Suzuki DDIS Grand Vitara 2008

#1
Suzuki DDIS Grand Vitara, 2008


Good Points
Economy, comfort, power.

Bad Points
Not much of a chassis to attach things to.

What mods have you done?
Custom Stainless Snorkel
Roof racks
Pro Racing Chip
2" Lift from SR-Customs, with longer rear shocks
ODA Under body plates
Diff Breathers
Tyres- Steel Rims 225/75/16 BFG Mud Terrains
Tyres- Factory Mags 245/65/17 BFG Rugged's
Chopped ECB Bullbar
Custom Front recovery points
1 Set Maxtrax
Matson Dual battery, 120AH AGM
3000w Inverter
Wireless reverse cam
80Ch Mini Compact UHF Radio
48" Hi lift jack with base plate
150L Air compressor, twin Cyl

What mods are on the list to do?
Winch
9 Lt Airtank, air hose front and rear
Custom rear bar
Tinted windows

Why did you buy this vehicle?
The size and economy suited my needs.

How often do you go offroad?
1-2 times per month

What will your next vehicle be?
Unimog
 
#4
He might need a few more posts under his belt before pics can be forthcoming? (not sure)
Sounds like a top rig though for sure!
 
#5
Here are some pics.

With muddies.


Custom snorkel


Running Trackranger software

Bluetooth OBD2 reader on my phone

Chopped ECB bar and recovery mount

Fraser Island last month

Have to show my sons Ranger

Cooking up a storm ;)
 
Last edited:
#6
Nothing like fat on the rear window!:D

Nice one, more and more of these are getting done up for touring.
Keep up the good work!;)
 
#9
Added some extras to the GV today.
To add to my dual battery system, i installed a solar panel and mppt controller.
Then removed the fold up seat from the back and fitted my fridge.









And next is to install the winch.


:)
 
#12
Hi mate,
Nice car there.
I have a GV as well, but is a 2.4 petrol. Sometimes I get clutch smell, specially when on sand and in 4H lock, or when reversing in slopes. Have you ever had similar issue?
Cheers
 
#13
Hi,

The only time i did smell some burnt clutch was when i was stuck in a fairly steep, dry creek crossing.
Typically, you should not smell burning clutch during straight driving activities. Keep the revs up, and don't be in too higher gear.

How many km's has your done?.
 
#14
Hi mate,
Thanks for taking the time to answer. My GV is around 60K, but i had it second hand. I know the k's are too low for clutch problems, that is why I asked you. Maybe the problem is that I was using a high gear, but still the smell when reversing on slopes is annoying. I have found on several forums, where people complain about reversing on slopes (even in asphalt).
Maybe the clutch needs to work more (?)
Cheers mate!
 
#15
You have to explain this "reversing up slopes" part. I am assuming it's quite steep when your doing this, and are you in hi or low range?.
I'm now trying to think when i have reversed up a slope/hill.
I normally go forwards :eek:
 
#16
Sorry mate, let me explain properly. I also normally go forwards, but sometimes I like new challenges, hehehe.
It happened two times when I was reversing on a steep driveway. I was on 4H normal driving, and the clutch was fully released.
I was reading a couple of Suzi forums and I found out that it is a fairly common issue with the clutch, and apparently there is no major problem with the function of the clutch appart of the smell. It seems like it gets solved after changing the clutch disk.
But still quite annoying!
Cheers!
 
#19
Sorry mate, let me explain properly. I also normally go forwards, but sometimes I like new challenges, hehehe.
It happened two times when I was reversing on a steep driveway. I was on 4H normal driving, and the clutch was fully released.
I was reading a couple of Suzi forums and I found out that it is a fairly common issue with the clutch, and apparently there is no major problem with the function of the clutch appart of the smell. It seems like it gets solved after changing the clutch disk.
But still quite annoying!
Cheers!
I guess the only way to fix it and the smell, is with a new clutch. It's a shame it's only done 60k.
Get the workshop to check it again, but start saving for a replacement if you like the vehicle ;)
 
#20
Yes, I'll take it to the service next week and I'll ask the guys in the workshop. I really like the ride of the car, maybe my next Suzi will be a diesel one!
Thanks for the exchange of ideas though!
Cheers!
 
Top