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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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19 Feb 2019 08:11 #203436 by sniper
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Hi Quasi, No information other than the TUV certificate I'm afraid.

First impressions are good but coloured somewhat by a damaged front damper. Even with that, the ride over washboard type tarmac is much improved.

Body roll seems little changed.

I will be able to give a firmer opinion later in the week when I get replacement front dampers.

sniper
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20 Feb 2019 06:29 #203506 by Quasi
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Thanks sniper, I hadn't thought of thought of the TUV certificate. I've managed to work out what i wanted. Looking forward to an update.

Mark

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22 Feb 2019 15:21 - 22 Feb 2019 15:24 #203685 by sniper
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This turned up this morning and I was very surprised.

Rus at Jimnybits agreed to send a replacement damper FOC, I thought that was great but I expected a week or two delay as +30mm was a special order. Three days later and it's here...... Excellent stuff, told me to keep the old unit for spares too.


Get it fitted and sort a loose rear shock bolt. Then hopefully, all suspension work is complete.

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22 Feb 2019 17:12 - 22 Feb 2019 17:13 #203694 by S200KYS
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Nice shocks! Still running them on the front of mine four years later! And they've taken some abuse in that time! :evil:

The rears would probably still be on if the axle hadn't wrapped when the radius arm mountings broke away and twisted the piston rods... still have them in the garage as Russ (kindly) suggested that AVO could rebuild them... not got round to it yet though.

But, I waffle, they are awesome shocks...

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25 Feb 2019 12:50 #203814 by sniper
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The shock has been fitted and a loose rear shock bolt replaced and I've had a run down a couple of local, easy drive lanes.

The Eibach springs have made a fair impression, they soak up washboard type bumps much better than the KYB's and the car is quieter (fewer rattles).... both on and off road.

There is increased lean but it's predictable and hasn't worried me so far.

So far so good, I can't wait for a decent trip out to see the change on some tougher drives.

sniper

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