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Old 27 June 2009, 18:21   #11
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http://motors.shop.ebay.co.uk/items/...Q_sopZ2QQ_scZ1

here are a few to look at, only thing to check on a jimny is that the 4wd engages ok, they have vacuum locking hubs which can play up, easy to test, start engine, check 4wd lights up on dash and doesn't flash
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Old 27 June 2009, 18:53   #12
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Thanks mate, just been scanning the web but found one down the road for sale in the local paper. Going for a scan of it tomorrow
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Old 27 June 2009, 18:57   #13
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Thanks mate, just been scanning the web but found one down the road for sale in the local paper. Going for a scan of it tomorrow
cool, here are a couple of pics of mine

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=276928&postcount=7
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The Suzukis are brilliant off road - just terrible on it - great fun though.

As you said rust is the biggest killer - and people have the cheek to attack LRs!!!
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Old 27 June 2009, 19:15   #15
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The Suzukis are brilliant off road - just terrible on it - great fun though.

As you said rust is the biggest killer - and people have the cheek to attack LRs!!!
The jimnys are better than the old SJ's coils rather than leaf springs, bit underpowered for faster road but as you say great fun and good off road. Keep an eye on the tin worm
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Old 27 June 2009, 19:20   #16
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Looks good colin, need a cheap 4X4 as I'm going to have a crack at launching off the local beach. Cheers for the info
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If driving on sand don't use mud plugger tyres - the less tread the better - and letting the tyres down to about 10psi works wonders as well - better still avoid soft sand like the plague!!!
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If driving on sand don't use mud plugger tyres - the less tread the better - and letting the tyres down to about 10psi works wonders as well - better still avoid soft sand like the plague!!!
and a set of waffle boards as a plan B
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The Jimny's are good little cars. I had one on holiday and with four of us it pulled alot better than I thought. Just don't try and fling it around corners like I did as it rolls a bit.
Nice car though, I was looking at getting one for playing in.
Try Anchor Supplies for waffle boards, you get the ex MOD ones cheap, struggle to lift both at once though.

I hate to say it but Fronteras are very good too. Got a shock when me and my mate went for a play in the snow, 2ft of fresh snow up a steep hill on normal tyres in high box and it walked it. My mate can't drive for toffee either.
He paid 350 for his.

I'll buy you a tractor if I can see the look on your lasses face when you leave it on the garden next to the SR!
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The Jimny's are good little cars. I had one on holiday and with four of us it pulled alot better than I thought. Just don't try and fling it around corners like I did as it rolls a bit.
Nice car though, I was looking at getting one for playing in.
Try Anchor Supplies for waffle boards, you get the ex MOD ones cheap, struggle to lift both at once though.

I hate to say it but Fronteras are very good too. Got a shock when me and my mate went for a play in the snow, 2ft of fresh snow up a steep hill on normal tyres in high box and it walked it. My mate can't drive for toffee either.
He paid 350 for his.

I'll buy you a tractor if I can see the look on your lasses face when you leave it on the garden next to the SR!
Cheers mate, a 4X4 tractor will do nicely! Got a spare room?
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