Engine swap lift - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2009, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southport, Florida
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
Joerow is on a distinguished road
Default Engine swap lift

Guys I have gone back through the old posts and have a question. I am doing a 1.6 enging swap and I find I will need 1.5" to 2" lift to keep this engine under the hood. Here in lies the question. I do not like a body lift but this seems the best way to go. How many frame contact points are there? What is a good material to build the spacers out of? Is there something around that will just work fine? What should I expect when beginning to break the bolts loose, any tips?
Thanks,

Joey
Joerow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-17-2009, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Kingdom of England
Posts: 5,299
Gallery: 5
Rhinoman is on a distinguished road
Default

Why not fit a hood scoop instead? The body lift will raise the C of G.
Rhinoman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2009, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Mungo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 14
Gallery: 8
Mungo is on a distinguished road
Default

just done a 1600 16v EFI swap into a samurai and didnt need a body lift. I know one can lift the bonnet slightly and the bonnet clip. By how much is it touching? Have you got a samurai I know the bonnet has a raised section.
Mungo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-17-2009, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southport, Florida
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
Joerow is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I only want to raise it as I read the oil pan will hit. I do not want to get into this and have to stop to raise the front end to get the engine in the bay. If it will fit I am fine with not lifting. I dopn't really like hood scoops. Can I install the engine and then see if the hood will close?
Joerow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Kingdom of England
Posts: 5,299
Gallery: 5
Rhinoman is on a distinguished road
Default

To avoid the 1.6 pan hitting the diff you will need to do a suspension lift or modify the oil pick up pipe and use the 1.3 oil pan. The body lift or hood scoop is to gain clearance above the carb/EFI. You can fit the engine and then see if the hood will close.

Last edited by Rhinoman; 01-17-2009 at 01:10 PM.
Rhinoman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2009, 06:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southport, Florida
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
Joerow is on a distinguished road
Default

Has anybody have any picks or instructions on how to mod the pick up tube ona 1.3 to run it on a 1.6?
Joerow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2009, 04:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Kingdom of England
Posts: 5,299
Gallery: 5
Rhinoman is on a distinguished road
Default

Difflock :: View topic - me engines fecked!
Rhinoman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2009, 10:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Gallery: 0
Swede is on a distinguished road
Default

I just did a 1.6 change in mine and I used the 1.3 pan to clear the diff. I did necessary welding on pickup tube to fit. I believe it is Petroworks who offers a mount kit that lowers engine and transmission (love it!!) Next you need to drill two holes on each lower radiator bracket to lower the radiator so fan will fit the Lower shroud. Sure beats fussing with raising the body & creating higher center of gravity too.
Swede is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.