Due to very high request, we set out to find a Suzuki 4x4 and we found heaps! So wait no more! One of the many that stood out was this one, Siani’s tough looking Suzuki Jimny. This thing will go anywhere with ease as the Suzuki Sierra Jimny has such good approach, departure and ramp over angles.
Add a lift kit and bigger wheels with some mods on top of that and it’s a small big monster (if that makes any sense).
This modified episode really shows you don’t need a giant 3 ton truck to get out there and enjoy the outdoors, sure the cargo space suffers a bit on a vehicle this size but that doesn’t rule out week long trips at all.
Siani is also the second female to show her vehicle on our modified series (along with Deb from Episode 5). These ladies know how to 4 Wheel Drive!
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This episode will give you heaps of ideas for Sierra 4x4 mods and an insight to the Suzuki Sierra Jimny.
Make model: Suzuki Sierra Jimny 2010
Engine: 1.3L, 4-cyl petrol, 62kW/110Nm
Drive train: Manual, 4x4
Suspension: Coil Spring, Rigid Axle
Engine: 1.8 VVT Suzuki motor conversion (Liana)
Heavy Duty clutch, 25% Reduction gears in transfer case, Custom Radiator (Browns Radiators), RTC Tough Dog Steering dampener
Electric upgrades: Alpine deck and Alpine Coax Type R Speakers, Aftermarket Temp Gauge
Lights: Lightforce Spotlights, Rear lights
Comms & GPS: CB and antenna
Suspension and tyres: 4 inch ORA lift kit with Radius arms and inverted rear shocks, extended brake lines, 31 inch Mickey Thompson P3s
Bar work and exterior mods: ARB bull bar, Snorkel, Rhino Roof Rack, On Track Fab Custom Sliders/Scrub Bars, On Track Fab Custom Rear bar with tow bar and 2x Jerry Holders, Bushwhacker Flares
Back of the wagon/ute: Custom exhaust, 2 Petrol Jerries, Aforementioned rear bar work
Recovery gear: ARB Front and Rear air locker + compressor mounted under bonnet, 10,000 Smittybilt Winch.
2 Byford Hills.
3 Preston Beach.
Getting up a tough hill first attempt on a track that the Nissan Patrol behind me took 5 attempts at, got stuck and had to take the chicken track.
Short wheel base and light vehicle regrets when sliding sideways down a muddy track towards being t-boned by a tree, before all the bar work.
Build it once and build it right -
Think about what you want your fourby to be and where you want to take it, know your budget and prioritise your mods.
1. Get front and rear lockers - expensive but extremely worth it .
2. Use that short wheel base and small width to your advantage on track.
3. Its light and will bounce, get protection - bar work is cheaper than body repair work.
On Track Fabrication for the Custom rear bar and sliders/scrubs.
Browns Radiators for the Custom Radiator (and re-coring it in time for this!)
Autobahn Kwinana for always having one of our cars taking up a bay.