Mac and Smiffy took ASBOJimny on its first outing last weekend to Drumclog - Scotlands premier off-roading site. As you can see it showed the Toyota Surfs what a real off-roader can do.....
Chris has sent in these pictures of his Jimny on its first green lane adventures. At present it is standard, but watch this space as he wants to develop it further and it will be nice to see it change.
For more pictures - see below
(And for anyone who hasn't sent in pictures of theirs yet - why not - drop me a line through the contacts section of this website!)
Here are some pictures of Smiffy and MacsÂ ASBOJimny build. As you can see they started with a standard Jimny only a couple of weeks back....
So why "ASBOJimny"? Well its registration has the letters ASB in it and for those of you who are not in the UK an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) is a warning issued to people who are deemed to be acting "Anti Socially" - so I guess this is going to be a monster!.....
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.