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1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

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Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:59 pm

Just ordered a 2" lift kit for my Suzuki on e-bay, it ran $155.00 with shipping, no tax. John Hargis just put the same kit on his Suzuki 2 door and it looks great.

It took me about 2 hours to add the rear spacers, and about 4 hours to add the front ones. "Thanks" to John for all his help on the front!!!

Tools Needed
1. Jack
2. Jack Stands
3. Drill & Bits
4. Basic Tool Kit & Wrenches
5. Hammer
6. Lug Wrench

Excellant service from this company, ordered Mon, it was here Wed.
"1998 & OLDER 2” COIL & STRUT SPACER LIFT KIT"
E Bay link

This photo is the stock Suzuki no lift.



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Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:26 pm

I bought the shocks at Pep Boys, $21.99 ea., but found them cheaper on Amazon.com, $16.99 ea. with free shipping and no tax. They send you a list of several different models and makes of shocks, the ones a got had the best price.


This is a picture of the kit and the new replacement shocks


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Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:21 pm

On the jack stands, ready to remove the shocks and springs


Rear shock removed


2" Spring spacer installed


New Monroe shock installed

73Bronco

Join Date : 2010-10-29
Number of posts : 53

Model : Bronco

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by 73Bronco on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:02 am

Thanks for the pics Perry. I like build pics even if they're not Broncos I can't wait to see the compare the before and after photos.

James

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:57 pm

The front end ready to un bolt the struts and add the spacers


The strut hanging down


Spring spacer


Strut spacer. You have to knock out the old pressed in bolts and drill it out for the longer and bigger bolts.


Click for more pix


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Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:31 pm

All done and ready to hit the trail greenchili chili thumb


This is John's Sukuki with the same kit


Click for more pix of the install

73Bronco

Join Date : 2010-10-29
Number of posts : 53

Model : Bronco

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by 73Bronco on Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:28 pm

Looks Great

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:34 am

73Bronco wrote:Looks Great

Not only looks great, it raises the really low stock vehicle. I recommend this kit for anybody with a stock Suzuki. american

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:39 pm

Just received my 2" body lift kit from Low Range. thumb
I will post more photos as I start the install.

Low Range Web Site





Low Range Web Site

Yuma 4X4
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Join Date : 2008-11-28
Number of posts : 3675

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Yuma 4X4 on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Did the kit come with a bumper and radiator relocation kit?

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Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Yuma 4X4 on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:47 pm

Yuma 4X4 wrote:Did the kit come with a bumper and radiator relocation kit?

Never mind...

Low Range wrote: * Includes:
* -Heavy Duty UHMW spacers
* -Longer metric bolts
* -Custom-built stud connectors (gold zinc plated for corrosion resistance)
* -Instructions

Kits do not include anything to raise the bumper covers but on most vehicles it is pretty easy to make work.


Although not required, most extend their shifters for manual transmissions and transfer cases by cutting and adding in a 2" piece of steel rod.



For 99+ models, you will require a steering rod extension. (Coming Soon) We currently do not have these but they are very easy to make with a couple pieces of tube and longer hardware.

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:31 pm

Click for more pix
Getting ready to install the 2" body lift.
You have to remove the front and rear bumpers, so you can get at the bolts that attach to the frame


Front bumper and headlights removed



Center console removed



Rear bumper removed


These nuts that attach to the frame have to be removed

73Bronco

Join Date : 2010-10-29
Number of posts : 53

Model : Bronco

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by 73Bronco on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:29 pm

Brings back memories of when I did my 2" body lift. I ended up have to get the steering shaft modified also.

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:36 pm

More pix

Make sure you disconnect these hoses befire lifting the body


2" Body lift spacer installed


With the 2" inch lift and the 2" body lift, ready for some 31" tires

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:39 pm

Thanks again to John for all the help!!!

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Upgrade #3

Post by Perry on Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:40 am

Installing a Lock-Right locker by Richmond
Tools Needed;
1. Basic Toolkit
2. Hammers
3. Floor Jack/Stands
4. Axle puller/Rented from local auto parts store

Lock-Right Locker


James getting ready to remove third member


Pulling axle out


Third member out and ready to go to RC at NAPA to install locker


More Pix

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:18 am

Brake lines ready to be hooked up



James hooking up the brake lines


Locker installed and ready to hit the trails


This is the stock gears that was replaced by the new locker

Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:50 pm

Ready to install the new Warn hubs



New Warn Hub installed



Warn Hubs with tire back on


Perry

Join Date : 2008-12-02
Number of posts : 1081

Model : Cherokee

Thumbs Up Re: 1995 Suzuki Sidekick Project

Post by Perry on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:56 pm

This was a very easy install, the kit even came with LockTite for the studs. I wanted a little bit more width on my little Suzuki...

The new 1" wheel spacers



Wheel space mounted and ready for the tire to be installed


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