Question on Radius arm lengths

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Question on Radius arm lengths

Post by Curtisflip » Thu May 10, 2018 3:07 pm

Hello all,
Here in the States we can't get new Suzuki's (too dangerous the fed's say) We can however modify our old ones heavily. To this end I'm looking to build a radius arm suspension like modern Jimny's have. However I can't get to one personally to measure the length of the arms.
Hoping someone here can take a minute to help out a pesky rebel and post up measurements for me. (I can even do my own conversion from Metric)
Thanks for your time.
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Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Post by ROBBIE » Fri May 11, 2018 10:50 am

Sorry can’t help with length, as it'sup on the farm. Also as it’s had a 2inch lift the arms are longer than standard length to keep the axles in the right position
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Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Post by zook123 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Remind me tomorrow when i'm home and i'll measure the spare one I have.

With the 2in lift that will just be camber adjusted bushes, they'll still be the same length i think!
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Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Post by Curtisflip » Sat May 12, 2018 3:00 am

Great, thank you!
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Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Post by Curtisflip » Sat May 19, 2018 1:24 am

So I found a schematic for the frame, that gave me the measurements I needed.
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Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Post by Rabid Rhino » Mon May 28, 2018 1:18 am

Curtis, 5 more years and you can import a whole 1998 Jimny yourself. Cars over 25 years old are exempt from all those crash test regulations etc. You'll be able to go down to Costa Rica and drive one back or get it shipped. There are some guys on Zuwharrie that I wheel with who have contacts down there. Look for their write ups and reach out to them.

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