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22 Oct 2019 11:27 #215043 by giacomom
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Hi everyone

Jimny 1998 1.3L gasoline with 175/80 R15 stock tires,and to which I would like to fit 215/80 R15 Kaimans remouds tires
pros and cons ?
thank you

Giacomo

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22 Oct 2019 12:48 #215044 by jackonlyjack

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23 Oct 2019 02:53 #215062 by Caelite
Replied by Caelite on topic Big tires ?
A friend of mine ran a set of Malatestas, I think they where kaimens, certainly a similar treat pattern.

It would depend on the usage of your Jimny, if it's going anywhere near the road, don't touch them with a barge pole, they are freaking impossible to balance, it will eternally vibrate wobble & roar as you drive along, if it's going to be running about muddy fields >90% of the time, they do work and are cheap.

As for whether or not they fit, 215/75r15 is generally the largest that people recommend without a lift, a 40mm spacer might be good for 215/80, unless you have a 06-12 facelift with the fat bumper. Then again, judging from your original size you have a JB23/Kei Jimny?

205/75r15 General Grabber AT3s, 40mm spacer lift, 15x6 ET5 steel modulars, Ignis Recaros, Green Stuff pads, Osram Nightbreaker bulbs

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24 Oct 2019 12:47 #215115 by giacomom
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Thank you

Jimny with +65 mm lift kit
usage : 50% road and 50% muddy fields
what is JB23/Kei Jimny ?
it's a: JSAFJA33........

Giacomo

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25 Oct 2019 11:40 - 25 Oct 2019 11:44 #215139 by jackonlyjack
Replied by jackonlyjack on topic Big tires ?
The issue with this tread pattern is that it's very square
Here's my Jimny on a 75mm lift

The tyre in pictured is a 195/80/16
I also run 225/75/16 KM2'S
I tried 205/80/16 special track
Below picture

That's a 205 next to a 225
When I test fitted the 205 it rubbed on arch/front body mount
Retreads are considerably larger than a new tyre.
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26 Oct 2019 20:17 #215159 by kirkynut
Replied by kirkynut on topic Big tires ?
I've just come away from Kaimans to Maxxis Bighorns and by joves it's so much nicer now.

The Kaimans are great in the mud but do give so much grip that you are more likely to break CV's.

I'd personally stick to normal MT's and not extreme ones.

Kaimans come up massive too.

Kirkynut

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