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04 Mar 2024 17:51 - 04 Mar 2024 18:34 #254795 by DrRobin
Hi,

My Jimny journey started in 2019 and after 4.5 years of a Gen3 I finally bit the bullet and bought a 2020 Gen4.  I made a lot of small changes to my Gen3 and regret not detailing them in one place, so thought I would start a blog for my Gen4 to see how it changes over the years.

I really enjoyed making or adapting things to make my Gen3 a better car to own and drive.  I am an engineer (electronis) by trade, but I have always enjoyed making small projects in electronics, metal, wood and plastic and when my job became more desk based, instead of spending a good proportion in the workshop making things I turned to my hobbies for things to make.

Now I get to start all over again with a Gen4.

First a few parting photos of my Gen3, it was traded so the dealer wanted my to take it back to standard.

 
 
 

Robin

2020 blue SZ5 (one of the last to be registered in the UK)
Ex 2011 Blue Jimny SZ4
Northumberland Jimny Blog

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04 Mar 2024 18:01 - 04 Mar 2024 18:02 #254797 by DrRobin
Now my Gen4.

 

It's a 2020 SZ5 and came to me with a few factory fit options:

- Rear View Camera
- Tow Bar
- Mud flaps
- Locking Wheel kit
- Different Front Grille
- TJM Snorkel
- Spare Wheel Cover
- Rubber mat set
- Rear storage box
- front storage tray round 4WD selector


I get the impression that it's first owner put all these parts on for styling rather than anything else and there are a number of little things I want to change, but more of that in future posts.

Robin

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04 Mar 2024 18:11 #254798 by DrRobin
Changes already under way

- The SLDA was at full brightness day and night, with no apparent way of dimming it. It turns out that you have to put headlights on main beam to set the night time brightness and as mine was cranked up to the max, it just stays on day mode.

The only way I could find was to put the headlights on, then turn the small dashboard adjuster on the right hand side of the instruments, it took a few goes before it would show anything.

- Staying with SLDA it has sat nav maps from 2018 and I would like something more modern, but also put my MP3 music on there, just need a bigger SD card.

However, the official maps SD cards have the Card ID (CID) set to a propriety value and the SLDA checks this before even trying to load the maps. It seems that most cards cannot have this set as it is set by the manufacturer and cannot be changed.

Some of the old Samsung SD cards can be changed by the user but requires Linux or possible Android and would get a bit involved for most users, they are also now difficult to get hold of.

However, I found a company in Lithunia (zelemar.eu) who sells SD cards that can have a custom CID written in at supply. I have the CID and Maps for 2023 so have ordered a 32GB card, 11GB will be sat nav maps and the rest for MP3.

I will let you know how I get on.

Robin

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Northumberland Jimny Blog

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04 Mar 2024 18:20 #254799 by DrRobin
New parts ordered or arrived

- LED fog light and DRL bulbs from the BigJimny store
- Blind spot mirrors that claim to show both front and rear wheels
- Rubber mat (Suzuki) to go over the rear seats (for carrying my dog)
- Stainless M6 Eye bolts and nylon washers to go in the rear
- 32GB SD card with custom CID for sat nav/MP3

Still to sort out

- The spare wheel cover is missing the keys, so I will replace the lock with a cam lock from Screwfix/Toolstation
- The tow bar electrics are 13 pin and my trailer board is 7 pin, but Eurocar parts do an adaptor for £4.99
- The tyres are the original Dueller, clearly they swapped front to rear as the front are only just legal. I still have my Maxxis Worm Drives so they will go swapped from the old Gen3 allows to the Gen4 just as soon as I can.

I suspect the list is going to go on.

Robin

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Northumberland Jimny Blog

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04 Mar 2024 18:36 - 04 Mar 2024 18:37 #254800 by mlines
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A Jimny that's worn out a Dueller??

Normally Duellers outlive the car :)



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3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
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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
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04 Mar 2024 21:34 - 04 Mar 2024 21:35 #254811 by rogerzilla
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It's spent the last two years of Saturday nights doing donuts in a Morrison's car park
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05 Mar 2024 14:11 #254828 by DrRobin

It's spent the last two years of Saturday nights doing donuts in a Morrison's car park
 
Nooo, one careful lady owner, only used to go to church on Sunday and choir practice on Wed evening.  Anyway not Morrison's, perhaps Sainsbury or Waitrose don't you know?

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05 Mar 2024 14:16 #254829 by DrRobin
A busy little morning

LED DRL from the BigJimny store
 
LED on the left of the photo and halogen on the right.

LED fog from the BigJimny store
 
LED on the left of the photo and halogen on the right.

Both fitted without a problem, following the guide in the wiki.  Thanks Martin, a really superb product and easy to fit.

Blind Spot Mirrors
A pair of cheap blind spot mirrors, you can see all four wheels (just)
   

Load Area Eye bolts
M6 Stainless Eye bolts and black nylon washers
 

Robin
 

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06 Mar 2024 14:24 #254860 by DrRobin
Load area rubber mat

 

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06 Mar 2024 18:49 - 06 Mar 2024 18:52 #254866 by facade

Load area rubber mat

 

Robin

 
I have one, and it is great!- it takes the skating rink back to the grippier carpet of the gen 3 and improves on it.
I'm a bit disappointed by the seatbelts bowing it so badly though, I'd have preferred a notch for the belt to go through.

I festooned mine with D-rings in the screw holes too.

The other worthwhile accessory is the rain deflectors for the door windows, so you can crack them open an inch to clear the side windows without the rain coming in

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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06 Mar 2024 21:10 #254870 by rogerzilla
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The LCV load area mat is good too - it is U-shaped (the LCV load area is slightly deeper) and kicks up over the wheel arches.  I also got the sill protector but the mat covers half of the painted sill anyway, so it's not strictly necessary.

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08 Mar 2024 14:16 - 08 Mar 2024 14:23 #254918 by DrRobin
A bit of a busy morning.

- Went for a tow bar electrics adaptor.
- Fitted my Ctek Battery Sense Monitor

- Got my Maxxis tyres changed on to the Gen 4 rims (balanced up fine and felt good driving home)

 
 

The Maxxis really look good in comparison to the Dueller H/T.  Even the bloke in the tyre fitting shop thought they looked good, but then he has the same tyre on a L200.

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