New Suzuki Jimny Across the North East

slumlord

Member
My Suzuki Jimny and I Just completed a +10,000km trip across tropical north east Australia. Some pics and highlights below...

Some specs for those interested:
Suspension: Old man Emu 40mm lift
Wheels: Maxxis Bighorn 235/75/r15
Fuel tank: 40L (with 20L Jerry can)
Engine: NA 1.5l 4 cyl (101hp) (Suzuki k15b)
Bullbar: Ironman
Snorkel: TJM
Rack: Rolla


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Barkly Tablelands looking very lush this time of year.

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Inside the Mount Warning Volcano's caldera, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Boarder Ranges NP
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Wreck of the S.S. Maheno on Fraser Island.
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Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island
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Fraser Island Giants
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Bloomfield Track, Cape Tribulation
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The rare Angiopteris evecta fern on Mount Bellenden Ker, the largest fern species in the world. This one is a baby.
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Remote stretch of gravel between Burketown and Cammoweal.
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1000 km to go and we're home (Darwin)
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boobook

Well-Known Member
Very nice pics, those big chunky tyres look great and would work a treat.

How did you go managing the space inside?
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
That looks mint
How did you find it on a bigger trip like that and is the gearing still good with the bigger rubber?
 

slumlord

Member
That looks mint
How did you find it on a bigger trip like that and is the gearing still good with the bigger rubber?
Totally fine if you dont mind sitting on 110kmh. I could have gone faster but with the revs at 3000rpm at 110 I wouldnt risk it.
All good with exception of very high headwinds. Across the Barkly tableland we hit strong headwinds which would allow us to get over 90-ish km/h which was frustrating at times. That's a downside of having a super boxy shaped vehicle, its practically a sail in strong wind.

Gearing is fine for typical overland conditions. But for extremely steep and rough surfaces 1st gear low isnt low enough with these tyres. A tad too fast imo. I noticed in very soft deep sand on Fraser that 1st gear high sometimes wouldn't cut it either, not enough torque and would sometimes stall.

But overall very pleased with comfort and performance.
 
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