02/03/08 - Wheel Arch Liners

Once a Jimny has larger wheels fitted it is normal to cut back the flares on the wheel arches to prevent them rubbing. This means that the factory fitted wheel arch liners no longer fit and in my case they have been thrown away at some point in the past.

This then leaves a large open gap in the rear of the wing through to the door hinge. When off-roading this then fills with mud and is impossible to clean. Worse still is that even when cleaned it still seems to bleed mud out down the side of your car and in my case, with a black coloured car, it looks permanently dirty.

SteveW has sent in the solution below. He has cut soft plastic to shape and inserted it into the wheel arches. It certainly looks neat and is therefore high on my own list of things to do - look out for my version in the future.

Many thanks to Steve for sending this in.

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31/12/07 - Dennis' Jimny - UPDATED!

Dennis has sent in some new pictures of some extreme green laning! Looks like it might have needed a bit more than T-Cut to clean it afterwards.

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04/01/08 - Tom's Jimny

These pictures are from Tom Marrion of his smart looking Jimny.

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27/11/07 - Andy's Jimny

Some of the modification articles on this site have been sent in by Andy. The current specification of his Jimny is:

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28/11/07 - Hand Throttle

Again,thanks to Andy for this one. Most off-roading involves low speed maneuvoring and control. This can be difficult to achieve on the foot throttle, particularly when winching out of a problem. With winching you need to achieve a slow steady rotation off the wheels or a steady charging current from the alternator to assist the batteries, therefore steady control of the throttle is required....

 

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