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Offline scatt

suzuki jimny offroad
« on: March 05, 2008, 23:35:15 »
hi guys, i am looking at buying a new offroad toy. (will need to be on road aswell) and jimnys have come to my attention, just after some advise on its offroading ability, upgrade parts (offroad). and any other advise you think might be usefull. also have seen them with snorkels on but how do these work with petrol engines?. thanks

Offline glaggs

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 00:10:15 »
To make a Jimny a competant off roader all you realy need are a set of decent tyres and maybe a 2" lift. Snorkels on a petrol engin work exactly the same as they would on a diesel engin. The big differance between petrol and diesel as far as water in concerned is that a petrol engin needs the electrics waterproofing. Jimnys are reasonably ok in this respect -just spray thyem with a water despersant spray.
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Offline scatt

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 00:18:50 »
thanks for the reply, what sort of size tyres will fit? would i need bodylift? and what is a safe wading depth, have seen them o u tube with water over the bonnet.

Offline glaggs

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 11:09:29 »
Suzuki used to fit 205/75 -15's (std is 205/70-15's) to their test fleet with no mods. On std gearing 215/80-15's is about as big as you can go, but these will need a 2" suspession lift and a little bit of trimming on the arches.
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Offline SteveW

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 14:37:09 »
Mines on 215/15's with a 3" lift and a few other modifications and I've had to trim back the arches a bit to stop the tires catching. As for the offroad ability of it I'll let you know once I get a few things sorted so that I can get it properly tested as I've not had it long.

If your considering a jimny the following site has a few at different levels of modification and should be of help to you www.bigjimny.com

Hope this helps,

Steve.

Offline jims jimny

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 16:28:06 »
try here as well  www.jimny.se
mods so far  2"procomp suspension  
205/75/15 colway mt
diff breathers
t-case protection plate
snorkel/piper cross filter + loads more

Offline freelanderpx54

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 22:12:54 »
My mates Jimny floated quite well at Cowm Quarry last year :dance:

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Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 17:35:16 »
How does the jimny handle on the road / off road is the ride better the the leaf sprung SJ.

I am seriously thinkin about getting one in the future what is the diff clearance of a jimny on the larger wheels.

I have been told under neath they look almost the same as a land rover just a mini version of.

What speed can you cruise at on the road is it more then my top speed of 45mph  Are the engines as bullet proof as the SJ they just seem to keep going.

Sorry about hi jacking the thread but just curious.


Thanks,
      Baz

Offline glaggs

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 18:23:16 »
They are basically coiled SJ's with a more refined interior. You should be able to cruise at more than 45mph even with bigger tyres. The limit on modding is the body work. Its hard to get significantly larger tyres on the jimny. I have managed 31"'s on mine, but most people run 215-15's.
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Offline spoofer2888

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 18:37:43 »
my old jimny?
it had 3" lift and trimed arches and 235/75/15 on weller wheels as well as quite a few other mods  ;)

aka  steve

Offline daveford

Re: suzuki jimny offroad
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2008, 19:55:46 »
One mod well worth considering is changing the transfer box mounts from the standard alloy ones to steel ones. See K.A.P. Suzuki web site. They're £75 for the pair.