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14 Feb 2015 14:43 #137917 by Nate83
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Hey guys.....

after fitting a 2" spring spacers and 32mm wheels spacers i went about getting new wheels........i bought a set and was told that they would fit my jimny even without the lift........Wrong! the back fit okay with a little room for negotiation but the fronts seem to be way to huge,catching on the front and the back of the arch.

The wheels are 235/75/15 with off road tyres...without having to cut the hell out of stuff is there an alternative way to get these on? iv'e heard of people running these size wheels and tyres with no issues,thanks in advance
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14 Feb 2015 14:47 #137918 by suzukisam
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I run same set up as you even have a 2 inch body lift but still had to cut front arches to suit .
Also trimmed back ones slightly but i made the inner arches to fit still to save mud coming into door shuts

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14 Feb 2015 15:00 #137922 by Nate83
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Hi sam would a 3" body lift do the trick? to be honest i'll probably end up selling them and going for a smaller tyre...what would you recommend with the current lift n spacers? i just want to beef the truck up a bit

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14 Feb 2015 15:45 #137925 by funkyjimny
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Dave Jones has these size tyres on with no rubbing and no cutting, probably got equal to a 3.5" spring lift as his is weighed down with lots of steel bits! I think the secret to getting them to fit is putting them on narrow wheels, Dave has them on standard vitara wheels which have a bit less offset than Jimny wheels. If you find his thread 'vitara dave' is his username or look on www.bits4vits.co.uk then 'read our blogs' top left there's a full write up of his car which must mention the wheels/ tyres

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14 Feb 2015 15:59 #137926 by Nate83
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Thanks gary,apparently these are vitara wheels,i'm not 100% though but thanks for the advice

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14 Feb 2015 16:13 - 14 Feb 2015 16:19 #137927 by X8GGY
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Yup, as Gary says, I've got 235/75/15 Malatesta Kobra remoulds (edit: same as your judging by the photies) on Vitara rims with 30mm wheel spacers and a 4" spring lift, no body lift, no rubbing B)

Hmmm, thinking about it though, as part of my lift I have ORA radius arms... they presumably position the axles / wheels better in the arches too?...

Wandered off for a bit... you'll find me in the garage building a Jimny Buggy ;)
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14 Feb 2015 16:59 #137930 by Nate83
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Hi Dave that's a cracking looking jimny mate,yes i have the same tyres...i see you've modded your bumpers...is tha for off road purposes only?

Also how did you achieve the 4" lift? iv'e yet to find a 4" kit only 2"/3" plus will i need correction bushed so on?

kind of blew what was left of my budget on the wheels and tyres :(

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14 Feb 2015 17:22 #137933 by Rhinoman
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Those are aftermarket rims, you should check the backspacing/offset and width, it may be stamped on it.

Some Suzukis and a bunch of motorcycles.

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14 Feb 2015 17:49 #137936 by Busta
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Non-remould 235/75 R15s may fit, such as BFGoodrich, Kumho or Generals. Remoulds tend to be an inch or so taller. They are also horrible on the road!

A safer bet is going for some 215/75 R15 or 195/80 R15.

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15 Feb 2015 08:37 - 15 Feb 2015 08:38 #137985 by Nate83
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Thanks guys,i checked last night there' s no markings on them to suggest the width but i assuming looking at them they gotta be at least 9j,i can't open my thumb and middle finger and touch both ends of the tread.

if i can sell these i was looking at a 205/70/15 off road tyre like below

would a 215/75/15 be a better fit or 195/80/15?

Thanks again
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15 Feb 2015 11:32 #137994 by Busta
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I use THIS SITE to compare tyre sizes.

205/70 is the standard tyre size. 215/75 or 195/80 offer a bit more ground clearance and will fit without trimming.

If you intend to use this Jimny as your daily driver I would avoid re-moulds! Yes they are cheap, but you could get a decent set of all-terrains for not much more which will still look good, handle a lot better on the road, be much quieter and last a lot longer!

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15 Feb 2015 13:15 - 15 Feb 2015 13:16 #138000 by dirtydogz
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Have you tried fitting the wheels and tyres with out the wheel space's first.

2002 JLX Soft Top B)
Jimnybits 2" lift +Pro Comp ES1000 shocks.:) Big Jimny rear shock mounts. Big Jimny adjustable panhard rods.
Big Jimny steering damper bracket. Disco Armstrong steering damper. 7X15 black modulars. 205/75/15 Maxxis 743 bravo m/t.Superpro camber correction bushes.Black A bar....
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