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Vitara with no lift


 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 20:52    Post subject: Vitara with no lift Reply with quote

Evening guys, ive got a 96 vitara soft top ive recenetly purchased a 3"lift kit fitted back end with no prob love the look fitted one front this evening using springs only and there has been no change in ride height on that side... im confused and disappointed do i need to change shocks there seems good travel on the shock? any clues would be greatly appriciated it had got cold n wet so decided to get a beer in ma tummy!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you lay the standard spring next to the lift spring is the lift spring longer? it is only the spring that lifts Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol yeah good 4" longer
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

they should lift then lol Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

they should lift then lol Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 18:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont know why it made a difference in height. but it appears i put it in upside down Embarassed  Embarassed  Embarassed what shocks are recommend for the fronts? GV?
has anyone removed there anti toll bar? any great benfits?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 19:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used procomp shocks and yes remove anti roll bar Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 21:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you replace antiroll bar for MOT?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 16:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

never did Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple rule of thumb for MoT's... If its not fitted, they can't fail it!  Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 20:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok so new dilema... fitted lift kit over weekend all sat level played in a bit of the muddy stuff, today after work walking back to the car  she looked"lop sided" one corner appears to have dropped (one side is at 16cm the other is now at 10cm????)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 21:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

which corner is it  Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 21:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

drivers front OFS front
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like the spring, might be worth removing the front springs and laying them side by side to check for damage Rolling Eyes
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