BigJimnyMeet (North) 2020

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

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

BOOKING OPEN - CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Event details are HERE

BigJimnyMeet (North) 2020 - Current attendees -
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The Pixo is Dead, Long Live the Jimny - Have I Bought A Pup?

Hullo and welcome to my blog slash column where every now and then I'll post some iterant ramblings about cars, living with my new car and whatever else I have to moan about at the specific time. But first, we must address the elephant in the room. I have sold off my Nissan Pixo and bought in its place a Suzuki Jimny. Simple enough? The thing with ...
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Snow!

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​In the UK this March (2018) has seen an unusual amount of snow. Even more unusual is that we had it in our area with 6 inches of snow the first time and another 5 or 6 inches over this weekend just gone. Therefore the Jimny was taken out to have a drive around the area and a few lanes.
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New tyres (update)

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When I ordered my new tyres ( see here )  there were only 4 in the UK. However I have found one so now I have a proper spare. Its all very heavy on the rear door but thats a problem to tackle another day. Very pleased as it now looks like a Jimny!
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Heavy Duty Transfer Box Rubber Mounts (update)

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Quick update: I have been running the ZookBOB heavy duty transfer box mounts for a week now and can report a very noticeable drop in "noise" from the Transfer Box. The transmitted vibration from the box to chassis and rest of the Jimny has gone! A whole made Rocklobster is never going to be quiet but this one just got a lot better.   ...
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Heavy Duty Transfer Box Rubber Mounts

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The standard Jimny rubber mounts are notoriously weak when the Jimny is used in anger offroad. It is common to break one, you find your transfer box lever suddenly leans to one side or the stick seems to disappear into the floor and everything shakes and rattles.

In the early days of modifying Jimny's, everyone developed Polybush style heavy duty mounts. Indeed I have a set of mounts which were early production models from Off-road armoury. However, the material used in Polybush items or variants is hard and unforgiving. Yes, it is long lasting and tough but it does not lend itself to comfort. That is why I got rid of my caster correction bushes in the radius arms and went back to rubber based ones, to improve the ride.

The same can be said of the transfer box. The heavy duty polybush style mounts on mine have lasted well but they transmit every vibration and bump onto the chassis and body work.  

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