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17 Oct 2010 18:18 #5226 by Bigchridy
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Hi to all. Thought I'd introduce myself as I have just bought a jimny and I need some advice on what to do next!

I own a Landrover Discovery 2 which I use off road regulary and I'm up at Parkwood on most pay and play days. I have seen a few jimny's on my outings to Tong and have been wanting one for sometime. Recently we had a 52plate jimny traded in at work which the sales department were going to send to auction. I decided the price was right and bought the jimny before the sent it to the auction!

So the plan! Well I need to sell the Disco before the Jimny gets put on the road but I will be carrying out some modifications as I want to prove to my mates that Landy's arent the be all and end all! The things I want to do include:
Lift kit
Bigger tyres
Winch bumper
Winch
Hd rear bumper
Lock rites or similar
Rock lobster
Roll cage
Manual locking hubs (AVM or SJ)

Obviously I wont be able to do all the above in one go but over time I hope to make the Jimny into a pretty serious off roader!

I do however have a couple of questions that I hope someone can help me with.
1)How big a lift should I do? 3" or 4.5"? Bodylift or not?
2)What size tyres should I be looking to get with 3" or 4.5" lift?
3)Is it posible to drive a Jimny off road in low box with the standard transfer box with big tyres, as the rock lobster is an expensive option and will take sometime to save for?

I will try and take some photo's of the Jimny and get them on here so we can see how it will progress. I have already removed rear seats in preparation for dual battery and space for my recovery gear!

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18 Oct 2010 11:23 #5239 by darthloachie
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With a 3" lift you'll be Ok with 31" but you will need to trim the inner arches back I guess with a 4.5 and a body lift you could get 33s
You'll probably struggle with big wheels and the standard transfer box as normal Jimny low isn't that low - you'll have to charge at everything. :woohoo:

Looking forward to seeing the build :)

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18 Oct 2010 16:46 #5249 by Bigchridy
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darthloachie wrote: With a 3" lift you'll be Ok with 31" but you will need to trim the inner arches back I guess with a 4.5 and a body lift you could get 33s
You'll probably struggle with big wheels and the standard transfer box as normal Jimny low isn't that low - you'll have to charge at everything. :woohoo:

Looking forward to seeing the build :)

Cheers mate. I will have to charge at everything for a while then!:unsure:

If you dont mind me asking what lift do you have on your jimny? I cant wait to start the build but it may take sometime as the disco has to go 1st to free up some funds!:(

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18 Oct 2010 18:00 #5254 by JimBru
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Hello mate, looking forward to your build. :)

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18 Oct 2010 19:15 #5256 by darthloachie
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Methinks its 3" by rhinorays - it was done when we bought the truck although the seller said 5" but I think he was also including the height of the tyres (31")

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19 Oct 2010 20:33 #5267 by jonplace
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darth i think yours has +3" springs and 2" spring spacers on the top on them

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20 Oct 2010 08:03 #5271 by darthloachie
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jonplace wrote: darth i think yours has +3" springs and 2" spring spacers on the top on them


Hi John

Didn't know that - will have a crawl underneath and have a ganders
That explains it all as the only lift kit I could find was ora's +4.5
are you coming to Tong?
Chris

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01 Nov 2010 17:27 #5632 by Bigchridy
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Just got round to taking a few pics of the Jimny tonight. Trying to get some before and after pics.

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01 Nov 2010 18:14 #5639 by mlines
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Hey, I like your garage!

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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01 Nov 2010 18:15 #5640 by darthloachie
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shiney :)

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01 Nov 2010 18:50 #5645 by Bigchridy
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mlines wrote: Hey, I like your garage!

If only it belonged to me!!

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01 Nov 2010 18:52 #5646 by Bigchridy
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darthloachie wrote: shiney :)

For now!! Just watch this space!

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