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03 Jan 2020 20:39 #216972 by Olliecarr25
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Hi there I have a 2002 jimny and have been taking it green laning and now want to improve its capabilities off road and not sure on the best ways to do this without making my insurance go up too much as it’s already high as I am only 17. Dose anyone no if a lift kit affects Insurance a lot or am I just better off getting mud tyres for it as I only have all-terrain tires at the moment thanks in advance.

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03 Jan 2020 21:26 #216973 by sniper
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Try contacting Adrian Flux and ask them.....

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03 Jan 2020 23:22 #216976 by jackonlyjack
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Has sniper says try flux first for a quote
But i would say with your age it's likely to go up
I've run standard jimny on 195/80/15 MT they do well off road

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04 Jan 2020 06:03 #216977 by Lambert
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I agree with the others that getting a quote is a good idea . Even at 17 though I can't see why the insurance would object too much to a set of mud tyres, especially if you got a set of standard size marked remoulded ones as they are going to be a bit taller than what they say on the sidewall and give you a little more clearance.

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04 Jan 2020 12:56 #216986 by mlines
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My son had a Jimny at 17 when he passed his test.

At that time (6 years ago)

1. Modification insurance companies needed you to have held a licence for 2 years before insuring you (Adrian Flux/NFU)

2. The only way to get remotely affordable insurance was to go with a Tracker Box insurance company, they would not insure modifications.

However, a read of the Suzuki handbook for the specific model of Jimny we bought, we noted that they only specified the size of tyre and not the brand or tread pattern.

Therefore we fitted 205/70R15 Mud tyres as these match the suzuki sizing

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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04 Jan 2020 16:26 - 04 Jan 2020 16:26 #216994 by Grima
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Is fitting 215 75 r15 on a gen 4 classed as a modification ?
Inform insurance ?
car out of speck with Suzuki warranty ?
If so a lot of pain for not much gain.
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04 Jan 2020 17:35 #216997 by mlines
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As the manual for a Gen4 doesn't list them as an approved size then I would offer the opinion that yes, they are a modification

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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04 Jan 2020 18:47 #216999 by Daniel30
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You have to tell them even if you have changed the radio!!
Last time I contacted them to add my daughter as a named driver they wouldn't until she was 21 :(
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04 Jan 2020 18:59 #217000 by mlines
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Grima wrote: If so a lot of pain for not much gain.


Its fair to say we have never had even a minor flinch from Insurance companies when mentioning tyres

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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05 Jan 2020 13:06 #217023 by Grima
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Phoned insurance, not a problem. They just added a note on my policy, tyre size changed.
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05 Jan 2020 20:41 #217029 by Olliecarr25
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Thanks for u help would Any of u know if INSA turbo special track 205/70 R15 would fit a standard jimny thanks

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05 Jan 2020 21:09 #217031 by Reason2doubt
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Yes, I believe so - I fitted 235/75/15 to my 1999 Jimny and it JUST fit without a lift (be a bit touch and go if articulating) but I would think 205/70/15 would be a good fit on stock, and no worries on lifted.

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