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When four wheel driving, especially in very remote areas, a snorkel is almost a requirement - you never know when you're doing to need to cross through a river that's a little deeper than expected. Since getting my Jimny well over a year ago, I've been hunting for a snorkel, with no luck. I've had my sourcing guys in China looking everywhere, and recently they found a factory that'd make one for me, so I ordered a sample.  It's fantastic!  All the parts required to fit it up nicely - it looks to come with exactly the same bits as...

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It's the internal debate that I've been having for a while now:  Do I use a towbar or rear recovery points on the back of my Jimny.  A towbar means I can tow a trailer if I need to, and it's a nice solid bar across the back of my Jimny for any tricky rear departure angles that I face when in the wild wilderness.  Rear recovery points are advantageous because they're super light and are nicely tucked out of the way.  It's a tough call.  I've had my Jimny about 6 months now, and I've never felt the urge...

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WHY DO WE NEED ROCK SLIDERS? In New Zealand, the Warrant of Fitness inspectors get unhappy about any damage to the sill, the piece of the body under the doors, so they need to be protected.  Unfortunately, when 4wding, sometimes you come across rocks and ledges to get over, especially when your Jimny hasn't been lifted yet (just as mine currently sits). So the solution is rock sliders. A rock slider is a bar that runs under your vehicle, along the length of the vehicle between the front and rear wheel. It's number 1 purpose is to protect the body...

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The original bumper is fine, but it sticks out a long way, and even more annoying, it always rubs a LOT on my tyres. It just got embarrassing. So I've switched it out for this new steel bumper. It's a two-piece bumper and includes some excellent recovery points. Unfortunately, though, the new bumper uses the solid lateral chassis rail for mounting, so I had to remove the A-Frame mounts (I've had a new A-Frame made up though, which bolts to the recovery points). The LED lights look pretty good, and the new bumper gives me an amazing approach angle to any...

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Travelling the country in a motorhome is great, but it's so much more enjoyable when you can take your Jimny with you! I've had this great wee A-Frame made for my Jimny to ensure we're never stuck at a campground with nothing to do. Why an A-Frame? I went and saw a reputable trailer builder here in Christchurch and asked them to build a car dolly trailer so I could safely tow my Jimny behind the motorhome. The engineer said "sure, I can build you one, but I have a safer and far more affordable option for you".  He suggested an A-Frame.  Pros: Cost...

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