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Hi Guys,
Just thought I'd share some pics of my DS. Factory black 19 inch rims with 255 55 R19 Cooper LTZ Tyres. I have also done a spring upgrade using Eibach Springs. Total lift is 60mm including tyres. Pics are taken on Moreton Island, Australia. All sand driving. The DS didn't even look like getting stuck even when the bigger Nissan Patrols were having a hard time :D. My wife is 170cm tall to give you an idea of height.
 

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That looks AWESOME!! I have 20s on mine and I was thinking of going with 275/45R20 in the Coopers LTZ or the Atturo Trail Blade XT.

What is the part number on those Eibach springs? Did you have them installed or did you do it? Any warnings or codes being thrown?
 

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That looks awesome as well as totally badass. Yours are the first pictures I have found that show what a DS looks with a lift and A/T tires. Congrats. Thats a great rig, and thanks for posting.

Questions, if I may:
What were the dimensions of the OEM tires that you replaced?
Are the springs removable? (I am leasing my car)
Does TPMS still work? Any other warnings?
Any changes to handling on pavement?

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I used to work for ARB so had some invaluable help.. Fronts were easy...ish. The rears took a lot longer. Normally LR would probably remove the fuel tanks to remove the lower control arm but we didn't. We released the control arm and sensor brackets and levered it down. Then we used spring compressors and levers to get the spring to seat correctly. The biggest issue was getting the rubber insulator to reseat with the spring as it slipped into place. In the end some well placed cable ties did the job. All up they had the vehicle for a day and this included time for a 4 wheel alignment. I have kept my OEM springs to refit once I sell.
-My vehicle doesn't have TPMS.
-The OEM tyres I replaced were 235/55R19.
-The springs are E30-71-007-01-22 - Eibach Pro Lift Kit for Land Rover Discovery Sport. (Listed as 30mm lift but mine came up higher!)
-No warning codes being thrown.

I cannot be happier with the ride. The springs maintained the ride quality whilst giving me the lift. Handling is a little less responsive because of the height but consider it a small trade off.(Actually I haven't changed my driving style at all)
Sort of looks like the new Disco...actually better!!
 
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Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Any difference in road noise?
Only a small increase at the moment however as they wear they will get a little noisier.
 

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Really nice gives it a different look for sure. I like the way it sits.
 

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Wheels are OEM 19 x 9. Tyres are 255/55R19
Mine are 20's and as far as I can tell by my measurments, they are 20x9. But everything I find online says they are 20x8 or 20x8.5. But there's no way they can be 20x8. I need to have at least 9" wide wheels to fit the 275/45R20. I guess I just need to take it in and see what the tire shop comes up with on the width.
 

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Mine are 20's and as far as I can tell by my measurments, they are 20x9. But everything I find online says they are 20x8 or 20x8.5. But there's no way they can be 20x8. I need to have at least 9" wide wheels to fit the 275/45R20. I guess I just need to take it in and see what the tire shop comes up with on the width.
Pretty sure yours will be 20 x 9. (see link)


Have a look around this site. I used this as a guide when looking to buy my tyres.
https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=235-55-19X8ET45&wheel2=255-55-19X8ET45&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm&sr=0mm

Just update the specs to suit your application.

I have just checked online and it says that mine are only 8inch but I measured the rim and it was definitely 9 inch. Confusing ehh?
 

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Actually just checked my notes.....mine are definitely 19 x 8. Duhh
 

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Can you clarify for me one thing, from my limited knowledge, when it comes to rasing the ride, you need to change both the springs and suspensions (shock absorbers), did you?
 

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Can you clarify for me one thing, from my limited knowledge, when it comes to rasing the ride, you need to change both the springs and suspensions (shock absorbers), did you?
Only the springs in this case. The lift isn't high enough to warrant changing the struts and shockies. Plus I haven't found anyone offering a raised strut or shock. All seem to be lowered. I can have them custom made through Bilstein but am not in a hurry.
 

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Only the springs in this case. The lift isn't high enough to warrant changing the struts and shockies. Plus I haven't found anyone offering a raised strut or shock. All seem to be lowered. I can have them custom made through Bilstein but am not in a hurry.
Hey nigmar28, I'm in Brissy and looking to do some island-hopping when I receive my DS, and your setup looks like a good one to be inspired by. I assume you don't have the adaptive dynamics on your vehicle? The DS that I've got ordered will have AD so unsure whether the springs will work on that configuration - do you have any idea whether they would or not?

Also do you have any idea if LR in Aus are likely to give you any grief in regards to general warranty issues with those springs fitted?

Thanks mate,
 

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Hey nigmar28, I'm in Brissy and looking to do some island-hopping when I receive my DS, and your setup looks like a good one to be inspired by. I assume you don't have the adaptive dynamics on your vehicle? The DS that I've got ordered will have AD so unsure whether the springs will work on that configuration - do you have any idea whether they would or not?

Also do you have any idea if LR in Aus are likely to give you any grief in regards to general warranty issues with those springs fitted?

Thanks mate,
Hi Meddo,
Welcome to the DS family!
Mine doesn't have the AD so it was a relatively easy spring upgrade. (I specifically went this way so I could lift my DS). I think yours will be a completely different kettle of fish! Because the AD uses active dampers and sensors I think you will have a hard time finding an application that will work. I would think you will throw codes all over the place. I could be wrong but from past experience I think you will be very limited to what you can do.

Maybe just a simple tire upgrade is on the cards, as I found the tires wanting in some situations.

LR have said that the components associated with the lift i.e springs and oe dampers are not covered under warranty. Also if there is a (proven) direct link to any failure due to the lift they will not cover it. Understandable as I have changed their engineering.

When do you pick up your DS? I'm always open to a beach trip:D
 

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Hi Meddo,
Welcome to the DS family!
Mine doesn't have the AD so it was a relatively easy spring upgrade. (I specifically went this way so I could lift my DS). I think yours will be a completely different kettle of fish! Because the AD uses active dampers and sensors I think you will have a hard time finding an application that will work. I would think you will throw codes all over the place. I could be wrong but from past experience I think you will be very limited to what you can do.

Maybe just a simple tire upgrade is on the cards, as I found the tires wanting in some situations.

LR have said that the components associated with the lift i.e springs and oe dampers are not covered under warranty. Also if there is a (proven) direct link to any failure due to the lift they will not cover it. Understandable as I have changed their engineering.

When do you pick up your DS? I'm always open to a beach trip:D
Hey mate, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately my new DS won't be here until mid-August most likely - the build was supposed to be completed last week so now we wait for the slow-boat from England to arrive...

So far I haven't been able to find anyone with actual experience of raising or lowering an Adaptive Dynamics DS. There are a few forum posts around from people saying that they were going to or just had done the mod, but no one has followed up or are still active.

From doing a bit of Googling it seems like some other Magneride vehicles (Evoques and BMWs mostly) are compatible with either Eibach or H&R spring changes so I'm still somewhat hopeful here, I've just flicked an email to Eibach Australia so hopefully they can give me a straight answer.

Do you mind telling me which ARB branch and LR dealership you've been dealing with? It would be good to have a chat to some people who've been involved in the process. I'm purchasing through the Brisbane City (Newstead) dealership which has fairly mixed reviews in terms of helpfulness...

Thanks mate,
 

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Thought i'd better join the forum and say how great it is to see a DS set up to tackle more than bitumen. Really nice nigmar! I've been holding off Moreton trips and one to Fraser in the past year, simply because mine is not ready for it. Have done several beach runs and a few light tracks, but I don't want to wreck the 20 inch tyres/rims I have on the car at present. Will be purchasing some 17 or 18 inch rims soon, as offroad wheels and now will be adding a light spring lift to the equation. You've given me inspiration to get off my butt and get it sorted.
 
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