Lifted?? Vitara

zookifreak

New Member
I just bought a '93 suzuki vitara:D. I've taken it up a few goat tracks and it doesn't seem to struggle at all. Quite a tough little machine! But I'm not sure if it has been raised or if it is still standard height:confused:. Does anyone know what the standard height is for this model or if they know how to tell if it has been raised. Any advice would awesome.
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
There's a few people on 3rdrock4x4.com forum that have zooks. Try there.

Nick
 

grit

Member
All I can tell you is that overall height should be approximately 1.695m when new. As you could expect at-least a small amount of suspension sag, anything over that might be considered lift.
 

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
Just Looking At Your Avatar Shot, I Would Say Not !

Don't go overboard with the lift on the Zooks though, they have a very short wheel base. so the majority of the time clearence will not be an issue . They are narrow little buggers so the centre of gravity issue starts to come into play and it doesnt take much to put them on their side if lifted to the extreme .

Quite a few times we have gone into areas where it has been a extreme climb and have got to the top somewhere thinking we are pretty good and found a little zook up there as well - very capable little car, but I dont think I would want to travel a long distance on the black top in one .

I see by your other thread you got a GME UHF, you are on the right track allready.

Next thing is decent rubber, all else is irrelevant unless you have grip !
 
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zookifreak

New Member
Thanks for the info guys,

I just got the tape out and it's 1.66m from ground to highest point so yeah, definitely NOT!
But....... I just got back from bunyip forest, went down Blue Range Rd and a few others easy as.
Awesome little car!!!

Me and my missus are both over 6f tall, so with the kids in the back as well, I see where ya comin from about the blacktop bit Bushnut. But it sits on 110 no worries, so all good so far....
 

grit

Member
Thanks for the info guys,

I just got the tape out and it's 1.66m from ground to highest point so yeah, definitely NOT!

No problem Zook. Driving something tall & narrow with a short wheelbase is very different than driving a larger 4wd. Very capable, yet far less forgiving. The biggest problem being speed & overconfidence. In the right hands they can perform amazingly well.
 

fullboar4x4

New Member
you could always ring dave at playtime4x4 in sunbury 03 9740 6300,
he does custom lifts(suspenion and body) all the time.
 
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