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Des-Sol Kerkenberg Expedition 2020 – Part 1

To all our Des-Sol friends who survived a testing weekend in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Drakensburg mountains where water, mud, and rock trails were made all the more exciting by the fantastic weather. The Des-Sol team spent a thrilling weekend with like minded 4×4 enthusiasts willing to put their steeds to the ultimate test. The sun […]

How are Des-Sol Springs Manufactured

Cold Rolled vs Hot Rolled Coil Springs Compared to hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel has a nearly 20% increase in strength through the use of strain hardening. It’s through a series of breakdown, semi-finishing, sizing, semi-roughing, roughing, and finishing that cold-rolled steel shapes can be created. Many spring manufacturing companies in South Africa use a hot […]

Will Des-Sol 32mm Wheel Spacers Impact Jimny Bearing Wear?

  There are many opinions on social media platforms about whether it is better to fit deep dish rims or wheel spacers to your Jimny. The fact is that it does not matter, as whether you fit deep dish rims or wheel spacers the end result is the same. The load on your wheel bearings […]

What is a Drop Bar and is it Absolutely Necessary?

The Gen4 Jimny has an additional cross member added to the chassis below the prop shaft to give the chassis better rigidity. When lifting the Jimny by 50mm and adding castor correction bushes, the prop shaft moves closer to the cross member and this means that when you go over road humps at speed the […]

Where can I find Des-Sol Fitment and Distributers in Cape Town?

African Sky Adventure Company Founded in 2019, African Sky Adventure Co. which is based in the Helderberg Area Western Cape, has evolved by having a passion for Customer Service and a vision to create an out of the ordinary and unique experience for the outdoor and 4wd enthusiast escaping the rush of everyday life to […]

Preview – Tala Game Reserve 4×4 Trail with Des-Sol & Monteseel Adventures

Des-Sol specialises in Suzuki Jimny 4×4 aftermarket accessories and supports the conservation of our natural heritage and wild life in South Africa, specifically here in KZN (Kwa- Zulu Natal). There is nothing more exciting and exhilarating than seeing wildlife in their natural habitat when travelling along a 4×4 trail. Des-Sol, in conjunction with Jacques and […]

Impact of Accessory Weight on the Performance of Your Jimny

Underestimating the impact that the weight of additional Jimny accessories has on the life of your Jimny and also the impact that this weight has on the performance and road handling of your Suzuki Jimny is often overlooked by many.

This blog covers technical points such as what are the preferred accessories selected by Jimny owners, a table of most typical accessories for your Suzuki Jimny 4×4 and the approximate weight of each accessory, as well as some basic test weight data measured by Des-Sol. We also discuss the impact that this weight has on the ground clearance of your Jimny when empty and loaded. We also cover the merits and importance of good spring design, the basic operation of shock absorbers and why it is vitally important to match spring and shock absorber when doing a 50mm suspension lift.

A reminder to the reader that it is not mentioned in the blog that from a weight perspective, size for size, our Jimny Bumpers are one of the lightest steel bumpers available on the market today.