Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,437
    Thanked: 761

    Default Roofrack or Shocks

    SWAMBO's birthday. Any suggestions.
    Gen4
    What is the best roof rack, Assume, Front Runner Slimline 2.

    Or, Upgrade shocks and coils, But no lift wanted.

    Or, Upgrade tyres.

    Stock standard 5000km on it.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Defender Kalahari
    Series 3 SWB
    Series 1 De Luxe Cab Pickup
    Series 1 Station Wagon 88''
    Jimny Gen4 SWAMBO

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    37
    Posts
    5,948
    Thanked: 2415

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by imgreg View Post
    SWAMBO's birthday. Any suggestions.
    Gen4
    What is the best roof rack, Assume, Front Runner Slimline 2.

    Or, Upgrade shocks and coils, But no lift wanted.

    Or, Upgrade tyres.

    Stock standard 5000km on it.
    Frontrunner roof rack
    Sent from my iPhone


  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Rebel 4x4 For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    King Williams Town
    Age
    53
    Posts
    8,369
    Thanked: 2257

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    18v Battery operated angle grinder and drill machine with 2 spare batteries and charger as well as 4 cases of beer and spirits...
    Isuzu STD 2.5d 2x4 rear diffy lock
    2x spotlight,2x fog lights
    215/80/R15c tyres
    1 x great humourous driver
    GPS,Bluetooth
    Eagle eye dash cam --stolen ..bought another one
    snorkel soon
    Craig
    I DON'T LIVE IN AFRICA,AFRICA LIVES IN ME- Kyle my son

  5. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to hunter26 For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Walker Bay
    Age
    78
    Posts
    9,747
    Thanked: 1518

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Frontrunner roof rack

    ďAfrica changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same." - Ernest Hemingway

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cape Town - RSA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,971
    Thanked: 506

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Are you serious?

    Maybe ask Swambo, pretty sure its none of these things.
    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Overland - GDE Eco Tune + 2" Lift on 265/70/17 BFG KO2's
    2017 Venter Savuti + Tentco Jnr, Dometic CF50 Fridge + Snomaster Battery Box
    --
    Ex - 2005 Cherokee CRD

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Quiksilver For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    47
    Posts
    331
    Thanked: 127

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Get the phone holder from jimny wild, very handy position when the android auto connected.
    2011 Suzuki Jimny, Rocksliders (Bluerocket), Underbody protection (Stofpad), Roofrack (African Outback)
    Drawer System (self)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    By the sea
    Age
    43
    Posts
    462
    Thanked: 142

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Those extras converted into money is alot of fuel for a very lekke adventure.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    59
    Posts
    151
    Thanked: 125

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Congratulations! Know she'll enjoy!
    Not sure if this applies to the new Jimny, hopefully someone will comment.
    Previous generation Jimny I would say for sure first the shocks and coil upgrade before the roof rack. They make such a big difference to the handling, especially with a roof rack. Also the improvement in body stability means there is no noticeable increase in fuel consumption and no loss of power, even when the rack is loaded.
    (I did just shocks, and added airbags to back. Have read the shocks can slip out with this configuration, but had no issues yet. Been through Richtersveld and Namibia - I don't do more than grade three trails.)

    Regards
    Last edited by Grise; 2021/07/31 at 10:53 PM.
    Janine
    2009 Jimny
    Transfer case and Radial cup protection
    VPU - rear wheel arches
    Packing System & Roofrack
    Geolander AT's,
    Airbags & EFS shocks

    2010 Ford Bantam XLT 1.6 - Sold
    1981 Ford Cortina - but it went forever! Until stolen

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Grise For This Useful Post:


  13. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,437
    Thanked: 761

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    Are you serious?

    Maybe ask Swambo, pretty sure its none of these things.
    Yip, not my gentle push at all.
    I would rather buy series 1 pistons and rings etc.
    But i guess
    We will use the Jimny when staying in Chalets etc then i don't need my Kalahari to be used all the time.

    Front runner Slimline 2.

    She is not keen on the suspension lift story, only looking for a more secure safe ride, if we can change the shock and tyres without added lift will be good.
    Defender Kalahari
    Series 3 SWB
    Series 1 De Luxe Cab Pickup
    Series 1 Station Wagon 88''
    Jimny Gen4 SWAMBO

  14. #10
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    47
    Posts
    132
    Thanked: 106

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Having watched the Rohny Dahl episode on roof racks, they do seem like an awful lot of money for not much advantage. For that reason alone I would look elsewhere to spend good money.

  15. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    59
    Posts
    151
    Thanked: 125

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    For any weekend or more trip the roof rack makes the world of difference to packing a Jimny, so long one puts light bulky stuff on the rack.
    I also didn't want to do a lift, but even for travelling on tar in windy Cape Town AT tyres alone made a difference to stability, the suspension upgrade so much more. And an easier more pleasant drive.
    You will need to drop tyre pressure after stiffening the suspension for a more comfortable drive. I also believe in dropping pressure as soon as I hit corregations to lessen undue stresses on the vehicle and roof rack fixtures with the stiffer suspension - it's light and really bounces around when not loaded after the upgrade. Super ride when loaded though.
    In my opinion the upgrade is essential for safety with a loaded roofrack on any roads where you might suddenly hit soft sand, or even just side on wind. Certainly it saved us from getting into trouble in Namibia.
    Regards

    Oh - and consider the K9 roof rack too - I preferred it, mostly because it was a bit lighter and the runners are length wise - less noise and wind resistance, but couldn't get a quote from them the time so took the front runner.
    Last edited by Grise; 2021/08/02 at 08:23 AM. Reason: Added info
    Janine
    2009 Jimny
    Transfer case and Radial cup protection
    VPU - rear wheel arches
    Packing System & Roofrack
    Geolander AT's,
    Airbags & EFS shocks

    2010 Ford Bantam XLT 1.6 - Sold
    1981 Ford Cortina - but it went forever! Until stolen

  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Roodepoort
    Age
    55
    Posts
    5,682
    Thanked: 369

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    1. Replace those horrible Dunlops with a decent All-Terrain tyre. 215/75R15 is a good replacement size.
    2. Upgrade shocks and springs - The stock springs are not great with the added roof rack load. Unfortunately the only replacements available give you a lift as well, which is not a bad thing.
    3. Des-Sol's roof rack is lighter (and better looking) than the Frontrunner or Eeziawn, but won't have as many accessories available.
    Vic

    "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"

    2019 Suzuki Jimny - 235/75R15 M/T's, lifted
    EX 2012 Suzuki Jimny 1.5 - 215R15C's, Steel undies, lifted and locked. - CRASHED
    EX 1984 Suzuki SJ410 - 245/75R15 Muddies, Nissan A15 Motor, OME's - SOLD
    EX 2008 Suzuki Jimny - 215R15C's, Mounty's Rock Sliders, tow-bar
    EX 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ OME's 30x9.5 A/Ts

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to saxj For This Useful Post:


  18. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    witbank
    Age
    35
    Posts
    495
    Thanked: 25

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Get the roof rack, 1st accessory I added.

    I use it to load our float tubes or light items in ammo boxes when camping.

    It also makes the Jimny looks so much cooler.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	a1.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	325.0 KB 
ID:	625020   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	a2.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	341.3 KB 
ID:	625021   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	a3.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	430.0 KB 
ID:	625022   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	a4.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	471.0 KB 
ID:	625023  
    Last edited by juanjcbs; 2021/08/02 at 11:16 AM.
    Juan
    2021 Suzuki Jimny 1.5 GLX A/T
    2014 Chev Utility 1.8 Sport (Sold)
    2012 Land Rover Defender 2.2 110 CSW (Sold)
    2012 Land Rover Defender 2.2 90 Pick UP Lt (Sold)

  19. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Randfontein
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,677
    Thanked: 5569

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Do the tyres first then suspension then roof rack
    Willie Knoetze

    2019 Nissan NP300 2.5tdi d/c 4x4

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to FWM For This Useful Post:


  21. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    64
    Posts
    554
    Thanked: 232

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    I would get the NeoTrek roofrack, then there is enough money left for shocks
    Jimny, the most underestimated 4x4xfar

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to Gustav Jimny For This Useful Post:


  23. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    59
    Posts
    151
    Thanked: 125

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    I would get the NeoTrek roofrack, then there is enough money left for shocks
    This is the other one I would consider - couldn't remember the name though - thanks!

    Another benefit of stiffening up the suspension - helps keep the Jimny level when loaded rather than hanging at the back with front lifting which means more tread on the road at front, so much more responsive steering when loaded (if you can call a Jimny's steering responsive! )

    Regards
    Janine
    2009 Jimny
    Transfer case and Radial cup protection
    VPU - rear wheel arches
    Packing System & Roofrack
    Geolander AT's,
    Airbags & EFS shocks

    2010 Ford Bantam XLT 1.6 - Sold
    1981 Ford Cortina - but it went forever! Until stolen

  24. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,437
    Thanked: 761

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Thanks ALL
    Front Runner roofrack on its way.

    I cant seem to find that detailed thread with reverse camera install.
    The one that actually shows the green plug behind screen, they want to install complete new system, i said NO.
    Surely just the camera and wires, thats not R6000 to R8000.00

    Then we will do tyres

    Thanks
    Defender Kalahari
    Series 3 SWB
    Series 1 De Luxe Cab Pickup
    Series 1 Station Wagon 88''
    Jimny Gen4 SWAMBO

  25. #18
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    47
    Posts
    331
    Thanked: 127

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    For a GA or GLX? In PE you can apparently get the diy kit for R1200.
    2011 Suzuki Jimny, Rocksliders (Bluerocket), Underbody protection (Stofpad), Roofrack (African Outback)
    Drawer System (self)

  26. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,437
    Thanked: 761

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Its a 2020 ALL GRIP is that a AG
    Still not ready for first service.
    They have a "call back" something with wiring loom doors ?

    Ok, its a GLX
    Defender Kalahari
    Series 3 SWB
    Series 1 De Luxe Cab Pickup
    Series 1 Station Wagon 88''
    Jimny Gen4 SWAMBO

  27. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,437
    Thanked: 761

    Default Re: Roofrack or Shocks

    Explaining time:
    The Jimny is slowly being setup for use when we go to lodges or B&B places, mostly local.
    My wife will never put 2 bags of firewood inside or anything that will scratch or damage the interior.
    We often go to places that will not need a lot of kit. So roofrack for wood and 3 ammo boxes with covers.
    No rooftop tent required.

    When we cross borders or need long term camping kit a i have fully kitted Kalahari with kitchen, fridges, stoves, solar etc you name it, even the kitchen sink.

    Remember we all have different needs and ways of travelling, we are lucky enough to now have two different options.
    Defender Kalahari
    Series 3 SWB
    Series 1 De Luxe Cab Pickup
    Series 1 Station Wagon 88''
    Jimny Gen4 SWAMBO

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •