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Old 12-21-2017, 04:25 PM
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So joined a D2 Facebook group that is primarily UK members.. I was shocked to see how little they actually know about simple mods to these trucks..

Just about every other member is running a body lift on top of a suspension lift just so they can clear 33's!

A couple guys are running 4" suspension lift AND 2" body lift to fit 35's

Yet I have yet to see anyone running body lifts here in the US.

I know they have different rules, but this still seems crazy to me.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:55 PM
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I know they have different rules, but this still seems crazy to me.
The rules of physics apply equally in the UK as they do on this side of the pond.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:01 PM
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The rules of physics apply equally in the UK as they do on this side of the pond.
Yeah, I was talking more about the rules they have about modifying your vehicle. And what they consider road legal.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:01 PM
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Yeah, I was talking more about the rules they have about modifying your vehicle. And what they consider road legal.
Yes, that?s what I was thinking. They probably can?t cut fenders and still be street legal. Plus they have to run those gay flares. That said, I think we can agree that body lifting a D2 is completely unnecessary and retarded.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:27 PM
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Scratch that. Kate says it’s not an MOT issue. So I guess because rocks don’t really exist over there outside of Wales they don’t care about the COG running mud ruts. (Shrug) Still seems like a silly way to build a Disco. Matt, you wheeled with a few clubs out there. Any thoughts?
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1996 Disco I 33s, armor, etc (sold, now on 35s, nasty)
1999 Disco II, (now Son #1's, on 35s)
2001 Disco II, chopped & caged, 37s, locked (Molly)
2004 Disco II, (now Son #2's, on 32s)
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:32 AM
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The government over there has probably convinced them that body lifts won't hurt pedestrians as much if they run them down in a cross walk unlike decent bumpers, limb risers and driving lights turned on which have been known in the UK to kill nuns just by being in existence.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:14 PM
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I run 2" original rovertym springs (circa 2005) and 1.5" spring spacers and I fit my 315/75s with VERY little cutting. Its crazy they have to do so much to fit 33s....
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Alright this is getting ridiculous!


4" lift to run 32's?!?!




Or how about 6" lift to run 33's?!?!
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Damn. I ran 255/85R16 on a 2" OME lift on the old D2. And they only rubbed a bit at full lock.
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"if" you link your d2 it flexes a lot. i could see a body lift if you have a super flexy truck.

my old d2 (the best built truck ever) barely rubbed with 35" swampers, after i linked the rear they popped the flares off and grabbed sheet metal. really got tight with the 36's.

not to mention a body lift allows you to go with a milder lift and keep the suspension closer to flat geometry.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:12 PM
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"if" you link your d2 it flexes a lot. i could see a body lift if you have a super flexy truck.

my old d2 (the best built truck ever) barely rubbed with 35" swampers, after i linked the rear they popped the flares off and grabbed sheet metal. really got tight with the 36's.

not to mention a body lift allows you to go with a milder lift and keep the suspension closer to flat geometry.
The general consensus of why everyone over there is running body lifts is because its cheaper.. That tells me that they dont actually wheel their trucks and that they just want to run bigger tires for the hell of it.

Then you have this guy... Who wants to run 40's!
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:23 PM
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well they do have green laning laws there. as you also know they pick up defenders for the price we pay for d2's needing engines so the market is geared towards defenders.

financially, it is definitely easier to lift the body.
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I run a 2" body lift on my truck and it helps a lot. Keeps the COG lower, gives me more clearance for my tires, makes it easier to work on the truck because my hands fit in more places and allows me to keep a better suspension geometry by keeping my suspension angles lower. Honestly, it's one of the main things that allowed me to build the truck the way I did.
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The rules of physics apply equally in the UK as they do on this side of the pond.
Please explain these physics you're referring to.
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Just throwing this up here. My truck has old (circa 2005) 2" Rovertym springs and 1.5" spring spacers. I run 315/75r16 (roughly 35" tire equivalent) and my tires stuff just fine. Slight trimming on the front and rear fenders, but not much. Also trimmed about 1.5" of the front and back of the slider. Less lift is better for stability and I am happy with my setup!
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I run a 2" body lift on my truck and it helps a lot. Keeps the COG lower, gives me more clearance for my tires, makes it easier to work on the truck because my hands fit in more places and allows me to keep a better suspension geometry by keeping my suspension angles lower. Honestly, it's one of the main things that allowed me to build the truck the way I did.
Your truck is a different animal.

A body lift on a truck with coilovers and linked suspension is one thing. But 2" body lift and 4" spring lift just to run 33's on an otherwise stock truck? That seems silly.

You did it out of necessity. These guys are doing it because they are cheap!
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:32 PM
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fail to see the need for a body lift...there are many examples of 35's fitting under a D2 with as little as 2" spring lift, with very little trimming...
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