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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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13 Jul 2019 20:28 #210997 by Noddy299
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Today I bought a Jimny. It is a 2016 SZ4 with 5000 miles on the clock in galactic grey. I can't pick it up until Friday unfortunately because I am working away this week.

I am very excited.

I am going to get some floor mats and a boot liner from the dealership at cost price. It was serviced and MOTed in March or I would have serviced it myself first thing. Is there anything anyone would recommend to look at or do to it that could improve it off the bat?

Thank you,
Noddy

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13 Jul 2019 22:51 #211007 by Daniel30
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Congratulations look forward to seeing it I like that colour :) The first thing I added was a steering damper but it's personal preference really

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14 Jul 2019 05:57 #211010 by Lambert
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Nice one. Same age as my other Jimny. Be sure to get it rust treated by the first salt and it will bring you joy for years to come.

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14 Jul 2019 14:01 #211032 by Noddy299
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My intentions are to get it rust proofed pretty much immediately, either by myself or a company local dependent on price. While the trim is out I am going to put some rear speakers in and do some sound deadening. I may also install a front arm rest.

Those are my immediate plans...

It already comes with quite a high end aftermarket double din head unit so I reckon the front speakers may have been upgraded at the same time as that would have made sense however it may not be the case but heres hoping.

There should be two photos attached, they are just the dealership ones however. Should have some shots of it through in snowdonia after next weekend hopefully.

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Noddy
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14 Jul 2019 15:58 #211037 by Soeley
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Looks nice, great colour.

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14 Jul 2019 16:13 #211039 by Andy2640
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Love that colour. Looks a very tidy example.

Congrats.

Andy.

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14 Jul 2019 17:20 #211052 by Caelite
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Looks a great example, as per what Daniel said, 1st jobs is preference, personally I swapped my seats out first, for a set of Ignis Recaros. I do a lot of distance driving in my Jimny & the stock seats just aren't up to much.

205/75r15 General Grabber AT3s, 40mm spacer lift, 15x6 ET5 steel modulars, Ignis Recaros, Green Stuff pads, Osram Nightbreaker bulbs

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14 Jul 2019 17:51 #211054 by Noddy299
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Thanks guys, yeah I love the colour and the spec. I have been looking for a while watching the prices rise unfortunately and then this came up 3 miles away from my front door in the exact spec I wanted and on almost new miles.
It was a bit rich for what I wanted to pay really but I got a decent trade in and knocked the price and interest rate down to a point where I actually had a better deal than I was aiming for. Not that I let the stealer know that of course.

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22 Jul 2019 12:27 #211397 by Noddy299
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On day one of picking the Jim up on Friday morning we decided a trip out to wales was necessary as a bit of an extended test drive, so the tent and the rods were thrown in the back and off we went only to be rained off the mountains not long after. The Jim did well though and it already has more personality than my last car.

The drive across the country today however (150 miles of mixed driving, not a journey I will be making often) was a bit boomy and the speakers are quite poor as is well documented.

I intend to order a bulk pack of silent coat and sorting out any of the bigger surfaces with this but whilst I have the interior out I was hoping to upgrade the speakers along with a coat of rustproofing wax in some of the nooks and crannies.

Am I correct in understanding that a 5" speaker can fit in the rear slots without any modification to the metal work?
It came with an upgraded head unit in the Pioneer SPH-DA230DAB so this will have more than enough power to shift your average 2x4" fronts and 2x5" rears I believe?

I have read the articles on the installations but don't particularly understand the relationships of RMS etc. of the speakers to head unit. This will be job number one completed.

Thanks in advance,
Noddy

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