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10 Apr 2019 16:51 #205822 by Guy 2
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"Flattery will get you everywhere, Andy!"

Just pleased if some of it helped.

I'm a few days away from a proper list of weights - but since you sound as if you are about to 'press the button' my concluding comments on your present dilemma are:

If it were me and I was looking for a good performance from a 215/75 R15 All Terrain - then my choice would be the Toyo Open Country AT Plus at 12.15 kg per tyre. It's actually lighter than the Cooper AT3 Sport in the smaller 195/80 R15 size (13 kg), and virtually the same weight as the Grabber AT3 195/80 R15 (12 kg). Everything suggests it has still retained the toughness of the former Toyo AT2, but it has just been well engineered for (relative) lightness.

If you do change your mind and go for the 195/80 R15 size then I think the options open up a bit more. The Hankook and the Toyo AT Plus will both be good. The Yokohama is just a bit heavier. Lightest of the lot is the Bridgestone AT001 195/80 at 10.485 Kg - BUT it appears to be a much more road-oriented AT pattern and if you intending to "forge your way over the hills and valleys" then maybe it isn't for you?
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10 Apr 2019 17:00 #205823 by stiffsteve204me

MilkyRon wrote: £20 per tyre seems very steep. I usually pay £5





^^^^^^^^ This.

Never paid more than £5 a corner.

( They are probably charging you £15 each, for filling with nitrogen.:laugh: )








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10 Apr 2019 17:43 #205827 by MilkyRon
Also, it's getting towards the summer. Summer air is much harder to get into tyres so that might explain the cost.

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10 Apr 2019 18:21 #205832 by Andy2640
Thats with Britannia tyres. Might try a back street mud hut like the ones you've visited ;-)

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10 Apr 2019 18:46 #205833 by GeorgeC

Andy2640 wrote: That's with Britannia Tyres. Might try a back street mud hut like the ones you've visited ;-)

Andy try reading old Labour Party Journals for cheap tyres, not Tory Party.

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10 Apr 2019 18:58 #205835 by Andy2640

GeorgeC wrote:

Andy2640 wrote: That's with Britannia Tyres. Might try a back street mud hut like the ones you've visited ;-)

Andy try reading old Labour Party Journals for cheap tyres, not Tory Party.


Yes and £5 per tyre is a conservative estimate :-)

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10 Apr 2019 19:00 #205836 by JustCallMeRick
i am running the Hankook rf10 215/75 15
i drive slow and steady off road and on road i am a tyre squealing lunatic(sometimes)

downsides:
- fuel consumption.
- car feels a wee bit slower (bigger and heavier tyre).
- wet grip is meh, not as good as road tyres.
- deep mud is to much to ask (deeeeeep mud i mean)
- slightly louder than the stock tyres(nothing annoying)
- may be a bit stiff for an unloaded jimny off road(load rating)

upsides:
- in my case €250/300 cheaper per 5 as the k02 bf goodrich
- strong construction
- better offoad than i expected (it does like lower tire pressures off road)
- survives hooning on the street rather well
after 5000 km not a lot of visible thread wear
apart from damage caused by a raving lunatic behind the wheel, who thinks he is driving a sports car at 7000rpm.

my conclusion is its not a 5 out of 5 star tyre but it is a good and affordable tyre.
most of the downsides apply for all a/t tyres in this size
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10 Apr 2019 20:13 #205844 by Guy 2
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Welcome to the fold JustCallMeRick,

Personal experience with a Jimny is worth ten times the assorted comments from owners of Landies and Subarus on the Web.

With 215/75s, are you running a Gen 4 - although your profile picture shows a Gen 3? Not that it matters for the tyre review - just interested.

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11 Apr 2019 08:09 #205868 by JustCallMeRick
I have a 2002 gen 3

A new gen 4 cost about €28000 over here.
I would be scared to off road that the way i use my gen 3.

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11 Apr 2019 09:00 #205872 by sniper
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I think the biggest decision to be made is one of honesty......

If you are really going to off road your car and will encounter a variety of surfaces at sometimes acute angles, then proper heavy carcass AT's are the way to go. The negatives will have to be lived with.

If you just want to look the part and it's off road properties are unimportant, I'd look for an aggressive looking road tyre pattern and save all the negatives for the off roaders....

Road tyres will always be the way to go on a road car, fitting any type of off road tyre on a road car is a bit of a plank thing to do. They are a big negative in many ways and living with those purely for ascetics, will be a chore.

All 4x4's look better with chunky tyres but you don't see them supplied by dealerships. The dealer knows that the ride and road manners are negatively impacted by off road tyres. He wants to sell the car at its best......

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11 Apr 2019 09:26 #205874 by JustCallMeRick
+1 sniper

If u dont need an off road tyre dont buy them.
A jimny is very capable off road with road tyres.
So ocasional offroading is fine with road tyres

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11 Apr 2019 09:46 #205875 by Lambert
I run a hill farm in all weathers with a Jimny on road tyres. That should tell you what a Jimny is capable of without having to resort to chunky tyres. Sometimes the juice is not worth the squeeze.

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