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25 Apr 2018 18:26 #192166 by julian
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Just bought my first Jimny ,get it delivered 01st June when I get home from working abroad .

Do a bit of shooting etc with dogs , so just looking at a skid plate and set of good tyres ,

You think this would do for driving mostly tracks , fields etc ?

Cheers Jules
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25 Apr 2018 18:46 #192168 by Lambert
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Save the money on the skid plate and just try it with decent tyres. It will astound you with where it can get.

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25 Apr 2018 23:04 #192184 by Daniel30
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Very nice just get a transfer box guard then try it as it is you will he surprised, then decide on tyres etc

Nice colour.. :)

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27 Apr 2018 08:32 #192217 by julian
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What size tyres would fit on my new Jimny with no lifts etc just as it is ?

Get my order in with my brother in law, Manager of local Kwikfit family discount lol

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27 Apr 2018 08:59 #192218 by Lambert
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All that information is in the wiki section of the site on the header and a sticky in technical.

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27 Apr 2018 09:03 #192219 by Daniel30
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28 Apr 2018 05:38 #192239 by starletman
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I fitted these to my Jimny and they are fantastic, there are no negative effects on the road with them either.
www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/goodyear/.../100/m?tyre=36420809

I also made a skid plate from 5mm steel plate,it only cost £20.

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30 Apr 2018 12:53 #192302 by julian
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good reading thanks

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04 May 2018 10:45 #192388 by julian
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Wheres best place to get a skid plate and are there better ones than others to get ?

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04 May 2018 17:52 #192406 by Riccy
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Depends what you mean by skid plate.

There are various diff guards, rock-sliders, transfer box guards, fuel tank guards avaliable from a few places, but not a lot for the front bumper area (which is usually referred to as a skid plate).

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gearbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Locker diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom front bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

Plus ULYSSES (06' basher)

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05 May 2018 02:22 #192417 by julian
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What would you recommend for what i will do in my Jimny I.E tracks ,fields etc

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05 May 2018 04:43 #192420 by Lambert
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I use Ermintrude as a substitute quad bike on my hill farm and the only reengineering I have done to the underneath are steel transfer box mounting frames to replace the factory cast aluminium ones. I am not entirely sure it is absolutely necessary, as the box itself is also aluminium so if i hit it on something hard enough instead of just breaking the mount I could potentially damage the box itself which is much more expensive to rectify. This is where paranoia sets in and the entire underneath of the car becomes covered in various steel cradles and guards to the point where the car is so heavy that it's poor little 1.3 can't push it past 50mph. I have not done so, instead I accept that a sense of decorum is needed in driving off road and avoiding obstacles is better than grinding over them.

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