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by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: the larges tyre 4 a vit
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Re: the larges tyre 4 a vit

Aha :) You can fit 215s to std rims. A 225/75x15 will work on road, if you can find one, but needs wider wheels. A 215/75x15 is accepted as the largest tyre that will definately fit without any rubbing, even off road. Now a question from me, if anyone can answer it. How wide are the std 4U wheels, s...
by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looney?
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Looney?

Looney? Great fun?

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by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: the larges tyre 4 a vit
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Re: the larges tyre 4 a vit

What is the largest tyre you can fit to a Vit on 15"wheels without any lift at the springs ? paul Which Vit is it? Are you hinting that it might have/get a body lift? Do you mean on std wheels, or wider if required? Road or off road tyres? Is it for road use, or off road use? Does it have plastic w...
by SlimJim16v
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Interior?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Interior?

Take a look on Autotrader site. Lots of Vit ads also have pics of the interior.
by SlimJim16v
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: New Members Say Hello Here
Topic: hello from Northamptonshire
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: hello from Northamptonshire

Small is best :wink:
by SlimJim16v
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cambelt snapping, no damage??
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: cambelt snapping, no damage??

Yep, read that myself, it's very possible. Haven't tried it :wink: glad I have a 8v Vit :)
by SlimJim16v
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts

Richie wrote:Dont think the Wideboy 10" wheels actually havea different offset to 8" ones, they are just 2" wider. Pretty sure its about 90mm on both from memory.R 8)
That's backspacing, offset is measured differently.
by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: New Members Say Hello Here
Topic: Hello from Cyprus
Replies: 18
Views: 2773

Re: Hello from Cyprus

Welcome Geoff.

I try and get over to Cyprus once a year to see friends and relatives, but over the other side of the island. Must hire a Vit next time though. Hired an XT225 one year, but the ground is very hard :shock: so thought it best not to get carried away.
by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts

That's OK then :(
by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: vitara diesel
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: vitara diesel

miksyellowsj wrote:
Muddymatt wrote:Don't the diesel Vits have the steel front diff rather than the weeker alloy ones??

it doesnt matter m8 as im putting live axle on the front
So there'll be a steel diff for sale then :D
by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts

Well, if you haven't broken a driveshaft yet, you don't need the modded GV shaft :wink:
by SlimJim16v
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: hybrid vitara and shogun drive shafts

Thought about this myself.

You must have an early Vit? Change over is about 96 I think.
Early Vits have weaker 22 spline shafts, but with stronger CVs.
Later Vits have stronger 26 spline shafts, but with weaker CVs 8-|

A hybrid early/late driveshaft would be good :D
by SlimJim16v
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: suspensions: Vitara vs GrandVitara
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: suspensions: Vitara vs GrandVitara

The suspension has to be stiff to stop it falling over on bends.
But, try another just to confirm.
by SlimJim16v
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone explain to me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Can someone explain to me...

It depends if you're driving in a straight line, less speed differential; or turning lots of tight corners, more speed differential. It is also affected by how close your tyres are in diameter, as they may be new one end and worn the other. Also different makes of tyre can be slightly different diam...
by SlimJim16v
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone explain to me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Can someone explain to me...

What a diff does is allow wheels connected together, to turn at different rates. When turning a corner, the outer wheel moves more than the inside wheel, so the diff allows this to happen by turning internally. With no diff, the inner wheel would have to spin to match the outer wheel. Make sense so ...