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Removing the Spare Wheel & Mount on a Gen 4 2019 Jimny: Now a Cleanskin!

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17 Mar 2019 03:13 - 20 Mar 2019 09:23 #204671 by GeorgeC
A blanking cover, after removing the spare wheel, in a Gen 4 2019 Jimny, any ideas?



A look at some of the wharf photos shows the holes are covered with tape.

I found this on a web search, but it is for the earlier models.

www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Suzuki-Jimny...ver/32715756012.html

A minimal idea is to use 4 nice domed head 8mm bolts to replace the remaining boss/bracket and cad plated bolts.

Another idea is get the local Laser Cutter Shop to cut a square of aluminium sheet with the 4 mounting holes and "Suzuki" or "Jimny" (or "Seniors'") laser cut through the polished alloy to show the paint colour (beige) as a contrast.

So, many readers, many ideas, please share some...

cheers George

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17 Mar 2019 07:20 #204675 by Lambert
Almost certainly going to have to be custom made at this early stage of gen4 availability. Nice idea though.

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17 Mar 2019 10:25 #204680 by Soeley
Curious as to why?

Where will you keep the spare, inside the car?
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17 Mar 2019 10:50 #204681 by Andy2640
Yeah, personally i think the spare tire on the back gives the Jimny its unique character.

In fact, ive seen the dealer model sat without the spare wheel, and just my opinion - It looks weird and not quite right.

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17 Mar 2019 11:29 - 18 Mar 2019 16:59 #204685 by GeorgeC
I was waiting for the "Why?" question.

Its about vision, my main reason for buying the Jimny. I do find the rear vision, when reversing, a little difficult.

The Camera and Sensors are yet to be fitted and currently sit in the Parts Dept at the Dealer, waiting for the Service Dept... :(

I agree that the spare wheel is part and partial of the character of the Jimny, but for now, I need to try reversing without it. The wheel can live on my back porch, the mounting boss can stay on the car. If I need go any further than the 4-5km weekly shopping trip, it only takes a couple of minutes to re-fit the wheel.

I have had some amusing suggestions as to what to mount in place of the wheel, but I'll leave it to the Forum to respond first.

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18 Mar 2019 03:26 - 18 Mar 2019 17:05 #204726 by GeorgeC
I went shopping earlier this morning, a nice lady saw my situation and guided me out of the parking bay. Without the spare wheel, it was not quite the change I had expected. :( The front and side views from the car are magnificent, even panoramic! Yes, the rear view when reversing is better, but I will need the camera.

So for now, its just sit and wait for the Service Dept. to find me a slot. (week 5)

I will leave the topic up for comment as it may benefit someone else, I will post some of the suggestions later.

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19 Mar 2019 12:51 #204805 by Lambert
One of the local fencing contractors used to have a motorised spool thing on the back door of his for winding up reclaimed barbed wire. Kinda cool and abjectly terrifying at the same time. It was like a motorised rope saw for the zombie apocalypse!

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19 Mar 2019 19:14 #204817 by MrPaynterZA
I see a weird trend out of India, particularly in the Mahindra Thar community where a lot of guys have smaller, very bling rims with massive tyres.

It seems guys just have a naked rim mounted back there presumably because the tyre won't fit and would also block vision.

A rim would bolt right up and be smaller thus presumably out of sight?
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20 Mar 2019 08:38 - 21 Mar 2019 20:12 #204834 by GeorgeC
An email contribution from Arthur-son-of-George:

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Subject: parachute spare wheel cover - Google Search
www.google.com.au/search?q=parachute+spa...imgrc=q36Tlkg6Q4syWM :
Maybe just one of the red tags and generic black package works?
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20 Mar 2019 09:31 #204835 by S200KYS
Can't you get something made like this -



www.jimnybits.com/jimny/jimaccessories/s...eel-spacer-5654.html

But to move the spare wheel down rather than up?

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20 Mar 2019 09:34 #204837 by S200KYS
In act looking at your original photo -



That spare wheel carrier looks like it could be flipped? and then the above spacer could be used on it to move the spare wheel DOWN...

Perhaps ask JimnyBits if they could try it first before you order?

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20 Mar 2019 16:47 - 07 Apr 2019 04:32 #204851 by GeorgeC
Thank you all for your replies!

I love the various creative situations in which the Jimny finds itself, more please.

S200KYS, your response is so out of the box! Its like the canal boat/low bridge problem, we can lower the water or raise the bridge! :woohoo:

On Friday the Jimny goes back to the dealer for fitting the Reversing Camera and the Reverse/Parking Sensors. On Saturday I will re-photograph the rear of the car with the spare wheel fitted and we can check and see if lowering the spare wheel (see Edit2 below) can be done without conflicting with the new electronics.

Edit: I measured from all the mounting bolt heads and the wheel hole centre, straight down to a 25mm thick straight edge on the bumper. Top Bolts=385mm, Bottom Bolts=155mm. Centre of the wheel hole=280mm. This places the wheel mount 25mm offset/up from centre of the boss. The un-loaded radius of the wheel is 350mm.

Edit2: In short it cant! This means, if flipped, the spare wheel will drop by 50mm, this will conflict with the top view from the Reversing Camera in the bumper! Also the wheel will then be the obstructing the view of the Number Plate. See the clearance photos in the new Post I made on 30 March.

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