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Engine conversion combined with suspension lift

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03 Oct 2018 09:38 #196463 by Jefferies
Has anybody else attempted a 2" suspension lift at the same time as an engine conversion to something significantly heavier?

I want a 2" lift but i'm swapping to an Isuzu 1.5TD which is a fair bit heavier than the standard engine so obviously 2" lift springs won't give me a 2" lift. I'm considering putting either 3" or 4" springs in the front to compensate but as they are so expensive i'd like to get it right first time if possible

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03 Oct 2018 09:46 #196464 by Jezz
Lift springs for the diesel jimny are available from the usual places,, They should suit your needs.

It's been fettled just a tad.

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03 Oct 2018 10:21 #196466 by Jefferies
Just spoke to jimnybits who said they wouldn't really be suitable, and despite what their website says they aren't available for RHD cars from them

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03 Oct 2018 12:47 #196468 by Jezz
????? rhd lhd It's a coil spring?? Do you think it will know which side of the car you've fitted it too??

It's been fettled just a tad.

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03 Oct 2018 14:29 #196470 by TomDK
Trail master +3" diesel springs would be very suitable. They're actually only 2" longer than stock but made of much thicker wire than most other springs for the Jimny.

+3" Trail Master. Fox 8.0" R/R shocks. ORA HD winchbumper. Warn M8274 Ox-motor + Hellfire gears, Delta-Tek mainshaft and freespool, overvolted. 33/9.5 R16 Silverstone Extreme. 5.14:1 ratio SJ transferbox in RW cradle. OMP rollcage.

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03 Oct 2018 15:07 #196474 by Jefferies
How helpful!

I'd imagine its because they are setup to get rid of the Jimny lean so yes it would have an affect. Why else would they give the option when buying them??

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03 Oct 2018 15:09 #196475 by Jefferies

TomDK wrote: Trail master +3" diesel springs would be very suitable. They're actually only 2" longer than stock but made of much thicker wire than most other springs for the Jimny.


Those would be very nice but i can't stretch to them unfortunately

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03 Oct 2018 18:06 #196477 by Riccy

Jefferies wrote: How helpful!

I'd imagine its because they are setup to get rid of the Jimny lean so yes it would have an affect. Why else would they give the option when buying them??


Correct, but this can be overcome with a simple small spring spacer on one side ;-)

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' trayback project)

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03 Oct 2018 18:39 - 03 Oct 2018 18:40 #196478 by Jezz
Or you could just swap the springs from side to side. If you really are after a budget lift, You could go to a breakers and get Honda CR-V or MERC 180 springs. But with budget springs comes budget problems.

It's been fettled just a tad.
Last edit: 03 Oct 2018 18:40 by Jezz. Reason: spelling

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03 Oct 2018 19:07 #196480 by TomDK

Jefferies wrote:

TomDK wrote: Trail master +3" diesel springs would be very suitable. They're actually only 2" longer than stock but made of much thicker wire than most other springs for the Jimny.


Those would be very nice but i can't stretch to them unfortunately


I can only recommend that you save up a bit more for those springs. They are a perfect match to what you need.

+3" Trail Master. Fox 8.0" R/R shocks. ORA HD winchbumper. Warn M8274 Ox-motor + Hellfire gears, Delta-Tek mainshaft and freespool, overvolted. 33/9.5 R16 Silverstone Extreme. 5.14:1 ratio SJ transferbox in RW cradle. OMP rollcage.

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04 Oct 2018 00:49 #196484 by zukebob

Jefferies wrote:
i'd like to get it right first time if possible

TomDK wrote:
I can only recommend that you save up a bit more for those springs. They are a perfect match to what you need.


I don't think this group is trying to press you into a purchase you will regret. On the contrary, I think they are trying to guide you to your initially stated criteria. I think Tom's recommendation is a very good one and I would hate to see you spending time and money to come to the same conclusion.

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left

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