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what are the best basic mods

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11 May 2016 20:54 #166586 by ewanm77
what are the best basic mods was created by ewanm77
were moving to the country in a couple of months to a house down a farm track so lots of potholes and mud when it rains and a fire road on the way to my work.
I'm wanting to make our jimny a bit more off road capable but not go too mad.
what should I go for?
its got yoko geolander a/t tyres just now but that's all

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11 May 2016 21:03 #166588 by 1066Boy
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To be honest the Jimny is very good in standard trim. The Geolanders are fine for most jobs.
My girlfriend has them on her one and manages to follow me most places offroad. ;)
In the end i just head for deep mud, it seams to be the only thing that stops her. :laugh:

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11 May 2016 21:06 #166589 by rexthecat
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Probably all you need but if you wanted to do more maybe some kind of locker in the back would be the most practical in terms of not getting stuck but from what you've said if it's just tracks you'll be fine as is. Beware the mods get addictive!

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11 May 2016 21:17 - 11 May 2016 21:19 #166590 by ewanm77
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I know mods can get addictive lol ive got a modified berlingo.
ive got a bad rear damper so was considering a 2" lift what are they like to drive on the road?
ive ordered a set of spot light brackets don't want to start hitting deer again
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11 May 2016 21:18 #166591 by TomDK
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ewanm77 wrote: were moving to the country in a couple of months to a house down a farm track so lots of potholes and mud when it rains and a fire road on the way to my work.
I'm wanting to make our jimny a bit more off road capable but not go too mad.
what should I go for?
its got yoko geolander a/t tyres just now but that's all


Are you gonna use it much on road? Is it just for fun or work related?

You'll come a long way just by fitting a rear locker and getting some MT tyres. Consider BFG KM2 or Maxxis Trepador.

Also, if work related and driving many km's both on and offroad, consider getting an ARB air locker. More expensive than the cheaper Lockright. But much more comfortable.

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11 May 2016 21:20 #166592 by ewanm77
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its going to be used a lot on the road probably about 50 miles a day. do you have a link to the rear lockers?

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11 May 2016 21:23 #166593 by TomDK
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www.jimnybits.co.uk/shop/jimny/drivetrai...locker/prod_282.html

Consider getting an ARB locker from continental europe. Much cheaper than buying from UK. Of course shipping is a bit more expensive. But you should be able to save around £150

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11 May 2016 21:26 #166594 by ewanm77
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is the dif locked all the time then?

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11 May 2016 21:33 #166596 by TomDK
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ewanm77 wrote: is the dif locked all the time then?


Almost.
It is locked when torque is applied to the rear axle, as in gear and clutch is engaged. Meaning that roundabouts and sharp corners needs to be taken with clutch depressed.

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12 May 2016 04:21 #166607 by Lambert

TomDK wrote:

ewanm77 wrote: is the dif locked all the time then?


Almost.
It is locked when torque is applied to the rear axle, as in gear and clutch is engaged. Meaning that roundabouts and sharp corners needs to be taken with clutch depressed.


Errr really? I don't think that is right. Not for an arb? Or anything else for that matter?

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12 May 2016 04:23 #166608 by TomDK
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11/60 wrote:

TomDK wrote:

ewanm77 wrote: is the dif locked all the time then?


Almost.
It is locked when torque is applied to the rear axle, as in gear and clutch is engaged. Meaning that roundabouts and sharp corners needs to be taken with clutch depressed.


Errr really? I don't think that is right. Not for an arb? Or anything else for that matter?


Of course it doesn't apply to the arb locker. But it does to the lockright.

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12 May 2016 04:28 #166609 by Lambert
So how is one supposed to drive round an uphill hairpin then?

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