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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

Booking now closed at 148 vehicles!!!



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Dave's "S200KYS" Jimny 'laner Build...

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02 Nov 2015 12:51 #155160 by Daniel30
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Great work Dave looking really good must have extra clearance with the 16"S on and those new springs wow you will be dwarfing range rovers soon ;)
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02 Nov 2015 12:58 #155161 by X8GGY
Measured 10" under the diffs, that's the most important number for clearance...

(Yes Brett (Maverick), I know you've got 11") ;)
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02 Nov 2015 15:26 #155173 by X8GGY
On a couple of test drives since fitting the new wheels and tyres I've had some "death wobble" (wobbling wheels and steering wheel at ~40mph), so I popped up to a mate's garage this afternoon -



And had a laser alignment done... I'd done it pretty well by eye, but they adjusted it to specification for me...

And then...



Balanced all the wheels and tyres, including the spare...

Errr...











More weights than the average gym!

But... no more wobble! B)

I do seem to have a bit of bump steer with this amount of lift and these big tyres though... something else to have a look at! :(

LOL, ooooh, the joys of Jimny ownership ;)
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02 Nov 2015 16:40 #155178 by Daniel30
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A bag of cement stuck to the wheel would have been easier :woohoo: :whistle: ;)
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02 Nov 2015 17:05 #155183 by X8GGY
Might have to paint the weights to hide them a bit! :laugh:
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02 Nov 2015 23:03 #155231 by GraphicX
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maybe when they've worn a bit you can go back & have them rebalanced & they may not need so many weights ?
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02 Nov 2015 23:11 #155232 by TomDK
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Jimny-Dave wrote: On a couple of test drives since fitting the new wheels and tyres I've had some "death wobble" (wobbling wheels and steering wheel at ~40mph), so I popped up to a mate's garage this afternoon -



And had a laser alignment done... I'd done it pretty well by eye, but they adjusted it to specification for me...

And then...



Balanced all the wheels and tyres, including the spare...

Errr...











More weights than the average gym!

But... no more wobble! B)

I do seem to have a bit of bump steer with this amount of lift and these big tyres though... something else to have a look at! :(

LOL, ooooh, the joys of Jimny ownership ;)


Guess you won't go for remoulds next time :)
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04 Nov 2015 06:22 #155316 by kirkynut
Remoulds make sense to me as the potential for damage is high, especially on the rock Dave drives on, so damaging a cheap remould is better than an expensive new tyre.

Having said that, some new tyres like Kumho KL71's are not too expensive.

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0
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04 Nov 2015 07:44 #155319 by TomDK
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kirkynut wrote: Remoulds make sense to me as the potential for damage is high, especially on the rock Dave drives on, so damaging a cheap remould is better than an expensive new tyre.

Having said that, some new tyres like Kumho KL71's are not too expensive.

Kirkynut


Makes good sense Kirky :)

But some non-remoulds like Silverstone MT117 Xtreme actually has a stronger sidewall than remoulds.

Note, I run remoulds myself. At the time I bougt them, the Silverstone were too expensive. But now they're much cheaper. So no more remoulds for me. Another great thing about new tyres is that they're lighter than remoulds. Which has a great impact on performance :)
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10 Nov 2015 11:18 - 10 Nov 2015 11:19 #155882 by X8GGY
Oooh, a parcel turned up today from Zanfi in Italy (www.zanfi.it) with some nice shiny bits in -





www.zanfi.it/modules.php?name=catalog&fi..._86&products_id=1403
www.zanfi.it/modules.php?name=catalog&fi..._86&products_id=1163

Riding up at +4" with the big tyres now on, I appear to be getting some bump steer... small bumps in the road make me feel like I'm riding on a blancmange!

Zanfi +80mm front panhard relocation bracket and +4" drop pitman arm...

B) My birthday present to myself... Sunday - you've still got time to post a card! ;)
Last edit: 10 Nov 2015 11:19 by X8GGY.
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10 Nov 2015 13:08 #155892 by Daniel30
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Very nice!! Shiney............. :woohoo:

Haven't you fitted yet :woohoo: :woohoo:
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10 Nov 2015 13:09 #155893 by X8GGY
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