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BearMatthews
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 16:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

3/4 of thoses pm's were asking you about the history and the make/model/brand etc. of the damper. My last message was ASKING you to reply to my offer.

2/3 of the public postings were tagged onto replies to posts and still being polite about it. I admit the last was a little rude but it had been 4 days since i had actually heard anything from you about the damper even though you were posting on other topics and this topic regularly...

If you look through the forum at any of my posts I have been friendly and offering my advice from my own knowledge as i have been offroading vitaras for many years. My experience of the roll bar was from a friend who i regularly offroad with's Vitara, i would say a friends experience is good enough to call my own experience dont you think? And now after that event i advise anyone to just re-fit their roll bar for the mot just to save trouble, it being a small job to do.

Again, what
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'dangerous advice'
have i offered?

I appologise about insulting you although i do believe saying
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'bear... get stuffed.'
and
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'now grow up and stop throwing a tantrum'
is rather insulting when i had just asked for a reply after 4 days? I would say that we were 'getting on' with 'common courtesy' until you told me to 'get stuffed'?

With regards to the 'new member section' i did not know it existed although i will search it out and post there.

Please could you explain
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'and btw, your sig says it all about you...'
?? My 'sig' portrays what happened on a day out with the friend i mentioned earlier, how does that say it all about me?

I feel that this is not the kind of behaviour people will want to see in this forum and appologise to everyone for blemishing a forum which is otherwise full of useful knowledge and great people.

Christian.
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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
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 17:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

with all due respect, a friends experience is not good enough to call your own experience as you havent actually experienced it.

a similar analogy would be for me to point out i have a friend who has worked on the honda touring car team, does this mean i can claim his experience as my own?
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the car in front is a toyota...

the car pulling it out of the mud is a suzuki
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 20:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell i should of never started this topic!!
Well anyway  i have done my budgit 2" lift with spring spacer and strut spacers and looks good,although not been of road yet .But cant wait to throw it on my trailer on the 18th!!!
AND GO WILD!!!
Anything else i need to do (that i have to) to complete the lift???  JUST so i dont break anything!!

Thanks for advice
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saying about an anti roll bar and then comparing it to a race car team? Doesnt really compare does it...

Funny thing is my uncle drives one of the rigs for Honda haha

Anyway, more importantly:

Bricky... as long as you dont go higher you should be fine...

You may want to consider buying front axle drop brackets like these: http://www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=18
They will correct the angles of the CV's a bit, therefore taking stain off them (a bit, not totally). They are expensive but not that expensive when you campare it to a new diff! hehe

Enjoy the 18th! Smile Where are you off too?

Cheers,

Christian.
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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
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure your brake lines arent too tight bricky. you should have plenty of play in them so you dont rip the flexis on a drop-off.

other than that, just take it steady until youre sure its all ok.

let us know how you get on (with pics if you can)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, brake lines lock to lock and at full downwards extesion/articulation. With it jacked up supported by the chassis on axle stands, wether you have the front or back up (or both), the suspension will be at full extension (provided you lift it high enough so the wheels are off the ground! Embarassed ) You can then check ur brake lines.

Also you handrake cables, should be fine but just check at full downwards extension/articulation...

Oh and check your tracking and camber especially if it does any amount of road miles, save your tyres Very Happy

Erm, that should be it Smile

Check youve got some fuel for the 18th! Smile
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 21:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

im of to briercliff chorley.only about 45 min from me so not so bad.
Went last month and killed my clutch in a big mud / water hole got that sorted and done my lift now aswell, that will help to get through all the mud/ruts!!! Wink
But you lot got me thinking about axle drop brackets.dont wana spend anymore money on this vit but dont wana break anything at the same time so myte just have to buy some.
Have a look at this on ebay some guy made / modified some will they be ok for me??? let me know asap please http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vitara-1-Front-Axle-Drop-Brackets-/320554406688?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4aa2881320#ht_500wt_957
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe they r mine Wink
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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


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 14:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow they look  Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok one more bit of help!
Ive got some camber adjustment bolts ok.
iNeed to know whats + camber and whats - camber?

As you look at front of veichle is /-\ that + and \-/ - camber?
cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

nut to sure without doin mine again but its not hard when you turn the bolt the wheal / hub will move in or out n then  you can tell wots wot
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 19:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

ye sorted it but its not totally sorted the camber out ,need to go more but it wont let me. but better than it was
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 21:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

ye mine is like that lookin front on it just needs that 2 mm or so more
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 22:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

I measured with tape measure when doing my camber change all it moves is approx 5mm anyway!!!
Ineed more!

Just ordered my front axle drop brackets!!
Hope they are worth it!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 22:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

front axle drop brackets are worth it but just seam thy could do with a bit more lenth  my cv joints keep blowing lol
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