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which is best
new road springs land rover issue
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a better quality set of parabolics
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Glad Frank said that as I fitted procomp shocks when I put the British Springs paras on. The Landy sits a couple of inches higher, she sits level for the first time since I got her and I no longer feel the slightest bump on the road right the way up my spine!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was going to go into the old 'it depends what you want your Landy to do' routine, but because you want to keep your extended shocks - and use them - I would suggest going for parabolic springs. I would also back what Frank says because I know that knows what he is on about.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
how would this work change the front springs to new landy leafers and leave the parabolics on the back
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
No mate... Wink Frank means that you should fit a full set of British Springs with a set of Procomp +2"Shocks and not worry about your suspension for a long time...

I've been considering this set up myself for a long time due to my LWB being a truckcab and not having any weight in the back it behaves very badly on rough tarmac Exclamation Thats with a couple of spares thrown in the back so I'm going the para route... Very Happy

So its either British Springs or Bearmach springs for me as soon as the cash presents itself... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i've gone off the idea of paras but might try bearmach springs first if as you say money appers
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well I have a set of brand new Bearmach front diesel springs on mine and they're just fine... Very Happy Its the back that give me the trouble but they are a bit tired and supplied by a well known company that hasn't got the best reputation but seems to supply everything landy anyway Exclamation

I've been having a chat with my local bearmach supplier I'll be probably fitting some later on in the year... Very Happy

Oh and EJ... your nuts... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm confused now. Confused I fitted a set of British Springs parabolics front and back and at the same time fitted pro-comp 3000 shocks all round. Is this not good? Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
No it is good... Very Happy British Springs are a really good make even though they are not the most expensive you can buy Exclamation

Pro-comp are a good choice and are recommended by British Springs as a good companion for their parabolic products... They're also very much tried and tested and come up trumps nearly every time it seems... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have had no problems with my paras ans es3000. They transformed the handling for the better and it is much smoother. This is important to me as I live in an area infested with speed bumps.

I think Paddocks are the chapest around for the Pro-comp.

I do not know the make of my paras.

It does sit slightly to the left but I attribute this to the fact I have my 100L LPG tank mounted on the left side and when full it is the equivalent of having someone sitting in the passenger seat.

I must also say thay good quality tyres make a huge difference to the handling as well. I am very happy with my BF Godrich A/T's.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well I've just fitted a set of Britpart standard springs. I used diesel ones at the front to give the front a bit more stiffness, and to decrease the chance of them breaking off road. It still sits level though.

Not been very far with them though, as I have no MOT at the minute.

I have driven another SWB with paras fited, and found the ride softer, though not worth the extra money in my opinion. I dont know what make the paras were though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i thing the same applies to me im going to put standard springs on the front and leave the paras on the back as they are fine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I fitted British Springs para's and Pro comp dampers to my 88". On road I found the front a little softer over the likes of speed bumps. The rears didn't feel much different when running empty, but laden, again a smoother ride. It also sat 2" higher. I used the 88" for various things. Everyday use, towing twin axle trailers, and of course off roading. Not just green lanes, but RTV trials and challenge type events. Warn 8274 winch fitted on the front. Off road the axle travel was much improved and again so the ride. I would have no hesitation to do the same again. They stood up to everything that came their way and never caused any problems. A big improvment over standard. Prior to the para's, I fitted standard type springs from a supplier previously mentioned. They lasted a year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The only major problem I had with my British Springs paras was the extra 2" or so ride height meant I could no longer get the Landy in the garage! It took me longer to modify the garage and the garage doors than it did to fit the springs and shocks! Evil or Very Mad
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