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Would it be possible to use OEM air suspension shocks from a Range Rover Sport Supercharged? If memory serves me well I recall that the RRS-SC I owned a while back had connections on top which electronically controlled stability and sway which I don't believe the LR4 has so if you cannot use those would a set from Range Rover Sport work? Theory being these may be stiffer and may neutralize body roll or at a minimum mitigate sway/roll. Are they the exact same air suspension components or are the Sport firmer?
 

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The electrical connectors -on the Sport- control a solenoid in the strut. This is to change damping based on driving conditions.
The strut its self is basically the same.
 

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OEM shocks vs B6 bilstein ride quality differs in tastes depending on the person. A family friend of mine put those bilstein B6 air shocks on his LR4 and he LOVES them over his original set up. He had a 2013 with the oem bags and changed em out at 150K miles. I just verified with him. Anyways, I drove his LR4 and i HATED IT haha. It was so rough riding and it didn’t soak up small NYC road bumps well. The huge potholes felt the same, but i dodge 95% of those anyways. It’s the small everyday road imperfections that really give you an idea of how well a suspension soaks up bumps. My worn out suspension on my 2011 with 114k miles rode like a lexus in comparison to his. Basically if you like a comfy ride stick with the OEM stuff. The B6 is definitely some heavy duty stuff in my opinion for extremely rough terrain? Not too sure as i don’t off-road much unfortunately. Others may chime in and say its better or worse for street driving, but ultimately it depends on the person. Mind you i own a lot of sporty vehicles so i have a taste for rough riding vehicles, but on the LR4? Nahhhh

Oh but i must add, the LR4 with the B6 shocks had way less body roll….his sway bar bushings were the original, so i think the B6 definitely helped with that. Body roll wasn’t a huge issue with me though as the LR4 is a giant box lol i’m used to it. Just drive slower around turns haha
 
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Wanted to add, tires make a huge difference lol. I had noisy as hell cooper zeon ltz’s that had almost 45k miles on em. My entire rig felt like crap. I slapped those new michelin cross climate tires on and WOW….it feels like i have new airs shocks on the truck. Point is, make sure your tires aren’t worn either.
 

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I don't think there is anything I can install that will make the LR4 feel harsh compared to our other cars and suv. My suspension is fine and without issue nowhere near end of life or failing but I want to swap out to mitigate body roll and improve the highway feel. At speed it feels sloppy and needs to be dialed in. The tires I have are Michelin factory spec on the OEM 20" wheels with proper inflation.
 

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Sounds like the B6s could be an interesting option to those whose LR4s have a lot of heavy stuff attached. Bull bar, winch, skid plates, sliders, rear bumper, etc.
 

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The b6 is heavy duty and meant to carry the additional weight of skid plates (all of them) and extra weight of gear. When fully outfitted it'll in theory ride like oem without any additional weight. The b6 on a stock body would ride stiff and rough.

Only if they made adjustable shocks for these trucks. Imagine if Fox, King, etc...
 

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