This LRO reader emailed LRO.firstname.lastname@example.org to ask our experts about extra parts for lifted suspension on his Land Rover Discovery 2.
I installed a set of Terrafirma two-inch-higher springs, three-inchlonger dampers and extended brake hoses to my Discovery 2 Td5 (see picture above). I also fitted new polyurethane bushes all-round. I would like to know whether I need to make any further changes to avoid causing any undue stress on any of the original suspension components.
My intention is to use the vehicle on expeditions. In the near feature, I plan to fit a winch at the front, as well as underbody protection. Do I need to make any additions to the front? The back of the car will have a heavy load during expeditions. I also use it as my family car.
Raul Liesegang, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Terrafirma suggests that, while it’s not absolutely necessary to fit any other parts with its plus-two-inch lift kit, you may wish to consider fitting the following parts:
TF529, caster-correcting front arms; TF254, adjustable Panhard rod; TFWA,1050 wide wideangled rear propshaft.
The front prop doesn’t need to be replaced because it has the double-cardan joint, which allows for more acute angles. Please ensure that you’ve correctly located the front springs in their seats; there are some locating lugs which, if not lined up, can make the springs sit at a wrong angle.
This workshop advice appeared in the February 2016 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.