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Old 08-21-2005, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
Dadio
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Discovery 1 repace suspension

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.

Thanks

Les


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Old 08-22-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery 1 repace suspension

In message <WQ2Oe.49$k4.46@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net>
"Dadio" <noreply@nospam.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.
>
> Thanks
>
> Les
>
>


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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Old 08-22-2005, 07:02   #3 (permalink)
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"Steve Taylor" <steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote in message
news:4309894a$0$31917$da0feed9@news.zen.co.uk...
> Les,
> Out of interest, do your outgoing postings appear on Google Groups.,


Hmmm.... I think so, but then I am not sure. I have a feeling that NTL are
not displaying the full and up-to-date contents of the alt.fan.landrover
newsgroup and also that postings via NTL sometimes either take a long time
to get through or simply vanish.

I shall try a different news server and see if that resolves the problem.

Unfortunately the better news servers need to be paid for and money out is a
bit of an issue. A fiver a month or more on top of the normal broadband
connection just for a news feed is a bit nasty.

Les


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Old 08-22-2005, 07:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery 1 repace suspension

Dadio wrote:



> Unfortunately the better news servers need to be paid for and money out is a
> bit of an issue. A fiver a month or more on top of the normal broadband
> connection just for a news feed is a bit nasty.

Hi Les,
What do NTL charge anyway ?

Steve
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:02   #5 (permalink)
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In message <eukOe.179$yh1.115@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net>, Dadio
<noreply@nospam.com> writes
>
>"Steve Taylor" <steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote in message
>news:4309894a$0$31917$da0feed9@news.zen.co.uk...
>> Les,
>> Out of interest, do your outgoing postings appear on Google Groups.,

>
>Hmmm.... I think so, but then I am not sure. I have a feeling that NTL are
>not displaying the full and up-to-date contents of the alt.fan.landrover
>newsgroup and also that postings via NTL sometimes either take a long time
>to get through or simply vanish.
>
>I shall try a different news server and see if that resolves the problem.
>
>Unfortunately the better news servers need to be paid for and money out is a
>bit of an issue. A fiver a month or more on top of the normal broadband
>connection just for a news feed is a bit nasty.
>
>Les
>
>

IIRC news.individual.net is 10 euro/year if cost's an issue.

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Old 08-22-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Dadio wrote:
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> Unfortunately the better news servers need to be paid for and money out is a
> bit of an issue. A fiver a month or more on top of the normal broadband
> connection just for a news feed is a bit nasty.


I second the motion for news.individual.net. 5/year OK for you?

Whilst I understand that you expect the news service from NTL to be
good enough, it actually takes large resources to host newsgroups
(especially if that includes binaries). The only ones that actually
work well usually are those that are farmed out to the corporate news
services. I use Usenetserver for binaries and news.indiviual.net for
text. I gave up on BT (my ISP) news servers years ago. Demon were
the only ISP who's news service was OK and that was many years ago.


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