FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Addressing Steering Wheel Tilt in Your Lifted Jimny

If you’ve lifted your GEN4 Jimny and find the steering wheel tilting hard right during alignment, you’re encountering a common issue in lifted vehicles, especially those with electronic steering systems [...]

Understanding the Crucial Role of Extended Brake Lines in Suzuki Jimny Lift Kits

Are you considering a lift kit upgrade for your Suzuki Jimny to unlock its off-road potential? While lift kits offer numerous benefits, there are critical considerations, especially regarding your vehicle’s [...]

Exploring the Exciting Changes and Accessories for the Suzuki Jimny 5 Door

Are you ready for an adventure? Get ready to hit the trails in style with the new Suzuki Jimny 5 Door. In this blog post, we’ll explore the exciting changes [...]

Addressing the Suzuki Jimny Lean with Our 12mm HDPE Spacer

Did you know that around 40% of Suzuki Jimny vehicles experience a ±10-15mm lower height on the right rear side? This imbalance can cause your Jimny to lean noticeably to [...]

Unveiling the Ingenious Design Behind the Des Sol 4×4 Snorkel

Greetings, fellow adventurer! Today, let’s delve into a crucial question: why does our snorkel face backward? At Des Sol, we understand the importance of equipping your Suzuki Jimny with the [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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Des Sol 50mm Suspension Lift Kit Facts

A well designed, hard wearing suspension is critical for high performance 4x4 vehicles. The Suzuki Jimny is a fantastic little 4x4 vehicle with amazing off road capabilities. Des Sol engineers [...]

Des Sol Steel E Coating and Powder Coating Facts

All of our Des Sol Products that are subject to direct exposure to 4x4 outdoor activities such as dune sand (wet and dry), mud, rock and water (river crossings) in [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Selecting the correct Rock Sliders for your Jimny

Overview It has been known for the Jimny Side Sills to sometimes come off just by stepping accidentally on them. Traversing rough rocky terrain just rips them off completely in [...]