There is no problem to raising the car just take the body off the frame and put in some raising (sorry don't know the word) metal or plastic 2-5" high and put the body back on 2-5" from frame to body, bigger tiers 31-35" and go off road have fun I did and the car is a mean off rodder.This is what we do in Iceland have fun.
Look online for "Suzuki lift kits" and you'll find some reputable off road suppliers. The name of one in particular escapes my mind at the moment, but they deal exclusively with Suzukis, and have everything an off roader needs!
And to the writer of the review... You should probably get your steering mechanism checked, or your alignment fixed or something. All the Suzuki 4x4's I've owned have had very tight, responsive steering. And noise can be taken care of easily with sound dampening materials available anywhere. There are sheets, sprays, foams, fibers, all sorts of silencing materials for you to choose from. They are very effective, and most are quite affordable.
Check out the lift kits at www.rocky-road.com. This dealer handles Old Man Emu components, which are considered some of the best for the Suzuki Sidekicks.
I own a Suzuki Vitara JLX Estate Wagon and it's done 300000km and is still in great nick.
I have recently hit a curb and buckled the two rear wheels, I need to know the offset so that I can buy my little car some fancy new wheel. I would also like some tips as to how to make this average looking car into a dream machine, thanks.
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There is another cause of the metal on metal noise, as I have found on my Vitara soft top. Check that the exhaust mount is not rubbing on the rear prop shaft.
Hey, I found that the cheapest way to heighten a Vitara is to pick up a set of front Opel Kadett springs, and fit them to the rear of your jeep. Space the front springs with a home made 1 inch spacer; it makes a difference, and it doesn't affect the comfort or handling. If your jeep's a LBW, then don't bother, it's pointless.