Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

The Des Sol EV Shock Absorber Series

The discontinuation of the Gabriel brand of shock absorbers is a sad day for South Africa, especially given their long history regarding this well known local brand, not forgetting the loss of employment of staff at the Gabriel factory in Cape Town.

Is an Adjustable Panhard Bar Absolutely Necessary

The panhard bar is a key part to cornering and handling of your solid rear axle Jimny. The panhard bar keeps your rear axle planted while negotiating turns in the road. To summarise Panhard Bars work to

Des-sol Overlander 80l Long Range Tank

Overview Running out of fuel isn’t a pleasant experience, and even running low can have some pretty nasty effects on your fuel pump so its best avoided.  Even the thought of running out of fuel isn’t a nice feeling, wondering whether you are going to make it to the nearest fuel station or not.  A […]

Des Sol 50mm Suspension Lift Kit Facts

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 for the majority of South African Jimny owners.

Des Sol Steel E Coating and Powder Coating Facts

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.

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 […]