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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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19 Nov 2010 21:01 #6154 by 1390_taz
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Thanks guys now i have some idea what to fit for the 2" lift my next question is do i need to change the brake lines for longer ones. If i use the 2" body lift a lot of things need to change shorly ????

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19 Nov 2010 21:08 #6155 by ooky_123
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you can get away with going up 2" without changing the brake lines.
any higher and I was advised to change them.
if you donot want to buy new ones, you can simply cut a groove in the body and relocate the union that the flexi bit goes into.. its a bodge though.

I changed my brake lines this year when I went up another 2" in lift, the new lines are almost 5" longer than the origionals and there is loads of spare in them.

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

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19 Nov 2010 21:16 #6156 by 1390_taz
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ok thanks for that what about chunky tyres what size can i go upto without cutting away the archers

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19 Nov 2010 21:23 #6158 by ooky_123
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Again, it depends on a few things.

we have 215x80 r15 diamond backs... these are much larger in radius (close to 30" tall as they are remoulds and have very large tread blocks.
We have not cut our arches, we simply trimmed the lower 1" off the rears to stop it from digging stones and mud up into the bumper.

Its widely accepted that 235x70x15's are the best option ad the compromise in the difference in gearing for the speedo isnt out massivly.

basically you can get away with a 195x80, a 205x70, 215x80 even a 235x70.
Have a look at some of our posts, they are with 215x80's fitted, but we suffer with being unable to get to 70mph on roads

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

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19 Nov 2010 21:28 #6159 by 1390_taz
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could i fit wheel spacer on any of these tyre size's

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19 Nov 2010 22:42 #6161 by ooky_123
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yes. were running 30mm spacers.
if we fit our "summer" tyres and alloys (8" wide) the tyres are illegal.. need to fit some extra wide arches, but our mud tyres are fine.

My father runs standard wheels and even with spacers, his wheels are nice and wide, but donot protrude outside the line of the arches...

if that makes sence !

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