Body Lift - 2" vs 3" - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
Addict
 
Zukinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Body Lift - 2" vs 3"

I just put 31x10.50s on and have some rubbing at the back of the front fender wells. I was thinking that a body lift might be the most economical way to fix this and keep from having to cut up the fender wells any more. I've looked at the RRO 2" body lift - their site says the 3" kit is more complicated and could cause some steering knuckle problems. The 3" Calmini kit says it comes with everything but I'm not sure if it is as easy as they say - esp. when you consider what the RRO site says.

The rubbing on the trail is worst when the wheel is turned. The photo shows the clearance but this is cut in half when the wheels are turned. Flex it at all and it gets into the fender. Is 2" enough - according to the RRO site, probably - they have 4" with 2" body lift and 33s. I've got a spring over (approx. 4" - stock springs) and was considering adding the 2" body lift as the fix.

I searched and didn't really find the answers. Figured someone out there might have gone through this or has the same set up that I do.

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1047369.jpg (92.0 KB, 2 views)
Zukinator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 09:48 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Zuk Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,535
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I wouldn't get a 3" body lift... take it from someone who had one! A 2" is the MAX you should go with. I think 2" lift would take care of that, if not...add a 1" shackle lift with it and you should be good to go!
Or like many have done... take a BFH to it and bang away!

BTW, I'd consider taking off those plastic rocker panels... that is where the Zuks start to rust like crazy!

-BRIAN
My Web-Page
Zuk Jr. is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
Addict
 
Zukinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I'll start with the 2" (was also looking ahead - I think 2" is needed if I put in a 16v later - 1.6 8v is serving well for now though).

You are right about the rust - I've got some peeking out from behind the plastic at my drivers door. Will get them off asap. Did you replace yours with something else?
Zukinator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 10:15 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Zuk Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,535
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I took them off and put some bedliner stuff on there, after I fixed some of the rust spots.

-BRIAN
My Web-Page
Zuk Jr. is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Addict
 
Zukinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Thanks. Appreciate the help.

William
Zukinator is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 11:59 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Yankee Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zukinator View Post
I've looked at the RRO 2" body lift - their site says the 3" kit is more complicated and could cause some steering knuckle problems. The 3" Calmini kit says it comes with everything but I'm not sure if it is as easy as they say - esp. when you consider what the RRO site says.
I'd go 2" and see if that clears. Keeps a lower center of gravity.

But, that said...

Believe half of what you see, a quarter of what you hear and NOTHING YOU READ FROM OLIVE GREEN WEB PAGES!

Yankee Tim
Yankee Tim is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Old Hand
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: nope
Posts: 563
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I say 0" and go with a virtual lift

A cross country trip in a samurai, is a lot like rowing to to England in a rubber raft!
supazuk is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Addict
 
Zukinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Thanks Tim - read you loud and clear.

I got the lift in yesterday. All went in o.k. - instructions said to re-use the rubber between the block and frame. Didn't say to use the use the rubber on the bottom. There wasn't much left of them anyway. If they are needed, I'll have to get some from somewhere. Only other thing was the brake lines under the hood. I might have to drill some new holes. I ran out of time.

Ran it though the ditches and still have some rubbing if flexing it. Looks as though the axle needs to come forward or I need to do some trimming. Any other thoughts or ideas are appreciated.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P2080082.jpg (92.0 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg P2080083.jpg (93.5 KB, 1 views)

Last edited by Zukinator; 02-08-2009 at 08:08 PM. Reason: Added Photos
Zukinator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome