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which zook?
« on: October 02, 2010, 20:16:05 »
I'm looking for a cheap to run greenlaner, i've always had landies but was very impressed last time i went laning and saw a jimny and an sj. Its going to be a second car for a bit of fun thats not going to drain my bank balance.

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 22:21:14 »
I'm looking for a cheap to run greenlaner, i've always had landies but was very impressed last time i went laning and saw a jimny and an sj. Its going to be a second car for a bit of fun thats not going to drain my bank balance.


Hi rocco
welcome to the land of light offroading :dance:

really your needs will dictate which zook is best for you

how many wud you want to carry?
how far do you want to mod it?
wot size engine you thinkin of?
want live axles or IFS?
leafs or coils?
tintop or soft top?


fill that lil bit in and ill come up with the best candidates for ya and some pix

HTH simon

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 11:05:16 »
Hi generation-x

The truck will only be carrying me the mrs and the dog, ideally it'll need power steering and be comfortable to drive as the wife will be using it to take the dog out when i'm at work. I haven't thought too much about engine size but i would prefer coils over leafs and definatly a hard top.
As for mods suspension and body lift plus decent mud tyres to start and it'll probably evolve from there as i break stuff or find flaws.

Dont want much do I  :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 11:16:05 »
no m8 its not much at all

4got couple of questions sorry :oops:
3 or 5 door?
and the hard one how much you looking to spend on  buying then on modding

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010, 19:25:55 »
would prefer 3 door.
I think about 1500quid to buy and the same again to start moding

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010, 22:15:33 »
[quote  author=roccodog link=topic=80948.msg641315#msg641315 date=1286130355]
would prefer 3 door.
I think about 1500quid to buy and the same again to start moding
[/quote]

ok m8y

that sort of funds wud get you a mint jimny only prob not much boot space in them unless you bin the rear seats for your dog
lift kits can be from a simple 1.25" coil spacer kit off bits4vits to a massive 4.5" full suspesion kit off the offroad armoury ORA can also sort under body prtection for the jimny aswell as winch bumpers imho join a couple of the suzuki forums to gauge more info on different lift kits bigjimny is one shropshire-suzuki is another both have good jimny sections with some good info.

if your wanting a slightly bigger engine then its a late 3door vitara again not much in the way of boot space but as only 2 of you bin the rear seats again
again lift kits go from 1.25" upto the calmini 3" lift kit
you can fit bigger tryes on the vitara easier than the jimny due to bigger arches but you have weak forn axles on the vit as its IFS unlike the jimny that has beam axles with coils all round,

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 11:33:11 »
I would go for a Jimny and take the back seats out  much better ride easy to modify and can be very capable.
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Re: which zook?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 17:14:09 »
Thanks for the advice gents, I've just been and had a mooch round a jimny and see what you mean about the boot space, the back seats will definatly be coming out.
I think the jiny will be the way to go, it looks like there's some nice kit available for them.

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 21:27:59 »
Thanks for the advice gents, I've just been and had a mooch round a jimny and see what you mean about the boot space, the back seats will definatly be coming out.
I think the jiny will be the way to go, it looks like there's some nice kit available for them.

Roco how good are you at spanner work??

Simon

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 19:40:54 »
Thanks for the advice gents, I've just been and had a mooch round a jimny and see what you mean about the boot space, the back seats will definatly be coming out.
I think the jiny will be the way to go, it looks like there's some nice kit available for them.

Roco how good are you at spanner work??

Simon



pretty good, had a few landies so i've had a fair bit of practice

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 14:30:22 »
no to  cheap jimny in telford but needs a new engine
the lad is not looking for mega bucks and wud leave loads in ur budget to buy another engine
let me no and ill pass on the details


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Re: which zook?
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 20:17:21 »
Get a 1.6 Baleno engine to replace the knackered one and it makes the Jimny even better
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Re: which zook?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2010, 21:04:18 »
I would go for a Jimny and take the back seats out  much better ride easy to modify and can be very capable.


Yep, thats exactly what I did, plenty of room without the rear seats. I go on camping trips in mine and I take loads of gear with me.
Back into the fold after 6 months without a 4x4.

1999 Jimny with 3" lift and Maxxis Buckshot tyres.

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Re: which zook?
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 18:10:03 »
I've found a couple round my local area that i'm going to have a butchers at this weekend, all been well i may have a new toy by monday :dance:

 

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