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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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03 Apr 2019 09:04 #205452 by Lambert
I know this thread is about all terrain tyres but I'm going to have to advocate for the bfg urban terrain. Yes it is a road pattern but I'm on my second set now and they are essentially unstoppable in anything less than axle deep mud. Wet grass, win. Rock tracks, win. Slick clay, win. Typical British winter roads, win. Wet tarmac, win. Dry tarmac, win win win. In other words for use on a daily driver they own anything you're likely to come across. Ok they have limitations and they don't have the chunky aesthetic but they perform.

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03 Apr 2019 10:52 - 03 Apr 2019 11:07 #205462 by Andy2640

Lambert wrote: I know this thread is about all terrain tyres but I'm going to have to advocate for the bfg urban terrain. Yes it is a road pattern but I'm on my second set now and they are essentially unstoppable in anything less than axle deep mud. Wet grass, win. Rock tracks, win. Slick clay, win. Typical British winter roads, win. Wet tarmac, win. Dry tarmac, win win win. In other words for use on a daily driver they own anything you're likely to come across. Ok they have limitations and they don't have the chunky aesthetic but they perform.


Im on my lunch break, dreaming about my Jimny, watching too many videos and pondering life.

On that note.....

What makes Ermintrude moo? What makes Zebedee boo and why does Florence say hello. Basically what makes each car say different stuff and why?

Too much time on my hands ;-)

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03 Apr 2019 11:11 - 03 Apr 2019 11:12 #205464 by JimJimny
All cars are different, each with their own character. Guessing you're maybe too young to remember the Magic Roundabout, Andy, ... Dougal was da best! .... ;)

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03 Apr 2019 11:27 #205465 by Andy2640
Ahhaaaa I see. You got a name for your Jim then JJ ?

That's what i can do..... Think of a name! Are you a believer in naming your car only after living with her/him for a while, or ???


Note to self: Its healthy to chat poop sometimes ;-)

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03 Apr 2019 11:46 - 03 Apr 2019 13:51 #205467 by GeorgeC
I really like the wind-up delivery truck that The Wise Old Elf drives,
how about a wind-up Jimny for Ben and Holly? :)

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03 Apr 2019 12:04 #205468 by Guy 2
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I had to look up 'The Wise Old Elf'. Mean Truck!

Advancing age is a terrible thing...….

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03 Apr 2019 12:06 #205469 by Guy 2
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Dougal was da best! ....

Agreed - but his hair was so long you couldn't see the boots he was driving!

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03 Apr 2019 12:10 #205470 by Guy 2
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Andy2640 wrote:

Lambert wrote: I know this thread is about all terrain tyres but I'm going to have to advocate for the bfg urban terrain.
Too much time on my hands ;-)



Thanks Lambert. Really good observation about the BFG Urban Terrains. What size are these again, and do you think the Urban Terrains inherit any of BFG's reputation for sidewall strength, or are they pretty much the same as other highway terrains?

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03 Apr 2019 12:14 #205471 by Guy 2
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sniper wrote: AT's and MT's will have the edge in deep snow, winter rated road tyres will be better on compacted snow.

Thanks Sniper - that is very helpful in differentiating the tyres.

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03 Apr 2019 14:45 #205475 by Jedzuki
Interested in the X3 grabbers. They are listed as 715mm dia in 215/75/15 size. A bit more than the calculated 704mm. Will they be ok on a standard '09 model?
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03 Apr 2019 15:16 #205477 by Lambert

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Andy2640 wrote:

Lambert wrote: I know this thread is about all terrain tyres but I'm going to have to advocate for the bfg urban terrain.
Too much time on my hands ;-)



Thanks Lambert. Really good observation about the BFG Urban Terrains. What size are these again, and do you think the Urban Terrains inherit any of BFG's reputation for sidewall strength, or are they pretty much the same as other highway terrains?


Standard gen3 205 70 15. They have a much more pliant sidewall than the other bfg offerings that allow for a more refined and relaxed ride.


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03 Apr 2019 16:51 #205479 by Guy 2
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Sounds good for the Gen 3 - don't know if they would be so easy to fit on Gen 4?

I cannot find the Urban Terrains in 195/80 R15 (maybe unsurprising) or 215/75 R15 either.

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