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Aussie 2006 Jimny - 4" lift, 30" BFGs, M18a VVT

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26 Jan 2010 21:28 - 19 May 2014 21:10 #2047 by zukenutter
Hi fellow Jimny lovers.

I've owned this Jimny for 8.5 years and 142,000kms. It has been modified over time and has been used for many off road adventures.

It has;
-75mm of suspension lift
-Tough Dog shocks
-HD steering dampener
-Adjustable HD panhards
-longer brake lines
-easy disconnect sway bar
-235/75R15 Federal Couagia MTs
-Alloy wheels 15x7
-alloy basket
-dual batteries
-MP3 CD
-K&N filter
-towbar
-cut down front bumper
-Electronic Rust Prevention System





















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27 Jan 2010 19:36 #2060 by funkyjimny
Cool, I like the trailer, is that a trailer tent? I have a roof tent for my jimny but not tried fitting it yet, far too cold and wet here in the UK ! I have been thinking about a lightweight off road trailer and sitting the tent on that.

Gary

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28 Jan 2010 02:18 #2061 by zukenutter
I built the trailer a couple of year ago over about 18 months.
It is specifically designed for beach camping and to be dragged behind my stock engined Jimny.

I started by sacrificing my 1/2 Sierra trailer which had been my first trailer build. It was a fun concept which received heaps of interest but was not practical and was too heavy considering the space provided. Won't even talk about its' aerodynamics.

The axle and draw bar were cannablised from the old trailer, the rest was sold on ebay.

-The axle matched to Jimny axle width.
-Steel frame with Aluminium sheets and checkerplate (All hand folded and cut)
-Tyres 215/75R15
-Canvas was bought as a ready to bolt on trailer top and the trailer frame was specifically built to match
-1500kg axle




The sacrificed 1/2 Sierra trailer



Body and chassis separated



The frame, chassis and floor done.



Floor is all checkerplate folded around chassis to add compartments to stop the load shifting



Finished trailer behind the Jimny



Second run - Teewah Beach - Double Island Point

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28 Jan 2010 06:01 #2062 by revajones
Replied by revajones on topic Aussie 2006 Jimny - 4" lift, 30" BFGs, M18a VVT
hi there

i noticed that you had black wheels with a silver rim, could you tell me what make they are and how much they cost and where i can get them from .

nice jimny buy the way

kris

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28 Jan 2010 06:25 #2063 by funkyjimny
Trailer looks great, Ive been thinking of something slightly smaller which fits the footprint of my rooftent, but i like the long drawbar on yours, must make it very stable and less chance of colliding with the back of the jimny on tight turns!
I only want to stay away in mine for a night or two so dont need to carry much, i have a LR discovery with a caravan as well, I'd never be at home!

Gary

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28 Jan 2010 19:55 #2069 by zukenutter
Thanks for the nice feedback guys

revajones wrote:

hi there

i noticed that you had black wheels with a silver rim, could you tell me what make they are and how much they cost and where i can get them from .

nice jimny buy the way

kris


I bought the rims second hand. They were in quite bad shape but with a lot of elbow grease and a bit of paint they came up quite well. They are quite old, probably from the late 70's and in Australia we call them Superlights. I paid $200 AU and spent about $70 refurbishing them.


funkyjimny wrote:

Trailer looks great, Ive been thinking of something slightly smaller which fits the footprint of my rooftent, but i like the long drawbar on yours, must make it very stable and less chance of colliding with the back of the jimny on tight turns!
I only want to stay away in mine for a night or two so dont need to carry much, i have a LR discovery with a caravan as well, I'd never be at home!

Gary


We only spend up to 5 days at a time in it too but my wife likes her comforts, right down to the kitchen sink.

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12 Apr 2010 09:57 #3105 by zukenutter
Finally found myself a set of manual hubs to use with the Big Jimny hub adapter. They had been sitting outside in the dirt for a couple of years so needed to be refurbished before fitting.

Stripped down and let them soak overnight




This shows the axle and the vacuum rim that made the spacer ring necessary




Inside the Auto hub




The finished job. Took it down the road to test them out on the dirt. All was good

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22 Jan 2011 21:10 #10152 by zukenutter
Have been Suzuki busy lately. My wife has upgraded from her 2006 VVT Jimny to a Cooper S CAMDEN Mini.

Great for two reasons;
1. I get to drive her Mini.
2. I get to upgrade to her Jimny.

So I've been busy swapping all my mods to the new Silver Jimny. Black Jimny will soon be sold as a rather tidy stocker.

Here's a pictural storyline.

Used the Black Jim as a template to fab a false floor/slide out bed frame for overnighters.






Lifted the spare



Mesh grill



Swapped the susupension and front bumper




Fitted these



Camped here. Stockton Beach, Newcastle




Got this for Christmas :-)



Cut this



Made a cage for my 2nd battery



Snorkel



These



and a towbar


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22 Jan 2011 22:47 #10156 by vitara_mad
i love that bed idea have you got any more details on how you did it & where are the front seats when it folded out ???

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22 Jan 2011 23:06 #10158 by zukenutter

vitara_mad wrote: i love that bed idea have you got any more details on how you did it & where are the front seats when it folded out ???


Thanks, it's worked out really well. Took a lot of trial and error. The front seats fold totally flat once the headrests are removed and the base extension slides out over the top.


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23 Jan 2011 16:02 #10197 by darthloachie

zukenutter wrote:



like the rear diff
is it paint or a decal?

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25 Jan 2011 20:24 #10359 by zukenutter
The diff is a combination of both. The yellow background is painted and I sell the eyes and mouth as a sticker set.

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