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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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This is really cool - a lightweight alloy roof rack, with lightbars, specially designed for the new Suzuki Jimny.  With the lights built-in, these roof racks serve more than just storage and good looks, they ensure the lights sit nice and high without being smashed off by a tree. The good news?  I imported an extra set, which is available to buy here -  https://jimny.co.nz/products/2019-jimny-roof-rack-with-lightbar The ladder is cool too, especially as I'm always trying to find new ways to take some cool photos. Now I can climb onto the roof of the Jimny and get those nice high shots,...

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The standard wheels are tyres on the Suzuki Jimny are totally fine around town, they're nice and quiet, good for fuel economy and they don't have a problem climbing kerbs.  But I wanna climb more than kerbs. So I went and saw my mates at Bridgestone Shirley who hooked me up with a great wheel and tyre package for the Jimny. I don't drive on the open road too much, I'm mostly either driving around town, or going on a 4WD trip. The tyres I went for are Goodride 30 / 19.5 mud-terrain tyres. These are cheap tyres, but the reviews that...

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After our First Day Out with the 4WD Club, I learned that the standard Jimny tow points are just dangerous, so I need to make some changes. You see, the tow points that come on the Jimny from the factory are really just tie-down points for shipping the cars, they're just a basic loop welded to the chassis. The problem there is that when towing the truck forward, the welds can break, and the metal loop can be catapulted straight towards the truck that is towing. Not safe at all! So I sourced some bits to ensure recovery is a...

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