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Joiner8



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Loire Blue
Freelancer 2 front shocker and springs replacement

I'm going to replace the front two shocker and springs, should I buy landrover or aftermarket been looking at rimmers and bearmach they stock both genuine and aftermarket, will the aftermarket ones be OK or should I bite the bullet and go for genuine parts

Post #406163 4th Apr 2021 9:36 am
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MotionInc



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Canada 2008 LR2 i6 SE Auto Tambora Flame

Not sure about your model year but I thing KYB or Bilstein could be OEM.

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bxzx16v



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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

As above , KYB,Bilstein or Sachs , avoid the cheap stuff and Britpart .

Mark 2009 FL2 TD4 SE (Sadly gone)
2007 FL2 TD4 GS (The wifes , gone after 8 great years)
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Post #406178 4th Apr 2021 3:55 pm
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Joiner8



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Loire Blue

MotionInc wrote:
Not sure about your model year but I thing KYB or Bilstein could be OEM.

Freelander 2 2014 sd4

Post #406179 4th Apr 2021 4:16 pm
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Mikey



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Scotland 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

Bilstein or KYB Thumbs Up

Post #406223 6th Apr 2021 6:32 am
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norfie



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Tambora Flame

MotionInc wrote:
Not sure about your model year but I thing KYB or Bilstein could be OEM.


Neither, Delphi (now BWI) supplied the dampers for all years.

Post #406224 6th Apr 2021 6:44 am
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axle



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England 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Santorini Black

KYB Common sense isn't very common.
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Post #406225 6th Apr 2021 7:12 am
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Grimdog



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE Manual Barolo Black

My 2010 had KYB replacements fitted when I bought it last August. No complaints.

Post #406227 6th Apr 2021 7:16 am
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Linds Hanson



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England 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 Dynamic Auto Firenze Red

Recently fitted the yellow Bilstein B6s all round transformed the handling. Make sure you clock the top mounts correctly not the easiest f jobs

Post #406241 6th Apr 2021 1:30 pm
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motlymo



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

I take it that the Bilstein B6's have only recently become available as I've looked in the past for uprated shocks for the FL2 to no avail. Where did you get them from and how much if you don't mind me asking?

Post #406277 7th Apr 2021 1:29 pm
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merlinj79



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United States 2008 LR2 i6 S Auto Tambora Flame

I just installed B4 all around, nice ride just a hair stiffer than stock.

B6 will be significantly stiffer, unless you're doing a lot of off-road they will probably be a bit much.

Post #406283 7th Apr 2021 5:09 pm
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Linds Hanson



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England 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 Dynamic Auto Firenze Red

Definitely stiffer but not in a bad way, they have transformed on road handling and removed the standard vague wallow of the factory set up. We live a mile up a rough track and must admit the Bilsteins are less forgiving of deep ruts etc but on road the ride is much more controlled and confidence inspiring. I can never understand why Land Rover never offered a Sport setup for the Dynamic models

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Linds Hanson



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England 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 Dynamic Auto Firenze Red

Definitely stiffer but not in a bad way, they have transformedn on road handling and removed the standard vague wallow of the factory set up. We live a mile up a rough track and must admit the Bilsteins are less forgiving of deep ruts etc but on road the ride is much more controlled and confidence inspiring.

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