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hodgi69
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PostSubject: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:47 am

Hey my names Tom im 20 and i live in Sunny Bridlington.
I have owned my vitara for 2 months now, its a suzuki vitara 1.6 16v 1995 in blue.
when i bought it was completly standard and in really good condition, but i was the first person to take it off road and it seems to like it.
here are a few pictures of it when i got it.






a few when i took it offroad for the first time.






then i got some stickers to make it different


AND how it looks now with the bullbar and stick on plate.





Everything else is standard apart from what you can see like the snorkal, bullbar etc...

since the last pictures i smashed the front grille somehow so that is all meshed out now and i have a set of spot light on the bullbar and a diffrent air filter also.

future plans are to get a set of big wheels and tyres and get it raised 3''

(by the way, i wanted it to stand out hense why i chose orange Very Happy)


And here is a pictture of my other car



i hope to get some tips and meet new people.
cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:15 am

ooooo, very orange. lol
welcome to the forum, tis a shame about the other car though, yuk No lol


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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:20 am

hello & welcome to yorkshire suzuki ll

keep the mods going vits are very capable motors

i think the other car is ok ll (but not as good as a vit) lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:43 am

thanks, i am deciding wether to take off all the stickers and paint the bullbar black..... i dont know if i am as kean on the orange now.

as for the focus that is my main best car, the vitara is just a little toy for fun Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:52 am

i'd have done the colour scheme the opposite way. orange body etc and black bumpers /extras.
i wanted to do the same to my sj but i use it for shooting and i think it would stand out a bit too much Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:54 am

i know what you mean about not wanting to stand out, hense why i am thinking of re spraying it black. so i will camoflarge into the trees and fields lol.
wish i never choose orange now.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:22 am

go nato green!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
its the future i tell ya Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:02 am

hello and welcome mate paint it orange stand out from the crowd lol
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:57 am

hello and welcome kbkbkjnb
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:56 am

my car looks like a diffrent car now, i was going down a green lane with it in rear wheels having abit of fun and the back end kicked out a bit to much and i went into a bush/tree. the front bumper got smashed to bits on the pasanger side and my wing got all smashed in.

the reason it got smahshed in so bad is that i took my bullbar of to paint it as i was in the process of changing the colour and style of my car,
i spent a day trying to sort it out,i cut the drivers side bumper of so it wud match the other side and tryed to re shape the wing. eventually last night i finished it Very Happy i will get some pictures up for you all to see it as it looks now.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:42 am

Laughing Hi and Welcome Laughing

Paint it all bright orange.
Don't blend in.......Go into the woods and crash Oops, I mean clash!! Laughing Wink

K Smile
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:01 am

hi and welcome to the forum ll
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:47 am

as promised here are some pictures of my car as its looking now, you may notice my new wheels Very Happy





I have had to cut my front arches away so that my wheels go on full lock but now i have a problem when i go over bumps my wheels are catching on my arches so i need to get it raised but does anybody know a good cheap way of fixing this?
or will need to somehow flair my arches out.
any help will be much apreciated.

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:00 am

give it a cheap 3" susp lift

merc 190d front spring
rover 600 rear springs
mk2 astra rear shocks
front strut spacers or flip the strut tops over
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:06 am

how much is a cheap 3'' lift??
i was thinking of buying theese http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150514095043&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

are they any good?
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:10 am

hodgi69 wrote:
how much is a cheap 3'' lift??
i was thinking of buying theese http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150514095043&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

are they any good?

yes they will work but its better to be done with springs instead of spacers & you should be able to get the merc & rover springs from a breakers for around the same cost as them spacers if not a little less
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:18 am

could i not use the merc and rover springs and then use the spring lift to make it even higher, are the springs easy to come by and to fit?
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:24 am

NO , they wont both fit. Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:26 am

hmmm didnt think soo, i dont know which ones to choose i want an easy job and easy to buy so i think i might buy the 2'' spacers which should give me enough clearance for my wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:33 am

merc springs= 25 new
rover 600 rears = 15 / 20
astra mk2 shocks 19.
much better than spacers, but its your choice.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:35 am

vitara mad knows his stuff with vits.
i'd do what he reccomends, but dont buy a jimny like he did. have a look on flea bay etc or ring round scrappies. easy enough to do. im sure rich will give you a hand if you get stuck
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:44 am

upto you which way you want to do it we can only give you advise on the best cheap way of doing it.

ive done a lift on vits most ways so have a few others on here so we know the way we like to do it now & its the best way on a budget.

what ever you decide to do let us know & have fun ll
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:27 pm

Thankyou for all of your help it has been very helpfull.
I have gone for the spacers as i have managed to get a set of 4 for 40 which i didnt think was bad,
im sure when they arrive then i will be asking for tips on how to fit them.
Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:01 pm

you didnt buy these did you??
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-body-lift-kit-SUZUKI-VITARA-39-99-inc-delivery-/130447868087?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1e5f4c80b7

as they arnt the best you can get as you have to drill out your old bolts
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PostSubject: Re: new guy from Bridlington   Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:12 pm

mik wrote:
you didnt buy these did you??
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-body-lift-kit-SUZUKI-VITARA-39-99-inc-delivery-/130447868087?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1e5f4c80b7

as they arnt the best you can get as you have to drill out your old bolts

its spring spacers he has bought ll
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