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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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26 May 2019 08:22 #208988 by Andy2640
Pmsl :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Whats the motoring world coming too! I better take care of them little buggers now then. God knows where i take it for a service!! Pets at home?? Weird! Lol hahaha :woohoo: :woohoo: :cheer:

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26 May 2019 18:48 - 26 May 2019 18:50 #209035 by Gadget
Took me 6hrs today to strip/line/reassemble the rear wings, rear floor and both front doors. Nothing too complicated, just fiddly work. I used six 18"x32" sheets of Dynamat, with better planning I might have been able to scrape by with five, as I had lots of offcuts.












The million dollar question, was it worth 6hrs labour and £100 of materials? Mmmm, not really.

I used a decibel meter app on my phone before and after, same stretch of road, speed limited to 60mph, stereo/aircon all off. Before on the left, after on the right. It dropped the average by 0.7dB, so not a vast improvement, although as decibels are a logarithmic measure, that's a bigger difference than it seems.

As my phone was mounted in a holder near the windscreen, I think that wind noise is the main factor. Interesting that the minimum level was far lower in the 'after' run, which suggests to me that at low speed (where road noise is a bigger factor), there was a more dramatic improvement.

Overall my perception of noise is that things seem more muted after installation and the stereo seems to be louder at a given volume setting.
So only really a modification for people who enjoy mucking around with their car, rather than an essential upgrade.

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27 May 2019 02:56 #209047 by GeorgeC

GeorgeC wrote: OK, in the engine bay, under the bonnet surface, do you have any insulation?
I have lots of holes where insulation can be mounted, but no, just the painted surface.
Am I missing something? No Under Bonnet Kit listed in the Accessories list, UK or AUS. :(

The Under-Bonnet Insulation Kit is not available, email just in from Suzuki! ;)

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27 May 2019 04:18 #209048 by Andy2640
Love your motivation to improve your jimny! Looks a great job, and i admire your enthuisism.

Great stuff mate.

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29 May 2019 09:44 #209167 by Andy2640
Thanks again for the inspiration Gadget. Just about to order the 13cm front mod speaker unit and rear speaker mount from Martin.

I bought 2 sets of pioneer 13cm speakers, just hope they fit ok. They have the same screw holes as the ones you have, but kept the reciept jus incase. Got em with 20% off this week at halfords.

Ill let ye all know how it went saturday when the components arrive.

Wishing you a good day all.

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06 Jun 2019 12:30 #209707 by Gadget
Have pimped my spare wheel cover with some top geekery :lol:

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06 Jun 2019 12:35 #209709 by Lambert
Go on. Enlighten me? I recognise that but can't think what from.

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06 Jun 2019 12:37 #209710 by Gadget
It's Cthulhu, a sort of demonic deity from the HP Lovecraft mythos.

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06 Jun 2019 13:04 #209711 by Lambert
Irish Mike, Big Giant Swords. Knew i recognized it. Thanks.

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10 Jun 2019 17:12 #209809 by Gadget
Fixed one of the things on my minor annoyances list. The lack of power to 12v accessory or USB sockets when the ignition is off prevents you from charging your phone when camping unless you have the car turned on.

I fitted a combined USB port/voltmeter into the blank for the JDM start button. The space could have been made for it! :)

Part used: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07F8R9F6L/r...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1







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10 Jun 2019 17:25 #209811 by stiffsteve204me

Gadget wrote: Fixed one of the things on my minor annoyances list. The lack of power to 12v accessory or USB sockets when the ignition is off prevents you from charging your phone when camping unless you have the car turned on.

I fitted a combined USB port/voltmeter into the blank for the JDM start button. The space could have been made for it! :)

Part used: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07F8R9F6L/r...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1









What a good idea, Gadget. :woohoo:

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10 Jun 2019 17:42 #209815 by Gadget
I used to included earthing strap to connect to the far end of this bolt:



The bolt screws into a fixed retaining nut, but enough thread protrudes to hook on the earthing loop and add a washer and M8 nut. I needed to file the earthing loop slightly so that it was large enough to slip over the bolt. This pic shows the earthing loop secured.



I wanted to take a live feed direct from the battery, but the grommets between engine bay and interior are almost impossible to breach, so ran a 17amp wire behind the edge of carpet across both footwells and into the fusebox in the passenger footwell. Used an Add-a-Circuit (mini LP) and piggybacked off fuse 5 (perm live 20amp), adding a 10amp fuse for the new circuit which matched that supplied.

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