Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

Des Sol 50mm Suspension Lift Kit Facts

Overview A well designed, hard wearing suspension is critical for high performance 4×4 vehicles. The Suzuki Jimny is a fantastic little 4×4 vehicle with amazing off road capabilities. Des Sol engineers realised that this presented a great opportunity to extend the performance of the Jimny and design a 50mm Lift Kit that would be affordable […]

Des Sol Steel E Coating and Powder Coating Facts

Overview All of our Des Sol Products that are subject to direct exposure to 4×4 outdoor activities such as dune sand (wet and dry), mud, rock and water (river crossings) in coastal and inland locations are manufactured out of high quality, hot rolled, extra high strength, cold forming steel which is imported from Sweden. This […]

How are Des-Sol Springs Manufactured

Cold Rolled vs Hot Rolled Coil Springs Compared to hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel has a nearly 20% increase in strength through the use of strain hardening. It’s through a series of breakdown, semi-finishing, sizing, semi-roughing, roughing, and finishing that cold-rolled steel shapes can be created. Many spring manufacturing companies in South Africa use a hot […]

Will Des-Sol 32mm Wheel Spacers Impact Jimny Bearing Wear?

  There are many opinions on social media platforms about whether it is better to fit deep dish rims or wheel spacers to your Jimny. The fact is that it does not matter, as whether you fit deep dish rims or wheel spacers the end result is the same. The load on your wheel bearings […]

What is a Drop Bar and is it Absolutely Necessary?

The Gen4 Jimny has an additional cross member added to the chassis below the prop shaft to give the chassis better rigidity. When lifting the Jimny by 50mm and adding castor correction bushes, the prop shaft moves closer to the cross member and this means that when you go over road humps at speed the […]

Where can I find Des-Sol Fitment and Distributers in Cape Town?

African Sky Adventure Company Founded in 2019, African Sky Adventure Co. which is based in the Helderberg Area Western Cape, has evolved by having a passion for Customer Service and a vision to create an out of the ordinary and unique experience for the outdoor and 4wd enthusiast escaping the rush of everyday life to […]

How much additional weight can I carry with Des Sol suspension upgrade?

Tare weight payload and GVM The tare weight of the Gen4 Jimny is 1075kg, payload 360kg and maximum weight, the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass), is 1435kg. So you will not be able to legally exceed this number. Our Des-Sol Suspension Kit will handle a total load of 500kg (accessories plus passengers) but not 250kg on […]

How do I identify if my Jimny really has a death wobble?

Why does my Jimny have this potential problem The Jimny has a live axle and ladder chassis set-up, which is ideal for four-wheel driving but is a compromise for on-road comfort. In extreme cases, the King Pin / Shim preload is the main cause of the death wobble, and if the kingpin bearing preload is […]

Do I need to fit Castor Correction Bushes on my Jimny after a 50mm lift?

We recommend fitting Castor Correction Bushes for two reasons: As your suspension is lifted your castor will change (become more negative) from standard specs of between +0°55′ and +2°55′ to between -1° to -2°. As a result of this: Your coils will have a bow in them when fitted i.e. will not be parallel to […]

What tyres can I fit to my Jimny?

Gen3 Jimny Tyre Sizes Tyres Standard – 205/70 Next – 205/75 (very slight difference) Recommended – 215/75 (Standard Bumper without Wheel Spacers) Note: Can catch on the front bumper normally in reverse when in full lock to the left or right. To remedy this trim the bumper insert by 10 mm which solves the problem. […]