ScottieJ wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:17 pm
You want to find 4.3 ratio ring and pinions ideally. She'll be revving far too high on 4.6 or 5.1 diffs with 31" tyres.
Unfortunately it's always going to be underpowered up hills with the 1.0 engine and 31" tyres, it will cope much better with lower diff gears though.
You can use 98-04 grand vitara front ring and pinions as long as its not from an XL7. The main thing is getting 2 of the same ratio.
Thanks Mate, I think there is an 04 Vitara in my local breakers, but might be a bit of a struggle to find another with same ratio. Then find someone more competent then me to do it.
Got my head done in now, Its to good to let go . real head turner, had loads of offers for it. people even following me to ask.
Its really only to get us up and down our place and around the doors . Wont be doing a lot of major off roading in it although its very capable.
I might have a go at lowering springs to under the axle, at the weekend then trying a set of bog standard wheels and tyres , If that does not make any difference then it will be locked in the shed untill I can afford to get it done right, thats if I find the parts.
Do Jimny wheels fit the SJ ?