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How about both Comfort & Capability in just one Jimny

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22 Jun 2020 08:47 #223854 by jackonlyjack
I run 2 sets
225/75/16 29.5"
195/80/16 29"
Both sets on GV deep dish steels no spacers

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24 Jun 2020 08:47 #223931 by MMB
Interesting solution.
What are the benefits of running 16inch rims compared to the usual 15''? (and what are the cons if any?)

Meanwhile, the next set of upgrades:
Made the panhards bars to be adjustable (dyi mod at home)



and added some protection under the shocks



Looking good, I think :)



At the front end I've put a damper because, after the lift and bigger tires, the steering was all over the place at higher speeds when going on uneven terrain and the damper pretty much fixed it, to be honest.



Again, the set is from Jimnybits.

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24 Jun 2020 10:56 #223937 by jackonlyjack
Reason i went to 16" more tyre choices
Also running rear disc's I don't have to grind the caliper for clearance

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24 Jun 2020 15:38 #223949 by MMB
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08 Jul 2020 08:34 #224675 by MMB
As you might imagine the external antenna has already been taken victim of the trail (yes, of course, I forgot to put it down :D )



So I installed a brand new internal one



I don't know if these are actually functional but at least they look cool so there you go - side indicator light guards :laugh:



And one final small addition I created myself from thin aluminum - a custom foldable trail table!



It should be able to hold at least a couple of beers B)



I was planning to make that table bigger but it turned out the 3rd door wasn't flat all the way (meaning the metal itself under the plastic cover). Maybe there are some other solutions out there, dunno... Does anybody else have some DYI tables?
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08 Jul 2020 08:45 #224676 by Reason2doubt


So I installed a brand new internal one


Nice little add-on - is it DAB? Would you be able to share where you bought it?

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08 Jul 2020 18:10 #224696 by MMB
Not sure what DAB is :D I didn't spend much time choosing the item, just took the first universal window-mount antenna that had FM in its name and connected it to the radio.
It costs about 3 EUR here in Bulgaria.
www.emag.bg/radio-antena-za-avtomobil-ae...-c1913/pd/D1MYJJBBM/

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19 Jul 2020 16:48 #225325 by MMB
The Jimny is in pretty good condition but it still needs good care if it is to last longer.

Scrub off the rust as good as possible



Followed by Wurth's rust converter



And after waiting for a couple of hours - Hammerite's black paint 3 in 1

Before and after:





This might not be the Best way to treat a bit of rust, but from what I have heard, this should do the trick.

Have you done a similar procedure? What was your approach? How long did the effect last (how does it look after an year or two)?
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19 Jul 2020 20:16 #225356 by kirkynut
I use Hammerite under mine too and paint it yearly or every other year.

I think I shall look to get some Lanolin too at some point.

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0

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23 Jul 2020 07:30 #225491 by MMB
"Yearly"... To be honest, I was hoping that I won't have to repeat this procedure for a few years :D
Will I have to scrub off the old paint before putting another layer of paint on top next year?

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21 Aug 2020 06:48 - 21 Aug 2020 06:49 #227057 by MMB
Back to the Capability topic.
I transformed the Jimny into a tank underneath - 3mm steel everywhere :D

Fuel tank and transfer case guards from Jimnybits





Radius arms mounts and axles guards - custom made





And while we are at it - steel transfer case mount/stand

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22 Oct 2020 20:20 #229416 by MMB
Hey everyone,
I was wondering if anybody is running a 5" suspension lift?
I noticed that with my 4inch lift there is simply no space left for the front driveshaft and is almost rubbing when fully dropped.
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