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Tyre Sizes - Rough Guide Thread

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22 May 2019 21:27 #208759 by jago
I have been reading through this topic. I have 235/70/15 on my jimny when I brought it, with 2"body and spring lift. I find it's sluggish on hills.
I am thinking of smaller tyres with just a 2" spring lift, so either 195/80/15 or 215/75/15,
Thinking 195s will make it easier on the engine etc. 215s are only going to give a 5mm extra lift under the axle. What are people's thoughts and recommended tyres?
Found 'kingpin tecnic tracker MT' 195s or Insa turbo sahara MT for the 215s.

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23 May 2019 04:09 #208765 by Lambert
Both these tyres are remoulded ones and therefore they are almost certainly going to be bigger than their mathematically calculated size so they could end up being as big height wise as the tyre you have on now. It might be worth asking for a n actual diameter measurement from the supplier to compare to the existing. It would be frustrating if you wanted a smaller tyre to help your gearing and ended up with a bigger one.

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23 May 2019 04:15 #208766 by Lambert
Fyi the mathematical height of the 235.70 is 710mm, a 215.75 is 704mm and the 195.80 is 693mm all of which can be noticeably higher in a remoulded tyre.

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23 May 2019 06:57 #208776 by Daniel30
I have General Grabber x3 great tyre, not to noisy on the road and great in the mud.

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23 May 2019 17:30 #208829 by jackonlyjack
kingpin technic tracker MT 195/80/15's stand @ 700mm
only good for around 2 years then start to crack
work very well on the jimny also go well with 32mm spacers or -32 off set wheels
Also sound like a swarm of angry bees on road

I like the look of these B)
opony4x4.eu/en/offroad-tire-plus-2-195-80-r15.html

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23 May 2019 19:21 #208831 by Lambert
They look mean!

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