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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 14:23    Post subject: suspension lift advice Reply with quote

hi guys, once again am after your advice Very Happy , this time on suspension lifts.  i want to raise the suspension by 3" can somebody provide me everthing i will need to do this, so far i think it is; springs 2 shocks front axle lowering brackets, and strut spacers. are these the only parts i will need and are there any hidden things like extending cables etc Confused .
,many thanks josh. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 14:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw this is the suspension lift i was guna go for, any thoughts on this??????? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-VITARA-88-98-3-COMPLETE-LIFT-KIT-/270441685564?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3ef794a23c
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 16:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a two inch suspension lift on mine, just using spacers. I've needed to buy the diff lowering bracket, CV joints (because I didn't know to buy the bracket until I'd killed the CV joints!), spacers to make the car a bit more stable after (not essential, but a good idea) and the camber adjustment bolts to straighten the wheels again (she handled like a dog without them).

So, a £100 lift kit then turned to £200 with the diff bracket, then £225 with the camber bolts, then £340 with the wheel spacers, and the CV joints will costs another £100/£150
so you're looking at nearly £500 to get the car lifted 2" after I had fixed what lifting it had broken! worth it? maybe not... but I love mucking about with cars either way.

I saw this, which could be good for you too (tempted myself!)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Suzuki-Vitara-Samurai-X-90-1989-98-Body-Lift-Kit-3-/250623932567?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a5a59b897
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 18:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

from experiance 2" spring lift is the most i would do as any more would put excessive strain on the cv joints. if you want BIG lift then calmini http://www.puresuzuki.com/3_lift_kit.htm

then do a 3" body lift and you could run 33s Twisted Evil

i personally recommend procomp spring lift +1.5" and a 3" body lift and a diff drop bracket then 2"offset rims and 31" rubber Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 18:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the advice guys, allthough i would love the calmin kit i just cant afford it, and maybe a two ich lift might be more sensible, think im gona raise the body first so i can give her a new set of boots. Very Happy
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