So sorry for missing for quite sometime. I'm still using LWB Jimny 1.3L power steering, actually my 2nd LWB Jimny. Loved every min utf it. Mine is a stock unit, everything original.
Used it during my many outings from mild to medium off road excursions. Been to southern tip of Johore, Eastern side of Trengganu, Ulu Trengganu, Kuala Behrang, Losong, Penarik, Permaisuri, Fikri, Setiu, Tok Bali, Kelantan, in Palekbang, Beluru in Tumpat, Pasir Pekan, Kelaburan, Kuala Krai, Dabong,Jelawang, Cameron Highland, Kuala Betis, Perak in Pengkalan Hulu, Grik, Lawin, Lasah, Sg Siput
Most of it on avarage travelling 100km/hr on highways, off road really depend on terrain, muddy go easy on trottle, on muddy down hill ikat sawn down tree with lots of branches tied to back of Jimny, equivalent to hill descent auto control of Discovery!!!!
Really having fun on Jimny.
When others are considering due to petrol/diesel guzzling 4x4's, I'm happily driving my Jimny without worries of fuel cost.
Parts for Jimny??? Many shops stock most parts as stated by many sifus' in this forum. Why worry about using Jimny, just get one!!
Only U need to decide SWB or LWB to suit yr interest/ criteria.
I'ved just replaced my Jimny's timing belt, 2 O-rings, belt tensioner bearing (RM 120) plus air air cond compressor and power steering belts (RM 27). Labour charge RM 150.
Npw ready for another outing early June, probably from Shah Alam to Bentong, Kuala Lipis, Gua Musang, Kuala Krai (1 night) then Kota Bharu (1 night)
Who says Jimny cannot travel far?????