One of the most rewarding jobs you can do on your LandRover whether
its a 90 a 110 a range rover classic or a Discovery 1 is up rate the
coil sprung suspension.
Our full length DVD shows
you how to change everything in your coil sprung suspension system
from the bushes all the way through to the springs, shocks and arms.
Empowering you with the knowledge and confidence to it yourself.
The purpose of a vehicle’s suspension is to support the weight of
the vehicle and absorb impacts, maximising the tyre’s contact with
the ground while maintaining stability and control. When using a
Land Rover off-road the limits of the standard suspension are
quickly realised when the lack of wheel travel affects traction and
ultimately the vehicle’s ability to maintain forward motion.
The added benefits of long travel suspension are exponential. Taller
suspension allows larger tyres to be fitted as well as allowing
greater suspension movement. Raising the suspension will also
increase approach, departure and ramp over angles allowing your Land
Rover to overcome larger obstacles.
Here's some of the things we cover, and there are lots of
thoughts I mention along the way to save you time, effort and
problems of course.
Front Springs (+2")
TF014 TF018 TF015
We get right in there with the camera and show you how to remove
all the old springs and shocks which is half the battle with seized
and rusty nuts and bolts. Its my baby we're working on and I'm
passionate about the build and want to share with you the details of
course. A few precautions are mentioned on the way as we don't want
anyone getting hurt. Building your vehicle is part of the adventure.
Front Shocks (+2") TF116 TF118 TF120 TF122LT TF123 TF129 TF125
Ok lots of different flavours of shocks to choose from and above
are the part numbers of the TerrafirMa parts this covers the fitting
of. I show you exactly how its done from start to finish so you feel
like you already know the job and problems to look out for before
you even start. Just one tip hint or trick could save you hours of
backtracking or worse!
and all for just a tenner. Don't forget we also show how all the
brackets fit for the twin shock kit ! It looks smashing
Front Coil Spring Dislocation Cones TF501
All part of the removal and replacement of the front springs and
whether you intend you use them or not if your fitting a suspension
kit and going to strip the front suspension down why not add them in
your build, they look the business.
Front Shock Turret Securing Rings (heavy Duty ! ) TF502
Almost a necessity on almost all the models they fit, Defender,
Discovery, RR classic, Usually rotten and not very pretty and if
they look good will the studs snap when you're removing your old
ones ? Get these ready to go, its all covered on the DVD and you'll
see why I had them ready.
Tubular Front Shock Turrets TF503 TF504
Fabulous looking bits of kit and like the securing rings almost a
necessity because they rot like a goodun. Don't bother trying to
save the old ones as once again if you are fitting smart new
suspension gear then this will be an part most like to be rotten so
treat is as service item for your suspension system and get rid of
the old and fit the smart new.
Front Coil Spring Retaining Plates TF505
Another standard item that really should be considered part of
your new kit as stress and fatigue will have taken its toll on this
Caster corrected Front Radius Arms TF508
Ok the guvnor part and a very big lump to change and can be
difficult. In the DVD as you will see I like to investigate the
easiest least stressful way possible of doing the job. Apart from
having a ramp to do it on I did the job solo and the ramp didn't
necessarily help, we use it to get in there with the camera that's all.
So your big bolts may all be seized solid into their sleeves and all
manner of other problems may arise but I show you the easy to remove
them all and get on with the job minimal pain and suffering.
Rear Springs (+2") TF015 TF023V TF027V TF010 TF019 TF011
Ok a bit different to the front springs and you may have to
release you axle from the grip of the A-Frame to allow it to drop a
bit to get your higher springs in. Its not brain surgery, but it is
a bit of a lump so make sure you watch the details on what to do in
preparation and a few ideas on releasing the joint from its taper.
Brake pipes too are things to watch out for and shown in detail.
Rear Shocks (+2") TF117 TF119 TF121 TF122LT TF124 TF126 TF128
For those that haven't experienced the difference between worn
out shocks or worse, worn out oil filled dampers let me just say the
difference is phenomenal. A short story, I had an RR classic and one
day after a particularly horrific high speed (70mph) motorway bend
rollercoaster white knuckle ride from which we never fully recovered
I fitted some gas shocks on my full fuel disposal spec (3.9L) vogue
and the same curve was possible in comfort and control whilst towing
a trailer ! It is unreal what a difference so see how to fit these
life savers in detail.
Rear Cranked Radius Arms TF509
These are an easy one to fit considering their size and
importance. Always get new nuts, bolts and bushes for both ends.
Assume they are going to be seized before you start and give them a
good soaking in wd40 and then watch the dvd for the quick to get
them out of the way, no fuss no stress.
Rear Coils Spring Dislocation Cones TF510 TF511
Dislocation cones ensure the rear springs relocate after dropping
away on full suspension articulation when using longer travel shocks
or lowered rear top shock mounts. A super easy one to fit while your
changing your springs so get them ordered as part of your upgrade
and see exactly how they all fit in on the DVD.
Rear Coil Spring Retaining Plates TF506 TF507
Coil springs can part company from their mounts when long travel
shocks are fitted. Heavy duty spring retaining plates are used to
secure the coil spring to the axle to make sure they relocate when
the suspension compresses again. Its pretty easy to see where they
are but a bit fiddly to do so have a look at what your in for before
you start the job.
Front + Rear Bump stop Spacers TF515
Increase the size of the original bump stops by 1" to help
prevent larger tyres from touching the bodywork on full suspension
compression. They are also used with lowered shock mounts preventing
the shocks from bottoming out. Easy to fit with the right spanners
and on the DVD you'll see there location and the nuts and bolts that
Caster Correction Bushes For The Standard Arms
These replacement bushes are the alternative way to get the
correct caster angle back after your Land Rover has been lifted. The
Polybushes have eccentric centres which rotate the axle the 3
degrees required to correct the steering geometry for vehicles
lifted 2-3". I had to use the press but I also demonstrate how to do
it without one although getting them in will
We also show you how to fit
Lowered Rear Top Shock Mounts TF512
For up to 2 inch more (50mm) suspension drop out these are the
bits of kit for the job and we show them in location and where the
mounting nuts and bolts go through the chassis.
Twin Rear Shock Mount Kit TF513
Smart looking items we show them fitted up with a twin shock kit
and all the details and thoughts on doing it at home. Both Chassis
and Axle mounting brackets. Very Very Smart looking kit.
Twin Front Shock Mount Kit TF514
Tubular twin front mounting kit, top and bottom brackets all
demonstrated and fitted so you can see how its done and what it
looks like on completion.
We have spent days filming the details of this job so that you
can see all the potential trouble spots when removing your old system
and then painstakingly put it together for you as fitting
If this DVD saves you one mistake, skinned knuckle or head
scratching moment then its worth every penny. After you've watched
it you will feel like you have done the job personally and can then
pass details on to any friends or forum members you want to help.
Click on the Link and order it now.