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CHA10
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:11    Post subject: Spring spacers Reply with quote

Are the 2" spring spacers you buy actually any good?? I just want to lift my vitara a little.
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me and the wife
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

i personally wouldnt use spacers or shock extensions, i did use shock extenders once and they broke within a morning Evil or Very Mad they were bought rom a company on the bay that sells bits for vit aras. after then i bought a procomp kit and was relly pleased with it  Very Happy
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Location: BOLTON

PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, ive been looking at the 2" spacers for the lift and seems fine and a cheep way of doing it!dont know if i have to do anything else to make it safe!
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MUD CHILD
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Joined: 09 Jun 2010
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Location: Kelowna,B.C Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually make a 2" suspension lift(coil spacers) for the 89-98 vitaras of as we call them sidekicks and trackers over here in Canada. The kit I make comes with 4 cnc machined billet aluminium coil spacers 2 strut spacers and a rear diff third link spacer. I have sold over 100 of these lifts and had no problems with them. So to answer your question SOME of the coil spacer kits out there are good, stay away from the plastic ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 0:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, see my post(s) here, it explains my situation and justifys me saying that.. I have used polyeurethane srping spacers for two years and they are absolutely fine! I bought mine from Bits4Vits, the owner, Dave, is 100% and his products are of VERY high quality.

So, YES, Bits4Vits poly shock spacers are very good!

Link to Bits4Vits: www.bits4vits.com

Cheers, Christian.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 20:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

do they give you a decent 2 inch lift or is it just a little bit of lift and not worth the hastle?? also how do you fit them,,,is it a case of compressing the spring with clams and slotting it in??????
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 22:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

never fitted 2" spring spacers or spring spacers with machined sleves...

only fitted 1.5" poly spacers on top of GV springs...

Jamie see my PM Smile

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2"Body Lift
External Roll Cage/Tubular cab and rear end
32" Dumper Tyres on 10" deep dish 8 spoke wheels
Welded (Locked) Rear Diff
Winches front an rear
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tarantula4x4
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 15:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

spring spacers are the easiest things to fit in the world you only need a basic tool kit.
top tip undue your rear shox from the bottom not the top. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 22:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

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spring spacers are the easiest things to fit in the world you only need a basic tool kit.
top tip undue your rear shox from the bottom not the top.


i second that Razz
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3" suspension lift
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External Roll Cage/Tubular cab and rear end
32" Dumper Tyres on 10" deep dish 8 spoke wheels
Welded (Locked) Rear Diff
Winches front an rear
Rad In Rear
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zocko
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 22:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

spring spacers can actually be a risky point on an mot...

if the tester doesnt think it looks safe or could potentially move, its a fail.

and the whole mot is down to the testers opinion
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

[/quote]spring spacers can actually be a risky point on an mot...

if the tester doesnt think it looks safe or could potentially move, its a fail.

and the whole mot is down to the testers opinion [quote]


That is very true... this is why i reacon,on reflection, the easiest way to get a budget mild lift is fit Grand Vitara springs... then if that not enough get 3" lift springs and then if thats not enough the vitara isnt rele a good base! haha
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3" suspension lift
2"Body Lift
External Roll Cage/Tubular cab and rear end
32" Dumper Tyres on 10" deep dish 8 spoke wheels
Welded (Locked) Rear Diff
Winches front an rear
Rad In Rear
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me and the wife
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 13:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would go gv springs and 3" body lift. that will let you fit 31s
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry for the hijack but if you fitted gv springs, 2" spring spacers and then a 3" body lift what size tyres could you fit?
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3" suspension lift
2"Body Lift
External Roll Cage/Tubular cab and rear end
32" Dumper Tyres on 10" deep dish 8 spoke wheels
Welded (Locked) Rear Diff
Winches front an rear
Rad In Rear
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