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vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm

hows it im solid axle swapping my vitara at the mo so thought id share some pics

using a vitara rear axle up front with sj413 swivels and hubs (so i keep my stud pattern and brakes fit on still )
staying with vitara head as its a matching ratio and cheap not like hilux etc

new to posting pics here so bare with me
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:25 pm

413 diff and diff chopped for the job
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:27 pm

diff all centred up and made to suit the job as in offset of the head etc

swivels are just tacked in untill mounted on the radius arms thenn caster can be sorted when its at ride height
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm

have slipped the 413 axle housing into the vitara housing by 80mm and will end up braced as well
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 pm

got these cool shocks for it as well cant wait to set it up and use it

foa 12 inch travel :shock:
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 pm

next up is sawing the factory trailing arm mounts off a poor un suspecting pajero for the trailing arms im planning on running

i was going to make my own at the chassis end but have herd of people punching the arms through brackets because there wasnt any support on the bush at the piviot end

heres a pic of the trailing arms
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:34 pm

bit more stuff
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:51 pm

that's pretty resourceful. Well done. Will it be certed, or a trailer truck?

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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby Crawlerer79 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:44 am

Looks good! Very interested to see how you front axle set up works out, what do you plan on doing for axle shafts?
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby nivaman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:27 am

Looking good so far, often wondered if it could be done.

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Postby catalystracing » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:38 am

Looking good Greg :shock: 8) :mrgreen:

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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:27 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:that's pretty resourceful. Well done. Will it be certed, or a trailer truck?


just a trailer queen wof ran out a few days ago haha was driving up untill i ripped apart :twisted:
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Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:28 pm

Crawlerer79 wrote:Looks good! Very interested to see how you front axle set up works out, what do you plan on doing for axle shafts?



going to get a locall company to cut soem shafts for me they did my last set when i made the same axle
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Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:42 pm

so been a few days since i posted here .... week or so haha

went and sawed the factory mounts off a pajero chassis for the trailing arms what a arrrssseeee of a job lol

cleaned them up and fitted them onto the chassis where i needed them i wasnt sure of placement as in do i run them on the under side or out side but i went with out side so far so good .... fingers crossed


made a plate to beef up the chassis rail at the front as chassis was only made of 2mm so ran some 3mm down it to make it stronger you cant see in the pic but i have drilled a large hole through the plate and secured the plate in the middle also so plate is fully welded on the edge and also in the middle

went to the scrappys today and got some heavy wall pipe for the steeering shafts that are now longer so have sorted that as well today

i allways go for the paint it when its together method and it allways looks crap and cheap so i buffed the diff head down today primed it and brush painted it with a couple coats of blaaaaaaccckkk my favourite colour haha

ended up fully welding the brackets and priming around the brackets and the parts of the housing i was finnished with

yet to come is the panhard mounts and the shaft it self i was planning on running a pajero factory panhard but i think the bushes will bind and steal some travel/ flex

ill dump a hole heap of pics here

not bad for a young bugger in a cramped single garage i reckon haha quite stoked how its coming along
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:43 pm

all the pics didnt load grrr sorry if theres double ups

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Postby 1kz_surf » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:23 am

got the truck together enough to drive it today after making the panhard brackets and making what may be the most piece of over kill panhard for a suzuki haha i ended up going with a cat1 size tractor link (for using impliments behind tractors ) they use a very robust rose joint / rod end so i have sorted that mounted it heres a flex shot i think i need softer springs yet
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby Mattrade » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:04 pm

Looking good man. Bring on the axles shafts :D

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Postby 1kz_surf » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:36 pm

right so have been in touch with the axle man and hes giving my housing back on friday so i can fit new bearings and seals through it and finnish up the welding etc

heres some pics i have since plumbed in my fiddle brake to the front
pic of my cv rings fitted to factory birfeild cvs

let me know what ya think

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Postby lax2wlg » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:32 pm

Looks awesome Greg, loving your ingenuity. The CV ring is a good idea!
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Postby 1kz_surf » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:10 pm

so while im waiting for axles to be done im getting some other mods done

used rivnuts for the first time today pretty cool things !

made these brackets from some old alloy i had in the back shed and did some work on another suzuki :)
i know the bolts are ugly cap screws to come

also did the 110 amp alt mod and threw new belts at it while it was apart
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby catalystracing » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:52 pm

Did more than a bit of work on my zook :shock:

Rear lokka fitted, 30mm lift springs in the rear, 50mm in the front, front steel diff fitted, top hat flip, manual hubs, oh and a sneaky lil suspension mod :wink:

All done in about 8 hrs including a test run :mrgreen:

Thanks for the help, love working with ya 8)

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Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:19 pm

was grouse hanging out !!!

got the truck out side washed it did right bump stop and limit strap left side bump stop and limit strap to go and a rough wheel alignment
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Postby 1kz_surf » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:21 pm

so got a bit done did the rear end while i was waiting

shaved the bottom off the diff ,added diff trusses mainly due to having them laying round for a 413 so made them fit
added discs and vr4 galant calipers

used a boc locker :lol: in the rear and installed it and repositioned the shocks as well

added a fiddle brake set up as well got this from e bay and mainly went with this design to save space in a tight cab

and man what a bastard to bleed up !!! took 3 litres of fluid and a lot of time and swearing !!!

sorted now

few parts to tidy up then waiting on axles
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Postby 1kz_surf » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:15 pm

axles back and fitted up all is well lost a bit of huff on the project and want something turn key fun ! so this is up for sale at the mo see what kind of hits i get

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Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:33 pm

since my last post ive decided i should grow a pair and keep the bastard truck haha

so today i fitted up the axles and fitted some sweet interior lights ! 60mm square led work lights its like day time in there !

ordered a air locker ... cos you know nothing like a freshly imported part to re ignite the drive to finnish the build !

also collected some auto trans parts so i can convert it to auto !

one so the mrs can have a drive ! two i love having a park position knowing there is a steel pin locking you truck in place is allways nice !

and 3 i loose omentum between 1st and 2nd and can create wheel spin and make hill starts a head ache so auto should solve that ive chosen the 4 speed ecu controlled unit so i can later on make a manual controll computer for it when i feel all the creases are ironed out


also picked up some spare front guards as they are just a consumable item


not sure if anyones even reading these posts so flick a comment if you are :D :D
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Postby mudsurfv6 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:13 pm

1kz_surf wrote:not sure if anyones even reading these posts so flick a comment if you are


yeah bro, I want to see it in action.
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Postby Crawlerer79 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:26 pm

I sure am watching! Loving the build, and stoked to see you're gonna finish it!
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