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Old 03-29-2011, 09:25 PM
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Default Geo tracker lift???

I'm new to the forum and thought y'all might can help. I got a 1994 geo tracker and was wondering if there is a cheap way to lift it without doing a body lift. I would like to lift it about 4in. Or so. And get as much flex as possible and it still be ok to drive onthe street. Is there a cheap way to do it? Don't really wanna buy a lift kit cause I'm in high school so it's hard to get a bunch of money to put in this thing. Does anybody have Any ideas or suggestions on how to do it or anything will really help. Thanks in advance.

How expensive or hard would a solid axle swap be? Is there a cheap or easy way to do that and lift it? And answers to my questions are appreciated.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:39 PM
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There is not much aftermarket i'm aware of for that vehicle other than the link above
To answer your questions is easy, no, not gonna be cheap or easy but nothing worthwhile ever is. There are several Suzuki freaks in our club who could probably point you in the right direction, shrek & redbeard would be a couple to ask as they both currently wheel sami's

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:30 AM
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:02 AM
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: Geo tracker lift???

Welcome, and ya...
Do some reading up on the types of lifts.

Suspension lifts (where you replace your suspension and shocks, maybe control arms, drive shafts... depends on how much lift and what not), are usually the expensive ones. But these are the ones you use for flex - this is what you want for offroad use.

Body lifts just raise the body. Usually, its just spacers to go between the frame and body. Gives ya nothing but more tire clearance in the wheel wells. Normally these are only good for an inch or two max.

Budget boosts are usually pucks or spacers for your springs... or in leaf spring cases, shackles. They're cheap ways to lift from the suspension, but give you no help with flex and ride, not really very suitable for offroad. Usually only good for 2-3 inches max, if that, and again, just a cheap way to fit tires and get a little more lift. Usually just done for "mall crawlers", if you pardon the expression.

You want a suspension lift. Ya, it's more expensive, but this is what you want.

So what people might do is put a 3" suspension lift on, and if the tires need more clearance, they might trim the fenders or put another 1" body lift on.

But as SuperD said, you won't find a lot available for a tracker. Gotta take what you can get.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:09 PM
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the aftermarket for sidekicks is growing very fast currently.
go over and sign in at that is probably the most active of all suzuki forums.
a solid axle swap will be your best bet for 4" of lift and flex.
welcome aboard

a good one source supplier would be low range off road they have a lot of stuff from several suzuki aftermarked dealers.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:49 PM
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Thanks yall for all the input
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:19 PM
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