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Offline memex

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tired of researching lift kit
« on: February 16, 2017, 03:05:01 PM »
i think I'm going for the rockyroad suspension and bodylift lift but i cant find enough  information to understand the modification that needs to be done on the strut bar like how and what any information would be vary helpful
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Re: tired of researching lift kit
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 07:54:38 PM »
There is no modification needed if you only run the OME kit. The complication is only due to running the body lift. All you have to do is raise the strut brace the same amount as your body lift. Basically, you need a spacer that bolts on to the top of the strut mount where the brace would normally bolt on, and then you would bolt the brace onto the spacer. My pics aren't great, but on a previous rig many years ago I had a Masterkit1 (out of business) body lift that included the brace spacers I described. Hope this helps:

Ignore the blue strut spacer, what you are looking for is the black piece ABOVE that.


I just googled this for you. I found this available from 4x4art in Turkey, but you could just get something made up locally:




97 Sidekick 4door 5 speed, 1.5 spacer lift, 2" body lift, CJ rims, locked rear, 31's, 4:1 low <SOLD>
01 Vitara 2.0L 5 speed, 2.5" Calmini lift, 2" body lift, Sidekick rims, locked rear, 31's, 4:1 low, 5.13 diffs <SOLD>
03 XL7 2.7 5 speed, 3" AE lift, 2" AE body lift, 5.13 diffs, 235/80R17 BFG AT KO's

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Re: tired of researching lift kit
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 09:07:39 PM »
I just put a 2" body lift on my 2003 XL7 and tried to make a pair of spacers like the yellow ones above but they didn't work out. Turns out...the absolute EASIEST way to make the strut brace work with a body lift, is to just take a cutoff wheel and open up the factory holes another 2 inches down the inner fender. Takes 15 minutes total and if you do a good job, nobody can even tell you did anything. Total cost: $0
97 Sidekick 4door 5 speed, 1.5 spacer lift, 2" body lift, CJ rims, locked rear, 31's, 4:1 low <SOLD>
01 Vitara 2.0L 5 speed, 2.5" Calmini lift, 2" body lift, Sidekick rims, locked rear, 31's, 4:1 low, 5.13 diffs <SOLD>
03 XL7 2.7 5 speed, 3" AE lift, 2" AE body lift, 5.13 diffs, 235/80R17 BFG AT KO's

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Re: tired of researching lift kit
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 06:07:53 AM »
http://www.alteredegomotorsports.com/vitaratracker-suspension.html

Full system with all new control arms, front diff drop, drive shaft spacer, rear link, breke lines, ect... them most complete kit I have found. Wish they had that one when I did mine all they had was a 2 inch spacer kit at the time. Good company to deal with.
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01 Tracker MUD CHILD's 2" suspension lift & 2" body lift. air lift air bag 1000 in front. 31x10.50X15 on stock samurai wheels.