Lift Kit

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Lift Kit
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:18:28 AM »
Hi guys! I need some advice. I would like to add an extra 4-inch of ground clearance on my I own a 2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury. What brand of suspension lift kit should I go for?

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Re: Lift Kit
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 08:45:07 PM »
I would try calling Rocky Road Outfitters and seeing if they can give you a little more info on this:

http://www.rocky-road.com/grand-vitara-lift.html

It says, "also fits XL7"... I think in the 10 years since the "new" XL7 came out you are probably the first person I have ever run across inquiring about a lift kit. Probably because it would be about as much use as putting a lift kit on a Dodge Caravan with AWD, But hey, to each their own. Post some pics if you figure something out.
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Re: Lift Kit
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 03:00:06 PM »
I would try calling Rocky Road Outfitters and seeing if they can give you a little more info on this:

http://www.rocky-road.com/grand-vitara-lift.html

It says, "also fits XL7"... I think in the 10 years since the "new" XL7 came out you are probably the first person I have ever run across inquiring about a lift kit. Probably because it would be about as much use as putting a lift kit on a Dodge Caravan with AWD, But hey, to each their own. Post some pics if you figure something out.

Can you elaborate on that comment?  I thought the xl7 was similar in construction to other models in the range? 

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Re: Lift Kit
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
An 08 XL7 (the new XL7) is a GM design - it's your typical unibody construction, transverse engined FWD "cross-over SUV" although it was offered with an AWD option - the only resemblance to anything Suzuki is the badge on the grille.

The previous generation of XL-7 (note the hyphen) sold in the US from 01~06 was essentially a stretched Grand Vitara, with the body on frame construction and the two speed transfer case part time 4WD that Suzuki has used on their SUVs since the start of time.
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Re: Lift Kit
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 11:08:42 PM »
Ah got it.  Funny how something can sound so specific, like XL7 and yet be totally just a marketing label having nothing specific about it at all.