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Offline robkav

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A new toy!!!
« on: February 27, 2010, 18:56:22 »
Well i've been after somethink to have a play in for ages but didn't want to spend a fourtune to end up recking it, So i brought this....


It had been used on a farm so its filty and the backseats have been removed and dog gard but thats fine for me,

one week later after a clean and some mud tyres

just waiting for suspention to arrive and hope to have it fitted by next sunday for Avon dasset.

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 20:09:50 »
I had a P Reg one exactly the same mate, watch for rust developing in the front and rear arches as it can lead to MOT failure. Also don't lift it too much as it puts a hell of a lot of pressure on the front CV joints and they dissintegrate off road, I had 5 go on mine in 18 months !!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Back into the fold after 6 months without a 4x4.

1999 Jimny with 3" lift and Maxxis Buckshot tyres.

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 20:51:46 »
What lift did you have? and did you fit diff lowering brakets? as i havn't ordered any yet.

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 22:14:17 »
hi rob
looks a decent base for a good toy
before you do venture off road get hold of some manual free wheeling hubs
less strain on front drivetrain while on tarmac and if you do blow anything on the fornt axle you can get home with no issues

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 20:27:30 »
hi rob
looks a decent base for a good toy
before you do venture off road get hold of some manual free wheeling hubs
less strain on front drivetrain while on tarmac and if you do blow anything on the fornt axle you can get home with no issues

simon

I'll keep an eye out for some, got the suspention sorted now just need some underbody protection.

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 23:14:10 »
Quick update it now looks like this



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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 23:21:28 »

Offline jimny gary

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2010, 21:10:52 »
looks like your having fun with it !
www.4x4Recovery.com  - Sensibly priced recovery gear

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 15:32:03 »
Looking at your picture with the young lad in, I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only one who has that problem. Trees. Seriously, how does something rooted to the ground move so much! One minute everytrhing is fine, you're on the perfect line then.....BANG.... normally followed by a "where the hell did that come from!!"
My Mum lied..............it hasn't dropped off.

Offline JimP

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 16:22:46 »
What suspension did you fit??
Disco 300tdi - for laning
Suzuki Vitara - for playing!!

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 23:47:00 »
Damm trees, i went for bits 4 vits spring and shock spacers lwb rear springs and shocks and a la supertrucks 3' body lift so far so good did have astra rear shocks but it was far to soft, it needs bigger tyres, but i keep looking at jimnys!

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Re: A new toy!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010, 23:08:23 »
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« Last Edit: August 08, 2010, 23:10:47 by robkav »

 

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