suzuki vitara 1988

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 17:54
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hi all, i just bought my first car being a 88 suzuki vitara swb soft top, i would like to get into a bit of 4wd but i am limited with my front strut suspension, i was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of lifting them and how many inchs of lift i can get out of them? or is a body lift an easier way of getting around this? also what size wheels work well off road. thanx heaps!
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 22:59

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 22:59
good buy you are anything butlimited with this vehicle ?
i wouldn't mind one ?
these guys are mad on zooks.
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Reply By: cj - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 08:15

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 08:15
Suspension wise you can go ARB for a 50mm lift which is about the limit unless you are willing to spend the dollars and import a 75mm suspension lift from Calmini in the US. As for body lifts, well you could go 25mm, 50mm or 75mm. Wheels, well I've just been through the process of researching this and I'm going with 15"x7" with a 0 to -10 offset and either 235/75R15 or 30x9.50R15 with an engineers cert to keep it all legal. If you go much larger than this you will want to look at swapping your R&P's, also available out of the US for $$$$.
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Reply By: aaron - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 17:48

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 17:48
thanx cj, i visited a few 4wd specialists they all said pretty much the same... i decided on going a 45mm suspension lift with a 50mm body lift, they said any higher in the suspension your cv's become to twisted and then brake too easy. thanx for the wheel sizes as well, im getting 30x9.5x16 bfgoodrich mud tyres next week, i was bout to buy 33x12.5x15 but decided on the smaller ones. thanx again
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 22:50

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 22:50
You really dont want 33"s on until you've done major major work. Not for new and shiny Vitara owners......

The 30"s are a good size on the Vitara until you're commited (or certifiable). Just bought some bigger rubber after my 30"s went to a happy camper last night..... I can see a new avatar coming once I finish with the grinder this weekend.

Remember there are no limits other than those your brain or budget sets and your Vitara can be as tough as ANYTHING out there....... the IFS on the Vitara is less of a limit than a lot of people will have you believe. There are only 2 or 3 NON IFS 4wds left on the Australian market - one is the Jimny!

PS for those who scoff the Vitaras I know of a few now on 35" and 36" rubber.

Wonder when we're gonna see a Vitara that big in tough truck. Anyone wanna sponsor me and I'll do it!
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