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    Morning all

    I am looking for a way to lift my disco 2 facelift. I would say a 2 inch lift.
    what are the pros and cons and what way should I do it, cost factors also would be appreciated.

    I was at Killarney this weekend and there were 1 or 2 obstacles where I needed a little more clearance to make it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahesh View Post
    Morning all

    I am looking for a way to lift my disco 2 facelift. I would say a 2 inch lift.
    what are the pros and cons and what way should I do it, cost factors also would be appreciated.

    I was at Killarney this weekend and there were 1 or 2 obstacles where I needed a little more clearance to make it through.
    A body lift won't help unless you're planning on fitting real large tyres. Otherwise it's just for rednecks trying to make their truck look cool.

    Rather go for a terrafirma 2" lift kit and swap out the coils and shocks. It's not terribly hard to do it yourself.
    No need to extend break lines or ABS lines either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuits View Post
    A body lift won't help unless you're planning on fitting real large tyres. Otherwise it's just for rednecks trying to make their truck look cool.

    Rather go for a terrafirma 2" lift kit and swap out the coils and shocks. It's not terribly hard to do it yourself.
    No need to extend break lines or ABS lines either.
    Thanks Shuits

    I changed the tyres to 31x 10.5x 15" bf goodriches already from the 29 inch tyres originally on.

    Any idea on the cost of this,

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    Disco 2, GS or ES/XS?

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    Do a coil over give Darryl at Mikem a call. .It will add abt 20mm in front and 30 at the back and it's cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Disco 2, GS or ES/XS?
    Hi Dirk
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    Quote Originally Posted by rechardt View Post
    Do a coil over give Darryl at Mikem a call. .It will add abt 20mm in front and 30 at the back and it's cheap.

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    thanks Rechardt
    will I need longer shocks though?

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    I agree with Shuits on this one
    I had the Terrafirma 2" Kit installed. Cost should be ħR5500 to R6000.
    LR Centre is the SA distributor for Terrafirma and give great service.
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    Thanks Disco Deon

    will give them a call.

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    hi Disco Deon

    am looking at their website now, do I have to purchase the front and rear springs separately as I see the kit has the springs and spacers and it is an air to coil conversion kit

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    Body lift achieves the least- moves the body and bumpers away from the road but leaves the chassis and drivetrain where it is. Does nothing for offroad ability except for a bit of approach and departure. Helpful after you've done suspension to get arch clearance for big wheels.

    Longer coils lift the van up away from the road at rest. You don't NEED longer shocks but you want them. Longer shocks allow the axle to drop out lower before you cock a wheel which matters for articulation.

    On 31" tyres, do body lift if only for looks, or coils and shocks for ability.
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    Hello Mahesh
    Daar is n baie goed koper manier as R5500.
    Ek het vir my 2" Terrafirma Shocks by LR gekoop. Toe het ek bietjie rond gevra
    of hul nie dalk ou Disc 1 agter coil springs het nie en op die ou end twee gekry by ander plek (mahala) en dit voor opgesit enToe net n spacer armpie gemaak van aluminum flatbar met twee 7 mil gaatjies 27 mil uit mekaar en dit agterop die micro switch gesit. Ry al meer as n jaar so en dit werk v my. Dis nou as jy air suspention het.

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    how does a lift affect the articulation of the universal joints and the extra wear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahesh View Post
    hi Disco Deon

    am looking at their website now, do I have to purchase the front and rear springs separately as I see the kit has the springs and spacers and it is an air to coil conversion kit
    I would give them a call.
    You want a 4 wheel kit - air to springs. Comes in different spring settings - Medium is normal for most except the heaviest loaders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-Deon View Post
    I would give them a call.
    You want a 4 wheel kit - air to springs. Comes in different spring settings - Medium is normal for most except the heaviest loaders.
    k, thanks, I have coils all round currently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    Body lift achieves the least- moves the body and bumpers away from the road but leaves the chassis and drivetrain where it is. Does nothing for offroad ability except for a bit of approach and departure. Helpful after you've done suspension to get arch clearance for big wheels.

    Longer coils lift the van up away from the road at rest. You don't NEED longer shocks but you want them. Longer shocks allow the axle to drop out lower before you cock a wheel which matters for articulation.

    On 31" tyres, do body lift if only for looks, or coils and shocks for ability.
    I agree, I am not looking for looks, I need this thing to perform, it will have to be shocks and coils

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoedvraat View Post
    Hello Mahesh
    Daar is n baie goed koper manier as R5500.
    Ek het vir my 2" Terrafirma Shocks by LR gekoop. Toe het ek bietjie rond gevra
    of hul nie dalk ou Disc 1 agter coil springs het nie en op die ou end twee gekry by ander plek (mahala) en dit voor opgesit enToe net n spacer armpie gemaak van aluminum flatbar met twee 7 mil gaatjies 27 mil uit mekaar en dit agterop die micro switch gesit. Ry al meer as n jaar so en dit werk v my. Dis nou as jy air suspention het.
    Hullo Spedvraat

    Dankie vir die idee en wel gedaan om dit reg te kry. dit klink net soos hierdie deel wat toddcosuspensions verkoop

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    Hi Mahesh.

    Fit the TF 2" lift kit. With longer shocks. Its worth every cent.
    If you want more load carrying ability fit air springs in the coils.
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    Mine is running terrafirma 2" lift and 2" travel shocks. fitted 265/70/16 (31') tyres. runs with no issues. Looks good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariusrautenbach View Post
    Hi Mahesh.

    Fit the TF 2" lift kit. With longer shocks. Its worth every cent.
    If you want more load carrying ability fit air springs in the coils.
    thanks marius. appreciate the feedback

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