A little bit history and trivia of Jimny in Japan for you.
Jimny culture in Japan is something like a side hobby for some drivers, professional drifters even; at midnight, they would meet up at a gas station, as they would in their high horsepower Silvias, Chasers, and who knows what, and drive to a certain spot where there would be mounds of dirt, a little stream of water to splash through, and no light whatsoever.
When you hear Suzuki Jimny, everybody thinks its an SUV just like a Minica. A cute little car that looks like a jeep.
What makes a build unique from the sea of different project cars? Is it the ‘rarepaps’ parts installed? Or the status of the model? In this case, it’s both.
Martin’s Jimny is a bit different, he took the other way on customizing a car. Instead of going to conventional builds like the Corolla or Civic he took a rather “fun approach” by building a one of the kind Suzuki Jimny, with all the bells and whistles from motherland Japan, Martin’s Jimny definitely stands among all of the SUV build’s you’d see. Its a full Japanese spec off-road Jimny. With all the connections from car community he found parts or “rare paps” parts if you rather for the car including the ultra-rare “Bride Taniguchi” seats which has only 5 in the country. Martin’s pursue to build this car grew faster, the passion the sweat and the tears on finding the right parts for the car, and it definitely payed off.
Martin’s 2015 Suzuki Jimny JLX (JB43)
-1.3L DOHC 16V
-Bride Taniguchi Seats (Jimny Specific)
– APIO Japan Carbon Panels
-APIO Japan Blue Lens Rearview Mirror
-Titanium Shift Knob
-Personal Neo Grinta 320mm (Red Stitch)
-Works Bell Steering Wheel Adaptor
-Napolex Japan A/T Pedals
-Taniguchi Japan Bodykits (FRP)
-Apio Japan Blue Lens Side Mirrors
-MBro Japan LED Tail lights
-Apio Japan Carbon Fiber Gastank Cover
– Denso Baskushismas Back Horn
-Tough Dog Australia Lift Kit 60mm
-Tough Dog Australia Steering Dampers
-SR Performance Panhards
-SR Performance Caster Correction Bushings
-ARB Diffrential Breathers
-5Zigen SP7001-N Exhaust System (Jimny Specific)
-Bradley V 4X4 Engineering Wheels Japan
-Federal Couragia M/T 205/80/16
Update: Martin is now rocking a Volk Rays TE37X, a check to his future plans list.
Photo: Vincent Capili
Words: Juan Miguel Jimenez, Dino Ayuyao