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    Default Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    My D90 is being loaded on the truck today and can't wait for arrival.

    I am planning a 2" lift, but want longer travel and better articulation for the more extreme off road bits.

    I have the below in mind as a combination? Any advice will be much appreciated.

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    2000 Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    Did you post this on Facebook?
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Did you post this on Facebook?
    Haha I am posting everywhere!

    There is a alot of experience on this forum that is not on Facebook. Want to get ALL the info and make the decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henko88 View Post
    Haha I am posting everywhere!

    There is a alot of experience on this forum that is not on Facebook. Want to get ALL the info and make the decision.
    Cool. I don't think you need the dislocation cones if you only doing a 2" lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Cool. I don't think you need the dislocation cones if you only doing a 2" lift.
    The shocks are 5" long travel, hence me wondering about the dislocation cones?

    Can the coil flex that far?
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    I'm also considering Terrafirma for my 130.
    I'll be traveling to Kempton Park in early March, who would be the nearest supplier for me to contact?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripodontour View Post
    I'm also considering Terrafirma for my 130.
    I'll be traveling to Kempton Park in early March, who would be the nearest supplier for me to contact?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    Extend bumpstops to make sure shock does not internally act as bumpstop.
    Make sure front and rear universal joints does not bind on full axle drop with those long travel shocks.
    Learn to live with the inevitable front propshaft vibrations you wil have with lifting a Defender (that is if your actual running height will be lifted, and the "lift"is not just to compensate for extra permanent load).
    To be able to use articulation, remove anti roll bar/s.
    Drive slowly on the open road, Landies with a lot of articulation, lift, and no roll bars tend to roll over rather easily (go look at British 4x4 and other for the number of rolled Landies).
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    if you want the springs at a cheaper price, have a look at my ad: https://www.4x4community.co.za/class...ring-set/cat/5
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    You definitely need cones.
    My 90 has 2" longer coils and 2" longer shocks, so doesn't flex like yours will
    The tops of my coils are permanently mis-seated slightly outward of the seats. They don't touch my tyres but YMMV
    I can put them back but the first flex pops them out again so I never bother. I'll do cones one day when the rush is over.

    I have TF on my D2 and 90, and had them on 2 prior D2's. I like them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    You definitely need cones.
    My 90 has 2" longer coils and 2" longer shocks, so doesn't flex like yours will
    The tops of my coils are permanently mis-seated slightly outward of the seats. They don't touch my tyres but YMMV
    I can put them back but the first flex pops them out again so I never bother. I'll do cones one day when the rush is over.

    I have TF on my D2 and 90, and had them on 2 prior D2's. I like them
    Ok, i'll stick to Discoveries then.. apologies @OP
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    2" lift on a 90 is looking for trouble, seen quite a few on their sides...

    I have the TF adjustable though, but std ride height, they are brilliant
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    Thanks for the input so far.

    As expected the info here is better than social media...

    I am going to check capabilities with the stock suspension for a while, and take it from there.

    I am pretty set on the adjustable though. I have heard the stories of the hard ride in the 90, so I am hoping the TF's sort that a bit too
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    2" lift on a 90 is looking for trouble, seen quite a few on their sides...

    I have the TF adjustable though, but std ride height, they are brilliant
    Nah
    My 90 has a 2" lift in, but it actually sits higher because I've added quite a lot of lightness. Cast iron diesel replaced with alloy V8, SW converted to PU with all jump seats, carpets, etc removed.
    I'm confident with one hand on the wheel up to 160km/h.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    Nah
    .....
    I've been lucky so far with one hand on the wheel up to 160km/h.
    Fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike N View Post
    Fixed
    Whatever, Mike.
    I don't drive like that all the time but I have tested it.
    And I have over 10 000 laps of various race tracks under my belt so I've probably picked up a little along the way.
    I know the difference between a vehicle working, and the driver working
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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    Definitely not planning on speeding, or anything close to rallying.

    My reasoning for the lift and suspension travel is aimed at offroading and keeping the wheel on the ground.

    Hence the me looking at the adjustable option

    I received a quote for the Pro Sport 50mm kit too, and the price is amazing, so considering that too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henko88 View Post
    Definitely not planning on speeding, or anything close to rallying.

    My reasoning for the lift and suspension travel is aimed at offroading and keeping the wheel on the ground.

    Hence the me looking at the adjustable option

    I received a quote for the Pro Sport 50mm kit too, and the price is amazing, so considering that too

    remember to watch your prop angles on the 90

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    Default Re: Defender 90 - TerraFirma

    Also if your 90 is fairly standard with not many accessories that adds weight e.g Bullbar, winch, roof rack, drawer system etc, then rather go for Terrafirma soft than medium.
    I had Terrafirma medium 2" lift, Tf pro sport shocks in my 90 2.8. It handled tar roads like a racing car with little body roll, but off road wasn't good as the medium coils was too stiff and jeapordised articulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goody2shoes View Post
    Also if your 90 is fairly standard with not many accessories that adds weight e.g Bullbar, winch, roof rack, drawer system etc, then rather go for Terrafirma soft than medium.
    I had Terrafirma medium 2" lift, Tf pro sport shocks in my 90 2.8. It handled tar roads like a racing car with little body roll, but off road wasn't good as the medium coils was too stiff and jeapordised articulation.
    Thanks, I have a bumper in front, but not planning to add more weight, so the light load will do the job there.

    I already have a roofrack, and will probably have some sort of drawer system fitted with jump seats.

    For the back when doing offroading, I will 9/10 have about a 100kg of weight (loaded fridge, recovery gear etc) and on overlanding trips even more, hence me looking at the medium load.
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