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Body lift Jimmy 04 1.3 help

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25 Jul 2020 05:26 #225603 by Lambert
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Do you mean the bump stops or the spring seat isolation pads?

Castor correction on a 50mm lift seems to be entirely dependent on the specific vehicle and the driver. For some people it is not a problem for others it removes the self centering of the steering and promotes vagueness and even death wobble. Try it without first and see how it feels.

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25 Jul 2020 06:52 - 25 Jul 2020 06:52 #225604 by X8GGY
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Scot The Sniper wrote: Ok back again just got my shocks threw so gonna fit the rear springs and shocks. I have 2 questions

1. On trolling threw the facebook jimny groups i noticed someone doing a 2" lift and asking if he should put the rubber cones back in on top of the lift kit when i took my plastic 1.5 inch lift spacers out of my spring i did not have any rubber cones to put back in will i need these please.

2 will i need to buy castor correction bushes for the front radious arms

Thx in advance


1. Yes - the spring seats are there to stop metal on metal contact, i.e. the spring in the chassis cup, so there should be a rubber "cone" on the top of each spring, or rather in the chassis cup...

2. As per Lambert's reply... it all depends on the actual lift you get from the advertised 2" lift kit... some need castor correction, some dont... the trailmaster kit for instance, I feel is a conservative 2" lift ;) Many people report more than a 2" lift, as when you fit a lift kit you are replacing an old tired sagged spring with a new heavier duty one... As Lambert says, best way is to fit the springs and take it out for a drive, see how it feels to you... if it wanders lane to lane, feels vague, or wobbles... you'll decide you may need castor correction (offset bushes or new arms)...

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25 Jul 2020 10:03 #225614 by jackonlyjack
I'm pretty sure he's asking about the 8 body mounting rubbers ??
These fit between body and chassis YES you will need them in

But i could be miss understanding :unsure:

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25 Jul 2020 15:49 #225636 by Scot The Sniper
Sorry guys my fault it the rubber cone that goes above the front and rear springs. So im not testing the springs on the bare metal i think there probably for to stop the spring making a noise my suspention had previously not be raised but it had 1.5 spacers put in and the last owner must of took out the rubbrr cones and threw them away hope that makes more sense. So not that i jave replaced the normal springs with 3" springs i have to the spacers out as i did not want 3" springs on there plus the 1.5 spacers that would of took the suspention to 4.5 inches

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25 Jul 2020 15:51 #225637 by Scot The Sniper
Lambert probably is the bump stops now that u mention it

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02 Aug 2020 16:20 #225984 by Scot The Sniper
Ok need more help please.
Ok fitted the 4 3" springs 4x 3" shocks took out for a test drive pulling badly to the right you need to keep hold of the steering any ideas please guys

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02 Aug 2020 16:46 #225985 by Lambert
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Other than the springs and dampers have you fitted things like extended panhard bars and longer brake lines?

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02 Aug 2020 16:51 #225986 by Riccy
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Steering bars are too long or need adjusted (if adjustable) im afraid.

A wheel alignment/tracking at a garage is always needed after altering this sort of stuff. Problem is finding one that will work on a modified car usually :-(

Panhard rods are probably out as well (or have you covered that already?) If adjustable you need to set them so that the axle is central to the chassis. Measure off the chassis to the tyre and get it in the middle before worrying about the steering bars.

If you do take it to a garage for an alignment/tracking the steering 'toe-in' should be set at 2 degrees inwards (for a standard car, maybe less for huge tyres). The only other thing they can adjust is the panhards (if adjustable), but thats more for centering the axle to the car properly, but it does have an affect on the steering position so needs set before the steering bars ;-)

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02 Aug 2020 17:26 #225988 by Scot The Sniper
Im losing the will to live with this jimny all cause i noticed a broken spring all it had was a 3" body lift too
So now i need to buy adjustable panhard rods

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02 Aug 2020 17:40 #225989 by Roger Fairclough
Sorry about this but 4th picture page 2 appears to show heavily corroded brake pipes in the background.

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02 Aug 2020 17:41 #225990 by Roger Fairclough
Sorry , meant to say 3rd picture.

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02 Aug 2020 18:43 #225991 by Scot The Sniper

Roger Fairclough wrote: Sorry , meant to say 3rd picture.

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Hi roger thx for this info i had spotted these before and on actual fact there the vacuum pipes for the 4x4 and thete in had im gonna use brake pipe to fix them but thanks for the info

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