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Old 21st November 2008, 14:06   #1
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Default my custom offroading vitara - my new baby

hey guys,
just finished work on the vitara
its a v6 1997
beautiful car to drive ,
have not really got the opportunity to really go off the road with her
but she's a jewel

need some help though
i need to downsize the rims to 15 for adding bigger tyres, she is on 16 right now,
also i need a body lift kit (not a suspension lift kit)
any suggestions on a good lift kit

cheers and enjoy
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Old 21st November 2008, 14:18   #2
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Nice. Looks fit for the job.

What i didnt get is, why did you upsize and go smaller on the tyre profile?

For offroading(mostly in sand) a taller profile tyre is better.
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Wow! Neat rollcage and air intake.

Why do you want to downsize the rims? After installing the lift kit, you can put bigger wheels on the same rim.
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WOW !!

Is that a Roll Cage? Can you tell us how exactly that was put together?
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Nice looking Vitara! The colour also totally fits an off-roader. And a fantastic job on the roll cage. It would be interesting to learn how you went about getting that done - was it fabricated or imported. How did you go about installing it.

When you do upgrade your tyres, hope you plan to pick A/Ts, as these look like H/T's to me. I could be wrong.

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Nice. Looks fit for the job.

What i didnt get is, why did you upsize and go smaller on the tyre profile?

For offroading(mostly in sand) a taller profile tyre is better.
Spitfire,
I think he wants to go for 15 inch wheel so that he can accomodate higher profile tyres without fouling with fenders.
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I think he wants to go for 15 inch wheel so that he can accomodate higher profile tyres without fouling with fenders.
Oh thanks. In the excitement to see the pics i missed that part of the post. He is on the right track and in the right set of wheels.
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Wow! That's a neat looking Vitara. Pardon my ignorance, but was the Vitara officially sold in 1997 in India or did you import it?

OT: Where are these pictures shot?
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Wow, seeing the GV in this type of avatar for the 1st time in the forum. Looks ready to take off in the proper offroading zones. Have a blast
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Extremely neat job buddy. Congrats. It looks very neat and functional.
Just need some more GC and you are ready to go anywhere(almost).
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You guys should have a look at the other 4x4s in his garage; the best part is, all the work is done inhouse. And only those add-ons which have a purpose find their place on his cars.

@ Allen : We going offroading with the Vitara soon?
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wow.. real neat.. simplistic design!
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Neat ride, great choice of color and very interesting roll cage.
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Hi,

Pretty cool pipe work ya. Nice matt finish paint work.
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opening this thread again,
she is back in the garage for a lift kit and most importantly mudterrain tyres and 15 inch rims
missed her all this while
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