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Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Mitchell, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Mitchell

    Mitchell New Member

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    First time Rover owner. This might be a long read, apologies in advance.

    I got this truck in April of this year. She’s a 2011 HSE named Janet. She had 96k miles when I picked her up. I completed her 100k maintenance last month, so that’s out of the way. Now I’m ready to start planning her transformation into an off-road party girl!

    I’ve been looking at quite a few forums and sites for Rovers, and haven’t found a lot of info pertaining to modifications and such specifically for the LR4. I found this site’s link and joined in the hopes that I can exchange info with other folks who have experience with this model.

    My first mod investment is going to be in lift and wheels/tires. I have been told that the software lift is sufficient to get me into the size of off-road tire and wheel combo I’m looking for, but I am not sure that’s 100% accurate. Do you all have any thoughts or suggestions on that?

    I have included a few pics of Janet for context. I’m super excited to join this forum and can’t wait to exchange info with all of you!

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  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I would recommend an actual lift, I know I sell them on eBay for $45 and they are not hard to install.
     
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    Welcome! I've seen software lifted trucks locally with 32" tires. Seems to work ok. Lift rods just trick the computer so the end result is the second either way as far as I can tell. I believe JCs British in Denver does software lifts. I've no direct experience with either approach yet though.
     
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    Shaggy Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Keep us posted on what you decide on the lift.
     
  5. mshale

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    What size tire are you planning? A software lift will get you about 35mm ish of lift for the normal setting, but each truck is different. If you’re planning on lifting permanently, I’d suggest the rods.


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    Are there any negitave long term impacts of installing Rods to lift a LR4?
     
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    I have no firsthand knowledge of the rods, but lots of rovers run them with no issues that I’ve seen. Just get an alignment after installation.
     
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