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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black
SPRINGS AND SHOCKS

Hi anyone successfully converted to springs on their sport ? just looking into it as I've just purchased another 06 sport with suspension issues BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #541706 Thu Nov 23 2017 10:22pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

In theory, you could do it. The early Disco3 was available with coils but not sure the RRS ever was.

The air suspension system is an integral part of the car's various TR systems. I would think it would be more effort to persuade the car to work properly on coils than it would be to sort the actual issue you have. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #541710 Thu Nov 23 2017 10:34pm
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Nige



Member Since: 29 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

did the p38 a while back , its got a kit to retro fit, worked a treat BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

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Post #541712 Thu Nov 23 2017 10:38pm
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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

can't be any worse than the air bags ? I've run my sport now for a while and comparing it to our other l322 the sport really is harsh ,,even putting the 19 inchs back on,,i will get the body off this new one and have a measure up,for a kit I've found with EAS software, to cope with the conversion BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

The L320 will be different to the L322. It's supposed to be. The L322 is considered "floaty" by some, after all.

Please don't ruin a RRS by trying to turn it in to a FFRR. Please don't.

Oh, and the RRS isn't a P38, you will ruin it. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #541717 Thu Nov 23 2017 10:53pm
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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

being honest,,we have 2 discos and the older l322, the sport just does not feell strong enough,feels a lot more delicate,maybe its just the way it is,,will take the body off the latest addition and will post the results, BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #541718 Thu Nov 23 2017 10:59pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

A grand to make it a worse vehicle?
http://www.terrafirma4x4store.co.uk/suspen...OVER_SPORT
For that money you could put new air struts all round. And you keep all of the RRS's ability. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Nige wrote:
being honest,,we have 2 discos and the older l322, the sport just does not feell strong enough,feels a lot more delicate,

What do you mean by "delicate" and "strong enough"? 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

when your off road and you hit the mother of all ruts, feels like its going to break, we have these vehicles off road every day in our work,don't know maybe just used to the discos BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #541721 Thu Nov 23 2017 11:06pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

You are aware that the RRS and Disco3 are the same under the skin, right? The wishbones are interchangeable, for example. If the RRS is showing an issue where the disco isn't, there's a problem to be fixed. Sounds like bushes need changing, to be honest. I've used my RRS off road and when the lower arm bushes are dying it feels like the wheels will fall off!

If you put coils on, you won't be able to raise the ride height when off road either. That will limit you straight away. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #541722 Thu Nov 23 2017 11:20pm
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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

new tank cover every month then Very Happy BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

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garrycol



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If you dont like air suspension why did you buy a RRS (exactly the same as a D3 under the skin) - maybe you should have bought a Crapota.

Really dont do it - get the suspension you have sorted. The RRS is a perfect offroad vehicle and with its shorter wheelbase is more capable than the equivalent D3.

Changing to springs from a D3 will give you poor offroad height and poor suspension travel - it will be far worse offroad.

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Nige



Member Since: 29 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

got 2 sports now , body off the second one will post some pics when i start the conversion BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #541733 Fri Nov 24 2017 8:25am
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david007



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Vesuvius Orange

Nige, have you seen this, might be of some help. https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/air-coil-conversion-166104.html

Post #541776 Fri Nov 24 2017 6:25pm
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