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2000 & 2006 Jimny with a couple of mods ;)
« on: December 31, 2008, 04:27:39 PM »
Thought I should get around to posting some pics of my Jimny. Have travelled a bit with it over the last 8 years, including many trips to Fraser, Moreton, Double Island and Bribie.
Has a bit of lift, dual batteries, K&N filter, modified front bumper and bash plate, semi-detachable sway bar set-up, BFG muds (215/75) and a few other bits and pieces.

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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 02:45:50 PM »
Excellent Rookie69 lookin forward to seeing your pics  <ii>
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 02:15:06 PM »
Great pics and good looking Jimny.  <ii> I just had a dual battery sys put into mine yesterday. Best I update my pics and description.
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 02:18:48 PM »
Great pics and good looking Jimny.  <ii> I just had a dual battery sys put into mine yesterday. Best I update my pics and description.
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Don't forget to add a pic of the lights you are getting fitted  ;)
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:48:08 PM »
My mind isn't working like it use to. Rookie, did you do a trip with us up to Mt Mee and come to one of the club meetings in the last couple of months? Bar the front bumper it looks very much like another I have seen recently. Those decals are ringing the bells in my head.

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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 04:06:24 PM »
Yes I'm the guy the came on the Mt Mee run.
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 07:33:06 PM »
How did you find towing a trailer on sand with a jimny?

That must have been hard work crossing the soft sand between campsite/beach... At a guess 1st gear, H-4, 5000RPM, foot down and hope for the best...
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 07:44:11 AM »
It was actually really easy, it's all about suitable tyre pressure. Our last trip to Moreton was the first time I'd used this trailer, and also the first time on sand with the smaller 215/75R15 MTs so a bit of experimenting was involved. I initially aired down to 15PSI (easier to drop more air than put it back in) which was fine until we had to cross the beach into the bypass. As soon as I hit soft sand I felt it dig in. Tried backing up but only moved about a foot. I then dropped down to 12PSI and backed straight out. had another go with no problem at all. 12 PSI was the winner on the day.

I never make high speed runs at soft sand, there's no need if your tyre pressure is correct. We explored a few campsites before settling on one and each time it was done in low range, first gear at 2000 - 3000 RPM.

I've been sand driving for 20 years and have made a lot of mistakes along the way, it's a learning curve. I drive to suit the conditions and am conscious of the pressures I run on. Every vehicle is different. Tyre size, Vehicle weight, sand temperature all play a part in what pressure to run. Ultimately no vehicle should have to be flogged just to get over a bit of soft sand. Just remember with soft tyres you can't go doing donuts and the like as you will roll your tyre off the rim and probably put the car on its' side.
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 07:42:46 AM »
Went up to Double Island Point on the weekend, so I grabbed some pics of the camping rig.



The Rig on the beach at Double Island. The trailer has matching wheel track to the Jimny and was built in my spare time.



The weather was perfect, The rig performed flawlessly ... Shame about the plague of Horse Flies and multitude of Blue Bottles. Neither eased off for 48 hours. Grrr!
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 08:31:05 PM »
Yes all well spoken there mate TYRE pSI is so important and for some reason one that some refuse to do. They would rather run full preasurs and dig big holes and pull big revs than just put put over the top of the sand and doing no damage to inviroment and vehicle.

The Vit with Road tyres 20 psi was the choice and proved great with Muds remove an extra 5-7psi is the Reccommended advice.
Remember trailers are a lot lighter, drop down to 10 Psi  most times, it makes a huge differance with towing and while reversing, trailer will go where you want it to go in reverse.

We also were there on Thurs were staying till Mon but got hunted off by the flies, never seen them so bad.

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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009, 09:52:35 PM »
Try this for Horse Fly swatting practice

http://majman.net/fly_loader.html
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 11:15:41 AM »
Some new mods pics

Rear brake lines



Rear shock lower mount relocation bracket



Rear Panhard relocation bracket



Panhard rods stock and adjustable



Front adjustable Panhard rod



Front brake lines



« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 11:17:13 AM by rookie69 »
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 01:39:00 PM »
Niiiice Car  <ii> Im pretty sure i saw it last sunday going by the Ferny grove police station. Theres not many with the orange stripes are there??
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 01:42:38 PM »
Yep that was me.

It's taken a while, 8 years of a bit at a time. I'm happy with how it's coming together, I just need more time to actually go bush.

Thanks for the positive feedback.
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 01:44:50 PM »
Looking good  ;) I was playin Volleyball with some Mates and i saw it and i was like Check out that Mad little car!! lol
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 09:47:09 AM »
Hi Rookie69, I agree with the other guys, great looking rig and good advice re sand driving and tyre preasures. I looked at the photos and have two questions firstly is the panhard rod relocation bracket and the rear shock bracket aftermarket or one off fabrication that you did and secondly is the botton shock bracket so that the shock can pivot on the eye now that you have added height.

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 10:01:47 AM »
both parts are retail items. You won't find them on any shop shelves though. I've been getting all my specialty parts from sales@outdoorauto.com.au

The shock mount relocation bracket has the following benefits;
- Lets the rear axle extend 35mm further
- The standard bolt into the axle seizes in place and needs an oxy torch to free it, whereas This gadget has a bolt and nut for easy on & off of the shock
- The mount allows sideways movement, so less binding/friction with suspension twisting.

The Panhard relocator would centre the axle on a 50mm lifted Jimny but higher lifts like mine are still off centre slightly, but this also helps bring the panhard into a flatter angle, close to standard.
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2009, 03:38:30 PM »
Yeah thanks rookie69 that is a good modification, simple and effective.

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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2009, 08:03:01 PM »
Finally got out to have a good play today at Ripley.







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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2009, 01:10:32 PM »
Took off the rear plastic flare and the plastic from the door sill while clearing the top of a tricky climb. Apparently the left side of the car was off the ground. OOPS!!



Founds lots of places for a play and photo opp.

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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2009, 03:17:32 PM »
Maaaattteee! awesome rig! 
If ya ever what to sell it... my hands up 1st!  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 04:04:40 PM »
Maaaattteee! awesome rig! 
If ya ever what to sell it... my hands up 1st!  ;D

Now that's a complement. Sadly for you I already have its' replacement and I'll be swapping all of my goodies over and selling this one as a stocker.
I even kept my original bumper and factory suspension.
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2009, 09:22:33 PM »
Couple of flex pics from a recent day at Glasshouse.




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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2010, 01:42:35 PM »
Have made a few mods since my last post. Picked up a set of superlites a while back and then a near new set of 235/75R15 Federal Couragia MTs. Have also bought a 2nd hand transfer case with 24% reduction gears fitted which has made a huge improvement off road and around town.

Have made a few mods since my last post. Picked up a set of superlites a while back and then a near new set of 235/75R15 Federal Couragia MTs. Have also bought a 2nd hand transfer case with 24% reduction gears fitted which has made a huge improvement off road and around town.



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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2010, 01:43:52 PM »
At Ripley





Had a little OOPS!




I put my old BFGs on the trailer

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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2010, 05:41:11 PM »
 :o WOW... your not shy in pushing it to it's limits are you.  do you have lockers or is it all open diffed fun?


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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2010, 06:16:08 PM »
:o WOW... your not shy in pushing it to it's limits are you.  do you have lockers or is it all open diffed fun?

Haha. That's what it's for. If I didn't want to do the fun stuff I'd probably be driving an L300 4WD. Would be much more practical for me.
I only have open diffs. Every now and then I wish I had a locker, but it's rare and would spoil the fun and challenge. In my opinion anyway  ::)
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2010, 10:30:56 PM »
it's suprising where an opened diffed vehicle will go. and I agree its more fun having the challenge. the rear of my zook is locked and while it will go further I had more fun doing it open diffed. once I get my rear suspension sorted I'll be putting my open centre back in.

your zook looks good and performs even better! great work.
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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2010, 10:27:22 AM »
it's suprising where an opened diffed vehicle will go. and I agree its more fun having the challenge. the rear of my zook is locked and while it will go further I had more fun doing it open diffed. once I get my rear suspension sorted I'll be putting my open centre back in.

your zook looks good and performs even better! great work.

Cheers. I think it works well.
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Re: 2000 Jimny - slightly modified
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2010, 05:19:15 PM »
Haha. That's what it's for. If I didn't want to do the fun stuff I'd probably be driving an L300 4WD. Would be much more practical for me.
I only have open diffs. Every now and then I wish I had a locker, but it's rare and would spoil the fun and challenge. In my opinion anyway  ::)

I gather u have Reduction Gears in the Jimny ???
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