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New Jimny Wheel Package - thoughts?

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10 May 2019 09:53 #207660 by mediaman111166
Hi all,
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My Silky SIlver SZ5 is apparently en-route to Europe on a big boat to me hopefully early June, but from reading comments on here who knows!
Anyway, my question is this:
I have seen this Wheel tyre combo from Buzz Vehicles, they would'nt tell me on phone the tyre/alloy size as they said its exclusive to them!
www.buzzspecialvehicles.co.uk/collection...package-2018-current
They quoted around £1500 for 5 alloys and tyres.
I zoomed up the tyre and can see 235/70 R16, they are BFG K02 i think? So alloy must be 16 x 8 I assume also?
I cannot find this alloy wheel design from any other seller.
My main concern would be rubbing/speedo accuracy/weight.
I just wondered what the Forums thoughts were, if anyone else had spotted this package and considered it.
My original plan was just to change to 215/75 K02s on the original alloys to beef it up a bit until I saw these.
Any comments welcome and ill post pics when it arrives.
Thanks

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10 May 2019 10:15 #207662 by Lambert
Welcome to the forum. I remember seeing these at the indoor 4x4 show in February. They said they were getting the rims out of America off something but wouldn't elaborate beyond that. I did have a bit of a look what they might be off but couldn't find anything that matched so they could be a bit custom. It's the centre bore that is the most obvious discrepancy, the stud pattern is relatively common. They are not an ugly wheel but I wouldn't give 1500 quid even with the bfg ko2.

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10 May 2019 10:18 #207663 by Andy2640
Hello and welcome,

Im no expert, but they look mighty large. Might mess up the gearing and void warrenty, but there are much more experienced forum members who will know more.

Hope u get your jimny soon though bud.

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10 May 2019 10:39 #207667 by sniper
235/70x16 is 2245 O/D

215/75x15 is 2144 O/D

205/70x15 is 2040 O/D

As you can see, you are changing the gearing significantly.

I wouldn't run bigger than 215's without a gearing change, some do......

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10 May 2019 10:52 - 10 May 2019 10:58 #207669 by GeorgeC

sniper wrote: 235/70x16 is 2245 O/D

215/75x15 is 2144 O/D

205/70x15 is 2040 O/D

As you can see, you are changing the gearing significantly.

I wouldn't run bigger than 215's without a gearing change, some do......

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I think you mean circumference. My original Bridgestone is 700mm-Diameter, 2200mm-Circumference.

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10 May 2019 11:01 #207670 by Lambert
Don't forget that all tyre manufacturers might use the same size nomenclature but they all seem to apply it arbitrarily. Mathematically speaking a 215.75r15 should be 704mm diameter but there can be more than 5mm either way actual discrepancy between different makes and models of tyre, some are even worse.

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10 May 2019 11:34 #207673 by Gadget
I much prefer the stock SZ5 alloys to those. Save yourself a grand and get 215/75R15 BFGs fitted to the stock wheels.
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10 May 2019 11:52 #207675 by Gadget
Found them: ATX Series AX202 Cast Iron Black, 16x8 with 5x139.7 PDC 0 offset. $146.65 each.

www.carid.com/atx-series-wheels/ax202-ca...black-195461920.html
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10 May 2019 13:27 #207681 by sniper
Yes, sorry they are rolling circumference....

Take a proper look at the web site.... It's a sales marketing site with no real technical back up, I wouldn't trust them to understand the gearing changes that the tyres they sell cause....

You can bolt some very big tyres in to those arches... wether you should or not... only experience will tell.... and maybe a bit of math.

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10 May 2019 15:49 #207687 by mediaman111166
Thanks all for comments, tbh I suppose it might be safer for warranty/speedo to stick with 215/75 15 tyres so I suppose my choice is Toyo or BFG?
I assume the Toyo is more road biased than the BFG? and also much lighter. I shall search the forum to see who has what tyres fitted and there opinions :)

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10 May 2019 15:58 #207688 by jackonlyjack
I run 225/75/16's gen 3
2" spring lift 1" body lift
These catching on my front chassis to body mounts when articulating off road

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