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4xjoy
08-10-2002, 06:26 AM
Hi Tuner! I would love to hear about your 3" lift. <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> We think we would like to lift body and suspention to maybe save my pretty Toy Truck body while I am out being "stupid". I bought my '91 Tracker in March to replace the Sidekick our ditch witch wrote off for me. I do not have skid plates yet <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle> so there is no serious wheelin'... yet. Rob is going to make them... soon <img src=shakehead.gif border=0 align=middle> I hope. It has been a busy summer on the property.
So... Is the steering still stable? Is it difficult to put in? How about the Roll factor??? How do you like it? Would you do it again or would you go to a two inch?

Joy

Tuner Inside
08-11-2002, 04:52 PM
Well I have had the lift for three months and drive it every day. I smooths out the ride and make the vehical very stable. Unfortunatly it isn't enough for me. I will be selling it to do a complete custom soild axle swap. As for the kit it flexs great. Wait until the pics are up of me maxed out on a rock face. It flexs so great I put my rig on its side. The kit will allow you to do more than what your body will allow you to do.

The kit is wonderfully built and I would keep it but for what I have wound up doing with it it is no longer enough for me. For a weekend warrier it is great, but if you plan on going to the limits I do then try something else.

I will send you pics when I get some.

Tell me a little about how you like to wheel. This kit was designed to do upper and lower hellderodo in moab. Skid pans are a must. The only other thing is to have you front axle gusseted(even stock this should be done.) Also a rear axle skid pan.

If I have forgotten something just ask again.

1991 Sidekick JLX
3" Calmini Suspension Lift

4xjoy
08-11-2002, 08:26 PM
Hey Hammish! Sorry to hear about the roll. All in a good weekend.
Most of the roads here [Sunshine coast ] are well traveled gravel as everyone has a truck and half are 4x... but that does not mean they use them. <img src=the_finger.gif border=0 align=middle> Rob and I have 4x'd for 25 years... more on than off... '74 Land cruiser, '80 Bronco, '91 Sidekick - [write off.... damn Kid!] and current:
- '90 dodge 3/4 ton club cab 4x4, still stock (too long for fun), & '91 Tracker... to play with... Rob made a copy of the cutsie bush bar for the sidekick and we claimed it on write off as it has tow bar. Truck carries camper to 4x camp site <img src=beercheers.gif border=0 align=middle> and tracker is toy to play with... <img src=naughty.gif border=0 align=middle>
so...
are you sellin' the lift when you move up <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>or are you sellin' the truck?... <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
Sounds like lift is what we need... Shorter wheel base goes more places. Bought boat this summer so are broke but..... Let us know.
I have pics of our area I promised Kevin, but I still haven't gotten them online... soon Kev I'm workin' on it!!!
Oh and I know skid plates are a must... a full set... they deactivate the roads here in Sept/Oct by crossditching and Rob gets pissed every time I put a new dent in the oil pan and gas tank or rearrange the crossmembers, muffler, exhaust, etc., etc., etc. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> sliding over the humps. Oops! [ I figure they leave the Rocks just for me.] I think its jelousy cause he usually isn't with me when I do that stuff... of course I am too polite to mention the things he's done.... <img src=the_finger.gif border=0 align=middle> Sure I am....

Joy


Edited by - 4xjoy on 08/11/2002 11:45:15 PM

Tuner Inside
08-12-2002, 10:14 AM
The rig isn't for sale just the lift. I plan on keeping it until someone offers me some money for it. I cant wait to show you a flex picture. I have owned sami's and this kick has no problem keeping up. We just want to build a bigger lift with a solid front axle so we can tow my 410.

It takes about a day with air tools to put it in. Very simple to put in. I bought the kit for 1500 with 5.13 gears and a procomp strut bar. I figure I would let the kit go with my spare front axle for a 1000. Basically what ever it will cost me to swap in my front axle. The kick will come off the road middle of september for its make over. Currently it will be reciving body work as you can see from its roll. A 1.9 turbo VW diesel and a 5 spd tranny. 4 leaf springs and a custom front axle. Mainly the money is going to be in the front axle so thats why I am selling the lift. We have out growen the lift.

Keep me in mind if you decide you want to purchase the lift. It wont go up for sale until middle of October anyways.

1991 Sidekick JLX
3" Calmini Suspension Lift

4xjoy
08-12-2002, 12:17 PM
OK! And keep me in mind when your ready to sell! The timing may be great. I almost forgot... we want to put in the body lift too so I can put in some Nurf bars to protect the rock pannels under the door. I feel like the Duke boys jumpin into the General every time the door gets crushed closed... real tough on the hinges. Not going to happen on this truck [I hope!]

Joy

Tuner Inside
08-12-2002, 01:43 PM
If you plan on doing this lift ONLY do a two inch body lift!!!! The lift adds plenty of height. I nicely stuff 30's on my rig with 1" wheel spacers. Unless you plan on running wide 31's or 32+ dont get too horney with the body lift.

See how much I flexed mine with two wheels on the ground. Opps sidewalls!!!

1991 Sidekick JLX
3" Calmini Suspension Lift

4xjoy
08-12-2002, 02:59 PM
Yeah, Rob says the body lift is waitin for the other so we don't get too high center. As truck drivers we know about load weight, load shift, and high center of gravety. I hate being top heavy.
So you put on the spacers too. I was thinkin bout em.
We don't get much chance to go camping because Rob is on call but we are only 10 minutes from off road so we do a lot of short runs. It is amazing how long a short run can get.... <img src=headbanger.gif border=0 align=middle> there are lots of inactive logging roads.
The tires that came with the truck are still reasonable so we aren't in a hurry to get any yet.

Joy