Trip Planning and Trip Reports
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