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  Topic: X-eng handbrakes
simonr

Replies: 62
Views: 26326

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:17 pm   Subject: X-eng handbrakes

Did you get far with this?
I'm going to need a decent handbrake for my SJ soon...

It worked, but proved too expensive to make. It worked well on my Suzuki, but didn't produce enough stopping fo ...
  Topic: Need to replace Jimny PAS box to reverse pitman arm?
simonr

Replies: 7
Views: 1205

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:01 am   Subject: Need to replace Jimny PAS box to reverse pitman arm?
Thanks for the info - an LJ70 box looks ideal!

Putting the pitman arm on 180 degrees reversed, reverses the steering! You never know - it might improve my driving!

Steering boxes usually have a ...
  Topic: Need to replace Jimny PAS box to reverse pitman arm?
simonr

Replies: 7
Views: 1205

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:03 pm   Subject: Need to replace Jimny PAS box to reverse pitman arm?
I've been building a Jimny with Toyota 80 axles. There is some info on it here if you are interested: http://www.bigjimny.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=19368&It ...
  Topic: X-eng handbrakes
simonr

Replies: 62
Views: 26326

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:52 am   Subject: X-eng handbrakes
No ideas on price yet as we have just been testing prototypes (which have cost us £300 each as one-offs!). The producttion cost of the calipers should be similar to the existing caliper, and will fa ...
  Topic: X-eng handbrakes
simonr

Replies: 62
Views: 26326

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:16 am   Subject: X-eng handbrakes
I have some potentially good news on this.

We have been developing an entirely new caliper which although entirely mechanical, is double acting (both pads move when you pull the lever) so doesn't n ...
  Topic: X-eng handbrakes
simonr

Replies: 62
Views: 26326

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:49 pm   Subject: X-eng handbrakes
I'm sorry you are all having problems / hate it - but in the last 4 years since it was launched - this is pretty much the first negative feedback.

I agree there are elements of it that are not idea ...
  Topic: Photos of Nobby, Howling Wolf Round 7
simonr

Replies: 13
Views: 3714

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:37 am   Subject: Photos of Nobby, Howling Wolf Round 7
Great photos!

The Suzukis have made real in-roads in to Howling Wolf.

I happen to know that another competitor who is doing pretty well with a space-framed Range Rover this year is building a Su ...
  Topic: ground anchor
simonr

Replies: 44
Views: 31911

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:54 pm   Subject: ground anchor
You would be correct! Get in touch & we'll replace it free of charge.

Although we did a lot of testing on the first version - but it was impossible to try every soil type and condition. Some ...
  Topic: Still major vitara probs.arhhhhhhhh
simonr

Replies: 16
Views: 3090

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:03 pm   Subject: Still major vitara probs.arhhhhhhhh
Unfortunately, fuel injection often makes it more difficult to diagnose.

Even if there are no fault codes, it does not mean that the lambda sensor or AFM have not failed. Sometimes the readings ar ...
  Topic: saying bye bye
simonr

Replies: 18
Views: 3072

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:45 pm   Subject: saying bye bye
Don't be daft!

Everyone goes through these phases (even me), but I know now I'll always go back to it eventually - so don't bother giving up, just keep my head down for a while.

Your technical i ...
  Topic: x eng disc handbrake?
simonr

Replies: 19
Views: 8283

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:57 am   Subject: x eng disc handbrake?
yep, i have fitted one. 3 things that i didn't like;
as well as the x-brake kit you will also need;
a landrover 200tdi handbrake cable £15 ish
a nut for one end of the landrover cable (i think i ...
  Topic: x eng disc handbrake?
simonr

Replies: 19
Views: 8283

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:51 am   Subject: x eng disc handbrake?
Interesting feedback Cynic-al.

On my transfer box, the washers do not rub on the casing - they fit inside the oil seal and sit against the bearing inner.

There is more variation between ages a ...
  Topic: Front done (sorry no LJ grill)
simonr

Replies: 19
Views: 4231

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:58 pm   Subject: Front done (sorry no LJ grill)
I'm impressed! It's always good to see someone doing something a little bit different! Should be strong and looks great too!

Si
  Topic: Ball Joints - What sort has the most movement?
simonr

Replies: 12
Views: 3517

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:35 pm   Subject: Ball Joints - What sort has the most movement?
After a bit of box-opening at my local motor factor - the answer is:
GM/Vauxhall BA0804 / QR3167S Drag link ends which win with a big 34 degrees (68 total).

Just in case anyone else needs to know! ...
  Topic: jimny auto any good offroad
simonr

Replies: 13
Views: 4349

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:52 am   Subject: jimny auto any good offroad
You can re-start most autos by bump-starting if you are quick about it! It takes a minutre or so for all the oil to drain.

I would imagine the jimmni uses the same box as late vitaras? If so, you ...
  Topic: Mid Mounted winch - opinions?
simonr

Replies: 30
Views: 8437

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:45 am   Subject: Mid Mounted winch - opinions?
Thanks for the input.

There are a few pros & cons - but as Graham said, what I need is someone who has actually done it!

On the plus side, the members of difflock take a generally positive v ...
  Topic: Mid Mounted winch - opinions?
simonr

Replies: 30
Views: 8437

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:47 pm   Subject: Mid Mounted winch - opinions?
I've always run either just a front or a front & rear winch - but never a mid mounted with the line vectored to the front and rear via pulleys.

Now weight is a much bigger issue than previous b ...
  Topic: WHAT DID YOU ALL GET FOR CHRISTMAS
simonr

Replies: 31
Views: 6680

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:32 pm   Subject: WHAT DID YOU ALL GET FOR CHRISTMAS
Santa must have been doing a bit of a cross-dressing thing in Horsham too! Can't imagine anyone else leaving me such a shiny ESAB ETII 5/13 welding helmet! Didn't stick around long enough to gift me ...
  Topic: WHAT DID YOU ALL GET FOR CHRISTMAS
simonr

Replies: 31
Views: 6680

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:30 pm   Subject: WHAT DID YOU ALL GET FOR CHRISTMAS
Santa must have been doing a bit of a cross-dressing thing in Horsham too! Can't imagine anyone else leaving me such a shiny ESAB ETII 5/13 welding helmet! Didn't stick around long enough to gift me ...
  Topic: Which Diff - for Indi Suspension?
simonr

Replies: 13
Views: 4096

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:31 pm   Subject: Which Diff - for Indi Suspension?
Well, I bought a pair of Jag axles. Apparently they are from Hearses and have a ratio of 4.54:1 This is a bit lower than I wanted - but should let me run up to 45" tyres (Just kidding!)

A fu ...
  Topic: Ball Joints - What sort has the most movement?
simonr

Replies: 12
Views: 3517

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:14 pm   Subject: Ball Joints - What sort has the most movement?
Thanks for all the help.

I have some of the rose joints pictured. Although they give reasonable movement, they are not in the least bit sealed. You can get sealing rubbers, but they restrict the ...
  Topic: Frankenbucket!
simonr

Replies: 6
Views: 1699

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:22 pm   Subject: Frankenbucket!
By a strange coincidence, I made this today:
http://www.x-eng.co.uk/Images/Album/Suzuki%20Build%20Up/slides/PB291717.JPG

It uses a Land Rover front Hockey stick bush which is 2" diameter with ...
  Topic: Thinking of Building, Any Thoughts?
simonr

Replies: 10
Views: 3945

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:04 pm   Subject: Thinking of Building, Any Thoughts?
Rear engine is good for racing - but for general off road use, front is better. Rear engined vehicles tend to rear-up when climbing hills or at the very least make your steering go a bit light. The ...
  Topic: manuel or auto in challange truck
simonr

Replies: 21
Views: 6410

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:55 pm   Subject: manuel or auto in challange truck
I've come to be a fan of Auto and would probably not go back to manual for off road now. It just gives you more control if you are going slowly. The torque converter can almost double the torque of ...
  Topic: PRT Ground anchor
simonr

Replies: 10
Views: 5385

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:44 pm   Subject: PRT Ground anchor
I used to have one - but just couldn't persuade it to work for me!

Other people swear by them - so it may just have been the way we were using it or the ground conditions.

Si
  Topic: Ball Joints - What sort has the most movement?
simonr

Replies: 12
Views: 3517

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:41 pm   Subject: Ball Joints - What sort has the most movement?
I need some joints to use for the front upright steering swivels (custom fab'd) onmy new truck.

Land Rover A frame joints can give up to 22 degrees but just wondered what else was out there and wha ...
  Topic: Help - How to measure the corner weights?
simonr

Replies: 14
Views: 4585

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:39 pm   Subject: Help - How to measure the corner weights?
Seems to work OK. I might replace it with a lower pressure gauge - maybe 3000psi (if I can find one) for better resolution.

Si
  Topic: Help - How to measure the corner weights?
simonr

Replies: 14
Views: 4585

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:23 pm   Subject: Help - How to measure the corner weights?
This was such a good idea - i've just drilled a hole in my bottle jack to try it! Seems to work pretty well using a pressure gauge off a welding gas bottle.

I'll post some piccies later when the b ...
  Topic: Help - How to measure the corner weights?
simonr

Replies: 14
Views: 4585

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:10 am   Subject: Help - How to measure the corner weights?
How about adding a pressure gauge to a bottle jack?

The pressure required to lift the wheel will be proportional to the weight on that wheel.

Calibrate by lifting something of which you know the ...
  Topic: This week-end I will be mainly making a...
simonr

Replies: 15
Views: 2868

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:26 pm   Subject: This week-end I will be mainly making a...
this weekend I shall be making a spaceframe for this:-

That looks pretty cool! What is it? A Laplander or something?

Si
 
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