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    2015 Suzuki jimny

    So bought this new.

    Plan is to daily and take offroad as much as possible. Future mods will consist of 215/80r15 tyres, 2 inch lift, light bar and compressor.

    Due to the 2015 model having TRC and wanting a simple, reliable build I have no plan for lockers, gears or massive tyres. For now enjoyment is top priority


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    Geez we're a bunch of softcocks...we have a 911 and we're obsessing over non-functional ducts and indicator colours

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    Wait, these are still available new?
    I've had a sneaking desire for one for a while, I think it would be a great replacement for the pub creeper AU and double as a fun little bush car. Used to have a Sierra so am big fans of Suzukis off road.

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    I think you can still buy them new here - apart form the engine, the running gear is almost 100% compatible with a coil spring sierra from memory.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    You can certainly still buy them here new - 1090kg/3.7m long and 62.5kW of 1.3L fury. They're $19,990 driveaway.

    I considered one a few years ago, I hate 4WDs but these are sort of awesome. I'd recommend driving one before making any decisions!

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    Fuck shoulda bought one with the $20k stimulus that the Gov handed out

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    Anyone know the towing capacity of the little suckers? Can't seem to find it on the website. They show a pic of one with a tow bar, but don't list one as an accessory?

    Edit: Carsales says 1,300kg. Ample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Anyone know the towing capacity of the little suckers? Can't seem to find it on the website. They show a pic of one with a tow bar, but don't list one as an accessory?

    Edit: Carsales says 1,300kg. Ample.
    I see you found it on carsales but on the suzuki website, click the specification tab and scroll to the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Mega View Post
    I see you found it on carsales but on the suzuki website, click the specification tab and scroll to the bottom.
    Thanks! I got tied up soaking in this emotive and accurate description of the little weapon. "Power unleashed - Its DOHC 1.3L engine provides all the muscle you need for dynamic performance and abundant torque to encounter just about anything you can throw at it."

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    Just reading that put the fear of god into me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Fuck shoulda bought one with the $20k stimulus that the Gov handed out
    There never was a handout, it was just a tax offset and only about $6000 back.
    You just get most of you're depreciation back straight away instead of over a few years.

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    yeah, not exactly comfy, but they're awesome fun off-road from the bit of a drive I had in a friends. It was an older one without TCS and just open diffs, but 2" lift and muddies. It went up everything you threw it at! Can feel a bit sketchy at times, but that's all part of the fun - apparently... Super light so should be good in the sand over there. How's it feel for power in the dunes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentcrm View Post
    There never was a handout, it was just a tax offset and only about $6000 back.
    You just get most of you're depreciation back straight away instead of over a few years.
    I know, hence the italics. Many mouth-breathers thought it was a handout......
    Quote Originally Posted by hrd View Post
    yeah, not exactly comfy, but they're awesome fun off-road from the bit of a drive I had in a friends. It was an older one without TCS and just open diffs, but 2" lift and muddies. It went up everything you threw it at! Can feel a bit sketchy at times, but that's all part of the fun - apparently... Super light so should be good in the sand over there. How's it feel for power in the dunes?
    The Sierra I had never once let me down despite my young and dumb abuse.... scared fuck out of me on really steep climbs at Cruiser park. just a little lift with BFG Muddies. More than once I nearly bailed when I thought it was going to climb up and over itself and roll over backwards lol.
    On the beach they're just so good. Jimny being virtually same under and still light will of course be awesome too. Normal tracks that have you traversing carefully in a full size 4wd are flat out rally stages in a Sierra/Jimny, they're just so small, narrow, and nimble.

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    Re towing: Carsales says 1,300kg. Suzuki site says 1,100kg. Can't always trust Carsales I see....

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    Being a m13 engine the m18 fits straight in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki dave View Post
    Being a m13 engine the m18 fits straight in when it drops a liner!
    Fixed :P
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Are they *that* bad? Like, do they shit in warranty or was it an early build issue since fixed? I'm asking as an old dude I like has asked my opinion on what he should be dragging around behind his motorhome for his dream retirement, and I suggested a new Jimny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Re towing: Carsales says 1,300kg. Suzuki site says 1,100kg. Can't always trust Carsales I see....
    I must be looking at a different suzuki website then cause this one says 1300kg.

    http://www.suzuki.com.au/vehicles/mo...w#buying-tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Mega View Post
    I must be looking at a different suzuki website then cause this one says 1300kg.

    http://www.suzuki.com.au/vehicles/mo...w#buying-tools

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    http://www.suzukiqld.com.au/jimny/specifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Are they *that* bad? Like, do they shit in warranty or was it an early build issue since fixed? I'm asking as an old dude I like has asked my opinion on what he should be dragging around behind his motorhome for his dream retirement, and I suggested a new Jimny.
    Same shitbox motor as the late model swifts - when I was at Suzi Auto for 4 months, we swapped out one a month that had come in with "Blown Headgaskets".
    Didn't even pull the heads - the MLS gaskets don't fail, they drop liners as soon as the coolant level drops and they get hot. All were out of warranty, 90-130,000km old
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Fucken bizzarre... wonder why suzuki QLD lists a different tow capacity to Suzuki Aus ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Same shitbox motor as the late model swifts - when I was at Suzi Auto for 4 months, we swapped out one a month that had come in with "Blown Headgaskets".
    Didn't even pull the heads - the MLS gaskets don't fail, they drop liners as soon as the coolant level drops and they get hot. All were out of warranty, 90-130,000km old
    So it's just the luck of the draw then? Plenty of people I know with late Swifts have had no issues at all..... Fucking cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    So it's just the luck of the draw then? Plenty of people I know with late Swifts have had no issues at all..... Fucking cars.
    Just don't overheat them. Ever.
    Check the coolant level regularly.

    We had a 2.4(?) Vitara 4 banger head on a bench that Dave had replaced - the owner had run the thing with no coolant, and it had cracked, and then the combustion blowtorched a path following the crack out around the exhaust valve seats...
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    So owning one within warranty you'll be apples. Like most modern shit.

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    For sure.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    That same 2.4 also blowtorched a channel between the cylinder and a water jacket about 10mm deep...
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki dave View Post
    That same 2.4 also blowtorched a channel between the cylinder and a water jacket about 10mm deep...
    Forgot about that. I was mostly impressed with the valve seat hanging out in free space...
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    The m13a in the jimny is considered very reliable. The j24 on the other hand.... Anyway one of the reasons I bought this is because 7 year unlimited km warranty!

    HRD the power in the dunes is fine. I have been out with a pajero and an xterra and she climbs dunes better than both. It's all about the weight. I remember my old paj had to be driven on low range all the time in the dunes, I tried hi range a few times and it would always bog down and get stuck, the Jim surprisingly can do a lot in high range.

    One of the greatest things on it is the visibility. You can see everything around you and it's very easy to position the car. I let my mates wife drive it in the dunes and she loved it was pushing hard and wanted to go harder giggling and laughing the whole time. However when she drove her husbands xterra she felt intimidated by the weight, size, power and visibility over the hood. Her comments were that in the Jim she felt connected to the car and it would do everything she asked of it and gave her confidence. It was interesting to hear her opinion as a non car person.

    I was worried about te on road comfort, stability, and driving for my wife. But so far she loves it, says it's more stable than the Nissan sunny we were renting for a couple months and she loves the short wheel base for parking. She actually finds it a comfortable car. The steering is a little heavier at low speeds than your typical small car, I guess they have done that to make it feel more stable at highway speeds. I have no issues sitting on 120kph on the highway on a daily basis, but don't really like going too much over that. It does it I have had up to 146kph but it feels best around 120.

    Otherwise HRD's comments are pretty much on point for your average person.

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    Didnt realise they were still selling the here. Suzi dropped them coz vic ruled all new cars must come with dsc. Must have updated the abs software and quietly brought them back?

    They are a cool little car no doubt!

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    My 2013 jimny is a shitload of fun


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    fuck yeah, looks good

    ive been thinking about something like this for our 2nd car
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