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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

Booking now closed at 148 vehicles!!!



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22 Apr 2022 12:04 #243051 by Bill Portland
This is being suggested as a potential for the USA market
 
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22 Apr 2022 12:37 #243052 by Axholme Lion
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No thanks. EV's are the betamax video of the future. Petrol will be around for a long time yet to come and then we should have progress with hydrogen.

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22 Apr 2022 15:26 #243056 by mlines
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This makes really interesting listening

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00162yr

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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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22 Apr 2022 19:31 #243066 by Dirtbird
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Just a quick one Martin. Got the fog light bracket and an OEM fog lamp all installed and all good. Thanks. Jon

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22 Apr 2022 19:45 #243069 by Soeley
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I know looks wise they have only changed the front grille and bumper. But why do the always have to make EV's look so alien? That has ruined the looks of the Gen4.

And whilst I'm at it a lot of manufacturers seem to put the charging port in a lopsided fashion in the grille or somewhere, why not just have it behind the flap where the filler cap would be on the petrol version?
 

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23 Apr 2022 06:30 #243075 by yakuza
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Here in Norway more than half of the cars are EV's. They work great and run much cheaper.
Due to the import tax the 20 or so imported used gen4 Jimnys cost the same as a Tesla model3 long range or a id4 gtx
Suzuki has no EV's in their line up of cars and so the brand is almost dead here.

All my friends has EV's and the hundreds of euros pr month they save on Petrol, pays for their new EV car loan.

Hydrogen will never be. Too costly and energy consuming to produce. Too difficult to distribute.

EV's here in Norway is not the future. It is the present.

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

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23 Apr 2022 07:15 #243077 by Lambert
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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
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23 Apr 2022 08:14 #243079 by RumbleAndSway
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Well worth a listen.

Spoiler alert. The argument for EV’s is, at best, underwhelming.

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24 Apr 2022 17:26 #243130 by yakuza
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A few observations from the EV-country:
Price -depending on fuel and electricity prices all EV-owners I know save money. Mostly because the purchase price here is almost half of a new petrol car due to the import tax.

Fires -Cant say that i see more EV fires than petrol cars. when they catch fire the fire fighters still test how to put them out. it is not so easy when the fire produce oxygen

Range -there is alot of old EV's here now with less range but i cannot say I see EV's with empty batterys all over. When I see a tow truck or "AA" car very rarely the car in need of help is an EV. not so strange when new cars are EV and old ones is petrol maybe. Even with the cold winters.

The planet -More or less all Norwegian electricity is hydroelectric. As green as it gets. the rest is wind or, believe it or not, swedish or british import power. The load on the grid here with everyone driving EV's has not had a great impact on the grid or the prices.

I got an old Swift for my daughter and wich ever way I calculate I would save money if I bought a used i3, Leaf, e-Golf or e-Up instead. Those three can be bought cheap like about twice the Swift price at approx 8000€. But the range is way less than my Swift. But for a daily it can work for her with 60-80 miles range. However the swift is 4x4 and the EV's are not.

For now though I will continue using my Jimny zero-emissions car. It stays in the garage all week when I walk to work or to buy grocery and does not pollute at all!

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