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What did you do to your jimny today?

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15 Mar 2013 18:28 #65793 by GWR
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I have just received my new cat of eBay. Only came with 2 nuts and no rubbers! :angry: my exhast reducer to take the pipe from 1. 5" to 2" so technically its a increaser :silly: so when I get the chance I shall fit the cat section and the old middle section with a good chunk lopped off and the increaser attached to my 90 degree 2" bore bend with either my Devil or Harris bike can on the end :woohoo:. I bet it isn't that easy though :(

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15 Mar 2013 18:33 #65794 by JivingDaddy
Hi Mark,

Went for the Pro Comp with the fitting bracket from Rhino Ray. The fitting bracket was a great easy fit (bolts straight onto existing holes in the bumper bracket - unnecessarily long bolts tho') and holds the damper up high and absolutely level with the steering bar. Bought a bright red shock boot so it matches the CO's Jimny but it can't be seen anyway.

Thanks again. :cheer:

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your crutch (and your arms not be long enough to scratch)!!

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15 Mar 2013 18:36 #65795 by JivingDaddy

nicho wrote: could you tell and diffrence

JivingDaddy wrote: Fitted a steering damper.

A bit of faffing about as I thought I might have cross-threaded a retaining nut - so took it off again to check, but I hadn't. A ramp would have cut the job time in half - at least), but all done and all seems OK.

As it is rush hour there's no point trying to check the benefits at speed, but drove it around all the side roads checking steering lock, etc. No strange noises and have just checked underneath, no strange rubbing anywhere (although I'm not adverse to a bit of strange rubbing on the right occasions). :ohmy:

Unfortunately the shock boot is just touching the steering bar, but it should keep the piston cleaner (hopefully).

Job done and thanks to Mark for his encouragement (and Paul for answering my previous question today).


Hi Nicho,

It does seem to sit on the road better, but the real test will be bombing down an A road. Which I shall do tomorrow and will provide a further update on any/all benefits experienced.

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16 Mar 2013 14:02 #65891 by JivingDaddy
An update as promised.

I went out for a test drive with the newly fitted steering damper and the results are indeed impressive. OK, the damper will never be able to fully compensate for the inherent issues of a swb 4wd on chunky tyres, but it does sit on the road much better. You never feel like you might lurch across the road into the path of an oncoming bus whenever you hit a pot-hole.

Took it to up to 60 and back down again a few times without any issues. Also let go of the steering wheel in both directions and no wobbly problems at all. Even braked hard hands free and there was no wandering whatsoever (there wasn't previously, but just wanted to make sure I hadn't **** something up).

So, for those of you (like me) not as expert on mechanical matters compared to some of the genius members on this forum - Bite the bullet and try fitting one yourself.

I won't/can't compare the different types or suppliers, but I bought the Pro Comp from rhinorays

www.rhinorays.co.uk/steeringdamper2.htm
www.rhinorays.co.uk/steeringdamper.htm

plus the shock boots from jimny bits (to help protect the piston from muck and grit)

www.jimnybits.co.uk/shop/pro-comp-shocks...k-boots/prod_21.html

The only tools required were 13mm (bracket nuts and bolts) & 15mm spanners (damper nuts), plus a screwdriver for the shock boot jubilee clip. I started off with the socket set, but soon found out that there isn't much room for using a large socket wrench and ended up using my ratchet ring spanners instead. The job took about 2.5 hours and would have probably been 90 mins max if I'd had a ramp instead of climbing underneath while rain dropped on me from the front bumper.

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your crutch (and your arms not be long enough to scratch)!!

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16 Mar 2013 14:07 #65893 by markyp2000
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A job well done then and saved you even more money due to me not fitting it but my offer still stands to you and any one in the kent area to help out with there jimnys and an other problems on there other cars

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16 Mar 2013 14:22 #65896 by JivingDaddy
Thanks Mark. I still cannot get the diff or gearbox plugs off, so I may have to use your talents reasonably soon.

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16 Mar 2013 14:35 #65898 by TomDK

JivingDaddy wrote: Thanks Mark. I still cannot get the diff or gearbox plugs off, so I may have to use your talents reasonably soon.


You can always weld on a bolt or something, for a better grip. Or maybe just try and put some heat on the plugs.

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16 Mar 2013 14:41 #65900 by markyp2000
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TomDK wrote:

JivingDaddy wrote: Thanks Mark. I still cannot get the diff or gearbox plugs off, so I may have to use your talents reasonably soon.


You can always weld on a bolt or something, for a better grip. Or maybe just try and put some heat on the plugs.



But it helps if you have the gear to do it not every one is geared up for it or has the know how and at the end of the day it could end up costing more to do the job if some one has fu*ked it up causing more problems and work for some one who has the know how and get it done right first time nothing worse than fixing some one elses fu*k up i have enough of that at work

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16 Mar 2013 14:48 #65902 by sully
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Had stainless steel middle and back box exhuast fitted at power flow(D.C.M.S)in burnley good set of lads and into 4x4 too.

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16 Mar 2013 16:36 #65922 by adamjimny
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sully wrote: Had stainless steel middle and back box exhuast fitted at power flow(D.C.M.S)in burnley good set of lads and into 4x4 too.


my mates mate that guy. will be getting one made myself there

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16 Mar 2013 17:04 #65929 by reaper
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After fitting cc arms a few weeks ago got it re-tracked today . . . Made a big difference i recommend doing it.
The garage staff were all offroad nutters and i was there for a good 1-1/2 hours chatting with them lol

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16 Mar 2013 23:00 #66004 by j999pre
Fitted steering damper and snorkel. Green laning in north yorks tomorrow.

Gold Jimny the best colour (sold) :(

Big red Jimny 32" tyres, arbs, cage 5:1 transfer etc. (Sold)

Grey pick up Jimny
Turbo m13a, arbs, floating rear shafts, disc conversion rear, vented front conversion. 245 70 16. Winch, 3" lift, 4:16 trans hd shafts and CVS

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