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Old 12-19-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
seacomm
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200 TDI Discovery springs and shocks

I ned some advice
I have Disco with a broken spring and a leaky shock and I will replace them
all round.
I only use it on road and to tow medium size boats and box trailer
Is it worth uprating them at the same time, I don't wish to change the ride
height maybe just firm it up a bit.
Some idea of price and supplier would be helpful as I don't want to spend
too much.

Thanks


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Old 12-20-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 200 TDI Discovery springs and shocks

On or around Tue, 20 Dec 2005 02:35:16 -0000, "seacomm"
<seacommander@tiscali.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>I ned some advice
>I have Disco with a broken spring and a leaky shock and I will replace them
>all round.
>I only use it on road and to tow medium size boats and box trailer
>Is it worth uprating them at the same time, I don't wish to change the ride
>height maybe just firm it up a bit.
>Some idea of price and supplier would be helpful as I don't want to spend
>too much.


standard dampers are cheap as chips, from Beamends, Paddock, et al.

You can fit 90 HD rear springs to the back of a disco - similar ride height
and I think slightly stiffer, although the disco rear springs are among the
stiffest of the bunch anyway, when you look into it.

other than that, keep it standard = keep it cheap. Standard britpart
springs are cheap as chips an' all. likewise bushes - use the standard
rubber ones.

consider that for the cost of hifalutin' gas dampers from OME you get at
least 2 cheap standard ones - you can afford, for example, to replace the
cheapo ones every year, say. Same applies to springs - standard ones cost
so little that unless you're after a major lift or something it ain't worth
it, IMHO.


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Old 12-20-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 200 TDI Discovery springs and shocks

Hi,

I've just done similar on my 200Tdi 5-door Disco.

Rear springs changed for Heavy-Duty types (camel trophy spec), front
springs changed to heavy duty spec. All four shocks changed for
Pro-comp ES9000 gas struts.

I am very pleased with the results, and the springs are cheap as chips
- all Britpart, no problems yet, but i haven't long done it. The shocks
are pricey though, at about 35 each, but i swear by them (used them
on previous vehicles too.)

I guess it depends on your budget, and what you are trying to achieve.
I tend to throw my disco around a bit, so prefer tighter shocks. I also
tend to carry a reasonable weight in the back on a permanent basis
(100-150Kg) Thats without passengers, but i rarely have them. I have a
winch and 2nd battery in the front too. The new springs and shocks are
a BIG improvement over my standard items. BTW, both my front and rear
anti-roll bars have been removed.

I can dig out part numbers for the springs if you wish, and
prices/suppliers. If you intend doing it yourself, i'll post some tips
ive learned along the way! :-)


Sorry for the long post,

Chris

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Old 12-21-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 200 TDI Discovery springs and shocks


"seacomm" <seacommander@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
news:43a76e04_3@mk-nntp-2.news.uk.tiscali.com...
> I ned some advice
> I have Disco with a broken spring and a leaky shock and I will replace

them
> all round.
> I only use it on road and to tow medium size boats and box trailer
> Is it worth uprating them at the same time, I don't wish to change the

ride
> height maybe just firm it up a bit.
> Some idea of price and supplier would be helpful as I don't want to spend
> too much.


Had the garage change mine, I got the parts. Shocks were about 6 quid each,
springs about 12. Whole bill for everything was 150. Good result. Disco 1
'92.
TonyB


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