Gwyn Lewis Challenge Suspension Kit & Pricing

Our Challenge Suspension kit is designed for those looking to get the best from their suspension both on and off road. This kit will give you the maximum amount of axle articulation we have to offer for off road use.

When we say +5 inch, what we are talking about is your shock length. Our Challenge kit uses shocks that are 5 inches longer when fully open compared to standard Land Rover Shocks, they have 11 inches of travel.
We do not mean a 5 inch suspension lift.
Springs determine your ride heigh, shocks travel and length determine your axle travel (articulation off road), longer shocks mean more axle movement.

This is a bolt on kit using original mounting points, no modification is needed to your Land Rovers chassis. This kit is the most extreme travel kit available without making modifications to chassis and axle mounting points.

This Kit can be fitted to 90,110,130 Defenders, Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classic.

I have this kit fitted to my own 110 Puma which is my road car, the same kit is also fitted to my Challenge truck. With the right shocks our Challenge kit will still give you fantastic road manners and handling while at the same time give you maximum suspension movement off road.

On the rear we convert from the standard Eye/Pin fitting to a Pin/Pin fitting.
It is a known problem for the upper Eye fitting on standard fitment rear shocks to brake off due to lack of sideways movement.
A Pin fixing allows more movement in all directions without breaking off as has been well proven over the years by my +5inch Challenge Pin/Pin Rear Shock mount.

A Pin/Pin Rear Shock is for use by those who want the much improved reliability of a Pin/Pin fitting shock over the Standard Eye/Pin fitting.

I have designed my challenge shock mounts to use the full 11 inches of travel +5 inch Pin/Pin shocks have. The most important thing for any off road vehicle is upward movement, you need to get your wheel to go up as far as it can to get over obstacles, lots of downward movement is pointless and can cause the wheel to walk under the car and break something off if the drop down is too far.

This kit can be run from standard ride height up to a 3” to 4” lift, we would recommend lifting up to 2” maximum for anything that wants to be used on road as well.

with +5” length shocks Anti Roll Bars will need to be removed. You will need extended Brake Hoses, Spring Retainers, Spring Re-locators and if fitted with a lift spring you will need Extended Bump Stops.

Our Old Man Emu Sport Shocks will give a much improved ride and handling quality over other shock absorbers due to their multi-stacked rebound and compression valving, once the shock is compressed it is hard to pull out, it’s the firm rebound valving in them that reduces the body roll in corners and on side slopes but still giving a comfortable ride on and off road.
Obviously with this kit you have to remove the antiroll bars (sway bars) so this is where these shocks work best, when off road the valving detects more movement and opens up to give the full flex and off road stability you need.

GL2008, these shocks give a Medium Sport Ride, recommended for Defender 90s Front & Rear, Defender 110/130 Front and Front of Discovery 1 & RRC, (light to medium weight Land Rovers)
GL2010, these are the same shock but with a firmer valving, better suited for use on the Rear of 110/130s, Rear of Discovery 1 & RRC and 90s that are heavily loaded. (Land Rovers that are regularly carrying extra weight or towing)

My shock mounts and hardware are galvanized to prolong their life and come with all fixings needed to mount them. I do some items in a DIY form, these are tacked together and will need welding up and painting, my DIY rear trailing arms are fully welded and just need painting. I also do the shock mounts in Galvanized and powder coated Blue.

I do OME and Bearmach springs from a 1 inch to 2 inch lift, I mix and match springs to suit what you need and what you use the vehicle for. A very flexi spring is no good on road and a firm spring is no good off road, it’s getting the right spring for the right job that is important.

Wide angle propshafts should be fitted to cope with increased suspension travel, especially if you were to belly out on something and your axle was to drop down, this is when standard propshafts bind up and won’t turn.
Double Cardon propshafts are only to reduce vibrations, they don’t give any more articulation than my wide angle ones.

Extended brake hoses must be fitted due to the extra axle drop out (downward movement).

Extended Bump Stops are used to stop your coil spring becoming fully coil bound, if you land down hard one day and your springs could fully compress, this can damage the spring seats or even worse the chassis spring mounts, they don’t restrict the articulation in any way as the axle pivots on the spring not the bump stop.

On TD5 and Puma Defenders a fuel filter relocation mount is needed to move the fuel filter as it’s in the way of the shock mount. I recommend my XHD 2 position rear shock mounts for TD5 and Puma as this mount allows more room from the top of the shock and your fuel filter pipes if you mount your shock in the more upright position compared to using our single position challenge mount.

With our Challenge Kit you will change your standard front shocks for our +5” OME GL2008 Sport Shocks and fit with our Heavy +2” Front Turrets GL1050, these have spring relocators built in, you will secure these using our Heavy Duty Turret Securing Rings GL1053. To secure your front springs to your axle you will need our front spring retainers GL1054.
Moving to the rear you will change your standard Eye/Pin shocks for our +5” Pin/Pin OME GL2008 / GL2010 Sport Shocks and fit with our challenge Pin/Pin Shock mounts GL1061. With +5” rear shocks your rear springs will dislocate away from your chassis when articulating, you will need spring relocators GL1064 for a 90 or GL1065 for a 110/130. Rear Spring Retainers will be needed to secure your rear springs to your axle, for a 90 GL1070, for a 110/130 GL1182. For your Rear Arms you will need our Heavy Duty Cranked Arms GL1074 (BLUE) or GL1175 (BLACK)
Extended Bump Stops GL1057Y-4 / GL1057B-4 will be required if you are fitting a Lift Spring.
This list is an example, there are other mountings and shock options, some items also have colour options, please see the list below for all options.


Front Suspension
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Front Shocks choice of 5
GL2008-2
Pair OME Shocks + 5 inch, 11 inch travel Medium Ride         £198.00/£237.60
GL2010-2
Pair OME Shocks + 5 inch, 11 inch travel Firm Ride               £198.00/£237.60

9521LTGL-2 Pair Pedders Shocks +5 inch Track Ryder Comfort Ride     £170.00/£204.00
GL1099Bear-2 Pair Bearmach Green 11 inch travel Gas Shock                £96.00/ £115.20
GL1098Pro-2 Pair Pro Comp + 5 inch, 11 inch travel                                   £100.00/£120.00

Front Springs
Pair OME Springs + 1 inch to + 2 inch                                                             £120.00/£144.00
Pair Bearmach Blue Springs + 1 inch to + 2 inch                                           £70.00/£84.00

Front Hardware
GL1050 Pair Front Turrets Chall + 2 inch (Inc re locator) GALV                 £67.65/£81.18
GL1189 Pair Front Turrets Chall + 2 inch (Inc re locator) GALV + BLUE    £87.65/£105.18
GL1051 Pair Front Turrets Chall + 2 inch (Without re locator) GALV          £55.00/£66.00

GL1052 Pair Front Turrets Chall + 2 inch (Inc re locator) DIY                     £39.60/£47.52
GL1053 Pair Turret Securing Rings H/Duty                                                    £24.20/£29.04
GL1185 Pair Turret Securing Rings H/Duty DIY                                            £13.20/£15.84
GL1054 Pair Front Spring Retainers                                                                £21.00/£25.20
GL1186 Pair Front Spring Retainers DIY                                                        £12.50/£15.00
GL1055 Header tank spacer kit 200/300 tdi Defender                                 £5.50/£6.60

Front Brake Hoses
Pair 200tdi/300tdi/Early TD5, Blue or Black                                             £27.00/£32.40
Pair Late TD5/Puma, Blue or Black                                                              £29.00/£34.80

Front Propshaft
Front Propshaft EXTREME 30 deg’ wide angle H/Duty                                £238.00/£285.60
Front Propshaft MEGA 2020 wide angle H/Duty                                              £360.00/£432.00
Front Propshaft Double Cardan wide angle ULTRA                                      £454.00/£544.80
Front Propshaft Double Cardan wide angle MEGA                                       £490.00/£588.00

Front Optional Extras
GL1057Y-2 Pair Front Extended Bump Stops YELLOW                              £41.00/£49.20
GL1057B-2 Pair Front Extended Bump Stops BLACK                                 £41.00/£49.20
NRC9700-2 Pair Front Spring Seats Galv                                                       £12.00/£14.40
GL1076 4 x Shock Bush Washers (if not using my shocks)                        £8.00/£9.60

 


Rear Suspension
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Rear Shocks choice of 5
GL2008-2
Pair OME Shocks + 5 inch, 11 inch travel Medium Ride         £198.00/£237.60
GL2010-2
Pair OME Shocks + 5 inch, 11 inch travel Firm Ride               £198.00/£237.60

9521LTGL-2 Pair Pedders Shocks +5 inch Track Ryder Comfort Ride     £170.00/£204.00
GL1099Bear-2 Pair Bearmach Green 11 inch travel Gas Shock                £96.00/ £115.20
GL1098Pro-2 Pair Pro Comp + 5 inch, 11 inch travel                                   £100.00/£120.00

Rear Springs
Pair OME Springs + 1 inch to + 2 inch                                                             £120.00/£144.00
Pair OME Springs + 2 inch HD 110                                                                  £148.00/£177.60
Pair Bearmach Blue Springs + 1 inch to + 2 inch                                           £70.00/£84.00

Rear Hardware
GL1061 Pair XHD 2 Position Rear Shock Mounts for HD shocks GALV   £66.67/£80.00
GL1062 Pair XHD 2 Position Rear Shock Mounts Galv + BLUE                £86.67/£104.00
GL1058 Pair Rear Shock Mounts Chall GALV                                               £48.40/£58.08
GL1059 Pair Rear Shock Mounts Chall GALV + BLUE                                £68.40/£82.08
GL1060 Pair Rear Shock Mounts Chall DIY                                                   £31.90/£38.28
GL1064 Pair Rear Springs re locators Chall 90                                             £50.60/£60.72
GL1066 Pair Rear Springs re locators Chall 90 DIY                                      £36.30/£43.56
GL1065 Pair Rear Springs re locators Chall 110/130                                   £50.60/£60.72
GL1067 Pair Rear Springs re locators Chall 110/130 DIY                           £36.30/£43.56
GL1070 Pair Rear Spring Retainers HD Round 90                                       £31.90/£38.28
GL1182 Pair Rear Spring Retainers HD Round 110/130                             £36.30/£43.56
GL1187 Pair Rear Spring Retainers Flat 90 DIY                                            £5.50/£6.60

Fuel Filter Relocation kit (TD5/PUMA only)
GL1071 Fuel Filter mount kit TD5/Puma 90                                                   £30.00/£36.00
GL1072 Fuel Filter mount kit TD5/Puma 110/130                                         £30.00/£36.00

Rear Brake Hose
1 x 200tdi/300tdi  Blue or Black                                                                      £13.50/£16.20
1 x TD5/Puma, Blue or Black                                                                           £16.50/£19.80
1 x EXTRA TD5/Puma with ABS, Blue or Black                                         £14.00/£16.80

Rear Trailing Arms
GL1074 Pair Rear Trailing Arms Cranked BLUE Extra/H/Duty                   £130.00/£156.00
GL1073 Pair Rear Trailing Arms Cranked BLACK Extra/H/Duty                 £130.00/£156.00
GL1075 Pair Rear Trailing Arms Cranked Extra/H/Duty DIY                       £105.00/£126.00

Rear Propshaft
Rear Propshaft EXTREME 30 degree wide angle H/Duty                            £238.00/£285.60
Rear Propshaft EXTREME 30 degree wide angle H/Duty 110/130            £275.00/£330.00
Rear Propshaft MEGA 2020 wide angle H/Duty                                              £340.00/£408.00
Rear Propshaft MEGA 2020 wide angle H/Duty 110/130                            £360.00/£432.00

Rear Optional Extras
GL1057Y-2 Pair Rear Extended Bump Stops YELLOW                               £41.00/£49.20
GL1057B-2 Pair Rear Extended Bump Stops BLACK                                  £41.00/£49.20
NRC9700-2 Pair Rear Spring Seats Galv 90                                                  £12.00/£14.40
NRC4317-2 Pair Rear Spring Seats Galv 110/130                                            £27.50/£33.00
GL1076 4 x Shock Bush Washers (if not using my shocks)                        £8.00/£9.60
GL1079 A frame ball joint in housing Inc Bolts if required                           £76.85/£92.22