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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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New Jimny - one of the first in Perth AUS + more local photos!

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02 Feb 2019 08:18 - 03 Feb 2019 00:56 #202340 by Max Headroom
Welcome to the forums Ivoryhotlid

I am baffled at this black roof malarky - I live in sunny (not) UK and given the choice would choose a white roof over black any day!


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02 Feb 2019 22:54 - 02 Feb 2019 22:58 #202405 by cyberdriver

Ivoryhotlid wrote: Thanks :)

I'd be interested to know how it drives with the 235's, especially if there is any rubbing. It's a shame you can't test them at full articulation too, now that would be a proper test drive!


No rubbing experienced in a brief on-road test drive, but it had a 2" lift kit fitted ($1200 quoted). King steel wheels were 15x6 with 0mm offset compared with +5? OEM. Tyres were barely covered by the wheel arch flares and speedo was borderline illegal too - probably not important unless your insurer is looking for a loophole. Seemed to make the car (an auto) really sluggish though compared with my earlier test drive, so I won't be going beyond 215. Will consider the lift kit though.
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02 Feb 2019 23:10 #202406 by Ivoryhotlid
We have a limited colour choice here, it would be good if we had more choice for sure.

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02 Feb 2019 23:16 #202407 by Ivoryhotlid
Thanks for this, can I ask where did you take your test drive?

I really appreciate the info, I can’t wait until we start to get add-ons here, at the moment we’re limited to some basic dealer accessories. I want to start with tyres (I agree with you, I think 215’s are the best choice), the lift and a platform type roof rack. I’m hoping someone brings out recovery points too.

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02 Feb 2019 23:54 - 04 Feb 2019 11:26 #202408 by cyberdriver
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03 Feb 2019 00:01 #202409 by cyberdriver
A decent rack should put most of your hotlid in the shade and the vertical windows will probably help with the heat. I like this retro colour scheme:
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03 Feb 2019 01:14 - 03 Feb 2019 01:41 #202410 by GeorgeC
CyberDriver, I love the photo! I tried the web site but the Japanese language beat me: jimny-center.com
Edit: Down the page a bit, I found it! jimny-center.com/【ジムセン新潟】新型ジムニーギャラリー/

On a more personal note, the photo gives me some idea of the windscreen quality, a very small amount of distortion at the left A pillar, I can live with that if its typical! (Sorry for getting personal)

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03 Feb 2019 01:17 #202411 by Max Headroom
White-wall tyres - excellent!


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03 Feb 2019 02:45 - 03 Feb 2019 02:46 #202412 by cyberdriver
Wasn't sure if you'd love it or hate it, Max - it looks like a faux soft top/removable hard top if you squint a bit.
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03 Feb 2019 03:06 #202413 by Max Headroom

cyberdriver wrote: Wasn't sure if you'd love it or hate it, Max


Anything retro looking is good with me. But the completely unexpected white-walls and shiny hub-caps on a vehicle designed for off-road use is... unusual to say the least. It's not wrong - at least not in my view - just very interesting.
I Love it!


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03 Feb 2019 06:35 #202416 by Lambert
The white roof/back half looks really good again like a sort of soft top. Very clever.

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04 Feb 2019 10:20 - 05 Apr 2019 23:46 #202531 by GeorgeC
This photo of a new Jimny here in Perth WA was just posted on Facebook, I hope the link works: m.facebook.com/SuzistorePtyLtd/photos/a....09/?type=3&source=48

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