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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    Awesome Nox! I must start saving for upgrades now!
    You must!
    It makes a massive difference.
    Hows the JimJam doing?
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    The EFS suspention does make a huge differnce on the ride quality.

    We have the 50mm lift fron EFS installed and we have no issues on the brake line. The rear brakeline does seems tight but its no real issue that should be adressed to a.s.a.p.

    Our litle Creeper done Baraka in Parys just after the lift were installed and I had no isues with any obsticals on the brake lines and trust me their we a few obsticals that had me doing some but crunches.

    All and all I want to extend my brakelines aswell in the near future just for the sake of it as they look tight and I don't like it, but feel calm enought to attempt and obsitcal in the mean while as they will not give you any issues.

    Enjoy the lift...... I know you will.
    Creeper

    Jimny 1.3 - Radial cup Protectors, Front & Center Bash Plates, 50mm EFS's, Rock Sliders, Front Recovery Points, Snorkel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GremlinCreeper View Post
    The EFS suspention does make a huge differnce on the ride quality.

    We have the 50mm lift fron EFS installed and we have no issues on the brake line. The rear brakeline does seems tight but its no real issue that should be adressed to a.s.a.p.

    Our litle Creeper done Baraka in Parys just after the lift were installed and I had no isues with any obsticals on the brake lines and trust me their we a few obsticals that had me doing some but crunches.

    All and all I want to extend my brakelines aswell in the near future just for the sake of it as they look tight and I don't like it, but feel calm enought to attempt and obsitcal in the mean while as they will not give you any issues.

    Enjoy the lift...... I know you will.
    Thanks for that Creeper!
    Makes me feel a bit more secure. DCR also said he didn't extend his and was fine.
    I also did the 50mm lift and I can't believe the ride quality. Can't wait to take it offroad now. Might go play a bit today
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    Be warned as your mind are now your biggest obstical...


    mmmm... rocks.... I'm lifted so no problem, the mind play tricks and we'll you lifted to be able to do more so you will try to do more.

    I know I drive where it looks I'll get stuck to get some challanges, not always the best idea. How ever the once been a challange are now less than a challange and are being cruized over.
    Creeper

    Jimny 1.3 - Radial cup Protectors, Front & Center Bash Plates, 50mm EFS's, Rock Sliders, Front Recovery Points, Snorkel.


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    Makes perfect sense
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    All seems great now
    All level, and coils in the correct places

    Last edited by Nox; 2012/12/10 at 06:23 PM.
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    Hi guys, I'm Nox.

    After test drives, research, debates, hard look at lifestyle, hard look at purpose, hard look at finances, and hard look at what I want out of a vehicle, I have just traded in my Jeep and purchased my little Suzuki Jimny.
    Enjoy it my friend. You will not be sorry. These Jimnys are very capable vehicles and don't let anybody else tell you otherwise. I have seen with my own eyes that these vehicles go where all others go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    All seems great now
    All level, and coils in the correct places
    Thanks BigJimny

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    Those okes know their stuff!
    Took one look and guessed it was wrong.

    I still need to do a wheel alignment but the guys said I need to bring it back in 500km's or so to make sure everything is good and re-tighten everything and then only do an alignment. What do you guys think? Unless I do one now and then again later anyway.
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    Those okes know their stuff!
    Took one look and guessed it was wrong.

    I still need to do a wheel alignment but the guys said I need to bring it back in 500km's or so to make sure everything is good and re-tighten everything and then only do an alignment. What do you guys think? Unless I do one now and then again later anyway.
    Because of the solid axles you don't need to do wheel alignment after the lift
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    Onthou net om die steering damper los te maak as jy wel alignment doen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoetbulkrokkedil View Post
    Because of the solid axles you don't need to do wheel alignment after the lift
    Correct
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    "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"

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    I would have thought caster and toe could change...
    One does put in castor correction bushes. So i guess that corrects it then properly and does not need any more adjustment?

    This community is awesome
    Last edited by Nox; 2012/12/11 at 09:39 AM.
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    So it's been a long time since I updated this thread and my Jimny has had quite some changes. So here is some updates from then till now.

    Some pics from A.D. Went on my lonesome. Clouds where looking ominous.











    A video going up "DogLeg" in the dunes.



    An axletwister










    A water crossing...


    Enjoying the sunset


    Finally got the new bracket made for the EFS steering damper. it now sits a lot higher up and out of the way and feels more solid.
    Previously at full compress it would knock against the diff. No problems now.






    Rocksliders








    Chasing a Defender Puma



    Some playtime...










    Playing in the mud!







    Playing in the dunes with FAC


    Parked small to large. With FAC.






    Up and Over




    Whoopla! Guy standing there - first time experience with a Jimny...He was amazed at these little vehicles.






    Trying to recover a stuck Ford Ranger. I didn't have proper grip and she was really on there. Eventually needed the Landy to come in from a different angle toe help recover.





    Decided to do some undercarriage cleaning and I plastidiped the wheels black.
    Will see how it holds up to abuse. Might decide to powder coat it later, but I wanted to see how it looks blacked out first and personally, I like it!





    Installed wheel spacers, torqued the bolts and checked all the bolts and nuts on the shocks, rocksliders, etc.
    Not the best of pics but you can see the spacer effect. It's 32mm spacers. I was expecting more wobble etc but no ill effects. In fact steering stiffened up a bit and cornering feels a little more planted.
    I also hammered the pinch weld at the rear a little more flush to make space for the wheel going into the arch. there is no rubbing in turning etc, I just have to go check out the extreme articulation situations, to see if it touches anywhere. I don't think it will looking at the arc.

    It should track nicely in the trails now esp some of the sand trails around here.





    Snow!!! First time ever with my Jimny on snow!! :P

    Trail time














    Pulled off along side the road to take some pics of the flowers.






    Close to my house. Stopped for Icecream.























    Well .. I had a bit of a mishap in the one dune.....

    but this was the outcome in the end.

    ^^ new bumper

    I also added the wind deflectors for the windows to keep the rain out from above while being able to have the window open a bit.




    Later I decided I need spotlights, drilled some holes and fitted them after adding some rustproof coating where the wholes were drilled.



    Random pic....
    Saw this on another Jimny


    The missus was having some moments of "no no dont go over the edge.....Oh Shi***t!" when doing some obstacles....
    So I added an "Oh Sh*t Bar"



    We then found it's actually a good place for our medical kit.


    Panhard relocation bracket.





    Extended brake lines (Front and back)




    I installed one of these jobbies for the radio.

    I can now play MP3's from USB and SD card as well as my phone. It went through the back into the glovebox with Velcro at the top.
    Added 4 Sony Xplod speakers.....



    as well as one of these under the seat.

    Hi Jimny...welcome to this century! Nothing over the top but sounds great!

    Ready for another outing.














    Still on the list.... (Is it ever done? :dry: )

    * Snorkel / K&N filter

    * Proper diff breathers. I seem to be doing a lot of water crossings etc.

    * Catback / straight through... maybe branches and a chip with Dyno tune <-- haven't quite figured this one out yet. Need a bit more performance... not much... just a bit.
    Maybe I should just do different ratios but i have the VVT manual with the push button selector.
    What is my options here?

    * Packing system rear. Think I want to take the back seats out completely and rig that. Also want to make it so one can actually sleep inside the Jimny in a pinch. I've got the idea to maybe make it so the front seats fold down completely and one can slide another piece over them to the front...still got to figure it out.

    * Difflock..... ARB with ARB pump for tyres...but seriously expensive.... the R/$ aint helping either. This would be first prize though.
    Anything else other than ARB that can engage and disengage with a button? Detroit lockers available for a Jimny?

    * I got roof bars but maybe a roof basket for camping.

    * I also need a 10-15mm leveling spacer for the front.

    * Quick disconnect for swaybar maybe

    * Dual battery system.

    * VHF radio installation.

    * Beadlockers?
    Last edited by Nox; 2014/04/29 at 04:22 PM.
    Mitsubishi ASX AWD top spec. - stock
    Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i - OME lift on 33" muds, bullbar, racks, freeflow.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD WK - Mud terain 32's, Spacers, Lift kit, GDE Tune.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8 JK - Mud terain tyres. Aftermarket mufflers.
    Jeep Cherokee
    3.7 Sport KK - 40mm EFS lift, Mud terrain tyres, Spacers, skids.
    Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Extreme Sport KJ - 40mm spacer lift
    Suzuki Jimny ジムニ - EFS lift, ARB bullbar, Custom Maniac Rocksliders, Mud tyres, etc etc.

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    Hi nox, nice mods. Like the way the jimny looks. Where did you get the digital music changer and how did you install it? Does it plug into the little square hole on bottom right on back of radio?

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    Lots of weekend DIY stuff

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    Hey Nox. Nice to see how your Jimny changed. Good looking Jimny you have.
    2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara 3.2 V6, Still Stock. Only upgraded the headlights and fog lights. Osram CBI d2s bulbs, clear lens. With the fog's I retrofitted BMW X5 Led Fogs into the std Suzuki fog lights.

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    Great post Nox! Damn, makes me nostalgic.
    Dewald

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    Nice "transformation" FrankenJimny
    2012 Jimny - sold
    2014 Jimny - sold
    2014 Jimny
    One life, Zook it!

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    Your Jimny looks good.

    Would you buy one again - given the time you've spent with it?

    I'm considering buying one to replace my thirsty Hilux - Suzuki have them at R199,000 at the moment.

    I see you're in the same area as me - I work in Diep River, so the daily drive in the Hilux is costing me a fortune. She's an old 2000 model - so I think it might be time for an up-down-grade.

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    Do you have a petrol hilux?
    Cause i get better fuel consumption with my 3l d4d hilux than i get with my jimny..

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