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How to fit a 2"or 3 spring lift.+Wiring spotlights

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12 Aug 2012 11:36 - 30 Jun 2014 21:01 #45978 by dirtydogz
Fitting a 2"(50mm)or 3"(75mm) lift. :woohoo:
If you got a set of longer brake hoses fit them first they are only needed on the 3"lift. ;)

You don't needed them on the 2" lift you will only need longer brake hoses if you remove the front anti roll bar. ;)

You will also need to fit some rear shock brackets on the 2" and 3" lift, If you think you need them you can also fit a set of caster correction bushes this will help the steering self center + adjustable pan-hard rods this is up to you. ;)

Next (WD40) all the nuts and bolts on the shocks for about 2 days before starting. :angry:

Start with the rear axle first,undo the wheel nuts a little,then jack up on the axle or the chassis on both sides and lower on to axle stands as close to the radius arms as possible , so the tyres are about 2"to 3" off the ground,now remove the wheels.

Next place the trolley jack in the middle of the rear axle, jack it up so you can remove the nuts+bolts from the old shocks.

The top bolts on the rear shocks might be seized on so take your time until the (WD40) has done it's job if they undo with no trouble go on to the next stage of the job, if not don't fit the lift springs with the old shocks, refit the old springs until you can remove the top bolts.

Next if every thing is ok and you have removed the top and bottom shock bolts, lower the axle down keeping an eye on the old brake pipe on the 2" lift,(don't over stretch it) that's if you haven't fitted the longer brake hoses, now remove the old rear springs.

If your fitting a set of the JIMNYBITS springs the two longer spring go on the front, one of the front springs is longer, and that one goes on the drivers side, the two short spring go on the back.

Next it's time to fit the new springs you might need some help from a mate to help you fit the lift springs back on, or as l did used a length of wood just to lever the axle down a little more to get the new springs back on, now jack the axle back up so the springs sit back in the axle saddles.

Now it's time to fit the stock brackets and shocks if you are using pro comp shocks you will need to cut the top bush rubbers and sleeves to fit in to the top shock mountings. just measure one of old top stock bushes.

Now do the front the same way as you did the back axle, you might need to cut the nuts off the top of the shocks if they are seized on, before you lower the axle it also helps to remove the front calipers + undo two bolts on the stabiliser link which hold the axle to the anti roll-bar this will give more room to get the new springs back on.
If you need the axles to drop a little more with the 3" lift you will need to remove one of the panhard rod bolts.

When your finished (CHECK) all the nuts +bolts+ wheel nuts are tight. :woohoo:
Photo of the standard rear brake line with the 2" lift.


Hope this helps.
DIRTYDOGZ B)
This is the way l fitted my 2" lift, so if you won't to add to this topic to help new members please do so .
stabiliser link.

caster correction bushes.

Big Jimny 3" lift.

Jimnybits 2"lift



shock brackets



2"Jimnybits lift.
www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...ydogz-jimny-soft-top
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How to wire spotlights to work on the high beam.




Relay wiring diagram





Wiring diagram was made with help from Renard 38.


Link to how to fit spolight on soft top www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum?view=to...=8&id=10688&start=48

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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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20 Aug 2012 21:48 #46515 by Fearghal Murphy
Replied by Fearghal Murphy on topic How to fit a 2"or 3 spring lift.+Wiring spotlights
Great thread this, i know i used Dogz info here to help me ! I SERIOUSLY concur with the use of relocation brackets, do not even try to get the job done without them, they make the job so much easier and satisfying ! Also gives your shocks and springs plenty of space ! If anyone is thinking of doing a suspension lift my advice would be..... DO IT ! My 3 inch lift has made such a difference "Big Blues" capabilities ! Mine even handles and drives better (wheel spacers also fitted) with the lift and the shocks are really top notch !

Gives the Jimny some extra presence too !

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05 Sep 2012 20:48 #47594 by Halkyn
Great post Dogz! I've been looking for a comprehensive guide to this.
Couple of questions.

1) I have a jack, decent socket set, spring compressor. Do I need anything else, and how many spanners on the "Haynes Manual" difficultometer is this?
2)My truck is on the original suspension. 12 years old - I guess some of the bolts will be stuck fast?
3) How straight is the longer spring? The stock on mine seems to twist quite a bit from top to bottom.
4) Does the kit come with torque settings?
5) Will 2" kit require castor correction bushes?

Cheers, Halkyn

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05 Sep 2012 22:40 - 30 Jun 2014 21:03 #47614 by dirtydogz
Hi Halkyn.
1)You don't need spring compressors, you will need a set of combination spanners and some axle stands and can of WD40.
2)Haynes Manual 2to3 spanners if you have fit a lift before, if it's your first time 4 spanners.
3) Yes the top rear stock bolts might be seized so try to remove the rear shocks first.
4) No just hard hand tight.
5)It's best to fit correction bushes so the steering self centres.
hope this helps.
DIRTYDOGZ. B)
My Link www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum?view=topic&catid=8&id=10688

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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08 Oct 2012 04:24 #49713 by thorpee
Just wondering how important the adjustable pan-hard rods are for the 2 inch lift? Only cause they are not in stock on the Big Jimny shop and quite expensive on Jimny Bits. I will be installing correction bushes though.

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08 Oct 2012 05:53 #49714 by Paul4x4

thorpee wrote: Just wondering how important the adjustable pan-hard rods are for the 2 inch lift? Only cause they are not in stock on the Big Jimny shop and quite expensive on Jimny Bits. I will be installing correction bushes though.

You won't need adjustable panhards. Axles might be slightly off center after the lift, but not very much. And there's panhard relocation brackets available, so those should take care of that problem if needed. Just install the lift kit, and see how you like it. :)
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08 Oct 2012 06:24 #49715 by bluejimny

thorpee wrote: Just wondering how important the adjustable pan-hard rods are for the 2 inch lift? Only cause they are not in stock on the Big Jimny shop and quite expensive on Jimny Bits. I will be installing correction bushes though.


really 2.5" is the max on std panhards
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08 Oct 2012 06:33 #49716 by Smoggy
Does that mean I have done something wrong with my ORA 4'' lift cos my adjustable panhards are wound right in to their shortest length front and rear. I needed to do this cos when I measured the 'outstand from my tyres, initially the nearside stuck right out compared to the offside, now it's down to within 10mm.

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08 Oct 2012 10:52 #49729 by thorpee
Thanks guys, just ordered everything I need, looking forward to doing the lift.

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08 Oct 2012 12:33 #49734 by markyp2000
Smoggy mine are nearly at there longest and I have a 4.5" ora lift and mine is still not right

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08 Oct 2012 16:06 #49740 by Smoggy
Yeah I wouldnt have minded if it was that way round cos you would expect them to be longer rather than shorter especially with the lift and all.

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08 Oct 2012 19:43 #49762 by antunovich
Awesome guide thanks.
Just a question. I need to refit an old Old Man Emu lift kit to a RHD Aussie Jimny and I remember that one rear spring is slightly taller than the other. So which is which??
Thanks

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