BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)

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

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)



Event details are HERE

× A place for general chat about the Jimny. Please make sure you post in the correct section on the site, this way it keeps the site tidy AND ensures you get a more relevant answer.

Suppliers/Dealers or anyone selling with a commercial view in mind CANNOT post here unless responding to a specific request of a member in a "wanted" post.

Suppliers include people "breaking for spares" on a regular basis, when purchasing spares members should ask a supplier what they contribute to the running of the forum particularly if contacted by a Private Message

Suppliers or Members who have contributed to the forum can be identifed by the

Re:Front wheel bearing type ?

09 Aug 2019 18:24 #211958 by Velocette
I've seen a comment somewhere that the double taper roller type front wheel bearings are not the best and that a double row ball bearing is better. Has anyone any view as to why this should be ? I would have thought that a taper roller stands up to lateral load far better than balls.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

09 Aug 2019 19:06 #211959 by mlines
The double taper ones are listed as "Jimny" but this is the short lived coil sprung SJ sold in Mediterranean countries before the Gen3 as we know it was sold. The proper ones are the double race.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk


2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

09 Aug 2019 21:30 #211961 by Velocette
Thanks for that,,,so should I replace the taper roller type with the double row ball bearing? Is there a risk of the roller bearing failing ?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.096 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

I hope you enjoy using this forum. Please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this forum website.