27/10/09 - Winch Remote

I found these wireless winch remote kit on Ebay from a company called "Winch-It", they seem to have a collection of reasonably priced accessories.

The dual control wireless remote will enable both myself and James (the co-driver!) to operate the winch in a number of situations. Often the person outside the car has a better  view of the winch situation so, although I already have dashboard switches fitted, this will give extra capability (and its a bit of a show off as well!)

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23/10/09 - More Jimny Wobble

There is a fair bit of information around about the Jimny "Death Wobble". Followers of this website will know that I am a firm believer in sorting out the Kingpin Bearings and Wheel Bearings as a main source of problems with wobble. However, this is not the complete cure in some cases. I know from other websites that people have rebuilt the front end of their cars and yet still suffer from wobble. This has reached the point where Suzuki have brought out a kit to help reduce the problem. Suzuki apparantly say that the Jimny was designed for small wheels and that larger wheels change the loading on the bearings and result in "harmonic wobble". This is partially born out by the number of instances of wobble in Jimny "O2" variants - with large factory fitted alloy wheels. Suzuki has now brought out a kit for vehicles affected by this and (as only Suzuki can) charge a fortune for it.....

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31/08/09 - Jonplace's towbar wiring guide

Jon has sent in a wiring guide to fitting a towbar, it can be found HERE

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26/06/09 - Gauges and Scan Tool

Here is a nice little gadget I found on the Internet...

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21/06/09 - New Wheels

When Jimny-Gary sold up I managed to get hold of a set of 16" GV Deep Dish rims, these are for a project later this summer to go to a nice set of 16" based tyres. As I have some time before I buy the tyres I have spent it painting up the rims.

First I cleaned up the wheels with a wire brush

 

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