2019 Suzuki Jimny/Jimny Sierra JB74W

Well well well, look what we have here.

Plenty of mods to make it into what I want, and I’ll try to give as good a guide to these as I can. I’ve broken the mods up into individual sections with justifications/how-tos and more info where I can.

Using it

Haven’t done too many trips so far, but I did sneak down the southwest of WA for a bit of a beach getaway. I’ve tried to catalogue my camping gear here, just so you’ve got an idea of what has worked for me.

Some 4wding through various parts at the back of Perth indicated that maybe something was needed to keep the dog comfortable in the back (hence I got sliding windows).

Winter time saw some action down in the forest tracks of the southwest

It’s also done some things like the Holland Track: did it easily, and super enjoyable time with the car!

Also lots of time just stooging around the Perth tracks, either solo or with friends.

Semi-local tracks like the Captain Fawcett track also get a bit of a look in here and there when time allows.


Servicing and fixing it

I mostly haven’t had to do too much servicing to the car, but I’ve started collecting notes on servicing the car.

Servicing a Jimny: all you need to know about changing oils, coolant, brake pads and lots of other random things.

The first major fix I’ve done to it was the brakes; they didn’t really need it, but it’s good to write up content on how you change brake pads, brake discs and brake shoes on the JB74.

I’ve also pulled together some suggestions around tool kits and things to consider for different journeys

If you need touch up paints I have compiled the JB74 paint codes.


Modifying it

The evolution of my car

Load carrying beast, January 2023
October 2022
As at January 2021
First day of registration and unmodified, August 2019

Accessories

There’s no full list of all of the accessories available in all markets, so I’ve done my best to compile everything out of brochures or from random accessories I’ve seen in various FB groups. This is a non-comprehensive guide to the Suzuki genuine accessories for the gen4 Jimnys.

Exterior

Suspension upgrade

Protection and recovery

Electrical

Luggage carrying and storage

Other external

Interior