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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Re:SZ4/SZ5 possible upgrades discussion.

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30 Jan 2019 10:58 #202081 by Lambert

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?


You're talking about a frontal protection system. They aren't allowed. Unless there's a means of using it as a mounting system for other accessories like lights or a winch.

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30 Jan 2019 11:01 #202082 by Gadget

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30 Jan 2019 13:04 #202094 by Busta
A-bars like that Italian one serve no purpose other than drastically reducing the approach angle. My brother has a genuine Suzuki one on his gen3 and off-road it's like pushing a plough.

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30 Jan 2019 13:33 #202097 by Lambert
But for us pavement princess' it adds a little individuality.

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30 Jan 2019 14:07 - 30 Jan 2019 15:27 #202102 by Andy2640

Busta wrote:

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


The chassis I would hope.


Funny, I meant specifically, as in a pre drilled holes/existing holes smart alec ;-)

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30 Jan 2019 17:24 #202117 by AlexK
My background is about 20 years with Jeeps, where we're used to bolting on great big heavy bits of pig iron and not worrying about it because we have a nice 4.0-litre engine to tug it all along.

But with the Jimny, I think an alternative approach is needed, one that rewards a little more innovation and some lightweight engineering.

So, while I'm pleased to see manufacturers I'm familiar with like ARB stepping up and building bits for the Jimny, I won't be bolting one of their picnic benches bumpers to the front of mine, should I ever manage to get one.
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01 Feb 2019 21:48 #202321 by Soeley

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Soeley wrote: Which hooks are those the ones shown for under the rear side windows or the ones at the bottom of the rear door opening?

On Friday I left some part numbers with my dealer to find out if they could get them (that was before Martin put up his post). I will see if they get back to me this week. Alternatively I have these as back-up or

PAIR Metal Motorcycle Touring Luggage Hook (Tiedown Anchor Kit) LUGLOOP
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It's the ones at the bottom of the rear door. Thanks for the links, will be nterested to hear what your dealer says.


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"Found the uk part number for the hooks. They come in a pack of 4 at £113.64." :woohoo:
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01 Feb 2019 21:53 #202322 by mlines

Soeley wrote:

Gadget wrote:

Soeley wrote: Which hooks are those the ones shown for under the rear side windows or the ones at the bottom of the rear door opening?

On Friday I left some part numbers with my dealer to find out if they could get them (that was before Martin put up his post). I will see if they get back to me this week. Alternatively I have these as back-up or

PAIR Metal Motorcycle Touring Luggage Hook (Tiedown Anchor Kit) LUGLOOP
Buy It Now


It's the ones at the bottom of the rear door. Thanks for the links, will be nterested to hear what your dealer says.


Prepare to be shocked!

"Found the uk part number for the hooks. They come in a pack of 4 at £113.64." :woohoo:

Send me the part number if its a Suzuki one

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01 Feb 2019 22:04 #202323 by Soeley

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01 Feb 2019 22:12 #202324 by Gadget

Soeley wrote: Prepare to be shocked!

"Found the uk part number for the hooks. They come in a pack of 4 at £113.64." :woohoo:


Thanks. I was speaking to a dealer and got told exactly the same price! I think Suzuki in Japan must have put an extra zero on the end of the price by mistake, as there's no way they should cost more than £20 a set!

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03 Feb 2019 16:38 #202450 by Gadget
Had these turn up today - £7.99 for ten from Amazon. Kayak D-ring fitments. Body is nylon plastic, with metal D-ring. Comes with 6mm bolts, so simple screw in. The D-ring is stiff in the plastic body, so won't rattle. Might benefit from a washer behind the body so they lie flat, as the side mounting points are recessed slightly. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FN8X6YV/





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03 Feb 2019 19:01 #202470 by Bob1050
Thanks for the tip off - these look good value for money!

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