Fitting a lift kit to a Gen4 Jimny

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One of the most common upgrades people want to do to their Jimny is to lift it. This can be for a number of reasons varying from "the look" through to fitting large tyres or replacing a tired suspension. We like the look of a slightly perkier Jimny, not a soaring lift but just enough to make it look a bit more purposeful.

I sell the Trailmaster 50mm lift kit in the BigJimny store which gives that extra lift without going too far. In particular, it does not require the spacers on the front cross member that other kits seem to need.

I have videoed the experience and the videos are below......

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Modifications and Upgrades to our Gen4 Jimny

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Over the past few months I have been carrying out some little modifications/upgrades to our Gen4 Jimny and created some video guides.......

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RockLobster Build - Part 3 - Re-assembly

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​This three part article covers my building of a RockLobster 6.5:1 transfer box. The article parts are:

  • Part 1 - Dis-assembly (see HERE)
  • Part 2 - Building the gears (HERE)
  • Part 3 - Re-assembly (this part)
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Keithy's Trayback

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Has power been an issue for your Jimny?

It's not an issue here! Check out Keithy's Trayback build

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RockLobster Build - Part 2 - Building the gears

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​This three part article covers my building of a RockLobster 6.5:1 transfer box. The article parts are:

  • Part 1 - Dis-assembly (see HERE)
  • Part 2 - Building the gears (this part)
  • Part 3 - Re-assembly. (see HERE)

The kit I am using (Trail Gear) contains gears and parts to replace/add to an SJ Transfer box. Within an SJ transfer box are effectively three gearsets/shafts as follows:

  • Input shaft - The Trail Gear set contains a replacement shaft to which you add either the original bearings or new bearings as you prefer,
  • Counter shaft - The Trail Gear set contains a replacement shaft and gearset to drop in,
  • Output shaft - The Trail Gear set contains replacement gears for the original gears, you either re-use the original bearings or new bearings as you prefer.
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