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    Default Jimny Locker and RoofTent

    Hi
    Looking for some opinions? I think the KAM locker would make a Jimny quite deadly (especially with decent articulation), but this tent..... I just don't know hey!!!
    Pricing for Kam Locker around 11,000-13000, bit steep but actually not that bad.
    Major negative would be warranty I suppose....
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    Alex Kappeler
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    Putting a diff lock in your Jimny is like walking around with brass knuckles in your pocket.
    Only those who are looking for trouble do it!

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    If I had the bucks, them KAM locker with their heavy duty side shafts would be what I would go for. Its by far the toughest mechanism available.

    It will definitely kill your warranty. The installation also requires cutting the back off the diff.

    As far as tents go, I don't like roof-top tents, although this one is prettier than the others. My tents have to be able to withstand extremely bad weather, altitudes and high winds.
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    I was looking at the frontrunner rooftop tent because of the light weight (38Kg). I also though about the Locker , but wont you be taking the fun out of the experience when you can just take on any obsticle?

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    Have you seen the price of that Maggiolina rooftent? I believe they are around R30,000 in SA.

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    So you guys recon the KAM locker is a better option than the ARB airlocker on a Jimny? I was reading the same article in WegRy and it's very tempting.
    Last edited by DCR; 2011/07/08 at 09:49 AM.
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    You get the heavy duty shafts and there is less to go wrong (no air-lines, compressors etc).
    Vic

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    2019 Suzuki Jimny - 235/75R15 M/T's, lifted
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    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

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    and the best is, one can install these lockers without the wife noticing....

    I'd just like to see a Jimny with one of these equipped... Must be awesome!
    Alex Kappeler
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    Not quite.
    The diff cover changes and the budget gets a huge hole in it.

    The diff cover is one of those things that will go unoticed for months and then suddenly she'll say "What's that?">
    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
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    Not quite.
    The diff cover changes and the budget gets a huge hole in it.
    The diff cover is one of those things that will go unoticed for months and then suddenly she'll say "What's that?">
    and that's where the fight started haha
    Alex Kappeler
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    Quote Originally Posted by superduper View Post
    Putting a diff lock in your Jimny is like walking around with brass knuckles in your pocket.
    Only those who are looking for trouble do it!
    Hahaha....that is very well saaid. My biggest fear would bee to get stuck with diff lock where other go without. You'd never live that down
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    Like the Prado last weekend
    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

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    I would choose the KAM locker over the ARB for one reason: The KAM doesn't need a compressor that fills up the engine bay.
    The KAM's downside is that they cut open the diff pumpkin and fit a ugly plate thing. and the job could take days to complete

    I will probably get a locker but only in a few years once the warranty expired. Once I have more 4x4 experience I might even forget about a locker and buy more beer instead

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    Hear here on the beer
    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

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    If you drink enough beer, you can use the empties to fill the hole that is causing your loss of traction.
    Another crisis averted!

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