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Joe the Plumber



Member Since: 18 Dec 2013
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2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 HT Fuji White
Alive Eibach 25mm rear anti-roll bar (ARB)

I have recently fitted one of these to my 2014 2.2 110 van following the good advice offered in another topic on here:

http://www.alivetuning.com/product/defende...l-bar-kit/

Having driven around with it on for a couple of weeks, I thought I ought to post my experiences. It took about 45 minutes to fit, with no need to jack the van up, and if it wasn't for my own upgraded rear mudflaps which have brackets onto the ARB body mounts, it would probably have only taken half an hour.

You need to use the lube supplied with the new bushes to help them onto the bar and re-fit the clamps, and take care to get the two big drop link bolts and washers back together in the right order. But that's as difficult as it gets.

And what a great difference it's made to the way the van corners. It's still not a go-kart, but I've been approaching familiar bends and slowing down to my usual speed, only to find that I didn't need to any longer. It even makes it feel more planted simply turning into my road. My wife reckons the whole van feels better from the passenger seat too.

The steering seems to be more precise as well.

I believe that if you're into off-roading, it affects the axle articulation so you probably won't want one, but if, like me, you spend all your time on the tarmac, I reckon it's the best mod I've made to the van apart from the BAS tune.

If you can afford one, get yourself an early Christmas present.

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MJN110



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Montalcino Red

Hi Joe
It is good to hear this I am always cautious about what I would recommend but had no doubts about this ARB. 2016 Defender Landmark 90
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Sulisuli



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

I am with both of you having fitted one also Thumbs Up Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

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Roy5695



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Indus Silver

I also echo your comments. Absolutely love mine. Perfect for the twisty Cornish lanes Twisted Evil 2011 Defender DCPU 2.2 - https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic30623.html

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Roy

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Co1



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Loire Blue

For f*cks sake! When will it end?! You lot cost me a fortune!

How does it handle over speed bumps etc, any better/worse? Same goes for pot holes. I’m after comfort rather than cornering speed. Instagram @richmond_custom

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Sulisuli



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Co1 Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter it never ends.

From a comfort perspective I felt it was a nice improvement and would recommended it. Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

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Roy5695



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Indus Silver

It will help with comfort around corners as the vehicle leans less, going fast or slow.

Anti roll bar won’t make much difference over bumps and pot holes though, that’s all down to springs/shocks 2011 Defender DCPU 2.2 - https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic30623.html

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Roy

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Naks



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South Africa 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Alpine White

Does this restrict articulation when off-road? --

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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

Yes will lift a wheel sooner when in a cross axle situation DEFENDER 90 TDCI XS,

I hope everyone is well and your land rovers make you happy

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Good to hear the feedback! Thank you.

Must get mine fitted Big Cry James
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Joe the Plumber



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2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 HT Fuji White

It won't take you long and you'll be very pleased that you did.

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