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Mark's 03 Jimny

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10 Sep 2015 20:30 #151686 by mark98
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Hi all.

I've recently bought my first Jimny, having passed my driving test in July. I've always wanted a 4x4, and the Jimny was the perfect one for me. It's a 2003 JLX, with a 104,000 miles on. I've owned about 2 months now, and in that time I have driven to Scotland from Suffolk, where it performed admirably, even when fully loaded with people or luggage.

I've also added a transfer box guard, radius arm mount guards, snorkel and have a diff guard ready to go on. Next on my list is to source some better speakers to match its excellent head unit put in by the last owner. After that, it needs some better tyres, and at some point some better recovery points.

Anyway, so far it has been happy motoring, and I have been incredibly impressed with its off road ability, even on shoddy road tyres! B)

Mark

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10 Sep 2015 20:42 #151687 by j999pre
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Welcome, you'll have a lot of fun in the jimny

Gold Jimny the best colour (sold) :(

Big red Jimny now. 32" tyres, arbs, cage 5:1 transfer etc.

Also grey pick up nearly finished.
Turbo m13a, arbs, floating rear shafts, disc conversion rear, vented front conversion. 245 70 16. Winch, 3" lift, 4:16 trans hd shafts and CVS

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10 Sep 2015 21:55 #151690 by Daniel30
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Welcome some good mods already......... Enjoy

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10 Sep 2015 22:49 #151695 by NineCherries
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Nice mods already. I heartily recommend upgrading the jimnys speakers. It makes a huge difference. :)

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19 Sep 2015 14:15 #152251 by mark98
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Went out for a short greenlane session near home this afternoon, having just got the Jimny back from having some work done at the garage.
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21 Sep 2015 08:51 #152325 by NineCherries
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I like that picture. :) I quite fancy a snorkel, I really don't need one but they look cool :)

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21 Sep 2015 19:51 #152344 by mark98
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NineCherries wrote: I like that picture. :) I quite fancy a snorkel, I really don't need one but they look cool :)


It is good, gives a more purposeful look B)

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30 Sep 2015 16:01 - 30 Sep 2015 16:07 #152798 by mark98
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Out laning again this afternoon. I need to find some better tyres soon, especially with winter coming. I am looking for a set of decent All Terrains, with the Yokohama Geolanders looking like a likely choice. I do mostly road driving, but I would like my tyres to give me confidence to venture down some different lanes, so hopefully some decent AT's should be just the ticket. Any other tyre suggestions/opinions welcome. B)
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30 Sep 2015 16:08 #152799 by Daniel30
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I can't fault my general grabbers there not very noisy and they have good all round grip ;)
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08 Oct 2015 20:57 #153251 by NineCherries
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yeah so far so good for the Grabbers for me too. I had looked at the Geolanders but wasn't convinced of their winter abilities. Now i cant remember what tyre supplier I was on but i had been looking at customer reviews and some of the European contributors raved about summer performance but slated them for winter :( so I had been on here asking for suggestions and quite a few recommended the Grabber AT's. I like them, good in the wet as well as the dry, no noticeable difference in noise over my old tired duelers and they look great too.

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11 Oct 2015 16:57 #153403 by mark98
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I went for Geolanders in the end, as the general grabbers were more expensive, and you can't get then in standard Jimny size of 205/70/R15. Since I'm only getting 4, my spare will be standard size, so I didn't want to mix tyre sizes if I were to get a flat. I'm getting them fitted tomorrow, I'll see how they go and report back :)

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13 Oct 2015 06:18 #153538 by mark98
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New tyres now fitted. They certainly look the part, but the first real test will come this weekend, at the Suffolk 4x4 Club P&P at Badwell Ash. So far, no noticeable road noise increase or handling difference, but time will certainly tell, especially as winter approaches.

Old tyre on the right.


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