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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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7" Sidekick lift

With all I have heard about not enough lift or how can I get more lift We started looking into a more conventional way so I measured up and made this first


Then last night I did this
How do you move your sidekick without a key


New lowered X-member bolted in place



Optional 2" widening kit built in


Pass Side bolted back up


7" taller and 2' Wider


Now It is not complete yet I ordered the wrong springs and still have to make the pass side diff flange and strut drops. Bump stops reinforcement brackets and braces still to come. After this is ironed out I will start the rear.

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Well I hacked up some steel for quick BS mounts just to get it to sit on its own.. Once that was done I now have an idea of the next stage.. So since it was siting on its own I had to mount a tire. The only one I have in the shop 38" Toyo MT

Now remember this is just screwing around but If ZI can fit a 38 on it with no body lift HMMMM you will need to trim a fender front and rear or 2" BL for this but you get the picture, a 35 will fit quite comfortable.

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Small tires and wheels still net you some clearance


How it should sit when complete ride height with no large tire
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Very interesting! Good work and look forward to seeing the final product.

Any plans on a SAS? Maybe using a Sammy axle (w/Newfs) and spacers to correct width?

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Very interesting! Good work and look forward to seeing the final product.

Any plans on a SAS? Maybe using a Sammy axle (w/Newfs) and spacers to correct width?

AHHHHH NOPE
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Okay then. I guess a S/R YJ kit for Toy axles under a GV/XL is out of the question, huh?

It would certainly make my life easier.

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Okay then. I guess a S/R YJ kit for Toy axles under a GV/XL is out of the question, huh?

It would certainly make my life easier.
Tim I am only discounting the use of the parts you listed.. There will be a SAS kit down the road. But right now the Majority rule is Lift IFS In a weekend....

BTW man is this place Dead.///
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BTW man is this place Dead.///
Do you find that as sad as I do? Without sounding like an old coot, this was THE place fo Zook once.

Dude, I fully understand why the bolt-on IFS comes first. That will make you a butt load of money. How many have a GV, let alone wheel it?

I will be getting your Kicker box, as I think I'm settled on running the Sammy case behind the GV tranny. Just need to get a off-set rear housing. This winter will be a fun time in my shop.

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IFS lift...

Do you think it'll fit on a 4-door?


It looks tempting on my 2-door Tracker, too.

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Kicks are new to me so not realy sure but I am not changing any of the mounts per say so If the suspension between a 4 and 2 dr are interchangable stock then it should be after the lift also.
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