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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

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Re:DrRobin's Northumberland Jimny

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30 May 2024 14:52 #256137 by DrRobin
One of my front wiper blades split, so I took the opportunity to upgrade to Bosch Aero Twin

 

Good job I did, that very evening there was a massive thunderstorm and some torrential rain.

Robin

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04 Jun 2024 16:36 #256174 by DrRobin
Fitted two towing eyes to the tow bar for light recovery as I have a couple of off road days coming up. 

 
 
 

The factory tow bar was tough as old boots, it blunted my 16mm drill and I had to get another to finish the job.  The eye bolts are 4t break strain, so about 750kg SWL, I will us a bridle and both eye bolts, that should easily be enough to pull me out unless I am stuck up to the axles.

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10 Jun 2024 09:27 #256235 by DrRobin
I joined a local 4x4 club (North East 4x4) and had a go at their Quarry Play Day yesterday. It's the first time I have taken my Gen 4 off road on anything more than a bit of grass and it performed very well, here is the video



Comparing the Gen 4 to my older Gen 3, I would say it's better in almost every respect, the engine has a lot more low down power (need fewer revs and therefore more controlled speed), the front bumper is higher, there seems to be more travel in the suspension and the wheel arches have more room.

The hill decent worked well and I didn't need to turn traction control off in 4x4 high.

Of course there is no real difference in ground clearance, but apart from one hill where I rested the front on the ground I didn't hit or bash anything.

Overall very pleased. I have a off-road trek coming up and then of course BigJimny at Parkwood, so this was a local shake down test.

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10 Jun 2024 09:40 #256236 by DrRobin
Not too muddy after getting home.

 

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13 Jul 2024 22:16 #256771 by DrRobin
In June I particilated in an organised tour from Wooler to Morpeth with trailsandtracks.co.uk. It was 64 miles, much of it on tracks and lanes, it was a superb day out, weather, scenery and company were great and George/Paul had found a good mix of tracks and lanes to suit everyone.

Here is the video of the day



I was the only Jimny and as most of the rest of the group had done a few tours before I was first behind the lead car. The others in their Discos did a good job to keep up.

So impressed by George's route planning, I have signed up for two more treks this year and will look to do more next year when dates are announced.

The Jimny, with it's narrow wheel geometry could easily straddle the ruts in the track.

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