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Disco_Mikey



Member Since: 16 Nov 2014
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Scotland 2003 Defender 110 Td5 XS DCPU Caledonian Blue

I'm back to work on the 5th. I'll measure then Thumbs Up

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Post #588375 29th Dec 2016 10:11am
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John Fair



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

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Post #588407 29th Dec 2016 2:26pm
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ARC99



Member Since: 19 Feb 2013
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Cairns Blue
Springs now changed

As of 4.00pm yesterday I have had the standard Land rover 110 springs taken out and the Alive springs put in.
S.H.M.B.O. says she feels like it is the Disco 1 and a much better thing to drive. I have to agree with her it feels more planted on the road, corners better, and no more jarring of the back and neck. Also we can now get in and exit without having to use the side steps.



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Front height with standard springs



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Rear height with standard springs.



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Front with Alive springs.




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Rear with Alive springs.





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Front wheel.



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Rear wheel.

While having them fitted the headlights and fluid levels were checked. Don't make old people mad.
We don't like being old in the first place,
so it doesn't take much to Censored us off.

Richard

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Dimitris_CY



Member Since: 22 May 2016
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2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 CSW Alaska White

I noticed that this discussion stopped more than a year ago. I wonder if the Lowering Springs For Defender 110 is still available - it's a bit confusing to see the kit listed on the Suspension Archive page on your website. Is it considered vintage in 2018 Very Happy ?

Also, this could be a naive question, but how do I know if my 2012 Defender 110, 2.2 has the genuine ARB already installed from the beginning. I'm traveling abroad now and will be able to check it only in 1 week. May be there is a rule of thumb to detect if an ARB was optional or mandatory in 2012. I'd rather order both the kit and the ARB (if needed) now so everything would be ready when I came back. Thanks, Dimitris

Post #677361 10th Jan 2018 12:40am
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Good morning Dimitris, welcome to defender2 Thumbs Up

The Alive 110 comfort lowering springs are still available on their website. I just think that maybe they don't suit everyone. They do lower the Defender and not sure if they are suitable if you tow heavy trailers or load up heavy, which is often the case with 110. I suspect it all depends on what you want them for. I've certainly not heard anything against them.

As for the ARB, I have a 2012 110 SW and so far as I know the ARB is fitted as standard on the station wagon, but not on all variants. Someone here will no doubt know but I believe the Utility and DCPU all have ARB as standard, but possibly not the hard top or pickups? The uprated ARB are generally 25mm diameter, but I'm not sure what the standard ARB is. I could measure tonight if you would like?

I'm not expert but hope this helps a little Thumbs Up James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

Post #677374 10th Jan 2018 9:39am
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Dimitris_CY



Member Since: 22 May 2016
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2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 CSW Alaska White

Hi James, thanks a lot for your prompt reply. You are right - I've just seen both front and rear ARB fitted. I'll phone you thisMonday to discuss the lowering kit order.

Post #678002 12th Jan 2018 9:03pm
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WilkoW



Member Since: 09 Jun 2013
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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 V8 Petrol 50th Auto Atlantis Blue

Hi, so a few questions...

Are these kits still available and, if so, does anyone have them fitted to a Puma who can repair back on ride comfort? I’m particularly interested in a 110 conversion so maybe Alive have one running at Peterborough I can look at?

Post #725375 25th Aug 2018 8:03pm
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GREENI



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I had them in 2 90's and currently in my v8' they're very comfortable.

I'd put them on my 110 if I was keeping it. @v8_scumbag

Post #725379 25th Aug 2018 8:35pm
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WilkoW



Member Since: 09 Jun 2013
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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 V8 Petrol 50th Auto Atlantis Blue

Thanks. Are you able to quantify ‘comfortable’?

Post #725383 25th Aug 2018 9:20pm
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GREENI



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Hmmmmm tricky question....


Mr. Green was a skinny bird, now a plumper. @v8_scumbag

Post #725391 25th Aug 2018 10:34pm
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WilkoW



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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 V8 Petrol 50th Auto Atlantis Blue

Well, to me the back end of my 110 feels harsher than the front over pot holes, bumps etc. Consequently, the rear cabin vibrates and shakes more so whilst it’ll never approach modern RR NVH levels it would be good to improve ride comfort and reduce flexing - does it help in this area?

Post #725409 26th Aug 2018 9:21am
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GREENI



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Absolutely. The Puma 90tc was harsh and skittish over bumps at speed, the springs made it feel safer and more comfortable. @v8_scumbag

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