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03-13-2006, 04:27 PM
I'm looking to purchase a 3" suspension kit for my sidekick I was checking out the calmini kit, but I'm not sure of any other setups. any suggestions?[cheers]
03-16-2006, 09:20 PM
Calmini is the only way to go. for a full suspension. If your only lookin for a couple of inches just go coil spacers, and some crown vic shocks for the back, and a strut flip or strut spacers. I got just over 3" of lift with the cheapo suspension im running, only problem is I cant get a good alignment. If your out near the wack you can stop by somewhere close to check it out. Just send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
03-16-2006, 11:32 PM
:confused: :confused: they make lift kits for shopping carts  
03-16-2006, 11:54 PM
Bonesaw please fo rthe love of god elaborate as to what you want to do with your rig. Tire size? Type of terain? ETC
I have the Calmini 3" suspension lift. If you nver see a rock you will love it. But be prepared to put a steering stabilzer on, idler arm mount and arm from sky manufacturing, upgrade the cv shafts (33's and up,) upgrade the front axle housing.
If you have the means to do a solid front axle then thats also something to think about. ITs on my list of things to do.
Trail Tough is going to be releasing there kick solid axle kit on coils here in the near future. Something else to think about!
03-17-2006, 09:51 AM
Turner: Do you think I will have to upgrade my cv's for 31's?
03-17-2006, 09:53 PM
No just with the calmini there isnt enough travel in the shafts and they pull apart. You will want to look into upgrading your front acle housing to a steel grand vitara one though and posibly a sky idler arm and mount. And a steering stabilizer. Do you have power steering?
03-17-2006, 10:01 PM
No power steering, I would like to get toyota power steering, I heard they work better to also help as a steering stabilizer.
03-17-2006, 10:25 PM
y yota when a side kick bolts right up. If you were doing a SAS then sure y not. 31's are going to be a pain in the ass to turn unless you are moving. I know my 33's are driving me nuts since my power steering pump isnt in and my ribs are broken.
03-18-2006, 08:38 AM
that sucks, I will have to get power steering(probablygoodenoughtasastabilizer) and then I should be find with 31x11.50 or 12.50's.
03-18-2006, 09:49 PM
"wider is better" and yes syou will be fine, depends how you drive!
03-18-2006, 10:25 PM
I drive slow, and try not to break stuff, What can I say, I like 4 Low.
03-18-2006, 10:32 PM
03-19-2006, 09:02 AM
SO do I so thats y Im going to be 175 to one this year
03-20-2006, 06:43 PM
Hey tuner thanks for the bit of info this is my first 4x4 and I am just trying to find out all of my options. My ride is a 89 suzuki sidekick with a 3" body lift,
and 30x9.50x15 wheels, anyways thanks again take it easy.
03-20-2006, 11:00 PM
Bonesaw thats all you need. Just do some rocker guards and a decent skid plate and lock the rear end osome how and yow could play all day!
Im to big to go back to stock but I did everything every else was doing. The big thing is to get a locker in the rear, I personally like a weld rear but then again im going to do an arb this year with new tires!
Feel free to PM me or post if you have any questions.
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