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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

BOOKING CLOSES SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER! - CLICK HERE to BOOK


See HERE for details - See HERE for discussion


Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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02 Sep 2019 11:21 #212975 by Andy2640

amtech1 wrote: Thanks ‘me and my jimny’ us Gen 4 owners are struggling at the moment with aftermarket recovery points because there isn’t actually anything currently available for them. If it is required I’m sure the factory tie down/tow points should be fine for light recovery (unable to gain traction and require a light pull) not aggressive recovery (stuck in a big bog) because the front tow point has to be suitable for towing (if you break down or recovery onto trucks but us gen 4 owners will probably not attempting that sort of stuff :) I’m aware we can get a tow bar fitted on the back and use a bar with that but don’t fancy a tow bar on the back as not required.



Ive found a nice front bumper available from japan. It has x2 recovery shackles, but rated to 3.5 tons each. Would this rating be suitable for a good tug out the mud?? If not, what kinda ton rating would be suitable? Thanks.

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02 Sep 2019 11:27 #212976 by amtech1
Do you have a link for this bumper?
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02 Sep 2019 11:43 #212978 by Lambert
Under normal circumstances a recovery is usually expected to upto about 2.5 times the weight of the stuck vehicle when working in deep mud. This factors in the suction of the mud and also the weight of the mud being displaced by the act of being dragged and obviously the actual weight of the car. This is a guide and it's quite possible to remove even the most sturdy recovery points if you are seriously stuck or don't know what you're doing. Having multiple points is advisable both for versatility of recovery and also dispersal of force. That said even without any recovery points there are going to be enough people with experience on site to solve problems.

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02 Sep 2019 12:14 #212980 by mlines

Lambert wrote: That said even without any recovery points there are going to be enough people with experience on site to solve problems.


Exactly, there will be enough of us there and there is enough firm ground for everyone to try their Jimnys out.

The new Gen4 tie-down points are even worse than the older Gen3 but keep within your capabilites and it will not be a problem. If you look at Suzuki demonstrators off-roading they do not have additional recovery points.

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08 Sep 2019 11:43 #213284 by Fossie
So further to my earlier post, I have booked my daughter and possibly her male friend to come and join you. Take care and do take the rise.....she is a groom so used to mud and st:t , has a class 3 hgv so can drive....but playing in the mud on 4 wheels will be new experience.

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09 Sep 2019 05:16 #213312 by Lambert
I'm sure plenty of new learning experiences will be available! It'll be fine.

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09 Sep 2019 08:41 #213322 by Daniel30
My daughter is coming with me as she loves the off roading probably have a drive round and looks after horses too :)

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10 Sep 2019 17:30 #213374 by Lambert
Is it wrong that I'm so excited about this and the drive down that I am making a special playlist for the 4 hour trip?

I CAN'T WAIT!

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10 Sep 2019 17:53 - 10 Sep 2019 17:55 #213379 by Andy2640

Lambert wrote: Is it wrong that I'm so excited about this and the drive down that I am making a special playlist for the 4 hour trip?

I CAN'T WAIT!


Amen Lord Lambert! :) :) :) :)

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
Last edit: 10 Sep 2019 17:55 by Andy2640. Reason: No not wrong! Im doin a playlist too, hahaa
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10 Sep 2019 18:03 #213381 by Gadget

Lambert wrote: Is it wrong that I'm so excited about this and the drive down that I am making a special playlist for the 4 hour trip?

I CAN'T WAIT!


Roadtrip mixtape! B)
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10 Sep 2019 18:30 #213383 by Daniel30
Sounds like a good plan to me ;)
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12 Sep 2019 18:09 #213438 by ow3x3xpr3ss
Hi all, how are we going to prove our booking once we are arrived there!?

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