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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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31 Oct 2018 08:53 #197194 by Daniel30
Some good work going on here always nice when it's done and looking fresh ;)

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31 Oct 2018 11:57 #197201 by eddlane
Thanks! I forgot to take a picture of when it was done.....doh. Got a little squeezed in one over the wheel.

Much better now, need to do a bit of cleaning and tidying up. Next job is to get it up on my little ramps and clean and rust proof what I can reach underneath, it's never going to be as perfect as paying to have it done but hopefully it will help a little, and I'll keep on top of it every winter. Losing one car to terminal rust has taught me lessons!


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13 Nov 2018 10:17 #197627 by eddlane
Hey all,

Planning on changing the belts in Bob. Just figuring out the details as to order the correct belt. Am I right in thinking its a M13A VVT engine in my model, it does have power steering, but it does not have air con. (I've used the wiki page to determine the belts.)

So I can just purchase these through the shop?


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10 Dec 2018 12:21 #198843 by eddlane
Hi all,

Sorry being quiet. Christmas ate my money.

Belts on order soon, also want to change the battery for a new one because it’s been a bit sluggish of late, combining that with the belts I thought I’d cover all bases.

Can anyone recommend a better powered one than would of been in originally? And if so where I can order.

Thanks again gang.

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10 Dec 2018 13:27 - 10 Dec 2018 13:41 #198847 by Max Headroom

eddlane wrote: Christmas ate my money.
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I know that feeling! :(

Are you in UK?
Halfords do two original spec Yuasa batteries Yuasa HSB053 or HSB057 they're both 48Ah 430A (I think these are original spec - someone correct me if not) - I was looking the other week, They have a 5 Yr guarantee.
They aren't cheap £100 so find someone with a Halfords trade-card. I think the only difference between them was was the position of the terminals..

Or there's Halfords own 45Ah - again the only difference is the terminal positions, but they're priced differently (£72 & £80 :dry: ) they have a 3 yr guarantee.


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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11 Dec 2018 17:06 #198873 by Scimike
Nothing wrong with Halfords own make battery, the are made by Yuasa.....

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24 May 2019 19:55 #208892 by eddlane
Evening all.

Been quiet again. Tax man ate my money this time.

Got a new battery, thanks for the tip. Went Yuasa in the end, like a new jimny!!

I also took him to get professionally blasted rust cured and undersealed after not liking the look of the underside when I got under, hopefully he lasts a bit longer now.

Next jobs, I need to do the kingpin bearings and add a shim to try and stop this darn death wobble! I also want to do a 2” lift whilst I’m at it, any tips on kits? It’s for occasional off roading for the mad places I go for work so doesn’t have to be the biggest meanest toughest kit.

Also also also, wheel spacers. I know they increase wheel bearing wear rate but I’m cool with that, any tips? What’s the max mm I can get away with without adding extra arches?

Thanks in advance!

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24 May 2019 20:08 #208895 by jackonlyjack
Jimnybits black raptor 2" kit will do you just fine
32mm spacers with 215 wide tyres on standard wheels any bigger tyre will stick past original arch

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24 May 2019 20:22 #208896 by eddlane
Ideal thanks I’ll take a look and save some pennies.

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24 May 2019 20:37 #208897 by eddlane
www.jimnybits.com/suzuki-4x4-32mm-wheel-spacers-5716.html


Do these spacers look any good or is it worth paying the extra for the black raptor ones but they are only 30mm.

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24 May 2019 20:45 #208898 by eddlane
And when it comes to kingpin bearings, shall I go Suzuki branded or are the SKF ones just as good?

Also what other jobs on the front axle should I be doing whilst I’m doing kingpin bearings and shims?

Cheers

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25 May 2019 06:11 #208908 by Lambert
I would get the king pin bearings from the bigjimny shop, Suzuki bearings at not Suzuki price. The only other thing on the front axle is the caliper slides that are prone to not doing. Sometimes you can resuscitate them and other times they have to be replaced.

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