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30 Jan 2019 15:31 - 30 Jan 2019 15:34 #202104 by ParanoidIndustries
Afternoon all.

Having had a chat with Martin, I wanted to introduce us and what we do to you guys.

Predominantly known for producing Defender and Land Rover expedition parts, as well as full vehicle builds, we are an engineering company based in Warwickshire. We have complete design and manufacture facilities in house, including Trumpf Fiber Laser and Press Brake, and Haas 4-axis milling machine. We are well known for producing the best of the best. That may sound arrogant, but our tagline is "Engineered without Compromise", and that's exactly what we do.

We have absolutely fallen in love with the new Jimny; so much so that we've been out and bought an SZ5. It's Kinetic Yellow with a black roof, automatic, and we picked it up Saturday afternoon. Sunday we took it to Wales, to put it through its paces, and get some idea for possible products and upgrades that we needed to look at. Immediately obvious were the tyres, but after looking at the factory recommended wading depth of 300mm, it was immediately obvious that some sort of raised intake system was required. The other thing was storage; we've got a few interesting ideas for interior storage systems that we'll be working on.


After we cleaned it off, we set to work with our 3D Scanning Equipment, so we could get to work designing our first products for it-namely a snorkel (which will require zero drilling or cutting to fit) and super low-profile roof rack. These will be available at some point soon. If there's enough interest, we're happy to keep you up to date on the development of said parts, as well as anything else we look at for the Jimny.

If you want to get an idea of the products we already do, feel free to check out our website - www.paranoidindustries.com/ .

We'll be posting a lot of Jimny content on our social media:

Instagram - @paranoid_industries
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ParanoidUK

Please feel free to hit us up with any questions or comments.





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30 Jan 2019 16:17 #202108 by Lambert
Excellent news. Always good when suppliers and manufacturers are in direct contact with the customer base, makes for better products and better customer service. Welcome to the forum.

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30 Jan 2019 16:26 #202109 by Gadget
You had me at 'no cutting or drilling', welcome and looking forward to your products! :woohoo:

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30 Jan 2019 16:41 #202110 by ParanoidIndustries

Lambert wrote: Excellent news. Always good when suppliers and manufacturers are in direct contact with the customer base, makes for better products and better customer service. Welcome to the forum.


Exactly our thoughts! Sounds cheesy but we're big on being "hands on". We offer free fitting or shipping on all our products, and actively encourage customers to come to us for fitting so that we can get to know them and their vehicles. We've got a long standing relationship with all of our customer base and we intend to keep it that way!
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30 Jan 2019 16:42 #202111 by ParanoidIndustries

Gadget wrote: You had me at 'no cutting or drilling', welcome and looking forward to your products! :woohoo:


Thanks! As in the last post, we encourage customers to come to us for fitting of these kinds of products, which is totally free, so we can get to know them and their vehicle.

Thanks for the welcome.

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30 Jan 2019 17:16 #202116 by AlexK
I probably should be annoyed that you managed to get hold of a yellow Jimny before me... :pinch:

One thing I didn't have a chance to check on the press launch - does the Jimny have axle and transmission breathers from the factory, and where do they terminate?

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30 Jan 2019 17:37 #202119 by Busta
Welcome. Will you only be making parts for the new Jimny or will you also be catering for the previous generation?

You'll find the wading depth is limited to 300mm for the sake of the transmission breathers rather than the engine air intake, so you'd do well to include extended breathers with the snorkel. That said, you'd could make a stick on fake snorkel and it would still sell like hot cakes because most people just love the look.

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30 Jan 2019 18:00 #202123 by Bill Portland
If you don't mind me asking, what was your wait time between order and collection of your SZ5?

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30 Jan 2019 20:10 #202136 by Soeley
This sounds very exciting, I'll be interested to see what you come up with, especially the roof-rack.

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31 Jan 2019 05:05 #202154 by Lambert

Busta wrote: Welcome. Will you only be making parts for the new Jimny or will you also be catering for the previous generation?

You'll find the wading depth is limited to 300mm for the sake of the transmission breathers rather than the engine air intake, so you'd do well to include extended breathers with the snorkel. That said, you'd could make a stick on fake snorkel and it would still sell like hot cakes because most people just love the look.


He's not wrong. There's a much larger and I suspect more willing market to be tapped into with the gen3 as many owners are inclined to modify and indeed modernise their older vehicles

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31 Jan 2019 08:35 - 31 Jan 2019 08:37 #202171 by ParanoidIndustries
Sorry about that ;) .

They do have axle breathers, but they just terminate under the vehicle. That's something we're looking at addressing.

Sorry to disappoint, but our time from order to collection was about 3 days. We used "connections" (and a lot of time) to find the right vehicle.

We're only looking at parts for the current generation at the moment. We have so many parts in development for different marques that we currently don't have the time to look at other models etc.
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