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The suspension on the Disco II

Redesigned for softer caracteristics and maximum wheel travel

The front axle guiding struts are longer than on older models. The tendency to drop the nose when braking has been reduced but volontary not eliminated. They still use rubber mounts for the struts and the Panhard rod. Front and rear axle struts are not interchangeable

Vehicles not fitted with ACE use front and rear anti-roll bars. Front and rear ones are different. Front springs are constant rate, rear are progressive rate.

Shock absorbers

differ between vehicles fitted with ACE and non-ACE. Nothing special about them.

Coil springs

are mounted on all corners if the vehicle has no air suspension. Diesel and injection models differ in height. Insulators are mounted between chassis and coils to reduce noise and vibrations.

Watts linkage

The rear uses a Watts linkage to guide the axle sideways. Made of a center turning point (or better 3) and a soft fixing to the chassis. The linkage's center turning points (similar to rod ends) are sealed for life.

SLS

Self levelin suspension replaces the rear coils by an air suspension. System is similar (but no identical parts) to the Range Rover but has no tank and no front air suspension. It also allows the rear to be risen for offroad or lowered for hooking up a trailer- from the distance using a transmitter. It's compressor and controls are mounted on the left chassis rail below the floor. (AGAIN such a SILLY place). No service is required. The height sensors are located over the rear axle struts. If they are removed or replaced they must be recalibrated using the TestBook. This TestBook also allows the "transport" mode, lowering the vehicle on the axle bump stops.