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Old 05-01-2005, 09:02   #1 (permalink)
Joskin
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Bouncey ride

I've had Defender 90s for quite a few years (NA, 200tdi & 300tdi), usually
on or converted to BFG 225/75 tyres. They all seemed to ride about the same,
even when I converted the last one to Polybushes (the Blue ones).

I've just been lucky enough to get a 2003 TD5 which has only done 8,800
miles. My problem is that it seems a very bouncy ride compared to all the
others. The mileage is genuine and there is nothing worn in the suspension
or steering, which leads me to suspect that it's because it's still on the
original tyres. These are 235/85 General Grabber TRs.

I've never driven a 90 on 235/85s before - is this bouncy ride a
characteristic of the tyre size - or the tyre make ?

Any views ?
Joskin


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Old 05-01-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
Pieter Vroom
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Re: Bouncey ride


>
> I've never driven a 90 on 235/85s before - is this bouncy ride a
> characteristic of the tyre size - or the tyre make ?
>

Seems unlikely to be either, if you ask me. If anything tyre related then
pressure.

Pieter


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Old 05-01-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Bouncey ride

Joskin wrote:
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> I've never driven a 90 on 235/85s before - is this bouncy ride a
> characteristic of the tyre size - or the tyre make ?


Unlikely. I'd be removing and checking the shocks - the symptoms sound
remarkably like they are not doing the job.


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Old 05-04-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
Fred Labrosse
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Re: Bouncey ride

EMB wrote:

> Joskin wrote:
>>
>> I've never driven a 90 on 235/85s before - is this bouncy ride a
>> characteristic of the tyre size - or the tyre make ?

>
> Unlikely. I'd be removing and checking the shocks - the symptoms sound
> remarkably like they are not doing the job.
>
>


I have a very similar problem on a 110 with BFG tires (750x16?). It's all
fine except when I drive fast (50mph) and go over short bumps (e.g. manhole
covers) when the wheels do bounce a lot. I was indeed thinking shocks.
How can I test them (apart from going to a test place)?

TIA,

Fred

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