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15 Feb 2020 23:32 #218569 by kirkynut
Took it to work as my daily for the first time.

It sounds minor but not for an exo-caged, metal bumpered Jimny. I need to get used to being stared at all the time instead of just sometimes!

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21 Feb 2020 01:17 #218820 by g r e e n

zukebob wrote: Is that a TRE brand locker?

No, this is HF. They do air lockers (ARB replica).

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21 Feb 2020 13:45 - 21 Feb 2020 13:46 #218832 by DrRobin
I took my Jimny on a 200 mile round trip to see my folks yesterday. It rained all the way there and was dark all the way back, thank goodness for Aerotwins and Osram Nightbreakers.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers
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23 Feb 2020 08:58 #218925 by Dunders
I must get some Aerotwins as mine are squealing big time. Nightbreakers are needed too.. are these fairly straight forward to fit?

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23 Feb 2020 10:48 - 23 Feb 2020 10:48 #218931 by Max Headroom
Nightbreakers are a brilliant improvement and simply 'Plug 'n Play' ;)


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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25 Feb 2020 16:54 - 25 Feb 2020 16:56 #219056 by Hypertensive Cellist
I searched this forum and for the first time in my life I actually fitted a stereo to the Jimny. I was initially nervous with the whole disconnect battery and taking off the fascia, but I managed to do this on a budget of about £125.
Kenwood Car Audio DMX125DAB 6.8 from Facebook market place. £90.00
SUZUKI JIMNY STEREO SURROUND FASCIA TRIM 2006-2017 from eBay £24.
Purchased from new, Connects2 CT23UN01 100mm surround. will be fitting that tomorrow
Next, it must be a speaker upgrade and add rear ones.
Thanks to all the previous posts on how to upgrade a double din.
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25 Feb 2020 18:05 #219059 by DrRobin
My old wiper blades jumped and squealed to the point where I thought the wiper arm or motor was faulty. Aerotwins fixed that in an instant.

As MAX says, Nightbreakers are plug and play. After fitting I had to re-align my headlamps but they were probably already wrong. You can get this anytime you replace a bulb, just check it against a garage or wall before changing and if the pattern looks the same leave it as is.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers
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25 Feb 2020 18:09 - 25 Feb 2020 18:10 #219061 by Max Headroom
Just a note on the Nightbreakers -they throw more light at the sides of the road and are a huge improvement.
No real adjustment other than I've had to adjust them down very slightly on the dashboard adjustment

Nice job on that audio upgrade, Cellist!


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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25 Feb 2020 18:14 #219062 by DrRobin
Nice.

I changed mine to a Xtrons which is a direct fit (curved corners, double DIN), but it was about 50% more. Some one had already upgraded the speakers in the front, but they weren't bolted in correctly and rattled at certain frequencies causing distortion. A couple of new bolts fixed that.

I got a real bargain for the rear speakers, a pair of JVC 4" from eBay for £13.
JVC CS-J410X 10cm 4" 210W DualCone Car Stereo Audio Speakers Door Shelf New Pair
JVC CS-J410X 10cm 4" 210W DualCone Car Stereo Audio Speakers Door Shelf New Pair
Buy It Now

I am not saying they would keep a real hifi nut happy, but given all of the background noise in a Jimny, I would say the sound is great, big improvement in sound quality and get the heavy rock music on loud, it sounds like Aerosmith is in the back with you.

There is a fair bit of internal trim to take off, to get access to the speakers but it is well worth it.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers
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25 Feb 2020 20:58 #219075 by Hypertensive Cellist
I'm feeling more confident taking trim out without damage. (Fingers crossed)
Great price too...

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26 Feb 2020 23:49 #219134 by kirkynut
I've tidied up some wiring in the engine bay for my larger battery, winch, winch remote and other bits I've added over time.

There's a little more to do under there but time ran out today.

I've also scraped some surface rust from my rear off-side body mount area and treated it with Kurust and will paint it tomorrow.

I got all the boot hinge bolts undone also, to be sure they can be undone tomorrow when a mate is popping over to help me change the hinges as there might be a bit of wrestling to do with the boot.

My hinges are worn from the weight of the bigger spare wheel so I got some new hinges from the Big Jimny Store a while back. I hung them up and painted them in the garage this evening, so they should be dry tomorrow after 13 or so hours.

I also tidied up some wiring under the dash. Now I'm using it daily it makes sense for everything to be neat and tidy as it makes it a great deal more pleasurable to live with and more reliable.

Kirkynut

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

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27 Feb 2020 08:38 #219143 by gusthegorilla
You sound like me, Kirky...prefer this kind of work to big mods, keeps it all neat and tidy, makes the whole thing last longer...
....a little bit goes a long way :)

He who fails to plan....plans to fail !
I'm planning to live forever.....so far, so good !!

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