New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by Greg » Thu 14 Mar, 2019 6:19 pm

Start with a set of Hilux diffs re-tubed to 60 series width :mrgreen:

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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by South001 » Fri 15 Mar, 2019 5:02 pm

Greg wrote:
Thu 14 Mar, 2019 6:19 pm
Start with a set of Hilux diffs re-tubed to 60 series width :mrgreen:
Well I'd get a Vitara for that 😎
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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by gwagensteve » Fri 15 Mar, 2019 7:32 pm

South001 wrote:
Thu 14 Mar, 2019 5:55 pm
What would it take to build the new Jimny with 32 inch tyres twin locked snorkel and winch, sliders etc...

Is it doable..

Do you have to change gearing etc....

Thinking about doing it start of 2020...
Anything is doable, but you won't be able to legally build a Jimny with 32's unless you "upgrade" to larger axlehousings from a Hilux or similar, otherwise, you're limited to a 28" tyre. However, with swapping in axles, you will have to make the cars safety systems believe that nothing has changed, so the wheel speed sensors etc will need to be adapted to the new axles. It will be a very complex process to satisfy an engineer that the car is safe and legal.

Yes, 100% gearing will need to be changed - but that's a given - gearing would need to be changed for offroad use with any tyre over 28".

As the vehicle is post 1996, there are very heavy restrictions on body modifications as all internal structure (inner guards etc) are considered part of the crash structure. This will push you towards running the car higher to avoid structural modifications, but you will need to pay for stability testing and brake testing.

You will need very deep pockets and be very tenacious and patient. I suspect the finished vehicle will easily owe you $50K+

Of course you could just throw gearing, airlockers and cromo axles in it and cut to fit the 32's, but when you're starting with a ~$30K car, the consequences of a defect taking the car off the road (possibly permanently) are pretty significant.

Accessories like a winch and sliders are neither here or there.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by neofitou » Sun 24 Mar, 2019 5:24 pm

I think it would be much easier to build a G series jimny with the 89 adr stamp with 33s, hiluxish diffs and just use a fibreglass shell for the new jimny.

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Unless the engineer decides that's an ICV.

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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by Davsuzi » Mon 25 Mar, 2019 11:16 am

They are 27.3" cheese cutter standard, so going for 32" will need plenty of mod and engineering.

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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by South001 » Mon 25 Mar, 2019 8:25 pm

Yes Thanks for all the info that's why I asked it's pretty much not possible.

Might try in 89 Vitara with Hilux diffs and start from there.
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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by gwagensteve » Tue 26 Mar, 2019 9:23 am

I’ll start a new thread in the tech section this evening. This is getting interesting. *rubs hands together*
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Re: New Jimny launch - Alan Mance Suzuki 21 Feb

Post by South001 » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 6:37 pm

Nice 👍
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