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Re:What did you do to your jimny today?

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12 Sep 2020 18:53 #228114 by Lambert
Today I filled a 20l bucket with mud and filth off the under side of the arches and out of the foot wells. Disgusting. Goes better though without the extra weight!

Dreadnaught (black 2011)

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12 Sep 2020 19:27 #228115 by wjamieson
Today I fitted a set of 2018+ Jimny Load Bars and a 1.4 M Eazy-Out Awning. Was considering the 3/4 rack and full rack but put off by the weight with 3/4 rack being 22 Kgs and the full rack being 27 Kgs. Add the awning on at 9.5 kgs you are already over the 30 kg limit.

Load bars plus Awning comes in at 18 kg so still some capacity for carrying as well and given the primary reason for the load bars/rack was to mount the awning I'm happy with the choice I made.

Quality of load bars and gutter mount etc was very good, One minor niggle in that the gutter mounts did not come with rubber or plastic coverings it was very much metal on metal. I appreciate that this the strongest option but don't like metal on metal. Easily fixed using some Gorilla tape to cover the ends before fitting.

The awning was again good quality however the bracket supplied with the awning was not black. Looked odd against the black load bars so sanded down applied some grey primer followed by black matt. Obviously just cosmetic but does now look better. One surprise when fitting the awning was that the bolts used to connect the awning to the bracket already fitted to the load bars was only M6. All other bolts relevant to the load bars and used to fix the mounting bracket to the load bars were M8. Initial thought was 4 x M6 bolts was not particularly strong however after actually fitting it does appear robust and well secured. I suppose giving that the awning only weighs 9.5 kg then 4 x M6 bolts should be fine.

Lastly I fitted 4 tie down points. Happy with my purchase and should give me some extra protection whether it be sun or rain when I head off on my 4 x 4 adventure next week.

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13 Sep 2020 04:56 #228124 by TillymintDLG
So last week fitted an Armstrong steering damper from JB's and didn't have the opportunity to take it for a decent run until I took the Jimny in to have the slam panel replaced at an Excellent, not so local Body shop.
I can happily report that it has removed all trace of the steering 'shimmy' and was money well spent! I included a pic of the '05 on the ramps because this is the first time I actually used 2WD in Low range and was chuffed to mintballs at how easy it was to climb up the said ramps!







Cheers
Gaz
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13 Sep 2020 07:26 #228128 by Keithy
I bin painting.

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13 Sep 2020 11:21 #228138 by wjamieson
Updated my post to include some pics. Original post and new pics below.

Today I fitted a set of 2018+ Jimny Load Bars and a 1.4 M Eazy-Out Awning. Was considering the 3/4 rack and full rack but put off by the weight with 3/4 rack being 22 Kgs and the full rack being 27 Kgs. Add the awning on at 9.5 kgs you are already over the 30 kg limit.

Load bars plus Awning comes in at 18 kg so still some capacity for carrying as well and given the primary reason for the load bars/rack was to mount the awning I'm happy with the choice I made.

Quality of load bars and gutter mount etc was very good, One minor niggle in that the gutter mounts did not come with rubber or plastic coverings it was very much metal on metal. I appreciate that this the strongest option but don't like metal on metal. Easily fixed using some Gorilla tape to cover the ends before fitting.

The awning was again good quality however the bracket supplied with the awning was not black. Looked odd against the black load bars so sanded down applied some grey primer followed by black matt. Obviously just cosmetic but does now look better. One surprise when fitting the awning was that the bolts used to connect the awning to the bracket already fitted to the load bars was only M6. All other bolts relevant to the load bars and used to fix the mounting bracket to the load bars were M8. Initial thought was 4 x M6 bolts was not particularly strong however after actually fitting it does appear robust and well secured. I suppose giving that the awning only weighs 9.5 kg then 4 x M6 bolts should be fine.

Lastly I fitted 4 tie down points. Happy with my purchase and should give me some extra protection whether it be sun or rain when I head off on my 4 x 4 adventure next week.

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13 Sep 2020 16:37 #228145 by Reason2doubt
Looking good. Is that your dark green Jinny changing colour?
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13 Sep 2020 17:54 #228148 by Keithy

Reason2doubt wrote: Looking good. Is that your dark green Jinny changing colour?

Indeed it is!


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15 Sep 2020 07:04 #228202 by HUN

Keithy wrote:

Reason2doubt wrote: Looking good. Is that your dark green Jinny changing colour?

Indeed it is!


Wow, that looks sick! Well done!

TrailMaster 2" lift kit
JB rear disk brake conversion, all guards, recovery points & battery tray
ORE transfer box HD brackets
T-Max split charge system
X-Shock Dakar ceramic clutch kit & roof rack
Flo-Flex castor polybushes
Kumho KL71 tyres
AVM hubs
ORA radius arm guards
Push-fit breathers

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15 Sep 2020 09:10 #228214 by mlines
Nearly caused a catastrophe.

Using a drilling template for a LHD car, drilled through a blind hole only to realise that on a RHD car the main wiring loom is behind the hole!

Seem to have got away with just scoring the outer wrapped insulation on the loom :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:

Lesson learnt, just because its an official Suzuki drilling template, don't assume there is nothing behind it, particularly as the position of some components changes depending on the drivers position.

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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15 Sep 2020 19:09 - 15 Sep 2020 19:10 #228242 by Soeley
Today i have fitted the Old Man Emu castor correction bushes that came with my lift kit.



I went for the chain drill method and punch out the centre, then slit the outer with a hacksaw and knocked it out.




Poly bushes in one arm.


Made sure they were both equal
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18 Sep 2020 09:21 - 18 Sep 2020 09:24 #228300 by mlines
Here it is.....


12 Weeks in delivery, 1 week in workshop

Gen4 Snorkle


Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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18 Sep 2020 10:24 #228304 by Reason2doubt

mlines wrote: Here it is.....


12 Weeks in delivery, 1 week in workshop

Gen4 Snorkle


Very nice indeed. Is that likely to make an appearance on the BigJimny store or is it a present just for little jimny, Martin?

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