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Blake's Jimny

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29 Nov 2017 07:07 #186845 by 1066Boy
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The grill makes the Jim looks a lot more modern. I like it. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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04 Dec 2017 16:42 #187015 by Darthblaker7474
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Fitted my steering damper today, there's a difference but I cant quite put my finger on it.

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10 Dec 2017 19:53 #187300 by Darthblaker7474
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We got a shed load of snow here overnight, and of course the local council decided not to grit the roads. Was no match for the wagon though ;)

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19 Dec 2017 22:30 #187647 by Darthblaker7474
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Took my roof bars off the other day.



Thoughts?

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20 Dec 2017 04:59 - 20 Dec 2017 05:00 #187653 by Lambert
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Me too. It cleans up the lines of the car no end.


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20 Dec 2017 10:58 #187659 by Darthblaker7474
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Do you plan on drilling out the threads?

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20 Dec 2017 12:51 #187666 by Lambert
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While it would be cleaner it also renderw the refitting of the bars in future an impossibility so I am sticking with the plastic dome nuts.

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15 Jan 2018 00:51 #188397 by Darthblaker7474
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Been busy recently, so not much time for any cleaning, let alone mods :(

However I did get some new parts of eBay from a 2016 model



Didn't get the airbag as it was knackered to say the least, but I was quite chuffed with the fascia as it comes with the flap on the 12v socket too.

The only downside is there must've been a revision with the wiring harness, as the new clocks have one plug, where as my current ones have two :unsure:

I'm thinking fitting them will be a custom wiring jobbie.

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15 Jan 2018 15:06 #188407 by CharlesS
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Nice looking vehicle.
In the near future I plan to purchase a Jimny as a daily driver in the Philippines.
I see that you have a rear disc brake conversion; who is the maker, where did you purchase it and did you do the installation ?
In the states presently drive a 1998 Jeep Cherokee on which I installed a disc brake conversion; the difference in braking performance is like night and day.

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15 Jan 2018 23:47 #188426 by Darthblaker7474
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Thank you

I got my rear disc conversion from JimnyBits which I believe is based in the UK. In addition the the linked page, you'll also need extended brake lines, discs, pads, and calipers. The most commonly used are off a Renault Megane, and cost me about £100 including pads.

Depending on what size wheels you have you may also need spacers, I found that with the standard 15 inch steel wheels there was some grinding against the caliper. I've since upgraded to alloy wheels so I need to see if I need spacers with those anymore, which are 32mm at the moment.

And similar with your Jeep the difference was definitely noticeable, it still mainly uses the front brakes, but stopping is a lot more "level". However I do find that the ABS does tend to kick in a lot more.

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22 Jan 2018 00:50 #188692 by CharlesS
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Db,

Thanks for the disc brake conversion information.

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03 Mar 2018 17:42 #189897 by Darthblaker7474
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Got my fire extinguisher (kind of) fitted the other week



More recently I've been having plenty of fun in the snow ;)



Could definitely do with some more rugged tyres though :whistle:

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