Thursday, 6 July 2017

Uplifting Jimny bits

 It was  obvious that the shock absorbers on our little Jimny were tired, so replacements were sourced. It seemed a good idea to take the opportunity to upgrade to a stronger set of springs and uprated shock absorbers. We chose the 2 inch lifted set springs with Black Raptor shocks from Jimnybits in the UK.  This turned out to be a great choice. Our order was with us in a matter of days and when I called for some information the person on the phone was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

Here you can see the difference. The Raptors are not only longer, but bigger too. 
The springs are much longer and a little thicker too. 

The front springs in place. To prevent damage to the brake hoses, I unbolted the calipers, so the axle could be lowered far enough to insert the springs. I also unclipped the abs wire at the front axle temporarily to prevent damage.
 Rear assembly complete. The tricky bit here is to fit the springs without putting too much tension on the rear brake hose.
Now the Jimny looks a bit taller, but driving comfort and stability are not impaired. I would say they might even be better.