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Hi guys,


Great thread - exactly what I have been looking for: we've just bought ourselves a DS as a "family adventure vehicle" - and will (from my experience with a Freelander) need a bit of a lift to prevent bottoming out on little trips off road.


It's now 1 or 2 years since some of you guys fitted their lift kits: what is the experience with them? All good? :)
Been good. Would do again. Vastly improves off-road capability.

I've attached a recent photo I took after installing a Rhinorack Pioneer Tray (so I can carry a full size spare etc), turned out to be a good illustration of the +1 tyres and the lift.
 

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I am happy so far, except of some strange noises which occasionaly occur (Turning wheel at slow speed, "klicking" noise on
small bumpers).
I had this at first. Developed after a month or so. My installer rectified by essentially backing off and retorquing the bolts or something. He said the first time he installed he did up the bolts with the spring compressor in place. It seems that the bolts need to be re-adjusted after releasing the pressure on the springs. Which makes sense to me.

Anyway, its been 30,000KM or so now, and all good. No noises, squeaks or rattles.
 

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Eibach pro linft Kit

hello, I've also added the Eibach higher laying.
But after a short time there were already noises from the powertrain.
The wear and tear could be seen and heard.
Don't you have any problems with it?
 

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Nigmar28,

Did you have to replace your struts? I was consulting with a Euro car shop here in the USA and they said the ride would be a lot stiffer and the travel would be messed up if I didn't get new struts. What is your, or others' experiences with this? Thank you!
 

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Thanks for that input. I figured as much. However, this is food for thought: I asked Eibach this question directly along with some instructions and received this answer from John on their sales team:

“To my knowledge the original struts / shocks are retained.

Installation instructions are referred back to the OE workshop repair manual.”

Can you all share your experience compared with rhis statement? Ty!!!!
 

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Im going to tackle the Innaminka, Strezlecki and Birdsville track in one trip. What would your recommended tyre be? Any thoughts on tyre pressures for the dirt tracks?
 

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I installed Pirelli Scorpion ATR 255/60R18 tires before I got the lift and they fit just fine, no rubbing. The Eibach lift has made the ride a little more 'sporty', but have sure increased my clearance and reduced sagging when full of cargo. I've gotten use to it and think that's a winning combination for this car.
 

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Hi guys!

This conversation prompted me to register.
I am planing to lift my Discovery, put some spacers and install a sump guard.

I am having a hard time deciding between the aluminum or the steel sump guard, could someone drop some knowledge that would help me decide?

Also my stock wheels are 235/60r18 and I want to put some off road tires with higher wall to assist the lift.
How could I know what tire sizes would fit my rim?

Thanks a lot!
 

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Also my stock wheels are 235/60r18 and I want to put some off road tires with higher wall to assist the lift.

When shopping for new tyres I was told a 255/60r18 will fit - you can get the new Pirelli Scorpion in this size.


I would have got these but ended up finding some 17" wheels instead.
 

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Thanks that’s what I concluded after reading and checking pictures from other members. I am searching for options in that size.
 

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Happy new year every one, I really like what Nigmar28 has done with his DiscoSport, I always thought the DS is lower that the Freelander when it comes to Ground Clearance
but in this post, article conversations, I read that that this spring upgrade might not work on a DS that has AD (Active Dynamics), I would like to know what does this feature do, and is it an optional Extra that one can choose to have and if you selected not to have it what will happen.
 

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Happy new year every one, I really like what Nigmar28 has done with his DiscoSport, I always thought the DS is lower that the Freelander when it comes to Ground Clearance
but in this post, article conversations, I read that that this spring upgrade might not work on a DS that has AD (Active Dynamics), I would like to know what does this feature do, and is it an optional Extra that one can choose to have and if you selected not to have it what will happen.

There has been much discussion of the DS' off-road abilities including ground clearance and the need for lifting, and how it compares with other vehicles. This all made me curious so I did some research. The figures provided come from various sources including manufacturers' web sites, Wikipedia, and off-roading web sites. I found when the same vehicle was shown on multiple web sites that the numbers given were consistent across web sites.
 

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Lift springs finally arrived, next week will be installed and I can’t wait to see the look and more important stop hitting the sump guard ?
Next will be tires and/or spacers.
So here it is after the lift. 3cm higher in the front and 5,5cm in the back, I assume that the rear will settle a bit.

Sorry for the poor quality pics.
The tires look tinny now they are 235/65R18 I will drive it a few hundred kms and then go for the taller, more of road oriented tires.

Handling of the car is almost the same, suspension feels a bit harder and I guess in the twisted roads will be less agile bit I haven’t had time to drive anywhere else than around the city yet.

Happy with the Eibach product and delivery time.
 

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So here it is after the lift. 3cm higher in the front and 5,5cm in the back, I assume that the rear will settle a bit.

Sorry for the poor quality pics.
The tires look tinny now they are 235/65R18 I will drive it a few hundred kms and then go for the taller, more of road oriented tires.

Handling of the car is almost the same, suspension feels a bit harder and I guess in the twisted roads will be less agile bit I haven’t had time to drive anywhere else than around the city yet.

Happy with the Eibach product and delivery time.

Interesting. So an inch in the front and two inches in the rear. Who did the work and what was the bill for parts and labor? Did any new holes need to be drilled anywhere? I like the concept but I have to see if it's cost effective.
 

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? Imperial metrics.... ?

The job was done by a local 4x4 suspension specialist but not real expertise is needed just a regular suspension shop could do it.

No holes or any modifications needed but the rear is complicated due to the lack of space to work otherwise the fuel tank has to be removed. Total time was 5h it cost me 100€. The spring set was 334,66€ including shipping, the springs are made by a company in Poland.

I know there is an american manufacture that lift the discovery using some supplements in the springs so you use the stock springs costs was similar, but if you are on that side of the ocean it might be of interest to you.
 

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Just had my DS Lifted - Falken Wildpeak AT3W in 265/60/R18 going on next week. Anyone know if I can squeeze a set of 265/65/R18's on?
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Just had my DS Lifted - Falken Wildpeak AT3W in 265/60/R18 going on next week. Anyone know if I can squeeze a set of 265/65/R18's on? View attachment 7436
I have 255/60R18 here is the picture of how much room is left so you can assess yourself. It’s a metric tape btw.
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Would have love to put bigger 260/60but was unable to find them here.

This might help you also:
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