A quick test

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Having got the new tyres on the rims I could not resist a quick test. I still need to change the suspension on the front of the Jimny so it still looks a little wonky,  The rear suspension is complete so the wheels can go on and stay on. There looks to be sufficient clearance based on the cutting that was done for the previous tyres. I might h...
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New tyres

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My new tyres arrived today. Maxxis Bighorn 235/85R16 which I put onto a set of Grand Vitara 16" Deep dish rims. Polish guy down the road popped them on for cash in hand. Looks like I might have to strengthen things in order to turn them :) 
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Finished off the rear axle

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 So I am finally there on the rear axle. All finished and back on her wheels.

There were a few "cosmetic" items to sort. 

First was the air feed for the ARB locker. The old feed had been damaged when the axle parted company from the car in 2011 (see It all goes wrong).

I had previously fitted the new parts for the feed to the diff (see  Fitting the rear wheel bearings)


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Kingpin Bearings - The Video

Kingpin Bearings - The Video

As my "How-to" guide is really out of date, I decided to create a video of this last weekends Kingpin bearing change on "LittleJimny" before it goes off to its new owner. This is the way, whether you like it or not, that I change the Kingpin bearings....

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Don't over grease your CV's!!

Don't over grease your CV's!!
So, as described in the previous blog post ( http://www.bigjimny.com/bigjimny-blog/jimny-modifications/entry/818-littlejimny-steering-wobble-1 )  I am chasing down a wobble prior to selling LittleJimny. I am preparing a "How to" video but here is an advance finding from my work. The previous owner must have had the Kingpin Bearings changed at ...
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