I met up with Baz today at the Berkshire 4x4 show. As you can see below he has a smart looking Jimny under construction. Currenty it is running 31" Insa Turbo Sahara tyres based on a couple of inches lift. He has cut away the bumper to improve its clearance and underneath the back is a nice sounding Cherry Bomb Exhaust.
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So if you have been following this website you will know my car failed the MOT and one of the factors were the Kingpin Bearings on both sides.
It was a fair decision and I have now changed them.
A number of people have offered advice on which bearings to use as some bearings do not seem to fit. I used bearings from BigJimny Shop which fitted ok.
As you can see the hubs were full of water, oil and grease....
One of the MOT failure points for my car was headlamp aim. Therefore I have pulled the headlamps out to clean and oil the adjusters and check the adjuster motors (UK Spec. models can have a headlamp leveling system).
The headlamps are pretty straight forward to remove, simply underdo all the wiring on the rear (unplug the lead from the main bulbs and twist out the indicator and sidelight bulbs,Â prise off the headlamp adjuster power connector with a screwdriver) then undo the two screws (one top and one side) and then lever out the unit (this can require quite a push as there are two plastic locating pegs at the bottom rear that need to be dislocated).
With the headlamps removed I saw this........