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18 Apr 2013 18:58 #68985 by gaz3359
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Works well

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19 Apr 2013 20:21 #69053 by Nox
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Nice! Do the same with my Samsung S3 works like as charm.

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08 May 2013 15:11 #70277 by Halford
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today I popped over to HastieKid for some generous FOC 1.5" spring spacers that he'd taken off his truck after having fitted his 3" lift.

here's the HastieKid Truck with 1.5"



when I met up with Ian, he'd changed his mind - and threw in his nearly new shocks (off a 61 plate) with bonded extensions :woohoo:



THANKS VERY MUCH IAN - TOP BLOKE ;)

was keen to fit them straight away, but as insurance renewal is due in Aug, will wait and switch to a 4x4 modded specialist.

happy chappy
:)

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08 May 2013 15:50 #70279 by gaz3359
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Ian is a great bloke ! last time we were out i mentioned my tired standard suspension and straight away offered me his !! obv ive went down the lift kit route as you know.will give a nice little lift that !

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08 May 2013 18:25 - 08 May 2013 18:27 #70282 by nicho
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i dont think i could wait that long before fitting them but i know you shouldn't. ill be waiting for the pic :)

03 plate, + 2 inch kap springs, es3000 shocks, offset wheels, Malatesta Kaiman 215 80 15s, rear shock relocators. k&n pannel filter.trimmed arches and bumpers.big jimny shock nuts bolts.disco steering damper.
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19 May 2013 18:36 - 19 May 2013 18:39 #71073 by Halford
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couldn't wait :whistle:

put my 1.5" spring spacer and shock extension kit on today. B)

went pretty straightforward although we did have to grind off the off-side front upper shock nuts. :pinch:

loving the extra 1.5", it does feel much bigger, but as the missus will tell you, we always appear to think it's bigger than it really is :blink:

it also feels like the on-road ride has improved, don't know why that's happened though :huh:

here's some pics

without a lift


original standard set-up


with the spacer and shock extension fitted


how she looks now







also made a little movie of some highlights there's a soundtrack on it if interested (melt yourself down - fix my life)


big thanks to my mate Gary of Jackson-Tyre-Services for his assistance and know-how (anyone interested he's your man in South Shields for tyres, servicing, welding, custom brake lines, lifts, basically anything engineering - PM me if you want to make contact)

Massive thanks to HastieKid for providing the kit, but what have you been doing - this was one of your rubbers







enjoy

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19 May 2013 19:02 #71082 by gaz3359
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Looking good ! Nice little lift.

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19 May 2013 19:12 #71084 by Grizzly
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Nice one. Thinking of maybe giving mine a lift, bottomed it in a gateway this afternoon... It was very deep rutted :whistle: :whistle:

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20 May 2013 08:40 - 24 May 2013 07:56 #71117 by Halford
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Thanks Guys, and as an added bonus, the death wobble has gone away B)

edited .. 24/05/2013
some wrote in a post a while ago (can't recall who)

Just had the OME 40mm lift kit fitted to my 2007 jimny. First impressions are that
ride has improved, but if I'm honest it feels overall a little 'rolly polly'. It's not as jittery over bumps, but it's lost it's 'go-kart' feel that it had with the lower suspension.


totally agree ....... steering feels a little "barge-like" you get used to it, but think I'll fit a steering damper and see if it helps.

;)
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20 May 2013 14:58 #71150 by Hastiekid
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LOOKING GOOD!!!!!

I did notice that on one of the rubbers when I took them off, strange because I treat my jimny with Kid Gloves.........NOT!!!!! :laugh:

Ian

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20 May 2013 17:28 #71157 by RichiesJimny
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LOOKING GOOD!!!!!

I did notice that on one of the rubbers when I took them off, strange because I treat my jimny with Kid Gloves.........NOT!!!!! :laugh:

Ian


Looking at that rubber you'd think you've been off roading Ian :laugh: :laugh:

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20 May 2013 18:14 #71166 by markyp2000
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Would have been easyer if you had taken the calipers off to lower the axle more and i hope you was wereing goggles when grinding but good job looks alot better

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