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Old 20 October 2020, 02:43   #1
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hey guys,

just away to buy a 10 year old Jimny as our second car. id like to put a 2 lift kit on it - just so i look badass (or not).

any experience of Towing with Jimnys? boat will be right ion the limit for it but it will only be going short distances.

cheers,

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Old 20 October 2020, 04:55   #2
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No experience of towing with one, but see it can haul 350kg unbraked, and 1300kg braked.

A 2010 plate 1.3 litre Jimny still commands a decent resale value. I used to have a rare Japanese SJ 410 van as one of my first vehicles, which was the predecessor to the Jimny. Even drove it on General Wade's old military road before one the rear leaf suspension spring broke, thankfully back home. Absolute workhorse, but the bodywork was so thin I wouldn't be surprised if it the same metal they used from a can of tuna!

I was generally surprised to see the cost of these things new. 20k-30k for special edition models! Increased power to 1.5 litre, and looks a bit like a Jeep Renegade.

Anyway, best of luck with it. Get some pics up.
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hey guys,

just away to buy a 10 year old Jimny as our second car. id like to put a 2 lift kit on it - just so i look badass (or not).

any experience of Towing with Jimnys? boat will be right ion the limit for it but it will only be going short distances.

cheers,

Si
A lift will certainly improve the aesthetics - however lifted vehicles ( with higher centre of gravity ) never drive as nice as stock - IMHO
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A lift will certainly improve the aesthetics - however lifted vehicles ( with higher centre of gravity ) never drive as nice as stock - IMHO
They also fall over more easily, and under heavy braking a trailer on the limit of it's capacity will help push it over.

There is no denying that it will look better with a lift, have better ground clearance, and approach and departure angles, but I'm not sure it's a good idea for a vehicle that will be towing a trailer near it's weight limit.

On the other hand, I'd do it.

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Old 20 October 2020, 11:42   #5
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i like your style.... i tend to also ignore the voice of reason.

tbf it won’t be towing far - just to my nearest slip and back which is a 10 mile round trip, i’ll use my x-trail for anything further than that!

thanks as always gents
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They struggle to pull the skin off your custard without lumping a boat around!

Bomb proof engines those 1.3’s though. Have you got one with a proper low range lever? They went to buttons for a while.
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They struggle to pull the skin off your custard without lumping a boat around!

Bomb proof engines those 1.3s though. Have you got one with a proper low range lever? They went to buttons for a while.
Yeah im not expecting a powerhouse 😂. Mine has the push button, which is something i hadnt considered but now that youve mentioned it, i shall press it with shame.
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4.5 m with 40hp and all the kit , jimny tows it no problem , the bigger boat needs more grunt ! Click image for larger version

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Great wee car and leave it as standard if you want to enjoy driving it , we use it off road for shooting , towing etc on at tyres on standard car and its awesome
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