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Vehicle: Suzuki JT Grand Vitara Sport

Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49 pm 
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Hi all,

Have had a nice 2015 Grand Vitara Sport 5 door wagon for about 6 months now. It is used mainly for getting the missus around town, and on weekends we take it up the beach with a couple of dogs in the back (Suzuki branded tub mat makes a great sand catcher!).

I'd like to look at getting some upgraded / lifted suspension under the little beast (when the weather is this hot and dry, the sand is powder). Is there a thread that already details this sort of stuff? If so could someone please direct me toward it - I'm not good at navigating forums!

If there isn't a thread, does anyone have any recommendations for approx 2'' lift suspension manufacturers for this model GV?

Additionally, if larger diameter tyres are fitted, is there any way to adjust the speedo to suit on these models?

Thanks :)

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Vehicle: 2006 2.7 prestige auto.

Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Don’t go over 40 mm or you will really wear lower control arms .Travelling at speed over the whoopsies on the beach you will end up hitting maximum suspension travel. I do this a lot. Get as much lift as you can from rubber. I wish I had stuck with 30mm OLD MAN EMU do a good 30 mm

When I went up in tyre size it corrected how my speed under read. Use a gps and test your current speedo accuracy. But I have no ideas how to correct it if it is wrong.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Thanks for the reply!
I just this morning had a play with the built in gps, there's a handy full screen speed display. If it's accurate, the factory speedo dial reads between 2 and 5 ks high depending on speed. So I can use this when going up in tyre size. What's the largest tyre size that could be fit under the car with a mild (30mm) lift?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:39 pm 
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245 75 16 is the standard go to size . Lift on the NGV doesn’t really make that much difference on what you can fit I don’t think. The limitation seems to be the gaurd rubbing at full lock. I’d check the speed with a gps app on your phone the speed on that display might be sourced from OBD.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:22 pm 
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I put Dobinson into mine. It blew on the Gibb River road under very severe conditions. That caused a lot of problems. Otherwise it has been really good. I cannot recommend it, nor would I say it's a bad choice.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:15 am 
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I also have a 2015 GV. Mine has 225,60, r18. I have also played with the speedo and the GPS and on mine it has about 5km diferencie between the gps and the speedo (speedo down 5kms)
I have been looking at getting the lift too but wanted to change the tires first as the stock Dunlop’s are not very good on sand. Any suggestions on the best after market suspension for the GV.
Cheers,
Julio

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