×
BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

BOOK NOW (BOOKING CLOSES EARLY OCTOBER!!) - CLICK HERE


See HERE for details - See HERE for discussion


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

× A place for general chat about the Jimny. Please make sure you post in the correct section on the site, this way it keeps the site tidy AND ensures you get a more relevant answer.

Suppliers/Dealers or anyone selling with a commercial view in mind CANNOT post here unless responding to a specific request of a member in a "wanted" post.

Suppliers include people "breaking for spares" on a regular basis, when purchasing spares members should ask a supplier what they contribute to the running of the forum particularly if contacted by a Private Message

Suppliers or Members who have contributed to the forum can be identifed by the
logo.[/size][/color][/b]

Re:SZ4/SZ5 possible upgrades discussion.

More
28 Jan 2019 14:21 #201920 by saxj

Gadget wrote:
The larger tyres are only 1.5% bigger diameter wise, so shouldn't have a massive impact on performance, although Roam Overland has some on his Jimny in SA and said they hit economy.


He also fitted a roof-rack and has a whole bunch of crap on top of it. I'm not surprised his economy is bad.

There is also a marked difference in consumption depending on speed. Anything over 110kph, the auto is very thirsty.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
28 Jan 2019 20:51 #201958 by cyberdriver

saxj wrote:

reedx wrote:

Gadget wrote: I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a set of BF Goodrich A/T tyres in 215/75R15 on the stock alloys. Was disappointed to find that the stock Bridgestone Duellers are only the HT and not AT version, so no 3peaks or M+S marking.


Are the stock alloys wider than the standard steel wheels? From what I've read 195 is the maximum width on the 5.5" steel rim.

Colin


The wheels are exactly the same dimensions as all previous Jimny's. 215's are fine on 5.5J rims. We have gone up to 31" tyres with no problems with the rims.

Where I live in Australia I think 215 might be the legal limit for 5.5J, and larger would void insurance.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
28 Jan 2019 21:21 #201961 by Andy2640
Would anyone know how a bull bar would be fitted, as in what it would attach to?

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Busta
  • Busta's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Norfolk's official off-roading God.
More
28 Jan 2019 21:34 #201963 by Busta

Andy2640 wrote: Would anyone know how a bull bar would be fitted, as in what it would attach to?


The chassis I would hope.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
29 Jan 2019 06:21 #201981 by Gadget
Most important upgrade at the moment, until all the availability madness settles down:

The following user(s) said Thank You: MrPaynterZA

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Lambert
  • Lambert's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
    Registered
  • The quickest Jimny in Harrogate...(that I own)
More
29 Jan 2019 06:40 #201984 by Lambert
Couldn't agree more, better safe than sorry!

Dreadnaught (black 2011)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
29 Jan 2019 09:33 #202008 by Gadget
ARB goodies at the Australian launch event.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
29 Jan 2019 10:01 #202009 by saxj

Gadget wrote: Most important upgrade at the moment, until all the availability madness settles down:


Ha, ha. Here in SA, vehicle theft is big. The one vehicle that none of us worries about getting stolen is a Jimny.
We did have one case of Jimny theft, it turns out the guy forgot where he parked his car.
The following user(s) said Thank You: MrPaynterZA

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Jan 2019 08:44 #202067 by TomNewton
Some bull / crash bars been unveiled here by a company in Italy

www.misutonida.com/car/jimny-448.html?ricerca_effettuata=true

File Attachment:

2019 Jimny SZ4 | @welshjimny | www.welshjimny.com
The following user(s) said Thank You: Andy2640

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Lambert
  • Lambert's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
    Registered
  • The quickest Jimny in Harrogate...(that I own)
More
30 Jan 2019 09:00 #202069 by Lambert
Looks like a good place to hang some lights off, nice and subtle.

Dreadnaught (black 2011)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Jan 2019 10:38 #202076 by Gadget
It's illegal for bull bars which don't meet safety standards to be sold - so make sure you get EC approved ones from that list. Personally I'm not a fan of bull bars as they add weight and bulk for no practical benefit unless you'll be nudging things with regularity! Racks seem a more practical choice if you need somewhere to mount lighting?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
30 Jan 2019 10:46 - 30 Jan 2019 10:48 #202077 by saxj

Gadget wrote: It's illegal for bull bars which don't meet safety standards to be sold - so make sure you get EC approved ones from that list. Personally I'm not a fan of bull bars as they add weight and bulk for no practical benefit unless you'll be nudging things with regularity! Racks seem a more practical choice if you need somewhere to mount lighting?


I'm really glad I don't live in a nanny state / country.

That said though, We are not allowed to mount lights above 1.4m, so putting lights on a rack is a no-no.
Last edit: 30 Jan 2019 10:48 by saxj.
The following user(s) said Thank You: MrPaynterZA

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: funkyjimnyooky_123
Time to create page: 0.111 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

I hope you enjoy using this forum. Please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this forum website.