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40mm lift - shocks & springs

My Commander goes in tomorrow for what is possibly an Australian first - a 40mm (approx) lift with springs designed specifically for the Commander and front and rear shock / struts.

The springs are Dobinson springs. The springs that Dobinsons developed for the WH about a year ago have been used on the XH by some people here, but Dobinsons have redesigned the springs with a bit of extra load capacity (thicker wire) in the rear to specifically suit the XH. Dobinson traditionally claim their springs give a 25-30mm lif (1 - 1 1/4 inches) but experience shows they usually underquote by 10-15mm. The first set will go on my vehicle, and after a few weeks of testing / feedback will become freely available.

The shocks are the Bilsteins for the WH/XH/WK/XK released last month. First full shipment is due in Oz late October but this set has been air freighted so that they can be tested on a vehicle (mine) in Australian conditions before arriving en-masse in a few weeks time. AFAIK these are the first replacement front shocks released by anyone in the world, even ARB (Old man Emu) have probably given up trying at this stage and the Rancho's similarly have been promised "next month" for at least 6 months now.

Pictures of the car here
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going through it's paces are here

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Great pics, be sure to post ones of the lift install if you can.
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Nice! Will be looking forward to pictures with the lift on.
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I look forward to those pictures as well.

I will add them to the pictures I saved of your XK going through it's paces.
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Car is done, will pick it up either late this evening or first thing tomorrow. Final figures are up by 60mm in the front and 70mm in the rear . I know Dobinsons underquote but wow - a trifle more than I'd imagined even so. Pics will be posted later on. Ride is reported as "more stable", guess I'll find out what that means soon.
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Looking forward to the pics, How many inches are in 60mm & 70mm?





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2.34 inches and 2.73 inches respectively.
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Looking forward to the pics, How many inches are in 60mm & 70mm?
50mm is 2" - so it's gone up about 2 1/2 inches. Sure hope the ESP still behaves itself. Soon find out I guess, I pick the car up in the morning.
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50mm is 2" - so it's gone up about 2 1/2 inches. Sure hope the ESP still behaves itself. Soon find out I guess, I pick the car up in the morning.
Anything under about 3.5" should not effect the ESP.
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I have the 2.5 RR lift as do many others in this forum and none of us have any issues with the ESP as a result of lifting our XK's





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