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    Default Proud owner of a Suzuki Jimny (and new to the forum)

    Hey guys - acquired this beaut about a month ago with the goal to be our honeymoon wagon, and boy did it exceed every expectation I had. Lucky for me, the 1st owner (I'm the 2nd) made some great mods to it: front runner roof rack, upgraded Gabriel Safari suspension, escape gear seat covers, BF Goodrich KO2 tekkies etc. I took out the rear seats for some extra packing space and fitted a custom built storage unit which worked fantastic for all the equipment we carried with us on honeymoon. The maiden voyage (about a week ago) in the jimny provided all types of terrain for us to tackle: gravel, sand, rock, river-crossings and the Jimny dealt with it with ease. Anyway, enough typing, here is some pics!

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    Nice enjoy
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    Congrats on both accounts, enjoy!

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    Well done!

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    Awesome buy
    Congrats and may you have trouble free motoring experience.

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    Congratulations and many safe travels.

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    Default Re: Proud owner of a Suzuki Jimny (and new to the forum)

    Thanks guys appreciate the feedback!

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    Congratulations.
    May your honeymoon be a never ending adventure.

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    Default Re: Proud owner of a Suzuki Jimny (and new to the forum)

    why state obvious.
    all jimny owners are proud.



    (sarcasm)

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    Welcome and that is one awesome looking Jimny
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    Welcome! Do you have a forum sticker? Perhaps we will see each other around town.

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    those tekkies do look good on the jim ! congrats
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    Sure looks an impressive Jimny - especially those big tekkies!

    Out of curiousity: extra tank for the fuel? Or just a bunch of Jerry cans?

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    Default Re: Proud owner of a Suzuki Jimny (and new to the forum)

    Thanks guys!!

    @Subok: no sticker yet, where can I get one?

    @Groenhoender: no extra tank, but the fuel range on the Jimny was a real issue (for me) - I got at most 280 km on a full tank, but then again, the Jimny was loaded to the max and with all the mods, this is probably expected. Fuel consumption throughout the whole trip was about 7.5 - 8 km/l. I had 2x 20L jerry cans with me and they sure helped me twice get out of a pickle.

    I'm curious as to what other Jimny owners find their fuel consumption to be with similar circumstances (heavy loaded, bigger tires etc).

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    Welcome to the fold.
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    Default Re: Proud owner of a Suzuki Jimny (and new to the forum)

    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmO View Post
    @Groenhoender: no extra tank, but the fuel range on the Jimny was a real issue (for me) - I got at most 280 km on a full tank

    I think you will find on this forum, or elsewhere (such as Instagram) how many Jimny owners carry around an extra pair of Jerry cans.

    Not to detract from the overall appeal of the Jimny (which I really like) but it is the fuel tank and the somewhat cramped space inside that puts me off buying one.
    If there is a wider version, I would buy it instantly.

    Having said that, the Jimny appears to be very very popular amongst young people, or older folks (actually single user/driver), as it is very versatile and convenient, especially in city traffic (with parking space). I have actually seen an increase of new Jimny (the new one with squarish roofshape) on the road (that I daily ride) between my town and 2 other towns/cities.

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    Default Re: Proud owner of a Suzuki Jimny (and new to the forum)

    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmO View Post
    Thanks guys!!

    @Subok: no sticker yet, where can I get one?

    @Groenhoender: no extra tank, but the fuel range on the Jimny was a real issue (for me) - I got at most 280 km on a full tank, but then again, the Jimny was loaded to the max and with all the mods, this is probably expected. Fuel consumption throughout the whole trip was about 7.5 - 8 km/l. I had 2x 20L jerry cans with me and they sure helped me twice get out of a pickle.

    I'm curious as to what other Jimny owners find their fuel consumption to be with similar circumstances (heavy loaded, bigger tires etc).
    What have you got in all those crates? I have 2 crates - one with tools and recovery gear, the other is the kitchen box. You need to learn to travel light. A mate and I go away for a long weekend with 2 full sets of camping gear, tools and recovery gear, and we can still see clearly out of the back window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GroenHoender View Post
    I think you will find on this forum, or elsewhere (such as Instagram) how many Jimny owners carry around an extra pair of Jerry cans.


    Not to detract from the overall appeal of the Jimny (which I really like) but it is the fuel tank and the somewhat cramped space inside that puts me off buying one.
    If there is a wider version, I would buy it instantly.


    Having said that, the Jimny appears to be very very popular amongst young people, or older folks (actually single user/driver), as it is very versatile and convenient, especially in city traffic (with parking space). I have actually seen an increase of new Jimny (the new one with squarish roofshape) on the road (that I daily ride) between my town and 2 other towns/cities.

    I've had a read this morning and it looks like the jerry cans are the way go to to carry additional fuel, and I must say it's not too inconvenient either. I'll just buy the proper setup from Frontrunner (https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...an-holder.html) for our next adventure instead of using a ratchet to tie it down (I borrowed the current bracket and jerry can setup from my dad).


    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    What have you got in all those crates? I have 2 crates - one with tools and recovery gear, the other is the kitchen box. You need to learn to travel light. A mate and I go away for a long weekend with 2 full sets of camping gear, tools and recovery gear, and we can still see clearly out of the back window.

    I probably had too many crates... 6 altogether.


    2 high lid ammo boxes for clothing, 1 for me and 1 for the wife
    1 for braai equipment
    1 for kitchen equipment
    1 for the car equipment (compressor, tire repair kit etc)
    1 for all the electronics (leads, plugs, chargers etc)

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    I honestly find for interior packing soft bags, where possible, work much better in the jimny, and a drawer system is even better for kitchen utensils etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vstromPE View Post
    I honestly find for interior packing soft bags, where possible, work much better in the jimny, and a drawer system is even better for kitchen utensils etc.
    Something I'll consider giving a try, but I opted against the soft bags, just because the high-lid ammo boxes stacks so nicely on top of each other, sits firmly in one place and one can pack other items quite nicely against and on top of it without worrying that it will give way or dent in with how the weight of the surrounding items pressure each other when riding rough terrain (just my train of thought ).
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