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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


Its the big one! The 50th Anniversary of the Jimny.

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

£35

BOOKING OPEN - CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Event details are HERE

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06 Nov 2010 15:52 #5768 by mkay
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no 87's a good picture.

the radiator arrived ok didnt it?

you go north, then north some more, then a little north east you see the forest? thats us!

why does mainland uk exclude the highlands? its the same bloody island!

we have 0 traffic officers and 0 speed cameras and our traffic warden is a retired marine not a retired criminal.. makes up for the...

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06 Nov 2010 19:47 #5775 by ooky_123
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mkay wrote: no 87's a good picture.

the radiator arrived ok didnt it?


Ahh Yes, that was just a +2" lift and very little else done to it.

Rad is superb thanks. Only managed to collect it from my neighbour this morning !!!
Will keep it as part of my essential things to do as soon as I start offroading kit.

Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland

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06 Nov 2010 20:25 #5780 by mkay
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i cant find an auto rad anywhere, been researching other auto rads for older suzuki vehicles found a couple going to get the garage to look into retrofitting

you go north, then north some more, then a little north east you see the forest? thats us!

why does mainland uk exclude the highlands? its the same bloody island!

we have 0 traffic officers and 0 speed cameras and our traffic warden is a retired marine not a retired criminal.. makes up for the...

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06 Nov 2010 20:41 #5782 by ooky_123
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:( not good .. how about getting your existing one re-cored ?

My TVR only cost me £166 for a 4 core rad for a V8.
Would have thought that a jimny would be around £100 for a recore.

Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland

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06 Nov 2010 20:50 #5784 by mkay
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unfortunatly i cant, i have limited mobility and live 5miles from the nearest well anything!! i cant go without my car whilst it gets done

you go north, then north some more, then a little north east you see the forest? thats us!

why does mainland uk exclude the highlands? its the same bloody island!

we have 0 traffic officers and 0 speed cameras and our traffic warden is a retired marine not a retired criminal.. makes up for the...

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06 Nov 2010 21:56 #5785 by darthloachie
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have you tried ebay for jimnys being broken?
you may be lucky and drop on an auto

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11 Nov 2010 19:05 #5880 by mkay
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im keeping my eyes open.

jason, your 215's, back when you were running the standard jimny; you wrote that they only caused a problem on full compression and that you had 18mm treadblocks. this leaves me thinking that with road tyres with the usual minimal tread depth would be ok.

other than the catching on compression was there any other symptoms associated with larger tyres(lower fuel consumption and poor cornering)?

as i really need some extra hight, but do not want to effect the driving/balance of the car

you go north, then north some more, then a little north east you see the forest? thats us!

why does mainland uk exclude the highlands? its the same bloody island!

we have 0 traffic officers and 0 speed cameras and our traffic warden is a retired marine not a retired criminal.. makes up for the...

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11 Nov 2010 19:34 #5883 by ooky_123
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with the 215x80's in Mud Pattern they were almost 30" tall .. this is very much on the limit of the standard gearing of the Jimny.
They didnt catch on the bodywork, but I did remove the bottom edge of the rear bumper to give clearance as it tended to catch and fill up with mud and stones when offroading.

The handling is affected as with all mods over standard, but it isnt really noticeable .. the jimny doesnt handle at the best of times, just exercise a littl emore caution and youll be fine.
If you want a little extra height, why not think about just fitting a 1" spring spacer block with standard shockers .. easy to do and the result is immediate.
any higher though and you want to be looking at springs and new dampers(although if you dont intend taking advantage of the extra flex in teh suspension, you could always just go for springs and keep your origional dampers if height is your goal.

Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland

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