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"Dadio" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all, thank for advice received so far, it really helps.
> Next job, suspension.
> I want to replace the springs and shock absorbers on my 1995 3.9 V8iES and
> would appreciate advice on what to fit and where to get it from.
> Given my grossly inexperienced status it seems sensible to buy a "kit"
> including bushes, nuts and bolts etc.
> I am aware of "polybushes" but don't really know what they are.
> Confidence and understanding of my Discovery is growing now that my 16 year
> old son and I have given the old Disco a better service than it has probably
> ever had so while we are still bursting with pride and enthusiasm we want to
> tackle the suspension.
> One last thing.... I tow a trailer weighing 2 tons a lot of the time so need
> uprated suspension at the back.
First off - Polybushes...... Some swear by them, some at them. One thing
is for sure though, they are a hell of a lot easier to fit!
There are various different "strengths", going from "confort" to original
reds - which some say are a bit hard for normal driving. There are also
Britpart Black comfort sets, which are a lot cheaper (seem to work ok
though). It's worth bearing in mind that everyone will claim that
fitting (for the first time) Polybushes "transforms their vehicle",
but then fitting *any* new bushes would do that!
I'd venture that a pair of heavy-duty "standard" rear springs are a
good bet for regular towing of 2 tons. These don't make too much
difference to normal driving but can help the back to stop sagging.
If you don't mind the handling becoming a rather harsher than standard
then Britpart Yellow Medium Duty rear springs provide a good solution
for towing (particularly if the trailer tends to be a bit nose-heavy,
or the vehicle is loaded in the back as well). These springs have
exactly the same spec. as the near legendary Old Man Emu springs, but
are a lot cheaper. We sell a lot of these to farmers/horesy types.
Well, thats something for you to think about anyway.......
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