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Pyrenees Off road Trek

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16 Aug 2015 11:08 - 16 Aug 2015 15:15 #149909 by dickieboy
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Hi All, Boy am I pleased I found this Site. My wife and I are planning to partisipate in one of the off road Tours over the Pyrenees next year using a Jimny (Yet to be purchased) I just dont fancy a Land rover, we will drive down thru France so likley to do a lot of road miles, Im looking for some advice on how best to modify the Jimny, IE:Suspension, wheels, Tyres, Towing eyes, Shocks, etc, the organisers say a bit of uprating from standard is required but not a lot, bearing in mind we will be covering a lot of Tarmac Road and would like to keep some level of travel comfort what do I need to fit and where can it be purchased from, any advise would be appreciated.

YouTube: Pyrenees 4x4 overland Tours. Gives an idea of the terrain we are likley to encounter
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16 Aug 2015 12:09 #149910 by the_goshawker
Hi mate welcome i hope you will give us updates and pics when you go or get back that would be great im sure all off us would love to see..
The best buy will be some all terrain A/T tyres they will be a good mix off on and off roading plus give you a bit of extra hight, if you keep the standard suspension then 215/75 15's will be fine but if you go for a 2" lift you can obviously go bigger. Are you able to go into a bit more detail about what sort of offroads you will be doing as this will help with knowing IF you will need any other mods

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16 Aug 2015 12:31 #149918 by Daniel30
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Welcome to the forum :) I think a little more info from the organisers would help as a little bit of modification can be taken in different ways from one person to another :woohoo:
Mods as in just tyres or suspension, underbody armour, like the_goshawk has said a little more info and I'm sure the wealth of knowledge on here will be able to sort your jimny out so it does you proud on you adventure over the pyrenees without overloading it with stuff/mods you don't need ;) look forward to seeing your progress

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16 Aug 2015 15:18 #149919 by dickieboy
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Hi YouTube : Pyrenees 4x4 Overland Tours, give an idea of the sort of terain we will encounter dosent look to drastic to me
Cheers, Rich

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16 Aug 2015 20:15 #149938 by Daniel30
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Just watched some of the vids looks good, a transfer box cover gaurd ,some good At Tyres depends how much you want to spend ;)
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16 Aug 2015 21:35 #149941 by jackonlyjack
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looks like fun
personally i would consider carrying a 2nd spare wheel/tyre
if you have room ;)
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16 Aug 2015 23:01 #149953 by Busta
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Looking at the videos, it looks like it's mostly on made up tracks in dry conditions with the odd wash out and shallow river crossings. There's nothing there that a standard Jimny on road tyres couldn't do.
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16 Aug 2015 23:17 #149955 by Daniel30
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Upgrade the speakers! :lol:

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17 Aug 2015 10:10 #149959 by dickieboy
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B) I didnt think about that, a couple of 200watt dome Tweeters that should do the trick! :woohoo:

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17 Aug 2015 15:45 #149969 by Daniel30
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That would be an improvement yes :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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27 Aug 2015 22:49 #150805 by Iain
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hello

ive taken my jimny to the Pyrenees twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it, who are you going with?

i went with waypoint tours both times hes really good he cooks all your food etc and as we have limited space,

all you really need is a good set of A/T tyres (not remolds) and i would buy a transferee box guard (and a tent)
as 90% of the tracks are steep and graveled but 10% are muddy or washed out with big axel twisters, but have spend 8 hours driving one lane was awsome.

any questions just ask?

I Love Waypoint Tours Holidays

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28 Aug 2015 13:28 #150840 by dickieboy
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Hi Lain, Thanks for the info, havent looked at Waypoint Tours site yet but will later today, did u need to do a 2in suspension lift or any other mods apart from AT Tyres and Trans Box Guard & did u find that standard Shocks are ok?. & is vehicle size a real problem, I havent purchased a Jimny yet still looking around, I keep asking myself is the Jimny going to be out classed out sized and at a real disavantage as the land rover is what most people seem to use, your input and any advice would be appreciated.

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