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jb43 tire size question

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15 Jun 2024 05:24 #256286 by iac27
Writing from Vancouver, Canada. I've imported a 2006 JB43 and haven't had a chance to drive it much yet as it had some death wobble and haven't gotten it fixed and registered in Canada yet. It came with some 195r16 tires Toyo Tranpath M/T (it's got 16" steelies). What would the dimensions of this tire be? I'm used to 195/75 r16 not just the one number.

 

Also as you can see aftermarket front and rear bumpers with increased clearance. This isn't a daily driver, the plan is to use it more as a bush truck to reach remote camping and hiking spots around western Canada. I don't want to put a lot of money into upgrading it (re-gear, etc.) as that sort of defeats the purpose of this small, cheap vehicle. It currently has a 2" lift installed on it. 

I've been reading lots of forums about tire size recommendations and it sounds like 215/75r15 (or the equivalent in 16") is recommended. Also I'm not sure about load index as I've usually driven bigger vehicles like a patrol (also imported form Japan) in the past. I'm looking at 215/70 R16 load 100 or 225/70 R16 load 103. Looking for feedback about drive ability on and off road as well as rubbing off-road with my current setup.





Thanks from Canada! 
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15 Jun 2024 07:42 #256287 by Rogerzilla
Replied by Rogerzilla on topic jb43 tire size question
By convention, no profile number means 82%, although some manufacturers treat it as 80%.  My first car, a Nissan Micra (March in the Americas) had 145R12 tyres.

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15 Jun 2024 09:17 #256288 by DrRobin
Replied by DrRobin on topic jb43 tire size question
This website is great for comparing tyre sizes

tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/

A standard Jimny on 15” rims will take 215/75 15” and with a lift will take a size (or two sizes) bigger.

Remember bigger tyre sizes will change the gearing, 215s are fine, but if you go much bigger you might need to change the gear ratio.

I would use the calculator to compare what you have at the moment with other popular sizes you are thinking about in 16” rims, then as a quick check compare the 16” rim to 15” rim, just to make sure you don’t go too big.

I did a quick comparison 215/75R15 is 27.7” diameter and 215/75R16 is 28.7” diameter, an extra inch, although it’s only 3.6% difference.

Another way of locking at it is 215/75R16 is about the same diameter as 235/75R15 although not as wide, so if others fit a 235/75 on 15” rims with a 2” lift then it won’t rub and always assuming they use standard gearing you will be OK.

Someone with experience of bigger tyres will be able to comment.

Robin

2020 blue SZ5 (one of the last to be registered in the UK)
Ex 2011 Blue Jimny SZ4
Northumberland Jimny Blog

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15 Jun 2024 16:51 #256294 by Manxman
Replied by Manxman on topic jb43 tire size question
Running 235/75r15s here on a 2 inch lift. Gearing is okay, its been used like this for several years now and no issues, but the arches are trimmed slightly to avoid rubbing when the tyres are stuffed up into the wheel wells on articulation.

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16 Jun 2024 00:08 - 16 Jun 2024 00:11 #256297 by Filipao
Replied by Filipao on topic jb43 tire size question
 

OME lift, 30mm Showa spacers, zero ET 6 inches Showa rims + 215/75x15 tyres.

Just perfect!
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16 Jun 2024 03:54 #256298 by iac27
Replied by iac27 on topic jb43 tire size question
For the tires what load rating are you getting for off-road? I don't want to get too stiff or one that has weak sidewall.

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16 Jun 2024 04:35 #256300 by iac27
Replied by iac27 on topic jb43 tire size question
What part of the arch did you have to trim?

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20 Jun 2024 14:57 #256364 by jackonlyjack
Look at 205/80/16 
But only in New tyres 
Not retread/remoulds
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20 Jun 2024 18:13 #256366 by Manxman
Replied by Manxman on topic jb43 tire size question
Trim the inside edges of the plastic arch flares and round over the edge of the steel wings slightly. Nothing too taxing.

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20 Jun 2024 18:44 #256367 by yakuza
Replied by yakuza on topic jb43 tire size question
I would never go back to 1,3 engine and 235 75 15 again.
I live in Western Norway and we have hills. I drive half an hour before the road rise 300m over a Mountain pass or - 290m under a fjord. For longer trips there is allways at least 1000m up.
It just take away too much power for my liking, and make it lesser fun in the low range.
And my clutch got smelly..
215 75 15 is ok though.

Norway 2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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