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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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29 Jul 2019 16:26 - 29 Jul 2019 16:27 #211638 by Foxtrot
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It sounds like you live near me Soeleys, when I had my Gen3 I went to Cown a few times, it's a great site but a bit unforgiving with the boulders. Parkwood in Tong is a great site which is only 40 minutes away from Manchester. It has a few routes like Cown for the beginner to the more advanced. We had a BigJimny meet there a few years ago, have look at the gallery to give you an idea of the layout.

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30 Jul 2019 08:25 #211646 by Soeley
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Yes it was good up at Cowm, ill5go back again. I have Parkwood in mind as well. Before I got they Jimny thay had a Gen 3 to use, but seems they don't anymore.

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01 Aug 2019 19:57 #211720 by Soeley
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Fitted the fuel filter guard today, took me longer to dig the ramps out the back of the garage than to fit.



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24 Aug 2019 12:56 - 24 Aug 2019 12:57 #212614 by Soeley
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Finally got round to fitting my 6" Spotlights. Ok, so this was a lot more involved than I could have imagined when I ordered the spot lights. It's all worked out in the end though and are mounted pretty solidly. Can't wait to go out in the dark ?

First of all the bracket components I made up, I really couldn't think of any other way to mount them.


Top brackets for radiator top mount.


Top cross bar


Drop brackets


Bottom bracket stays, the nuts welded on are just to act as spacers.




Top brackets and cross bar mounted to radiator.




All assembled.




A little trimming of the bumper required, but can't be seen when fitted.






Rocker switch that came with the pre-wired loom.








Here we have dipped beam, high beam then KC BEAM
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24 Aug 2019 14:49 #212616 by CC Baxter
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Love the engineering, big fan of Daylighters. Nice.
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24 Aug 2019 15:12 #212618 by Andy2640
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Looking good. Nice upgrade mate!

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24 Aug 2019 16:16 #212624 by Andy2640
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Soeley wrote: Yes it was good up at Cowm, ill5go back again. I have Parkwood in mind as well. Before I got they Jimny thay had a Gen 3 to use, but seems they don't anymore.


On a side note soeley, i like your video that shows the 4x4 tuition on your youtube channel. Im looking for something like that. Very cool bud.

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24 Aug 2019 17:09 #212627 by Soeley
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Being a complete newbie to 4x4, it turned out to be a very worthwhile experience. I was planing on doing something like that, but it was a present for my 50th. A few key points stuck with me from that. I would highly recommend doing something similar.
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24 Aug 2019 17:21 - 24 Aug 2019 17:22 #212628 by Andy2640
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Soeley wrote: Being a complete newbie to 4x4, it turned out to be a very worthwhile experience. I was planing on doing something like that, but it was a present for my 50th. A few key points stuck with me from that. I would highly recommend doing something similar.


Yeah very cool stuff that!

What 4x4 were you driving then? And what were the main things you took away from the training? Thanks.

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24 Aug 2019 18:44 #212630 by Soeley
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It was a 90 minute drive in a Defender 90 that I shared with my eldest son. In the Defender with it having anti stall was to keep both feet off the peddles and flat on the floor. Obviously in the Jimny I've just kept my clutch foot flat on the floor. Also when driving at an angle (sideways lean) to keep the steering wheel in the dead ahead position as intuition wants you to steer up the embankment. And when going through deep water to go fast enough to create the bow wave.

None of these seems obvious when you have only ever driven road cars.

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03 Sep 2019 20:42 #213097 by Soeley
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Fitted the transfer box guard on Sunday. Easy job with it up on the ramps. It weighs 11kg altogether. All bolts go through existing holes.

Supplied bracket for left side.


Two bolts bolted down for right hand side.


Close up of the one to the rear.


And forward one.


Left side.


From the rear.


Right side.
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03 Sep 2019 21:04 #213100 by Daniel30
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Nice :)

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