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BigElk
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2017
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2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4
Wallowy ride

My MY11 D4 is definately very wallowy compared to my wifes D3 MY59.

Hers has a mixture of different tyres on it, which is how it was when she bought it in August. Mine has three Pirrelli and one Nexon. If there are groves on a motorway made by HGV’s, it aweful as you cross them. Smooth roads it just floats along.

I have only had mine for a few weeks, and wondered if the wallowy ride is ‘normal’ on a D4?
  
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trainmanone
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

wheel alignment poss
  
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BigElk
 


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2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Would that make a difference? No signs of abnormal wear?
  
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Philip1972
 


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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 GS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Yes it can make a massive difference. Especially when the road isnt perfect, like the truck ruts in lane 1.

It can be like night and day!
  
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L319
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

2nd wheel alignment, makes a huge difference, should feel reasonably taught.
  
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NJSS
 


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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 TDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

Wheel size ?

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BigElk
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2017
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2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

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DrDJ
 


Member Since: 13 Jul 2015
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Bali BlueDiscovery 4

I noticed s really difference between the d4 09 cars and 10plates. The earlier cars had different suspension and felt wallowy. I didn’t notice a difference with 11plates over the 10. So maybe as said above, wheel alignment may be out.
  
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Pedros
 


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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

I guess you will have thought about tyre pressures and the amount of wear left on the tyres, both of which can affect handling, so I won't mention them. I suspect that the suspension is working as it should?

Speaking about tyre pressures, I do tend to run mine a few psi above the recommended pressure, which seems to me to tighten things up a bit. Also, is the compressor working as it should? Can you raise and lower the vehicle successfully at will? Although I recall when mine was on the way out, I got the dreaded "normal ride height only available" message, but I didn't notice any deterioration in the handling at normal height.

The front upper/lower suspension arms might be worth checking too. Although again, if the bushes are failing, you'd hear them when you bounce over stuff.

That's me out of ideas. Obviously I'd check the simple stuff like pressures and alignment first, working up to the more expensive things.
  
Post #186925717th Oct 2017 12:44 am
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FISHBOY
 


Member Since: 06 Sep 2010
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United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

Just on wallowy suspension - as its electronically controlled so therefore able to be tuned - has anyone reprogrammed it like VWs can (normal, comfort and sport modes)

Ie the faster you go the harder it gets.
 Last of the D4 HSE...  
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qwerty
 


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United Kingdom 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 GS Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Unfortunately not possible on D4 as it does not have variable damping!

Some models of RRsport have electronic dampers, D4 has normal ones. The air control is only on the bags, ie effecting the height so more air more height. You can play with height settings as running very slightly lower can see minor improvemnets but not a massive difference!

I do wonder how good the Koni FSD dampers perform, anyone tried them?
  
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Somerset Bumpkin
 


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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Causeway GreyDiscovery 4

A wallowy ride to me suggests it could be the shocks. Certainly was on my car, but then I rarely hear about the shocks in a D4, does it even have them with air bags?
  
Post #186935917th Oct 2017 10:47 am
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