So as you will have seen from my last post, I have some Trailmaster Diesel springs. Here they are alongside the originals.
As many of you will know, BigJimny has been languishing in the garage awaiting a rebuild. This followed a final, destructive run in which everything finally broke!
Previous posts show me dismantling the rear axle and getting some brackets from Rob at Offroad Armory welded on.
However work stopped at this point as other activities got in the way.
Well, we are now moving house (the sale is under way) and I have a Jimny in the garage with no axle! Therefore I need to get it back to rolling status in order to get it on a trailer to move house.
I have always thought my Jimny was too heavy and the sagging springs and broken axle seem to support this theory. Therefore I have always had an eye on the TrailMaster Diesel springs as these are for Jimnys with the heavier diesel engine. With the weight of the winch and the winch bumper up front and the roll cage, I have always thought these springs would be more suitable for my Jimny.
Therefore I picked up a set of the diesel springs from my second favourite supplier (I am sure I will be forgiven for saying that as, of course, BigJimny is my favourite!)
Some time ago I bought a second hand Asfir fuel tank guard and today got around to fitting it. The biggest problem was getting the old one off; rusty nuts seem to be my nemesis with the Jimny! Luckily, my Irwins bolt grippers have done the job and got them all off.
Have turned the turbo compressor housing and refitted the manifold you will need to replace the dump valve acuator pipe as will not be long enough. I found a piece of blue silicon hose to reconnect it and some M5 socket head cap screws to replace the god awfull Torx screws fitted on the IHI turbo housing. Whole job realistically took just over an hour to do, luckily Isuzu use metal laminated gaskets that you can just re use so the cost of doing this mod was virtually nothing