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Maximus81
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 19:18    Post subject: New member, New toy! Reply with quote

Hello all!
I have just bought my Suzuki Vitara Jlx Se 16v Soft Top, and would love some advice on where to start with turning it into a mud=eating off-road GOD!
Naturally i want the moon on a stick for budget prices, doesnt everyone??
So...where do i start? Wheels? Tyres? Lift? New pair of wellies?
All answers welcome!
Also, i live in the midlands, in Rutland, so if anyone knows anywhere fun tom play, or any decent specialists in the area then i would love to know!
Cheers guys!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh...and im carp at typing!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

lift is the best place to start

GV springs and mk3 astra shocks is the cheapest way to go along with a set of camber bolts.

then you can start looking at larger tyres etc
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Maximus81
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great THANKS!

I take GV  stands for Grand Vitara?

So what kind of damage are we talking? And considering I am fairly new to mechanics are they easy to fit? Or should i get s mechanic to do it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 22:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

id deffo say tyres first. then lift and so on.

if you get some m/t's on and get it offroad, you wont be long realising what it needs to be better for you an your driving style.
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Maximus81
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 22:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate, would i have to stick to the standard 15 wheels, or could i go up to 17 without modifying??
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

stick to the 15's

and try not to go bigger without lifting or youll rub on the bodywork
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok fella, thanks for the advice. I will let you guys know how i get on. Also just found springs and shocks for lifting a Vit for a couple of hundred quid so have lots to get on with! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soooo... Did you find a nice set of tyres? Would be interested to know what you went for.
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