Having previously fitted a front adjustable panhard rod I got around to starting fitting the rear today.
I have just made up some prototype parts that will enable you to fit SJ manual hubs to your Jimny, overcoming the issues with the Vacuum hubs. This kit will shortly be available to purchase in the shop. In the meantim, here is the guide so that you can start planning the fitting.
I found these wireless winch remote kit on Ebay from a company called "Winch-It", they seem to have a collection of reasonably priced accessories.
The dual control wireless remote will enable both myself and James (the co-driver!) to operate the winch in a number of situations. Often the person outside the car has a betterÂ view of the winch situation so, although I already have dashboard switches fitted, this will give extra capability (and its a bit of a show off as well!)
There is a fair bit of information around about the Jimny "Death Wobble". Followers of this website will know that I am a firm believer in sorting out the Kingpin Bearings and Wheel Bearings as a main source of problems with wobble. However, this is not the complete cure in some cases. I know from other websites that people have rebuilt the front end of their cars and yet still suffer from wobble. This has reached the point where Suzuki have brought out a kit to help reduce the problem. Suzuki apparantly say that the Jimny was designed for small wheels and that larger wheels change the loading on the bearings and result in "harmonic wobble". This is partially born out by the number of instances of wobble in Jimny "O2" variants - with large factory fitted alloy wheels. Suzuki has now brought out a kit for vehicles affected by this and (as only Suzuki can) charge a fortune for it.....