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AshcroftJohn

New to me 2008 Cabriolet, want lift kit

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Hello all, John Kidder here from the Thompson River valley between Spences Bridge and Cache Creek.  Desert and rivers.  I have a little farm/oasis on the Bonaparte River north of Ashcroft.

 

I have been driving a friend's 2010 Smart up and down from Ashcroft - so surprisingly good on the highway, tucks quickly through all the curves on HIghway 1 through the Fraser and Thomson canyons.  I'm a biggish guy, and I can sit comfortably in that little car nonstop to Vancouver for about $36 in gas.  I'm a believer.

 

So I just bought this 2008 Cabriolet.  It's clean as a whistle, well serviced, 83,000 kms.  Should be a reliable carrier Ashcroft-Vancouver for years to come.

 

But I live i a rural environment, often with muddy snowy/icy roads - this little car is just too close to the ground.  I have been looking around online, and have seen references to a Dynastra 2" lift kit which seems likely to suit.  At one point found a long thread (on this or another forum?) describing the process and praising the Vancovuer shop that did the work.  Does that ring a bell for anyone?

 

Thanks for all the good information all over this forum - I look forward to learning much.

 

Cheers

John Kidder

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Welcome!  We love driving the canyon, so much nicer than the Coq.

 

The shop possibly was Flying Tiger Developments, on Westminster Highway in Richmond.  Eddy Lai is the owner. 

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Sorry to push in, but does anyone have this lift already installed.? I also like the idea of it being a tad further away from the road...we have plenty of gravel roads to play on here also.

Thanks....I was looking at the Daystar lift also...seems simple enough to install compared to a Jeep lift kit etc and i have done enough of those in my past.

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Search for "Daystar", a 451 owner on the site installed one.  I do not think there is a lift kit for a 450.

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Hmmm...?

What would the differences be between the 450 and 451?  I do not know and seeing as it's just a rubber type spacer and one metal adapter from what i remember of it I am curious to see what the difference is? Maybe spring width? etc??  I'm all ears as it is something I may do in the future. Thanks

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