Tyres and Suspension kit for Disco 1.

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Tyres and Suspension kit for Disco 1.

Postby drewin » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:51 am

hey guys... looking at purchasing a suspension lift kit for my disco 1. anyone know of any good kits (cost effective also) for these vehicles? i found an ironman 35mm lift for $790 but am unsure as i'm still fairly new to this. any suggestions would be appreciated. ;)

also it currently has standard 16" steel wheels on it with the bog stock 205/75 tyres. apparently some good tyres can go on these rims but i'm a bit unsure on how to go about it. again, any suggestions will be taken into great consideration. :)

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Postby thebludger » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:53 am

2in lift and 33s would be good mate just get some bigger tyres then what you have got mate check ebay too might find some good deal there even if it second hane to save some money mate

heres some that will get you around for while

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BF-GOODRICH-LAND ... 1929wt_932
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Postby drewin » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:34 pm

im already watching those :P finishes tonight
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Postby Wineandmud » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:10 pm

Go with what the bludger said. minimum 50mm lift as the rangie can handle 4" easy. You wont even need to adjust your steering geometry with a 2" lift and should fit some 33"s under those massive guards.
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Postby dieseltech » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:49 pm

i'd go 33"s straight away instead of buying interim tyres mate, i have have so many sets of "they"ll do tyres" and for the cost of them all i could have just bought a good set in the first place.. you should be able to get a good set of 33" muddies and rims for about $1100, atleast then you know they will last a few years with out too many hassles.. as for the lift $800ish sounds very reasonable to me.. have you tried calling climax in thornton? if you tell them your price they are generally keen to beat it and quote their cheapest quote straight away..
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Postby thebludger » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:06 pm

ironman are selling a 2in kit for $750 on ebay

so did you win them drew
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Postby drewin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:07 am

nah, never bid on them, but i dont think they sold. although im starting to agree with deiseltech, i should probably just go get a set of new tyres..
ive been lookin at the ironman kits. I don't think i'll have to do to much to make it go places. :)
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Postby drewin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:25 pm

Wineandmud wrote:Go with what the bludger said. minimum 50mm lift as the rangie can handle 4" easy. You wont even need to adjust your steering geometry with a 2" lift and should fit some 33"s under those massive guards.


you have to chop out the guards and fit steering stops for 33" tyres and 50mm lift.

been thinkin about keeping the standard 16" rims, running 275/85/R16 MTZ's and 50mm springs + toughdog adjustable shocks. I will have to camel cut the rear guards to fit those tyres tho. :P
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Postby drewin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:26 pm

also removing standard flares and installing heavy duty rubber :D
found some pre fabricated rock sliders for the disco 1's also.
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sounds good bud

Postby dieseltech » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:37 pm

Sounds like your doing some meaningful research mate. trust me you will be much happier when you do the job right the first time. that truck should have some great flex with a decent set of coils and shocks. if your going to go with 16" rims it may pay to get a better offset and maybe a touch wider (to allow lower tyre pressures off road). if your still considering 15x8's im pretty sure you can get 33x10.5's or 32x11.5's tyres wich may reduce gaurd work.
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