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Old Man Emu vs Des Sol

31/12/07 - Air System - updated

The Jimny is fitted with an ARB difflocker in the rear axle. These difflocks are operated by compressed air, therefore an air source is required. If you purchase an ARB brand compressor these have a small air tank built in that permits operation of the locker but if you want to have more air, suitable for other accessories or for inflating tyres then a large air system is required.

The previous owner installed a VIAIR air tank system combined with a T-Max compressor but only carried out a quick minimum installation.......

 

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09/11/07 - Interior Light

If you own a Jimny and off-road it then you will have found that on winter afternoons in a muddy wood it is difficult to see any of your recovery kit that is thrown in the back. Whilst visiting the local caravan shop for a couple I number plate lights I found just the answer.....

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18/10/07 - Rear Tyre Mount

One of the problems of fitting large tyres is the one of where to fit the spare tyre. The standard mount will not take large tyres as they foul the bumper and obscure the standard number plate fittings.

When I got the Jimny the previous owner had taken the easy way out and thrown the spare tyre into the rear of the car. This just takes up space and creates a hazard inside the cabin.

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29/09/07 - Starting pictures

As well as the basic specification here are some pictures that are the "starting point" of my ownership.

 

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29/09/07 - Making it My Own

So what is the first thing to do to the Jimny?....Make it mine!

The best way to do this is to add a few personalised stickers such as shown below:

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