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Old 03-07-2008, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking soft suspension

im from indonesia and also a new member in this forum.i have jimny katana 1997 with f 10 engines.....
could some one help me with the suspension. how can i make it soft??
and how can i get Jimny katana console center box and door trim with the armrest...??????


thanks broo.........
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is that the jimny that is leaf sprung like the US spec samurai, or is it a coil suspension.

if it has leaf springs, that best thing you can do is get a 87-95 jeep wrangler springs. they are supposed to give you the best ride.

and if it is the coil sprung suspension - i am sorry but i havent any ideas there

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thumbs up thanks mule

thank you mule nice to have response...
yes my jimny are usinga leaf spring...could you please give me the spec for the wrangler leaf spring....


thanks broo...
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off the top of my head...lets see i know that they are 2 inches wide, and longer. i want to say that with the wrangler YJ (the square headlight jeep denotation) springs give you a slightly longer wheelbase - moving the front axle fowrard an inch if memory serves me.

hope this helps. if you have anyone in your area has lifted a jeep then you might be able to get teh stock springs at the cheap.
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Salaam, the best way to soften the ride if you are from southeast asia is to use isuzu Mu rear leafsprings. This will entail some work on your underchassis as they are wider/longer but the rewards are great-soft ride, great articulation ( think going over rocks with the body hardly moving).

If you want something simpler, use a rear Suzuki leaf for the front with 2"longer shackles for a better ride & a little lift

Mind you, these are secrets from the Suzuki Underworld in our country
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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will there be any fabrication or modification needed to be done to fit the Mu springs??
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you will need to move the hangers & fabricate wider ones, not so complicated but take care in chassis welding, too much heat will weaken it. Believe me, it's worth the extra effort
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and how much would it cost and how long would my vehicle be in the shop for this modification???
thnx
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Hi, I'm also located in Indonesia (Jakarta)

Not sure where you're at but you might want to try and contact this workshop (bengkel) in Jatibening, Cikunir Bekasi. (Pak Ujang, HP 081399575490)

I too had a rough ride on my Suzuki Jimny SJ410 till Ujang did some adjustment and change one of the Leaf Springs.

Spent about Rp 80,000 x 4 = Rp 320,000 for it and never had any regrets since.

Good luck......
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can somone please answer my post for "dies when i hit bumps"
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