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01 Jan 2018 17:03 #187937 by GazT
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Hey Guys & Gals,
I have just taken over the better halfs Jimny (1.3L 53plate) to use. I want to upgrade it, engine, suspension, wheels and tyres but have no clue where to start. Nothing too major just some stuff to give the little beast a bit more poke and look a bit better. Any advice greatly appreciated.....Cheers

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01 Jan 2018 17:36 #187938 by 1066Boy
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Hi Gaz. Engine wise the is little you can do to the original. Swap for a 1.6 for more power.
Looks wise, 2" lift and some 215/75/15 tires are a good start. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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01 Jan 2018 17:48 #187939 by GazT
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Cheers for the quick reply!

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01 Jan 2018 17:50 #187940 by GazT
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Will the 1.6 engine bolt straight onto the 1.3 gearbox? Or will I have to upgrade that aswell?

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01 Jan 2018 17:58 #187941 by jackonlyjack
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soft or hard top ?

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04 Jan 2018 13:54 #188036 by GazT
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Hard top

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04 Jan 2018 18:22 #188044 by Riccy
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1.6 is one of the best things ive ever done to mine. Make sure you match it to a non VVT engine for the earlier twincam jimnys (2003 for example). Liana's are a common donor for M16 (non VVT) engines. Mine is a VVT jimny so i used a M16a VVT from a swift sport with a throttle body from the liana 1.6 (swift is drive by wire throttle).

You keep a fair amount of parts from the jimny and transfer them to the M16 block & head. All holes you need in the block are there and tapped already, its just swapping it all over until it looks the same, bung it in and fire up. I took the opportunity to swap the clutch while at it. You get around 100bhp from it and a nice boost in torque as well :-)

Theres a good writeup on auszookers site for a M18 conversion (which is exactly the same apart from CC).

2007 with Swift M16 VVT, R7me gearbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Locker diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom front bumper & arches, rocksliders & underbody guards,
Snorkel, K&N panel, Tow points & 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld

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