I wonder which is it - haven't come across one in 20 years.
This.Compared to the old, worn-out stock suspension, it would be difficult not to see an improvement in both areas.
Not necessarily. Some folks use spacers for leveling, etc. I would agree that in most cases a spring is a better solution to a problem.There's no reason to use spacers other than cost savings.
A good aftermarket suspension setup can greatly improve both on-road and off-road handling. Spacers will just throw off your suspension geometry with the benefit being more tire gap.
You're right about the geometry, but it's not an issue with handling. Tracking on long straights isn't as ideal, but cornering is not adversely affected when combined with the rest of the system. It's capable, but in a slightly different way.This.
Compared to not old and worn out stock suspension, everything else means giving up some ground.
I replaced a perfectly good stock suspension on ex-my green D1 with OME, and immediately found that I only gained a bit of body ground clearance. Everything else I lost, handling first and foremost.
Kennith, I call your bluff. I don't give a shit what suspension you have, but if you have non-stock geometry, your handling sucks compared to a new stock D2 suspension.
This topic has been beaten to death, in jeep circles a lot earlier than in land rover. If you want more clearance, cut a ton of sheetmetal, bolt on larger tires, and keep the suspension stock.
Good enough for what?A properly executed spacer kit is good enough and should not cause any problem.
I definitely second this feeling. I was surprised how vague the steering was on a G500 (after finding how vague the steering was on a long wheelbase JK).Land Rovers <...> may not be particularly modern, but Rovers are actually surprisingly nimble. You can't treat them like pickups and Jeeps and expect to keep that ability.
Agreed. This is how our RRC LWB is set up as we carry a lot of stuff on extended camping trips and use 235/85-16 tires. However the D1 is totally stock including the tire size. It does ride better yet it is not used the same as the Rangie.Although I will admit that I do enjoy the smooth ride of my OME HD suspension when I hit the road all loaded up for a trip.