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Has anyone lifted the front of a smart 451?
Not found any posts on this subject, but I think a 1 to 2 inch lift of the
front end would look nice!
 

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Not sure if anyone has some only the front, but if I remember correctly you can use the springs from the electric smart for some lift. The other option is the Daystar lift kit but I think it's 3 or 4 inches of lift
 

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Right now the car s up on blocks as it won't start, I suspect it is either the shift mechanism or a shift motor. it is surrounded by 6 inches of snow, and the temp outside is a balmy 12 degrees. Much warmer than the -7 degrees last night.

with the Altimax tires(195/55 tires) before you couldn't put your hand between the tire and the wheel opening in front. now there are about 3 inches.
 

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Yea, I have the same clearance issue, very tight on the front fenders. I thought about the daystar lift kit, but would only be using half of it...!
 

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If these guys are still in business...... Daystar. They were a vendor, at our 2010 smart car nationals. 10 years ago.

 

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That is a lot of lifting going on! Got to be close to 5 inches.... I am only wanting about 2 on the front only.
 

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I wonder if they still make those coil spring spacers that we used about 50 years ago to get that all important "gasser" look. They just twisted between the coils with a ratchet. Each spacer gave about an inch of lift. Check J C Whitney, they have everything.
 

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When I replaced my front springs/shocks, I found the last 3/4 turn f the spring was broken. Both sides!! I only had one side drop down onto the tire when I had to trailer it home.
 

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That is a lot of lifting going on! Got to be close to 5 inches.... I am only wanting about 2 on the front only.
The Daystar kit is only 2 inches. That car also has slightly trimmed fenders and massive tires, adding extra lift. You can do the 2 inch lift and keep your stock wheel/tire sizes. :)
 

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Thanks for that, M&M. I am not sure if it is a job I can undertake... never done any suspension work before, but sure would like to look!!!
 

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dhl..... i put the springs and struts/shocks from an electric on mine....got about 1 - 1 1/2 lift.......slightly firmer ride......ss
 

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Keep an eye on Ebay, sometimes they come up. Mine were from a yard in California, but he is out of them now.
 

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got mine on ebay.....bunch of electric cars were parted out.....much cheaper than new replacements...and free lift....search my posts....3 years ago i think....ss
 
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