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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green
Anyone fitted Koni HT Raid dampers?

Picked up a set fairly cheap to replace the TF rubbish. Though the adjustable side of them is a pita to say the least!

Anyone fitted a set and have a decent place to start with the damping foprce? Instagram @defender_ventures
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Post #809993 12th Jan 2020 11:07pm
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roel



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Netherlands 2003 Defender 90 Td5 PU Caledonian Blue

I used the Koni Heavy tracks on my Camel Trophy Discovery. As the CT disco was very heavy I ended up using the middle setting in the front and the heavy demping setting in the back.

On a 90 depending how much s... you carry and what you prefferences are, I would start somewhere in the middles setting and start from there. Roel

1984 90 2.5 na Diesel - RR V8 (1994-2001)
1997 Camel Trophy Discovery 300TDI (2001-2009)
2005 G4 Discovery III 4.4 V8 (2008-2018) It's gone but it still hurts.
2003 90 Td5 (2009-now)

Post #810030 13th Jan 2020 1:37pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

Going on my 110.

Weights 2.7 ton unladen with fuel. Often heavily loaded when overlanding/transporting kit



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Post #810045 13th Jan 2020 3:01pm
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roel



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Netherlands 2003 Defender 90 Td5 PU Caledonian Blue

My CT disco was 2.5T empty.


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Here at Eastnor Castle.

You probably have to play with the setting to get the ride that you like. Roel

1984 90 2.5 na Diesel - RR V8 (1994-2001)
1997 Camel Trophy Discovery 300TDI (2001-2009)
2005 G4 Discovery III 4.4 V8 (2008-2018) It's gone but it still hurts.
2003 90 Td5 (2009-now)

Post #810083 13th Jan 2020 6:53pm
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ickle



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France 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Alpine White

Mine runs either empty or at / over max weight when towing, still on 'softest' setting after several years.

Keith

Post #810085 13th Jan 2020 7:25pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

Tough one then!

Ill set them all to softest wind out a couple clicks and see. Just a pita having to remove the shock to adjust!

Should be able to adjust the fronts in situ id think though Instagram @defender_ventures
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Post #810086 13th Jan 2020 7:32pm
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Wild Card 90



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England 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Indus Silver

I have the HTR´s on my lightly kitted 90 (Recaro CS´s, no rear seats). I run them one click above softest setting, and although the ride is definitely on the sporty side, we find it a nice place to be on long runs. The Koni´s (which are basically truck dampers, according to the service tech) are tough and over dimensioned for our 90. We did however have one pack up a couple of years ago (it was four years old and had about 40 k miles on it) which resulted in them sending us a new pair for very little money. Good service. 1998 Tdi 90 SW,
2008 Td4 90 SW,
2012 2.2 90 SW,
2" raised Trailmaster/Terrafirma
Heavy Track Raids, 255 MTs,
Recaro CSs, anorak, wellingtons

Post #810097 13th Jan 2020 8:17pm
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bankz5152



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Thats good news.

Ok cool. Im thinking id prefer a slightly softer ride, do like 350miles a week on mway and country lanes. That said I dont want it so soft I end up with loads of body roll! Instagram @defender_ventures
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Post #810106 13th Jan 2020 8:50pm
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epictrail



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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 110 Td5 HT Chawton White

I have them on my 110 Hardtop. I run the front one up from soft and the rear turned up full. Really depends on your tyres / wheel size / springs as to the comfort as much as the shock settings. Mine is on 16's with 265 tyres. I have the rear's shocks at full as i have a 30mm front roll bar and need the rear stiff to cut the understeer out. I also have helper springs inside the rear springs as standard but its not crashing or banging over bumps, just well planted for a heavy vehicle....

Post #810120 13th Jan 2020 9:52pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

285/75/16 Cooper ST Maxxs no anti roll bars.

Will be coupled with medium/heavy duty +40mm springs on the front and medium +50mm on the rear.

Majority of miles is unloaded but still often full of weighty kit. Instagram @defender_ventures
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Post #810125 13th Jan 2020 10:03pm
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epictrail



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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 110 Td5 HT Chawton White

Did you buy the +2 version of the shocks then as you have lift springs?

Sounds like you could try the shocks at standard or +1 click at the front and +2 clicks on the rear and see how you find it. Rears are fairly quick to remove adjust front a little more involved.

Post #810189 14th Jan 2020 11:49am
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bankz5152



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Yeah +2s

Sounda like a good start! Instagram @defender_ventures
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Post #810197 14th Jan 2020 12:44pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

All done today!

Fronts at 1.5 and rears at 3. So much smoother, soaks up the bumps well but body roll is kept in check.



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epictrail



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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 110 Td5 HT Chawton White

Excellent Thumbs Up

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