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Question on Radius arm lengths

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:07 pm
by Curtisflip
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.

Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:50 am
by ROBBIE
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

Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:09 pm
by zook123
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!

Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:00 am
by Curtisflip
Great, thank you!

Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:24 am
by Curtisflip
So I found a schematic for the frame, that gave me the measurements I needed.

Re: Question on Radius arm lengths

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:18 am
by Rabid Rhino
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.