How would you modify a Maruti Suzuki Jimny in India if you own one?

Let's discuss your wish list, generate interest, share knowledge and talk about what your Jimny 4-door can be in the future.

BHPian svsantosh recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Dear Off Roaders,

Now the wait is over and the Jimny is here. Jeep Vs Gypsy brothers have grown to become uncles and now the next generation Thar brother was left alone and wanting a younger sibling to carry on his Dad Vs uncle(s) weekend battles.

Maruti - thank you wholeheartedly for taking a stand and finally bringing in the Jimny (4 door nonetheless) to take on its elder brother head long.

Dear Anand Mahindra Ji - Let the games begin.

Cut to the chase. You are a new Jimny owner (Or a wannabe Jimny owner). I will skip the part about what a Jimny is or was or what is the Jeep Vs Gypsy Debate, read old threads about it here on TBhp over the last 15 years.

My Offroad journey began in 2009. Yours will begin soon if you are new to offroad. Congratulations.

The intent of the thread is to discuss your wish list, generate interest, share knowledge and discuss what your Jimny can be in future.

  • Suspension - lift kits, track bars, alignment issues, spacer blocks, etc.
  • Offroad tyres/wheels - how big can the Jimny 1.5 take?
  • Performance - Engine power, tuning, headers & exhaust, CAI, chip...
  • Lighting - Dual battery, LED lights (strictly for offroad use Warning, please!)
  • Tcase - Crawl gears?
  • Armour - Bash plates, rock sliders? roll cage?
  • Better Angles - Stubby bumpers for better approach/departure, 8mm skid for underbody?
  • Camping - Awning, tents, how to use the short boot for overlanding trips, roof rack, etc
  • Recovery - winch, ropes, chassis points, etc

My wishlist

2" Lift, 1 upsize wheel and tyres, bumpers front/rear, 8" Alu skid plate for the LWB version to begin with from Day-1 of ownership.

Attaching some random pics from the net with their sources mentioned.

Here's what GTO had to say about the matter:

Greatly looking forward to ogling over modified Jimnys. The best part of such cars is the level of customisation available in the market, and how owners splurge on them.

No two modified 4x4s are the same. I have thoroughly enjoyed modifying my Thar, thread will be up soon. We spent about 30% of the car's cost on modifications!

The Jimny - being an international model - already has loads of customisation options available globally. You can expect players like Bimbra, Arka etc. to offer parts for the Jimny too.

Here's what BHPian volkman10 had to say about the matter:

Feast your eyes on this Suzuki Jimny with an Adventure Defender kit by the Japanese legends down at Mudron.

Here's what BHPian tjsi had to say about the matter:

I waited and waited for the Jimny but it never came. Bought the Hyryder hybrid and they come out with the Jimmy after 3 months. Aw, man. Never felt so depressed.

I had my whole modding scene planned a year ago.

  • Tyres BF GOODRICH 215s or 235s
  • Iron man bumpers
  • Winch
  • Skid plates
  • Flood lights brighter than the sun
  • 40mm lift kit
  • Old S U Z U K I grill

It would look something like this.

Here's what BHPian shibujp had to say about the matter:

My wishlist:

  • Tyre upgrade
  • Old Man Emu suspension with a 40mm lift
  • Evo Corse Alloys (stretch goal)
  • Turbo kit (yet another stretch goal)

I spend most of yesterday drooling at the options available here.

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