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06 Mar 2020 13:06 - 06 Mar 2020 13:14 #219480 by ColinTheViking
Bought myself a 2007 Jimny the other day and am already getting ready to start the build. The guy I bought it from stuck some massive 235/75/15 AT’s on so first thing is those need to be downsized. Thought I would keep this thread updated with pictures and info every time I do something, let’s see how it goes.

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06 Mar 2020 14:14 #219490 by kirkynut
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I was just about to reply on your other thread to say start a thread on here but thought I'd check to see if you had and here you are!

It looks great but yes, 215/75/15's will be much more appropriate!

I know that you were looking at changing your wheels but they really are nice standard alloys. Perhaps you could just get them powder coated in another colour to make them different? Then you will agonise over colour instead of offset! ?

Welcome along and keep updating this with loads of photos! We love photos!

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06 Mar 2020 16:38 - 06 Mar 2020 17:37 #219498 by ColinTheViking
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Right so I’ve just drove home from work and decided to detour and go on some country farmers roads went in a really rough patch of mud using the 4WD function, after that the cars started squeaking at every little movement, I think I’ve narrowed it down to the suspension. Any ideas?

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Solved it, I managed to figure out it was coming from the passenger side front so I just sprayed the hose towards the springs and some bushes and now the squeaking stopped, guess it was just some grit that was rubbing.
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06 Mar 2020 18:41 #219504 by yakuza
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It is great to find the solution, both on here for later / next time, and in real life :)

Good luck with the car! :)

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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06 Mar 2020 19:00 #219505 by Daniel30
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Nice colour, I would satin black them Alloys with your new tyres would look nice ;)

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06 Mar 2020 19:08 #219506 by gusthegorilla
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Daniel30 wrote: Nice colour, I would satin black them Alloys with your new tyres would look nice ;)


Stop misleading the poor lad, Daniel...:woohoo: :evil:


I'm planning to live forever.....so far, so good !!

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06 Mar 2020 20:10 #219510 by Daniel30
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gusthegorilla wrote:

Daniel30 wrote: Nice colour, I would satin black them Alloys with your new tyres would look nice ;)


Stop misleading the poor lad, Daniel...:woohoo: :evil:


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: can't beat the black wheel combo :whistle: :whistle:

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06 Mar 2020 20:23 #219511 by Keithy
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Daniel30 wrote:

gusthegorilla wrote:

Daniel30 wrote: Nice colour, I would satin black them Alloys with your new tyres would look nice ;)


Stop misleading the poor lad, Daniel...:woohoo: :evil:


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: can't beat the black wheel combo :whistle: :whistle:


Hmmm shatin black is an old mans colour... :whistle:
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06 Mar 2020 21:37 #219518 by kirkynut
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I was thinking of that orange colour too!

Black is no good for wheels! They won't be seen in photos!

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06 Mar 2020 21:41 #219519 by Max Headroom
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These are vehicles for using predominantly in the countryside and as such, should reflect this...



IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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06 Mar 2020 22:23 #219521 by Daniel30
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Keithy wrote:

Daniel30 wrote:

gusthegorilla wrote:

Daniel30 wrote: Nice colour, I would satin black them Alloys with your new tyres would look nice ;)


Stop misleading the poor lad, Daniel...:woohoo: :evil:


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: can't beat the black wheel combo :whistle: :whistle:


Hmmm shatin black is an old mans colour... :whistle:



Blimey Keithy you've been Tango'd. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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07 Mar 2020 06:11 #219527 by Lambert
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Yellow wheels are the future, really really eye watering yellow.

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