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01 Jan 2011 22:09 #8617 by loopy_lou
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hi everyone!! my names' louise and im new here :)

i have a 2001 black jimny. im looking into putting a 2" body lift on her and was wondering how i would go about it basically?! would i have to extend the brake hoses??

thanx guys!!
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01 Jan 2011 22:18 #8618 by vitara_mad
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hello & welcome to the best site for jimny's only recently joined here myself

there is body lift kits available for the jimny & are easy-ish in install ive recently fitted one myself

whatever you do don't be tempted to buy one of them cheapo so called body lift kits off ebay for around £40 they are totaly useless.

you will need to get longer brake hoses i did anyway unless someone has another option that they know

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01 Jan 2011 22:27 #8620 by loopy_lou
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hi

thank you for your advice.

i've been looking at the lift kits on jimnybits and offroad-armoury.

would the lift affect anything else?? for example my 4wd gear stick??

thanx again :)

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01 Jan 2011 22:32 - 01 Jan 2011 22:33 #8622 by vitara_mad
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only other thing i had to adjust was the transfer lever as it would not quite go into 4l after the lift so a slight adjustment had to be made


gear lever was fine
Last edit: 01 Jan 2011 22:33 by vitara_mad.

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02 Jan 2011 08:22 #8628 by bertbuckie
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Hi louise, im also new here :) ( many posts due to many daft questions and spam lol )
I wondered the same however I found a FULL but expeensive kit on zanfi.it - but it shows you what they recomendd changiing for the lift ;) ---- try not to look if your skint, it will just upset you as it did me lol
You also need to extend the fuel intake pipe by the look of it ( bit of pipe, 2 jubilee clips )

www.zanfi.it/modules.php?name=catalog&file=index&cPath=63_66

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02 Jan 2011 08:23 #8629 by a18suf
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hi, i have a 1/34 spacer lift it was only £100 and didnt need to alter brake hoses or anything else.

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02 Jan 2011 08:25 #8630 by bertbuckie
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is that a spring lift tho or a body lift a18suf? also got any pics and did you use shock relocators?

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02 Jan 2011 09:38 #8633 by Adamski
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bertbuckie wrote: is that a spring lift tho or a body lift a18suf? also got any pics and did you use shock relocators?


She has a spring lift and shock relocators are required to give the shocks an extra inch of length.

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02 Jan 2011 09:40 #8634 by mlines
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Body lifts are straight forward but you do get what you pay for.

The cheaper Ebay ones are simply polythene bushes and long bolts. Not only that but the longer bolts do not fit the Suzuki threads so you drill out the old ones and push the new bolts through, not very tidy. The more expensive kits have the proper threads so they fit the original Suzuki fittings.

Three areas need consideration for a body lift:

1. Steering spacer - the steering column may need a small extension in the joint.
2. Brake union - the brake union may be tight, the bodge trick is to leave it un-bolted in mid air.
3. Bumpers - you can get an ugly gap between the bumpers and the body. You need to consider moving the bumpers up.

Having said that they can be a cheap way forward. I have one kit available in the store which was a sample product, its the Bits$Vits body lift kit.

Martin

store.bigjimny.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=119

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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02 Jan 2011 09:44 #8635 by mlines
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I can also do:

1 x Front Shock Absorber extensions (Suzuki Shocks ONLY)
1 x Rear Shock Absorber extensions
1 x Spring Spacers

for £140 plus delivery.

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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02 Jan 2011 09:54 #8636 by Adamski
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Is there any problem with using 2" spring spacers and a 3" sus lift at the same time to give a 5" lift?

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02 Jan 2011 11:18 #8637 by vitara_mad
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Adamski wrote: Is there any problem with using 2" spring spacers and a 3" sus lift at the same time to give a 5" lift?


you would need caster correction arms to suit a 5" lift at least

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