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    Re: Jimny - Fuel consumption

    I got 502km on a tank regularly when it was standard, but I my last trip into the wind (far from standard anymore) I got almost 300km (was so close!) on a tank and ended up dead in water on highway...
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    Re: Jimny 120A Alternatror Upgrade

    R2900 for the alternator. I installed it so no labor costs.
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    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/301991-Jimny-120A-Alternatror-Upgrade?p=3964070#post3964070
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    Jimny 120A Alternatror Upgrade

    So just for anyone that may be interested in fitting a larger alternator, I have found a solution (with help from an Australian site). I took the plunge and ordered a 120A alternator (Toyota Land...
  5. Re: Jimny Alternator on the stoep of Afbob..... maybe....

    My Alternator is on the verge of not coming back. just pushing on until next month then will change it out for a bigger bulkier one. will update if it works. Zook alternator wont be going back in...
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    Off Track Mossel Bay Camping

    Does anyone have any suggestions for one night camping stop overs near Mossel Bay? All I seem to find are the very commercial camp sites in town - not that there is anything wrong with them, but for...
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    Re: Advise needed on front bumper choice for Jimny

    Agree and disagree with you on that. Passenger weight is between the two axles thus approximately 50kg on front axle. This isnt where big issue comes in. Since passenger is between front and rear...
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    Re: Advise needed on front bumper choice for Jimny

    If that bumper with all of its kit and hardware weighs less than 20kg I'd be very very surprised. Easy to make a bumper less than 20kg. Its the brackets and the bolts that no one tells you about. If...
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    Re: Caster Corrected Radius Arms!!!

    Have determined these will work on SJ80 coilies too ;);)
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    Re: Caster Corrected Radius Arms!!!

    Yep only front
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    Re: Caster Corrected Radius Arms!!!

    I have one lying in the garage for the jimny ;);)

    Just need a bit of moolah for bushes so can test it.

    I am thuroughly impressed with the results of the arms as is at the moment so will...
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    Re: What did you do with your Suzuki today?

    Built and fitted caster corrected radius arms ;););)

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/283570-Caster-Corrected-Radius-Arms!!!?p=3690988#post3690988
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    Caster Corrected Radius Arms!!!

    I've been fiddling with the idea of building my own caster corrected radius arms for the Jimny lately and can confirm that it has been a successful project.

    I have been playing around with design...
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    Re: What did you do with your Suzuki today?

    I'll let the pictures do the talking :cool::cool:
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    Re: This is what a Jimmy should look like

    Nah i like mine ;););)455989455990455991455992
  16. Re: Bridgestone Dueller MT 215/75/15 vs GT Radial Komodo MT 27x8.5x15

    I have the Duelers. Very happy with them. Done about 40k on them. Guessing have another 30k left to go. Very nice soft sidewall brilliant for Jimny offroad.
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    Re: Jimny self-inverting sway bar

    Really no rocket science to "self install" a lift. I did a "self install" but have had castor correction bushes fitted. Cant see how castor correction fill fix this issue though
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    Re: Jimny self-inverting sway bar

    No? Do these things exist? I thought of putting them on but wasn't sure of how to approach the design of them
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    Re: Jimny self-inverting sway bar

    Nothing torn or broken. We jacked up left side of car to full suspension droop and with a firm tug on the swaybar the link popped back down into correct location.
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    Yes can be done but they had to fiddle with it a bit. Couldn't find Suzuki reg but one from some Toyota fitted. Only diff is suzuki alternator has 3 lugs and Toyota regulator has two. Two on...
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    He told me he's already got a 5K O2 sensor where I told him to shove his alternator :p
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    I got quote from Suzuki few months ago for new alternator as mine totally stopped working - R9500

    Took it to Motolek and they replaced voltage regulator. Had no issues since.
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    Jimny self-inverting sway bar

    So..... I was driving Atlantis dunes a week or two ago and came to a stop at the top of a dune after a loud pop.

    Reversed down and could feel something odd - left front suspension was totally...
  24. Thread: Light problems

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    Re: Light problems

    LED is a "Light emitting Diode". Diode means that current can only flow through it in one direction. Those switches normally have a positive wire coming in to the switch and one going out to the bar....
  25. Thread: Thirsty Jimny

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    Re: Thirsty Jimny

    My jimny is also quite thirsty. I get about 9km/l. 50mm lift with 215/75 MT tyres, roof rack and snorkel.

    With my tyres the speedo and GPS speed is exactly the same. 120km/h on speedo is 120km/h...
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    Re: Jimny wheel spacers cut thinner

    I had a set machined. Worked like a charm. They're still on the car today. Not rocket science to someone who knows what they're doing on a lathe but you're going to have to find someone that doesn't...
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    Re: DIY Jimny Rear Bumper

    When I made this bumper I had quite some enquiries from people asking if I will consider making some for sale.

    Can't remember who they were.

    Please contact me as I will be making a very...
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    Jimny Rear Bumper Available

    I am posting this to let everyone know that I will be making a limited number of jimny bumpers in the upcoming month or so for sale. Attached is a forum of my first build and it has vastly improved...
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    Re: Jimny wheel spacers

    All the local ones you can buy are 32mm. I had a set that I had turned down to 26mm and worked perfectly. 4x4 Direct sells them
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    Re: Nice Large Hooters on a Grand Vitara

    Did you end up buying local or through Amazon?

    Also I see your air flow to radiator may be compromised now [emoji23]
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    Re: What did you do with your Suzuki today?

    I decided on it as it is mainly for charging the second battery and I want that to happen as efficiently as possible. Overkill is underrated [emoji16] [emoji16]
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    Re: What did you do with your Suzuki today?

    That's why I took 25sq to back
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    Re: Pros and Cons of a tube/pipe bumper

    A front bumper for Jimny with proper mounts and recovery points made from 2mm should be well under 20kg. I'm not spitting figures here. I've seen it. A 2mm shell (without brackets weighs a mere 10kg...
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    Re: Pros and Cons of a tube/pipe bumper

    Please read again what was stated earlier. It was stated that a steel bumper is good because it does not give way or crumple at all.

    Very very few bumpers are made with 2mm sheet. All I have...
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    Re: Pros and Cons of a steel bumper

    I'm with sandboarder on this one. Solid bumper way too heavy to start off with for suspension and the engine. Also a solid bumper on a Jimny in a "serious" accident will be like being in a bumper car...
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