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Fitting a Snorkel to a Gen4 Jimny

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With the Gen4 being a new Jimny and also being discontinued (hopefully temporary) in Europe, properly designed Snorkels are hard to come by. There are some "traditional" shaped ones appearing on the market from TJM and Chinese suppliers and a tubular one from Australia but only Mongolia and Brazil have snorkels shaped to match the design of the Gen4. The Brazilian ones are made for Suzuki in Brazil so are the "official" snorkel. However, Brazilian trading regulations make them hard to come by using the official channels. I have spent 6 months exploring the official route, with proper payments to Suzuki and proper export and finally got my hands on some. Here is the fitting video! 

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Fitting an ARB Difflocker to a Gen3

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2020 was a strange year and I have not published much to this front page. Here are some catch-ups. First of all, fitting a Diff Locker.

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Fitting a lift kit to a Gen4 Jimny

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One of the most common upgrades people want to do to their Jimny is to lift it. This can be for a number of reasons varying from "the look" through to fitting large tyres or replacing a tired suspension. We like the look of a slightly perkier Jimny, not a soaring lift but just enough to make it look a bit more purposeful.

I sell the Trailmaster 50mm lift kit in the BigJimny store which gives that extra lift without going too far. In particular, it does not require the spacers on the front cross member that other kits seem to need.

I have videoed the experience and the videos are below......

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Modifications and Upgrades to our Gen4 Jimny

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Over the past few months I have been carrying out some little modifications/upgrades to our Gen4 Jimny and created some video guides.......

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Baofeng DM-9HX DMR

Notes on the programming and use of a DM-9HX DMR Radio.

I have put these together as a simple reminder to myself on "how I did it" and also as a help to others. The challenge with Digital Radio is that it is binary, it either works or it doesn't, there is no inbetween version of "I can just hear you " or "it nearly works". Playing around with DMR, you will hear a lot of silence!

DMR for Amateurs has evolved from commercial digital systems such as Tetra etc. This means the firmware code in radios tends to be similar to that you would expect to find in a police/security/PMR device, ie. channels are all pre-programmed and the end user has little or no control over channel settings in day to day use. Therefore a lot of the work setting it up is done from the computer and not the radio. Apparently a high end radio such as the Anytone 878 will allow much more Amateur "on the fly" programming, but the Baofeng DM-9HX is only around £65 so the intelligence is in the computer setting up and not the radio.

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