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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08/05/09 - Roof Lights

I have forgotton to mention that I have added on some roof lights. The car has had roof lights since the earliest pictures I have seen from the previous owners. There has only been one small downside, they were never wired in. In fact, they have no insides. More to the point, what insides they do have has rusted to nothing.

I got some nice stainless steel Wipac lamps from Devon 4x4. I chose stainless so they will not rust. I had already put the wiring and relays in when I re-wired the car but I gave up when I pulled the cover off the original lights to find they are empty.

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