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proloForÍt



Member Since: 16 Mar 2017
Location: Montereau
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France 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

Hello,
Did anyone here fit these Alive comfort springs?

I receive from the previous owner and would like to fit to try.

I have 2 long and 2 short. I had assumed 2 long on front, 2 short on back.

I see now, after take down the oem springs on front today that the drivers side is longer than passenger. Looks like all 4 corners OEM are different spring.

Which alive spring go where? No colour markings on them like OEM.

Previous owner said to me no instructions from Alive when arriving.

I email to Alive.

Post #628877 4th Jun 2017 1:08pm
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isacs



Member Since: 28 Aug 2015
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Yes long at the front, short to the rear. No difference in left or right.

Post #628925 4th Jun 2017 5:23pm
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lightning



Member Since: 23 Apr 2009
Location: Stockport
Posts: 222

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If you want a better ride in your Defender, try fitting adjustable dampers.
l fitted some Terrafirma 4 way adjustable dampers and in the softest setting the ride is significantly better (on my 110 TD5)

The springs are standard spec. The Defender rides better on all surfaces.

Post #640308 28th Jul 2017 12:38pm
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Havana

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dotom



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Germany 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Hi Gary, that's good news. Is there a chance to get a cheaper shipping than 100£ to Germany, 44265 Dortmund?
Thanks
Tom

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LandymanStefan



Member Since: 30 Aug 2017
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England 2001 Defender 90 Td5 SW Epsom Green

Do you have any plans to sell standard height eibach comfort springs? Twisted have them in their kit but they charge the earth, i was wondering if you guys at alive could get hold of them?

Post #648302 4th Sep 2017 7:35pm
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lightning



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Doesn't look like it from the lack of any reply!
I'd be interested in a set if they did them.

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