Lowering a Sidekick


Shlotkin
07-08-2004, 03:19 PM
I drive a 1998 Suzuki Vitara / Sidekick and I was thinking about lowering it.
The problem I see is that the stock front wheels are already close to the bump-stops. With lower-springs (35 or 40 mm) it seems that it will be riding on the bumpstops, which I think will make the ride rough.

98tracker
07-09-2004, 09:31 AM
I drive a 1998 Suzuki Vitara / Sidekick and I was thinking about lowering it.
The problem I see is that the stock front wheels are already close to the bump-stops. With lower-springs (35 or 40 mm) it seems that it will be riding on the bumpstops, which I think will make the ride rough.
not true i drive a 98 tracker which i installed the H&R lowering springs which dropped it 2.5" and it rides 100% better than stock

Shlotkin
07-09-2004, 10:05 AM
not true i drive a 98 tracker which i installed the H&R lowering springs which dropped it 2.5" and it rides 100% better than stock

I found some H&R springs, but they only lower it 35mm (1.25 inch).

Did you change of modify the bumpstops?

98tracker
07-09-2004, 01:35 PM
I found some H&R springs, but they only lower it 35mm (1.25 inch).

Did you change of modify the bumpstops?

they say 1.25" on average when i first installed them it dropped about 2", after setting in for a year it dropped another .5" i also installed a pair of Koni rear sport shocks at the same time as the springs so maybe the shocks helped them drop more i have a homepage with all my mods check it out http://members.cardomain.com/ghostdog98 (http://members.cardomain.com/ghostdog98)

Shlotkin
07-11-2004, 03:32 PM
Thanks for the info.

http://members.cardomain.com/ghostdog98 (http://members.cardomain.com/ghostdog98)

Nice ride. (although I do'n really like the grille)

Edit: here's a picture of mine:
http://members.home.nl/r.mussen/vitara3d/vitara_venom_01.jpg

98tracker
07-11-2004, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the info.



Nice ride. (although I do'n really like the grille)

Edit: here's a picture of mine:
http://members.home.nl/r.mussen/vitara3d/vitara_venom_01.jpg

very nice sidekick ive seen those rims on trackers before they look sick....im not happy with my grille either it was just a test fit to see what it would look like im buying a chromed mesh grille in a couple of days

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