JDM Suzuki Grand Vitara Offroad Mods and a Lift Kit

Lifted Suzuki Grand Vitara Offroad

The off-road world is very diverse, we all live in different environments and drive different vehicles, but there’s a couple of things that unite us – a passion to travel, desire to explore and enjoy the nature. The hero of our today’s story is a white Suzuki Escudo that you see on the pictures, which is basically a JDM spec lifted Suzuki Grand Vitara offroad crossover. These two names are used for this model on different markets throughout the world.

We all remember insanely capable rock crawlers such as Suzuki Sidekick, Samurai and miniature Jimny, but later models didn’t manage to compete with other key players on this market. However though, in the homeland of Japan and other countries, Suzuki Grand Vitara or Escudo became more successful and its off-road heritage was never forgotten.

Lifted Suzuki Grand Vitara With 5 inch lift kit

General

This model belongs to the class of smaller SUV and features a unibody construction with the elements of a hard frame. A low range of gears and locking differential along with very capable suspension allow Suzuki Grand Vitara to feel free on a rough terrain, whether it’s snow, dirt or sand. The 3rd Generation of this model was produced in 3-door and 5-door configurations and remained in production since 2005 till 2017.

Suzuki Grand Vitara Rear Off-road Bumper

Lift Kit

This lifted Suzuki Grand Vitara in white color features a pretty aggressive stance for this kind of SUVs. This result was achieved by the installation of a 5” lift kit and a set of full-size off-road tires.

Thanks to the short front and rear overhangs the approach and departure angles are pretty impressive even with the stock bumpers, so there isn’t much that you have to modify before taking this baby for and off-road adventure. A small expedition rack was added to top off a stylish appearance of this good-looking Grand Vitara.

White Suzuki Escudo with a Roof Rack

Offroad Wheels

If the design of these black rims seems kind of familiar to you then you’re not mistaken. These are the original 16×8 Nissan GT-R R32 rims wrapped in 265/75 R16 BFGoodrich rubber, which is equivalent to 32″ tires.

Suzuki Grand Vitara Black Off-road wheels

With this much of clearance, Suzuki Grand Vitara like this is a perfect compact SUV for occasional off-road trips and 4×4 activities. It’s relatively easy on the gas mileage and without any shadow of a doubt, we can say that it looks just great! Find more awesome pictures of this lifted Suzuki Grand Vitara on the Instagram account of the owner. His username is “ryoesc” and he definitely deserves a follow!

Photography by Ryoesc

Make/Model2005-2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara (Suzuki Escudo JDM)
Vehicle classCompact Crossover
DrivetrainAWD
Suspension Modifications5" Lift
Rims16x8 Nissan Skyline GTR R32 Rims
Tires32" 265/75 R16 BFGoodrich

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3 Comments
  1. Tr8ser 7 months ago

    Awesome Zukie! I’s probably very efficient in terms of fuel consumption what’s the engine size?

  2. Mark Petrovsky 7 months ago

    Probably the best Escudo I have ever seen! Now I want one! Great build

  3. Dymo88 7 months ago

    How is it lifted, new shocks or spacers? or both?

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