Road Meister: 2015 Suzuki Jimny JB43

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.

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When you hear Suzuki Jimny, everybody thinks its an SUV just like a Minica. A cute little car that looks like a jeep.

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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.

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Martin’s 2015 Suzuki Jimny JLX (JB43)

Engine
-1.3L DOHC 16V
-Open Intake
-4-1 Headers

Interior
-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

Exterior
-Taniguchi Japan Bodykits (FRP)
-Apio Japan Blue Lens Side Mirrors
-MBro Japan LED Tail lights
-Jaos Mudguars
-Apio Japan Carbon Fiber Gastank Cover
– Denso Baskushismas Back Horn
Suspension
-Tough Dog Australia Lift Kit 60mm
-Tough Dog Australia Steering Dampers
-SR Performance Panhards
-SR Performance Caster Correction Bushings
-ARB Diffrential Breathers

Exhaust
-5Zigen SP7001-N Exhaust System (Jimny Specific)

Wheels
-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.

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Photo: Vincent Capili
Words: Juan Miguel Jimenez, Dino Ayuyao