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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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

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01 Oct 2018 17:09 #196407 by Riccy
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Bit of a brown trouser moment on the roundabout there then :laugh:

You will need the 4L for the lakes trip. Some steep stuff there. The LSD should be excellent as well :-)

You might be better off using the 4x4 more than you think off the tarmac. Overall wear and load are more even meaning less breakages and I find it makes the steering smoother on bumpy stuff as a side bonus.

The willwoods look the part B) Standard jimny brakes are pants, but they sound pricey. Is it a jimny specific kit?

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01 Oct 2018 17:11 #196408 by Riccy
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p.s. I have a spare push button t-box in the shed. Should I bring it with me on Sunday?! :laugh:

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R7me gbox & 5.16 Rocklobster, 33" Toyo MT, 2x ARB Locker diffs, 7" lift, Recaro's, etc

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Pickup/tipper, R7me gbox & 4.3 Rocklobster, 31" Cooper STT pro, 2x ARB Locker diffs, 4" lift, OMP seats, Poly bushd', Caged, etc

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01 Oct 2018 18:45 - 01 Oct 2018 18:54 #196414 by sniper
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Yes Riccy, jimny specific and works with std 15" wheels, not just pricey but outrageous. I'll just keep sticking fivers in the jar..........

I'll let you know about the box on Thursday, hopefully a service and reset will sort it, I'm pretty confident after reading some bumpf that Mr Lines kindly provided. If I read it right, I'm a confused jimny owner in need of a rest.......

If it all goes to rats, I'll navvy for jack.......

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01 Oct 2018 18:56 #196418 by sniper
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MY BAD;)
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16 Oct 2018 16:03 #196822 by sniper
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Well sticky callipers have pushed the brakes in to an emergency job with no time to save for Gucci parts. I've made the best compromise I can with the money available... this lot will be arriving in the next few days.

New Aisin callipers
Kinetix drilled and grooved solid discs
Greenstuff pads
Braided brake lines

Lets hope this sorts it, I'm pretty sure it will.

I think the sticky callipers may have been responsible for a recent broadside moment on a fast A-road. I thought it may have been my heavy foot and the new diff, conspiring to kill me. As the sticky callipers worsened following a rebuild, the back end has gotten light on a few occasions in the damp at low speeds. Braking with any steering input is bad but in the wet, it's an invitation to rally driving.

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17 Oct 2018 04:55 #196834 by Lambert
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Save having plain ebc discs that is essentially what I have. It stops very well.

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29 Nov 2018 12:32 #198352 by sniper
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These were fitted and have resolved the braking issues, it was long overdue.


Improved braking and so far....... no fade. The greenstuff pads took a while to bed and they can be a little lazy when cold.

Whilst the upgraded parts have improved braking efficiency, the biggest improvement has been the new callipers sliding correctly and just doing their normal job properly.

This is my new nemesis, got up to see oil running under the car. My local garage got it up in the air for me and the sump is porous, I was surprised has fast it was issuing. A new one was ordered from Bigjimny.

Getting the garage to fit it when the parts turn up, 3000 miles on the last Mobil 1 oil change....... New Suzuki filter and another 5lt on the way. The oil was cheap from eurocarparts, only £37.

When I first looked at the forum, I found a list of common jimny mechanical problems. It looks like the list is cursed and I am now being forced through it's contents one item at a time.......

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29 Nov 2018 16:32 #198377 by jackonlyjack
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At least it let go on your drive matey and not in the middle of nowhere ;)
I will have a look at mine now got to fit my new props

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30 Nov 2018 08:19 #198436 by sniper
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Yes there's a positive spin I suppose, better that than up a mountain lol....... Have to catch up soon, see if we can get out for a drive. I've still got a few quid for that mirror too jack.

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19 Dec 2018 13:10 - 19 Dec 2018 13:32 #199182 by sniper
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Finally got the transfer box swapped with one supplied by Riccy and all is good. I now have 4L yippee !!! The box was fitted with uprated steel mounts and bolt through rubber bushes. It has made things seem a little more solid....

Coming across a brand new M18A Liana engine needs a mention on the build thread.... but for the wrong reasons.


This beauty came to me from a guy in Darlington, brand new never fitted to a car. I was so excited about having such a beast in my car........ 123bhp and 170nm, it would be great.

I was going to run it with a standalone ecu and ITB's, 160hp and over 200nm. In the region of £2000 for all the bits and another £500 for mapping.

The Finance Fuhrer (wife) has put the boot in and stopped all non essential spending on the Jimny. Can't say I wasn't expecting it but it meant that I didn't have a chance of fitting it in the foreseeable future.

I sold the engine on to another forum member and have been promised a blast when it's done. That will have to be enough........

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19 Dec 2018 17:18 #199184 by Riccy
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Glad the box solved the problems, now you can go anywhere!

Also good to meet up with you again mate :-)

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19 Dec 2018 17:29 - 19 Dec 2018 18:28 #199185 by jackonlyjack
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Happy to hear that your 4L has returned matey

Sniper i think you need to let the wifey Know that a transfer box guard is an essential buy now to protect your new fixture ;)

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