Adrian Flux : 01553 845 945

Suzuki 4x4 Club™
Dedicated to all Suzuki 4x4 Owners
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   Watched TopicsWatched Topics   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your personal messagesLog in to check your personal messages   Log inLog in 
suzuki 4x4 club forumsSuzuki 4x4 Forums   CalendarCalendar  Suzuki 4x4 Club ShopClub Shop  Suzuki 4x4 Classified Ads serviceClassified Ads
Suzuki 4x4 HomeSuzuki 4x4 Home   dynamic online chat serviceChatrooms  Yellow Diamond ClubsYellow Diamond Clubs

suzuki vitara 1996 lift mod

Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Suzuki 4x4 Club™ Forum Index -> Suzuki Vitara modifications
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vitman666
*


Joined: 05 Dec 2009
Posts: 18
Location: nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 22:42    Post subject: suzuki vitara 1996 lift mod Reply with quote

Hello ive got a suzuki vitara on a p plate 1996 jlx lwb ive already started to mod it with snorkle and and dif front bumber with winch and offroad tyres i wana lift it.Can anyone help or tell me how hard it would be to do this or has anyone got pics because ill make my own kit would be appreticated for the help and advice Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 22:42    Post subject: Google Ads keep this community free to join!


Back to top
zocko
*******


Joined: 13 Sep 2009
Posts: 1438
Location: Southampton

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

speak to meandthewife, hes raised his vit in the past and knows a few tricks for making it easier
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
me and the wife
*******


Joined: 07 Aug 2007
Posts: 1013
Location: gosport

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 17:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, for the body lift i used 8x 3x3x3 cubes with a hole drilled for a new body bolt. then remove the gear sticks (push and rotate the collet) remove the front lights and front and rear bumper. starting at the rear unbolt the 6 body nuts and loosen the 2 under the front headlights. lift the body at the rear then cut the thread so there is 1/2 an inch of thread left then bolt the cube to the body (i placed the rubber mounts on the chassis) then bolt the cube "loosely" to the chassis. unbolt the front mounts fully then lift the front 4" and start cutting the thread down and fitting the cubes. you will have to make a plate to lift the bumpers and if your rear lights are in the bumper you can fit the ones in the body they simply unplug. for the suspension lift i would ONLY fit lwb springs (they look the same length but have a higher rating) and replace the rear shocks with procomp es1000, any longer and your spring will fall out i fitted es3000 and had to weld my rear spring in. dont bother with rear shock extensions "i bought a pair and destroyed them in 2 outings"
keep it simple i found worked really well with the vitara  Very Happy   i never broke any components with the above setup  Very Happy
youwill need to extend the gear levers by 3", i cut them and welded a 3" piece in the middle... hope this helps.
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
twofloats
*


Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 15
Location: southampton

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:07    Post subject: 3" lift Reply with quote

thanks i've got one of yours been scratching head on to body lift high enough  but you dont just cut the bolts down  Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
me and the wife
*******


Joined: 07 Aug 2007
Posts: 1013
Location: gosport

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 21:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

i cut the body stud so it is about 1 inch long then bolt the block to it then bolt the bottom of the block to the chassis Very Happy
just holla if you need/want me to pop over and show ya Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
twofloats
*


Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 15
Location: southampton

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 23:27    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

hi thanks for that do you have to extend the fuel filler hose as some one mentioned it in one of the forums, not sure if he knew or done a tree inch lift
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
me and the wife
*******


Joined: 07 Aug 2007
Posts: 1013
Location: gosport

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
tr1cky
*


Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 27
Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you get on with the gearsticks? I heard of people recommending to lessen the bend on the gear stick or cutting the gearstick hole, also heard of replacing the transfer box lever with straight pipe?

I'm asking as I currently run a 1 1/2 inch lift done basically the same as you but considering going up to 3 to be able to fit bigger tyres

totally agree about the springs too, first mod I did was find some LWB springs and fit them, not got new shocks yet though but it works well
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
BearMatthews
**


Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Posts: 110
Location: Devon, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grand Vitara Springs with 1.5" front and 2" rear shock spacers give a useable 1.5" lift approx.

Cheers, Chistian.
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message MSN Messenger
gary_woking
Newbie


Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 9
Location: woking, surrey

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does a the 3 inch body lift effect the steering, and I am guessing u have to replace the brake hose's for longer ones
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
BearMatthews
**


Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Posts: 110
Location: Devon, UK

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tallest body lift you can get away with without any mods is 2".

Christian.
_________________
Vitara JLX 1.6
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
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message MSN Messenger
me and the wife
*******


Joined: 07 Aug 2007
Posts: 1013
Location: gosport

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearMatthews wrote:
The tallest body lift you can get away with without any mods is 2".

Christian.


3" is the biggest without any other mods (2" on an sj). you will have to extend the gear levers (bits 4 vits) and lift the bumpers (or not) Very Happy

if you read my write up it explains what you need to do Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
MUD CHILD
Newbie


Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 5
Location: Kelowna,B.C Canada

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 17:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what you are looking for to get this done easy. I make both these kits and they come with installation instructions.

This is my 2" suspension lift I sell it for $300 Canadian



This is my 2" body lift which I sell for $150 Canadian

Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
zocko
*******


Joined: 13 Sep 2009
Posts: 1438
Location: Southampton

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats about $17US total isnt it? lol
_________________
the car in front is a toyota...

the car pulling it out of the mud is a suzuki
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
MUD CHILD
Newbie


Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 5
Location: Kelowna,B.C Canada

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

zocko wrote:
thats about $17US total isnt it? lol


LOL... The suspension lift works out to $292U.S and the body lift would be $146U.S
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Suzuki 4x4 Club™ Forum Index -> Suzuki Vitara modifications All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

All contents © Hobson's Choice IT Solutions Ltd 1997 on
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group