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Annoyingly I stripped a wheel lug.

Fortunately they appear easy to change as they seem to hammer out and in. Only issue is removing the disc and calliper but it shouldn't take long...
 

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The suspension saga is finally over.

Fitted the two front struts and changed ARB bushes too.

The suspension is basically as new if not better now other than bits like the tie rod ends.

Will wait a few weeks to see how the Tein springs finally sit and handle.
 

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The suspension saga is finally over.

Fitted the two front struts and changed ARB bushes too.

The suspension is basically as new if not better now other than bits like the tie rod ends.

Will wait a few weeks to see how the Tein springs finally sit and handle.
Post a pic of how it’s sat, did you do a before and after pic?
 

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Defi suits it mate, it’s brought it all together. Feel closure to the road now lol, how does the ride height compare.
Doesn't scrape on any of the local speed humps and hopefully won't even when settled.

Handles very nicely but that's partly due to me driving it around on a set of droplinks that were basically hanging off the car.

Still crashes a little at low speed but that's simply due to the suspension set up I think, it's otherwise compliant and smooth.

Really isn't much left to do to the car now.

Fuel filter and brakes, the latter could go on for awhile longer.

Wheels could be refurbished possibly with my next set of tyres or I'll just get another cheap set off eBay. Might even go down to DC2 15" wheels.
 

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Doesn't scrape on any of the local speed humps and hopefully won't even when settled.

Handles very nicely but that's partly due to me driving it around on a set of droplinks that were basically hanging off the car.

Still crashes a little at low speed but that's simply due to the suspension set up I think, it's otherwise compliant and smooth.

Really isn't much left to do to the car now.

Fuel filter and brakes, the latter could go on for awhile longer.

Wheels could be refurbished possibly with my next set of tyres or I'll just get another cheap set off eBay. Might even go down to DC2 15" wheels.
can i recommend you put some wheel spacers on it will make the wheels fit the arches ever better
 

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Does your drivers side rear sit lower then the passenger side rear? Am sure they all do and it's normal... *prays that I haven't got a twisted rear beam.
 

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Does your drivers side rear sit lower then the passenger side rear? Am sure they all do and it's normal... *prays that I haven't got a twisted rear beam.
Maybe by millmeters but I can jam the same amount of fingers in both rear arches...

can i recommend you put some wheel spacers on it will make the wheels fit the arches ever better
Anyone got an idea of how spacers will look in comparison? I'll likely not get them as I'd rather not spend more money!!

Car hasn't dropped any further yet and I drove about 80 miles today. Will forget about it for a week or two.

It does handle pretty well now, slightly bouncy but overall very solid.
 

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Maybe by millmeters but I can jam the same amount of fingers in both rear arches...


Anyone got an idea of how spacers will look in comparison? I'll likely not get them as I'd rather not spend more money!!

Car hasn't dropped any further yet and I drove about 80 miles today. Will forget about it for a week or two.

It does handle pretty well now, slightly bouncy but overall very solid.
I think gt spacers are pretty decent price, I have tegiwa, which are very good, pricey but if you wait till bank holidays they do big sales.
 

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Does your drivers side rear sit lower then the passenger side rear? Am sure they all do and it's normal... *prays that I haven't got a twisted rear beam.
Mine does, it sits near 8-9mm lower, drivers side to passenger side on both sides front and rear and I have looked at everything, suspension off 3-4 times, had it garage twice, but nobody could find anything, when I get time I’m booking it into aero sport or what ever they called,@JayR35 mentioned them.
 

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I'll measure it properly this weekend and see, the rears will have sunk to their intended level by now as it's been hundreds of miles since I installed them.
 

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Three fingers on the one side, two on the other, (I really should take a proper measurement). Spings and shocks are new and have been checked out as working fine and installed correctly.
 

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Three fingers on the one side, two on the other, (I really should take a proper measurement). Spings and shocks are new and have been checked out as working fine and installed correctly.
Flat ground, bottom of the alloy to the arch, if you do it from the ground to arch this will give false reading due to possible difference in tyre inflation.
 

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Flat ground, bottom of the alloy to the arch, if you do it from the ground to arch this will give false reading due to possible difference in tyre inflation.
Mine appear to be 544mm and 538mm rears with my ham fisted measuring. Around an 8mm difference.

Drivers side is also lower.

I'm not going to lose sleep over it anyway...
 

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Leaf springs on Series one Land Rovers are handed - Drivers side is set a little higher to accommodate the Fuel tank and driver weight ( designed in mind of the fact that for their intended purpose they would usually only have driver & no passengers). The fuel tank is directly under drivers seat & filled by lifting the seat to access the filler on top of the tank - gets me some odd looks while I'm filling up :ROFLMAO:
 

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Wheel alignment seems "ok". The firm didn't even charge me for it.

Fronts were ok other than a tiny deviance on the left. But they said it's better off left as it is.

Rear right might have taken a knock at some point but it's not adjustable anyway.

Will probably just live with it.

Guess it isn't bad for home changed front struts...
 
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