01-03-2008, 01:55 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Can you please confirm if it is actually a 96 or 97 Sierra and what the actual model number is.
The chassis number will have something like JA11, JB31, JA12 or JB32 as part of it which is the model number.
Depending on the model you MIGHT be able to put an after market lift kit into it from a 1998 onwards Jimny (model #JB23, JB33 or JB43).
Sorry but there is no easy way to lift your Sierra by using the coil springs from a different model, you will have to use an after market kit and depending on the amount of lift you will need to use longer brake lines.
I have heard talk of using the coil springs out of a type of Nissan (I can't remember which year and model) but then you still need to find shock absorbers that are the right length and mounting type (eye or pin) and have the right rating for the weight of the car. It might take several attempts to get an even lift and the correct shock absorber rate so that your car is comfortable to drive.
With a body lift you will need to use longer brake lines AND extend your steering column.
Like I said before, be careful with going too high as it can affect the centre of gravity and therefore make the car easier to roll. Wider or offset rims may help with making it stable again, but it will still NOT corner like a Ferrari after you have lifted it.
What country you are in?
I might be able to point you in the right direction for parts.
1999 Jimny (Suzuki G13BB 1300cc automatic) +
2002 Grand Vitara 5 door (Peugeot RHZ 2.0 turbo diesel automatic)