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Re: 03 Vitara lift
I am not sure on the 99 and newer vitaras, but I know you can get a little lift on a pre-99 tracker by either using coil spacers like dparker mentioned (TJs work but need to have the bumpstop hole enlarged) or going to longer springs from a Grand Vitara, which provide 2" of lift.
It is my understanding from doing a lot of research on this topic recently that 2" is about the limit for the stock components (A arms and stuff). With 2" it is a good idea to flip the top mounting 'cups' for the struts to restore some downtravel, but the OME struts are probably longer. You will need a good alignment of the front end with any amount of lift.
Hope this helps.