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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


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17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

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2" lift on a budget

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18 Nov 2010 00:08 - 18 Nov 2010 00:46 #6067 by 1390_taz
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i have a 55 plate JLX Jimny to which i wont to modify with a 2" lift chunky tyres and use it to get to work im on a small budget can this be done what is the best size tyre to get without cutting the archers
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18 Nov 2010 07:44 #6068 by ooky_123
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235's are the most common options if you wish to retain as close as possible to the standard Rolling Radius.
We didnt cut the arches per say ... only shaved about 30mm off the bottom of the rear bumper to accommodate our much taller 215 tyres.

Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland
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18 Nov 2010 10:36 #6077 by oxford_bloke
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On my previous offroader (a Daihatsu Sportrak) i lifted it for about 30 quid, if you get your hands on a meter length of engineering nylon for about 20 quid cut it to 50mm lengths and hey presto a cheap body lift.

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18 Nov 2010 12:47 #6088 by darthloachie
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try some spring spacers from bitz4vitz

www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/jimny/cat_17.html

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18 Nov 2010 20:57 - 18 Nov 2010 21:06 #6121 by dirtydogz
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This might help you, go to page 6 on technical,look for eco spring+body lift.This will give you a 2 inch lift.

2002 JLX Soft Top B)
Jimnybits 2" lift +Pro Comp ES1000 shocks.:) Big Jimny rear shock mounts. Big Jimny adjustable panhard rods.
Big Jimny steering damper bracket. Disco Armstrong steering damper. 7X15 black modulars. 205/75/15 Maxxis 743 bravo m/t.Superpro camber correction bushes.Black A bar....
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19 Nov 2010 00:08 #6128 by 1390_taz
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Thanks guys now i have some idea what to fit for the 2" lift my next question is do i need to change the brake lines for longer ones. If i use the 2" body lift a lot of things need to change shorly ????

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20 Nov 2010 08:00 - 20 Nov 2010 08:01 #6163 by Reloaded
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If you go up 2" with spring spacers or longer springs and didn't fit longer shocks or shock extensions you wouldn't need extended brake lines - you would have limited articulation though.

To get the most from your lift you would idealy fit longer shocks to match or shock extensions for your standard shocks. The amount of articulation you get is mostly goverened by the shocks (and anti roll bar on the front). If you go off tarmac with longer shocks there's a fair old chance that your brake lines will be too short for the amount of travel that may occur at the axle.

I had standard brake hoses at first with a 2" lift + extended shocks - I found I could jack the vehicle up on the offside chassis rail so far that the rear wheel was still on the ground but the rear brake hose was stretched to the max - obviously when your out in the field this could have nasty results.
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