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12 Jan 2018 21:52 #188315 by chris1211
I lifted my jimny by 2inches around 2months ago when it was standard it used to sit level but now it leans more on the drivers side could it be the shocks are shot?

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12 Jan 2018 21:59 #188316 by TomDK
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What lift kit?

+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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12 Jan 2018 22:01 #188317 by chris1211
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It's on Jimmy bits 2inch springs and shock locators mate

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13 Jan 2018 05:40 #188321 by Lambert
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Did it have two obviously longer springs for the front and then two shorter but not matching ones for.the back? The longer of the two short ones should be on the driver's side.

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13 Jan 2018 08:50 #188322 by 1066Boy
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I have the same springs The shorter (rear) springs are the same length but the longer (front) springs
are the ones with the height difference. Its only about 1 inch and this longer one is the drivers side.
Mine sits nice and level.

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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13 Jan 2018 09:25 #188324 by Lambert
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I thought it was the rear that were unequal, not that it is a problem so long as the longer one is on the off side.

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13 Jan 2018 10:17 #188328 by Busta
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11/60 wrote: I thought it was the rear that were unequal, not that it is a problem so long as the longer one is on the off side.


Rears are unequal as standard but for some reason all the lift kits make the fronts unequal to achieve the same thing. I'm not sure how much R&D goes into the aftermarket lift kits compared to Suzuki.
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13 Jan 2018 10:21 #188329 by chris1211
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Yea i got them all on the right corners, I had spacers fitted before the springs and it didn't sit level then

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13 Jan 2018 10:28 #188331 by 1066Boy
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Busta wrote:

11/60 wrote: I thought it was the rear that were unequal, not that it is a problem so long as the longer one is on the off side.


Rears are unequal as standard but for some reason all the lift kits make the fronts unequal to achieve the same thing. I'm not sure how much R&D goes into the aftermarket lift kits compared to Suzuki.


Could it to be with the change of geometry due to the increase in height? Also, why do the jimnys lean in the 1st place?

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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13 Jan 2018 12:28 #188335 by Lambert
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The factory lean is to compensate for the camber and crowning of our roads, that and there's always going to be the driver on board.

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13 Jan 2018 13:14 #188336 by TomDK
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A bit odd really. As the lhd jimnys don't have this lean.

+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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13 Jan 2018 13:14 #188337 by mlines
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It always struck me as strange why a Japanese vehicle (who drive on the same side of the road as us) should require correction in the UK. However my personal view is that this is a symptom of a vehicle that has evolved rather than been designed from scratch.

The chassis was first used on the SJ series in the 1980's on leaf springs.. At the mid nineties they modified it to produce a limited run of coil sprung SJs. This chassis had some minor modifications to become the Jimny in 1998.

Therefore the chassis and suspension was never specifically designed for the Jimny. Hence I think they needed to compensate for a minor imbalnce in the weight distribution. The left hand drive cars, with a different interior layout, didn't suffer purely by co-incidence.

I read somewhere that the compensation is for 14kg but not sure this is true.

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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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