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97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby mikeyincredible » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:46 pm

Had a time with this one. Took me 6 hours, $39.00, and 2 throbbing fingers lowering this :) but i wanted to be THE ONLY person where im from to have a dropped zuzu :D I read and read online and serched for people that had lowerd zuzu's and NO LUCK! most of them were bagged, or only had about a 1" drop. So i set off on a journey to help others out in the future to KNOW how to do it

Rolling on 20x10 wheels 8-)

What i did.... MORE PICS TO COME!

1. Went to my local AutoParts store got 3" lift blocks bolted them on top of the Leaf Springs with new U-Bolts
2. Took out the back bump stoppers and TRASHED THEM!
3. Jacked the front of the car up COMPLETLY OFF THE GROUND
4. Took out the front bump stoppers COMPLETELY
5. adjusted the torsion bar till i had about a 2" clearance between that top of the wheels and fender :mrgreen: (UNLESS YOU TAKE OUT THE BUMP STOPS YOU WILL NOT GET THE DROP YOU DESIRE! DONT BE SCARED JUST DO IT!
6. Sit it back on the ground and VIOLA! Nice low riding beauty :lol: REAL HEAD TURNER!
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby mikeyincredible » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:51 pm

Sorry for such bad pics...it was night when i got done. Ill be posting more pics tomorrow afternoon! I ended up getting a 4" drop in the front and about a 3 1/2" drop in the back. Believe it or not...its still handles WELL!

Car has 223K miles on the dash
Cold Air
Hot heat
PERFECT INTERIOR
BOOM BOOM IN THE TRUCK
not a drop of oil spilled NOWHERE on the engine. no leaks, no burning...perfect.
This was my first rodeo, and i love it...i have been a huge VW fan all my life and decided to get a isuzu for work purposes, and this is what happens to it after 6 months...Keep in mind it was stock. completely .
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby muzila » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 pm

That looks great!!!!
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby geeves » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:24 pm

It does actualy look quite good. Is it 2 or 4wd? The few isuzus we see here have been really rough. Do remember that even with this mod it still isnt a race car. A full chassis etc push it close to 2 ton. It might handle better again with stiffer springs although its hard to find after market springs for a lowered truck
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby slightlydodgy » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:08 pm

im not normally one for lowerd vehicles but that looks gooood
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby mikeyincredible » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:19 am

yeah i understand its not a racecar, and dont treat it like a race car. the previous owner was reallly good to it and took well care of it. as im doing the same engine wise...but i wanted to give her a new look. Its a 2WD 3.2L. I was looking and i did not see many of these on here. Thanks for looking at my stuff guys, its currently POURING RAINING and no way to take more pics :(
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Postby geeves » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:37 pm

Another forum Im on had someone making a big deal out of a days rain in Houston Texas Apparently its a long time since that last happened
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby slightlydodgy » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:11 pm

Im the other way I get a bit excited when it stops at the mo
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby Lambshank » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:43 am

nice rodeo man,

got something similar in mind but with a 89 SWB Bighorn,
suspension is getting done this weekend, cant wait.
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby Blondini » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:29 pm

Have put 20's on my 93 bighorn/Trooper and also thinking of dropping it.
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby Citron » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:38 pm

If you like the look of having side steps/rails put some of them on to give the impression its even lower again. Looks like a very tidy Truck, good job
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby isuzurob » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:22 pm

Nice job there but a 4x4 is just that isnt it??? there is a 88 bighorn in nz lowered on 20 the same way as you have done yours, also has a supercharged v6 holden commodore motor in it
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby geeves » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:26 pm

If you change your tyre size you affect your gearing. Your 245x70x16s are about 28 inches in diameter. If you look up the tyres in the first post you will find they are about the same. The wheels and tyres do nothing to the ride hight except enhance how it looks. You can fit 245x40x16 tyres to your current tyres and it will lower the car about an inch and a half but it will also mean your speedo is saying 100kph while your doing about 80
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Re: 97 White Rodeo Lowered on 20"s <3 of my life

Postby Myk89 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:48 pm

That looks quite good!
I have been thinking of lowering my SWB frontera for a while and this just confirms how good it would look.
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