Should I modify my Suzuki Grand Vitara?
A reader wants help with his Suzuki Grand Vitara for sand work.
I have been contemplating buying a 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara as my daily driver, but it will need to be able to handle light duty off-road work. I’m talking mainly soft beach sand, and deeply gouged sandy tracks with tall centre ‘humps’. What worries me is the unladen ground clearance of only 200mm.
Buying larger diameter tyres will only give me a small increase, as I’m not prepared to modify the wheel arches. My main question is this. Does a lift kit just raise the body to gain extra wading depth, or does it actually increase the ground clearance? If it’s the latter, then a spend of around $1500 seems worth it to gain an extra 40mm. Your advice would be most welcome.
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