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Suzuki Jimny Suspension Lift Kit Buyers Guide

Suzuki Jimny with Suzuki Lift Kit Installed from 4WD Part ShopWhy Fit a Lift Kit To Your Suzuki Jimny?

Most 4WD enthusiasts want to fit a lift kit for two reasons: aesthetic appeal and practical off-road improvement. From an aesthetic point of view let’s admit it, Jimny’s aren’t the most masculine looking four wheel drives on the market. Add a lift kit combined with some off-road tyres, chuck a bull bar on the front and you’ve got a beefier look. From a practical perspective adding a lift kit helps to allow the fitment of larger tyres (within reason) but most importantly you achieve steeper approach and departure angles, plus chassis and sill clearance, preventing bottoming out on rough tracks.

Issues When Installing a Jimny Lift Kit

4WD Part Shop outlined in detail some of the issues that installing a lift kit can cause in their Grand Vitara Lift Kit Buyers Guide. These issues can pop-up in the Jimny as well. It might be worth reading that article in full for Grand Vitara owners. However, here is a summary of things you should consider when installing a lift kit on your Jimny:

  • Jimny’s have a short wheel base and narrow track width. Adding any height via lift or tyres will make the vehicle more top heavy. For this reason 4WD Part Shop recommends suspension kits of around 40 to 50 mm.
  • Jimny’s have solid axles, so you won’t get the ground clearance increase by fitting a lift kit that you do on a Grand Vitara, as the diffs can only be raised by fitting larger tyres.
  • Due to the size of the wheel arch you can’t fit a tyre bigger than 215/75r15 without doing body modifications such as hammering the sills or even taking to the guards with a grinder in extreme situations.
  • Fitting a lift kit to your Jimny can be a pretty complicated job. It’s recommended to get a qualified Suzuki mechanic to take care of the installation to ensure factory tolerances are maintained.
  • Fitting a lift kit can affect the performance and handling of your Jimny on and off road. Larger tyres also affect gear ratios and fuel efficiency. While a raised centre of gravity and softer suspension will impact your Jimny’s cornering and braking performance.
  • Jimny’s can suffer from steering wobble from time to time. Any modification to the suspension system and tyres can exasperate this issue, leading to further repairs and modifications.

Suzuki Jimny with Lift Kit Installed from 4WD Part ShopSuzuki Jimny Lift Kit for Off-Road Use

4WD Part Shop’s Full Range of Suzuki Jimny Lift Kits

4WD Part Shop stocks lift kits for Jimny by Dobinsons and Ironman 4x4.

Dobinsons 40mm Suspension Lift Kit for Suzuki Jimny

Dobinsons suspensions lift kit coil springs are Australian made and meet ISO ISO9001:2008 standards. The Dobinsons lift kit includes 4 coils, 2 Dobinsons rear shock absorbers and 2 Dobinsons front shock absorbers.

Ironman 4x4 Suspension

Ironman Lift Kits, Built tough for Australian conditions, will provide up to 40mm of lift. Each kit includes 4 Nitro Gas Shocks ad 4 Ironman coil springs

 Jimny Model  Lift Kit  Price
 Jimny SN413 FJB33V 1.3L G13BB Petrol 1998-2000 Dobinsons Suspension Lift Kit 40mm

Ironman 4x4  Suspension Lift Kit 50mm

 Jimny SN413 FJB43V 1.3L M13A Petrol 2000-2004 Dobinsons Suspension Lift Kit 40mm

Ironman 4x4  Suspension Lift Kit 50mm

 Jimny SN413 FJB43V 1.3L M13A VVT Petrol 2005-2016 Dobinsons Suspension Lift Kit 40mm

Ironman 4x4  Suspension Lift Kit 50mm

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