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by Anton
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: SJ series Transmission, Axles, Brakes, wheels and tyres.
Topic: Calipers
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: Calipers

The Vitara was discontinued in 1999. There are no Vitaras with an 03 plate unless one or two sat around unregistered for a few years (some are reg'd 2000 for this reason). It's likely to be a Grand Vitara. Check. If its a GV, and if you really want the calipers, then you will need to put them up fro...
by Anton
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: SJ series Transmission, Axles, Brakes, wheels and tyres.
Topic: Calipers
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: Calipers

Those are Lucas-Girling calipers. I think they came on the Spanish built SJ's.
by Anton
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: SJ series Transmission, Axles, Brakes, wheels and tyres.
Topic: Calipers
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: Calipers

Those are Asin calipers. I know that some Jimnys (I *think* all of them, actually) came with those exact same calipers - get a photo and maybe we can tell you. I believe that the only difference between Jimny calipers and SJ Aisin calipers is that "Asin" is stamped on the top of SJ calipers, while t...
by Anton
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: SJ series Transmission, Axles, Brakes, wheels and tyres.
Topic: Calipers
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: Calipers

Sounds like you have a mix of Aisin and Girling (aka Lucas-Girling) calipers. Don't mix and match, make sure you use the same type on your axle. You can use one type on the front axle, and the other type on the rear if you have to, so long as they match left to right, as the pistons in Girling are s...
by Anton
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: SJ series Transmission, Axles, Brakes, wheels and tyres.
Topic: Calipers
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: Calipers

Don't mess with Vitara calipers, they'll throw your SJ's brakes out of balance, and the bleed nipple is in the wrong place - so they'll be a pig to bleed, and as such probably not safe. Vitara calipers are physically different sized pistons to SJ calipers. If you put Vit calipers up front and SJ one...
by Anton
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: High Pitched Sound on Vitara
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: High Pitched Sound on Vitara

I had something like that happen on a Toyota. Turned out to be an undertray wasn't secured properly. At speed, wind got under it and made a variety of weird noises. I don't trust the main stealer as far as I can throw the building. That same car had some real weird issues initially - very high fuel ...
by Anton
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Reviving a playmate
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Reviving a playmate

Oh, that's a nice little Jimny!

Welcome to the club, Toby. All the best with your resto. Lots of pics, please!
by Anton
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: LJ80 Recommissioning.
Replies: 30
Views: 5427

Re: LJ80 Recommissioning.

Brilliant work!

:popcorn:
by Anton
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Vehicles for sale
Topic: Suzuki Samurai 1989
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Suzuki Samurai 1989

Thanks, bud. How's your you doing lately?
by Anton
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: g13a crank in g13bb?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: g13a crank in g13bb?

If there's a lot of damage to the walls, a new block might be a good idea - they're not expensive (at least, not this side of the pond). Be aware that if you get one from a FWD car, the sump and pickup pipe will be wrong, and you'll have to swap over your current ones. Otherwise your axle can hit th...