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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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20TH OCTOBER 2019

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All Terrain Tyre Comparisons

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02 Mar 2019 08:58 #204003 by Lambert
Here you go. This is on soft road springs and the standard 205 70 bfg urban terrain tyres. It's since git much stiffer track only springs as it painfully firm on normal pothole roads.

Dreadnaught (black 2011)
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02 Mar 2019 11:50 #204010 by Guy 2
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Brilliant - I'm impressed.

I didn't know Jimnys did this kind of thing.

It's a bit unexpected - like finding out that your Grandmother is a CIA assassin!

Thanks
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02 Mar 2019 13:44 #204018 by saxj
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I have had a couple of sets of Yokohama Geolander GO15's on A GV and on a Jimny. They perform well on road and off, but in the sizes for the Jimny and GV, they are not available in LT spec, so have the puncture resistance of a party balloon.

BFG's have a reputation for longevity, puncture resistance, gravel road use, and really crap wet weather performance. They also don't fair very well on sand, and don't grip very well on rock.

My personal favourites are Firestone Destination A/T's. Geared towards the commercial vehicle market, they are tough as nails, a good all rounder, and one of the quietest A/T tyres I have come across. Unfortunately size availability is severely limited.
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02 Mar 2019 17:40 #204031 by Guy 2
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Thank you saxj - that's really helpful.

I'll check the Firestone Destination sizes and report back for the Forum, but I suspect from what you say that they may not come in small enough sizes.

So, I might well end up off-roading on a set of 'party balloons'; but then again I am sure some folk will say to me "You're a bit of a clown aren't you" - so it could all fit right in!

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02 Mar 2019 17:53 #204032 by Guy 2
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Just noticed you are on Firestone Destinations that are "215/80R15" and "are 5% bigger than stock".

Question then becomes whether these are readily available in the UK and the merits/demerits of going to this size - for a variety of reasons. But very interesting all the same.

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02 Mar 2019 20:08 #204035 by Gadget
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saxj wrote: I have had a couple of sets of Yokohama Geolander GO15's on A GV and on a Jimny. They perform well on road and off, but in the sizes for the Jimny and GV, they are not available in LT spec, so have the puncture resistance of a party balloon.


I have G015s in 215/75R15 and they're listed as being LT spec on the Yokohama website? Not sure what LT spec is mind you.

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02 Mar 2019 20:32 #204036 by Guy 2
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Gadget, I think that's "Light Truck". The Americans use a lot of these - as their Pickups and SUVs are so much heavier than ours. It's a heavier construction of the same tyre, or so I understand.

I'll add it onto the list of things to look up - and post something.

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02 Mar 2019 23:20 #204041 by saxj
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Gadget wrote:

saxj wrote: I have had a couple of sets of Yokohama Geolander GO15's on A GV and on a Jimny. They perform well on road and off, but in the sizes for the Jimny and GV, they are not available in LT spec, so have the puncture resistance of a party balloon.


I have G015s in 215/75R15 and they're listed as being LT spec on the Yokohama website? Not sure what LT spec is mind you.


In SA they are not available in LT spec. LT is a heavier construction, meant for of road use. If you get them in LT, they will be the ones to go for. I was really happy with the way they performed.

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03 Mar 2019 00:00 - 03 Mar 2019 00:04 #204044 by Andy2640
Guy, check these out if you aint already. They score E FUEL and E WET.

TOYO OPEN COUNTRY AT PLUS.

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03 Mar 2019 04:39 #204045 by cyberdriver
These are towards the road end of the AT spectrum and recently available here (Aus) in 215/75R15:
tyrenews.com.au/michelin-introduces-ltx-force-in-australia/
Getting good reviews and might suit me when my Gen 4 arrives - will be mostly road, sand (beach) and gravel roads. Haven't heard of anyone running these on a Jimny though so please talk me out of it if you think it's a bad idea. it might be worth asking Michelin UK if/when they're getting them.
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03 Mar 2019 14:51 #204055 by Guy 2
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Thanks cyberdriver. Looks good - particularly in relation to wet grip, in which I am particularly interested. The tyre has appeared on the UK market - but, so far, in a very limited size range and not as a 215/75R15, as yet.
I'll see if I can find out about Michelin's plans.

Definitely, 'One to Watch'!

Best wishes from Blighty!

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03 Mar 2019 15:56 - 03 Mar 2019 16:02 #204056 by Guy 2
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Good looking tyre. Described as having an "asymmetric tread pattern" on the Toyo website - which may be more of a problem if you were wanting to rotate tyres. The zig-zag longitudinal channels may also be, relatively-speaking, less effective at clearing rain, or they may be perfectly OK. It's difficult to tell. No 'Three Peak' designation? But considered good on snow -
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ezconsider.com/toyo-open-country-at2-vs-...iscoverer-at3-tires/

Toyo Open Country AT2 might be an even better option? Seems to be well thought of by the on-and-off-road Community - and not asymmetric as far as I can tell.

I am a bit uncertain about the EU tyre rating system. Supposedly BFG KO2s are rated F & B - where 'B' is wet weather performance! This when the stories of poor performance in the wet by these tyres are pretty widespread.


Sorry, this was meant as a reply to Andy - didn't quite come out that way in the first edit!
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