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29 May 2019 13:17 #209183 by Roseblade
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Hi all, I am new to this so please excuse any unintended gaffs.
I have a 2008 jimny with 205/70/15 road tyres fitted. I am needing to use the car for my work in the woods and want to put higher profile all terrain tyres on (less damage to rims when I slip by a tree stump). I have no suspension lift or other mods.
My question is can I fit full profile 195/15s on standard 5 1/2 J steel rims without any Mods?

Many Thanks In advance for any advise.

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29 May 2019 13:54 #209184 by Lambert
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Welcom to the forum.

Yes you can. Have a look in the technical area and there's a sticky on what will fit. Also available in the wiki section in the top banner.

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29 May 2019 19:48 - 29 May 2019 21:10 #209195 by GeorgeC
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Roseblade wrote: Hi all, I am new to this so please excuse any unintended gaffs. I have a 2008 Jimny with 205/70/15 road tyres fitted. I am needing to use the car for my work in the woods and want to put higher profile all terrain tyres on (less damage to rims when I slip by a tree stump). I have no suspension lift or other mods. My question is:
Can I fit full profile 195/15s on standard 5 1/2 J steel rims without any Mods? Many Thanks In advance for any advise.

As Lambert says, consult the Wiki Data and Technical Topics of the Forum. Many of these Topics compare the diameters of the various tyre sizes.

My suggestion is: The first/best place to start is the Tyre Placard on the door pillar. See Thumbnail Below:

You may find the tyres from a new Jimny posted in the For Sale Topics. :)
Here, for example: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/11-for-...195-80-15-96s/unread

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29 May 2019 21:56 #209202 by gv42
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29 May 2019 22:39 #209204 by Roseblade
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Many thanks for the heads up. I will check it out. I see from the placard that the recomended size is 195/80/15 which by my dogdy maths would have side wall of 156mm which would be an improvement on my 205/70/15s at 143.5mm side wall.
My old samurai had 195/15s ie full 195mm side walls. I am hoping to use the same tyres on the jimny without having to modify it.
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30 May 2019 04:11 #209208 by Lambert
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Ah . The picture GeorgeC posted is actually of a 2019 gen4 model, the 195 is not a manufacturer recommended tyre on the gen3. It is a modification that fits without further alteration but should be mentioned to the insurance as a modification.

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30 May 2019 07:23 - 30 May 2019 07:28 #209219 by Lambert
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Also typically if a tyre doesn't have an aspect ratio printed on the side it will usually be an 82 not a 100. 85 and 100 are normally marked as such.

Edit. Unless you're looking at tyres with the imperial nomenclature like a 7.50 r16 they are 7.5 inches tall and wide.

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30 May 2019 08:18 #209226 by Gadget
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Will fit no problem but should be mentioned to insurance company. I found that mine (Admiral) weren't bothered about a change in tyre size if I'd kept the same wheels.

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30 May 2019 08:20 #209228 by Gadget
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Oh and you should be able to pick up a set of nearly new 195/80R15 Bridgestone Duelers cheap from a Gen4 owner that has gone for 215s, I've only just sold mine.

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30 May 2019 09:10 #209231 by Roseblade
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Thanks guys,
Interesting info. I didnt know that unmarked ratios are often 82 not 100 although I am not surprised.
So it seems my best option will probably be 195/85/15s.
That might have to wait though until I have worn out the unmarked ones I have got already.

Is it ok to change subject within a thread? I have another question on a different matter.

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30 May 2019 09:13 #209232 by Lambert
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It's easier to start a new one. Saves things getting lost and gives more relevant replies.

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30 May 2019 17:53 #209265 by Riccy
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