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17 Jun 2019 20:04 #210063 by Markmills96
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Hi guys,
Bought my first jimny, been out in it a few times and I'm blown away by how capable it is. I'm wanting to go bigger though. Been looking at the 2" but would I need to change anything else other than shocks and spring's? I'm aware that for a 3" lift there's other parts that need replacing.
Thanks.

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17 Jun 2019 21:02 #210065 by barnsley john
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I mate I am new to the jimny and that's my next job in making my jimny look better
I have just fitted bfg all terrain tyres and a tow bar have had good feedback about this topic from some great guys so here goes

2 inch lift I have been told you change the shocks and springs I don't think the brake pipes need doing

also been told that you are as well fitting the caster bushes to make steering more central when lifting it
I believe that when diving the steering does not center as good without the bushes
also been told the trail master comfort 2 inch lift is a good bit of kit to use
as I am new I may be slightly wrong but some out there knows there stuff and will correct me and help you make the right but thanks john

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18 Jun 2019 04:30 #210069 by Lambert
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Markmills96 wrote: Hi guys,
Bought my first jimny, been out in it a few times and I'm blown away by how capable it is. I'm wanting to go bigger though. Been looking at the 2" but would I need to change anything else other than shocks and spring's? I'm aware that for a 3" lift there's other parts that need replacing.
Thanks.


Welcome to the forum.

Lifting a Jimny is a bit of a minefield. Technically the lift on it's own will improve your approach, ramp and departure angles and give you more chassis clearance. However on standard wheels and tyres it won't actually increase your ground clearance because the axles are still at the same height above the ground. The only way to alter this is with taller tyres. But fitting taller tyres affects the gearing. In order to keep the gearing reasonable the biggest practical tyre size is a 215.75r15 which happens to fit nicely under a vehicle without any lift. That then kinda makes the lift seem a little pointless especially as the taller tyres also improve the angles to some degree. Then we come to the increase in the centre of gravity that lifts give. Many people have found that their Jimny will handle better with a lift but they often forget that they have replaced old worn out suspension that wasn't working properly with nice new stuff that is. Those who have replaced new standard height with a lift often say that they notice the additional body roll. The next thing is to consider what components you use. The more you spend, the more reliable and suitable your new suspension will be. You also need to have a good idea of what your ultimate goal is because buying a 2 inch lift and then deciding you actually want a 3 is an expensive option.

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