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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kelab Jimny Samurai Malaysia

If you are a fan or owner of any Suzuki Jimny family 4x4 car in Malaysia, you are invited to join the group of Kelab Jimny Samurai Malaysia Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/336688889762194/. This club is not registered, however is a good place to hangout with other fan/owners of Jimny in Malaysia. 



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jimny Owners Gathering Northern Region 2014 (JOGNR2014)

JOGNR2014

Sintok 12 April 2014 - Jimny Owners Gathering Northern Region 2014 or JOGNR2014 is the first event which gathers Suzuki 4x4 owners especially the SJ and Jimny in the northern region (Kedah, Perlis, Penang and Perak). The 1st event which sponsored by Suzuki Automobile Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (SMA) was successfully attracted about 22 owners of different version of the Suzuki SJ. Suzuki Malaysia was also participated by showing the newly launched Suzuki Jimny JB43 1.3L DOHC. The event which was held at Park and Recreation Universiti Utara Malaysia (P&R UUM) with several activities including BBQ, best car award, novice challenge, lightcore and hardcore expedition. Prior to the event, JOGNR2014 participants have gathered at C-Mart Changlun parking about 9.30am and proceed the convoy to P&R UUM at 10.00am.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Overland from China with the Suzuki Jimny

The owner of the Suzuki Jimny is form China, overland trip back to China from Malaysia via Thailand and beyond. Managed to throw a small chat with the owner near Changlun, Kedah.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Suzuki Malaysia Mega Roadshow 2014 @ Star Parade, Alor Setar

This is my third experience of visiting the Suzuki Jimny Roadshow after here and here

I found that, after checking the Suzuki Jimny Malaysia model, there are only two variants currently offered, which are 5-MT and 4-AT 1.3 JLX DOHC. I believe due to the automotive policies and regulations, specification such as (dual air bag, ABS)  are compulsory for these car to be sold in Malaysia, I'm not sure, but probably add more price tag to the car. In safety reason, these compulsory items are good for the customer and normally some of the key points when buying a car. On the other hand, for customer who just want to enjoy the tagline "If you like it rough", which the purpose is driven to a rough light core trail/off road, some of the safety features are not that necessary. Thus, no air bags and ABS should be fine. I've seen the variant without (air bags and abs) being displayed at Brunei during my visit there in 2012. The following photo is the engine bay of the 4-AT Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX JB43V M13A (during PGB4 Brunei 4x4 Challenge 2012). Note that on the right of the bay, there is no ABS.



The following is Malaysian Suzuki Jimny FJB43V with ABS.


Hopefully, Suzuki Malaysia will broaden the choices and market for the Suzuki Jimny by introducing another variant such as Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX 5-MT without airbags and ABS. However, looking at other countries Suzuki websites, only two variants are being offered depending on the countries regulation (5-MT and 4-AT) only. So, we are likely to follow the sale, which many people say "quite expensive". In one note, the price seems to be fair for the fully-loaded specification for a mini 4x4, while many other still does not satisfied with the pricing. We know, there always be a customer who will buy the car.       
    

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How is New Suzuki Jimny compared to SJ410 and SJ413

* Source: http://www.4x4.in.th/specification.html (SJ410, SJ413) and Suzuki Malaysia (Jimny JLX)

Model
SJ410
SJ413
Jimny JLX DOHC
Jimny JLX DOHC
SJ410
SAMURAI
5MT Jimny
4AT Jimny
Dimensions
Length
3,430mm
3,430mm
3545
Width
1,460mm
1,540mm
1600
Height
1,680mm
1,665mm
1670
Wheelbase
2,030mm
2,030mm
2250
Track (Front)
1,210mm
1,300mm
1355
Track (Rear)
1,220mm
1,310mm
1365
Min. clearance
230mm
205mm
190
Weight
840kg
964kg
1060
Engine
Type
F10A
I-4 OHC
G13BA
I-4 OHC
M13A
DOHC
Displacement
970cc
1.298cc
1.328
Bore x stroke
65.5x72.0mm
74.0X75.5mm
78.0X69.5mm
Power
45HP @5500rpm (SAE NET)
66HP @6000rpm (SAE NET)
83.8HP @6000rpm
Torque
7.5kgm @3000rpm (SAE NET)
10.5kgm @3500rpm (SAE NET)
110Nm @4100rpm
Transmission
Type
4-speed MT
5-speed MT
5-speed MT
4-speed AT
Ratios (1st)
3.136
3.652
4.425
2.875
(2nd)
1.946
1.947
2.034
1.568
(3rd)
1.422
1.423
1.674
1.000
(4th)
1.000
1.000
1.190
0.696
(5th)
-
0.864
1.000
-
(Rev)
3.463
3.466
5.151
2.300
Diff ratio
4.111
3.727

Transfer
Type
2-speed part-time
2-speed part-time

Ratios (Low)
2.511
2.268
1.000
1.320
(High)
1.580
1.409
2.002
2.643
Suspension
Front
Leaf springs
Leaf springs
3-link rigid axle with coil spring
Rear
Leaf springs
Leaf springs
3-link rigid with coil spring
Steering
Recirculating ball, power steering
Turning circle
4.9m
5.1m
4.9
Brakes
Front
Disk
Rear
Drum
Safety


SRS Dual Air Bag, ABS


Following is the dimension of SJ410:


Ladder frame dimension of SJ410:

I'm still looking for the ladder frame dimension for Jimny.