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Tires

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09 Feb 2011 08:09 #11214 by Ausjimny
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Hey guys
you have probably had this question a thousand times, but i have just had a 2 inch spring lift put in the jimny ( It raised it a bit more than that though because i got heavy duty coils and the old suspension had sagged with age) and i was first of all wondering if 235/75/15 ' s were possible to fit without cutting, or if 215/75/15 were the bigest i could get. Also does the engine struggle a bit with the bigger tyres?

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09 Feb 2011 09:18 - 09 Feb 2011 09:18 #11215 by biggaz
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Yes engine will struggle, quite a bit with the 235's and a little bit with 215's.

Id say without cutting, the 215's will be perfecty fine but 235's normally need some trimming of bumper egde and arch's.

Mine is on 215/75 bfg mud.
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09 Feb 2011 09:46 #11217 by a18suf
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ive got a 2" lift and have 225/75/16 the arches did need cutting and it does struggle gaining speed.

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09 Feb 2011 09:47 - 09 Feb 2011 12:12 #11218 by Monkey
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I'm running 235's mt's on my jimny, yes there will be a power loss but nothing prober gearing won't fix.

You can get 235's under a jimny with a 2" lift providing you don't have to much off-set on your rims and you will need to trim up the front bumper.
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09 Feb 2011 12:24 #11237 by Ausjimny
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cheers guys looks like ill have to go with the 215's, just because i dont trust my self to cut haha

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09 Feb 2011 18:38 #11253 by Gromit
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I have a 3" lift on mine but I still had to cut the arches to get the 235/75's on. I find that the higher gearing is only really noticeable against a head wind on the motorway.

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09 Feb 2011 19:36 #11261 by kirkynut
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How about 215/80/15's rather than 215/75/15's? Choice of tread pattern is a bit limited but the size is good!

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09 Feb 2011 23:37 #11291 by ooky_123
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my 215x80x15 Diamond Backs are just over 29" tall ...

Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland

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10 Feb 2011 06:36 #11292 by Ausjimny
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Nice i hadnt heard of 215/80/15's only the other two

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10 Feb 2011 06:40 #11293 by Ausjimny
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Also i was changing my spark plugs the othr dau and they were all fine apart from the last one . The firing end of it was covered in oil and when i start the car white smoke shoots out of the exhaust, i was wondering if any of you guys have had this happen to you and if you know how to fix it?

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10 Feb 2011 09:52 #11303 by mlines
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Was it the rear one (Number 4)?

I believe that this end of the engine suffers most from oil feed problems and headgasket problems. Does the smoke clear, is the engine using oil and water?

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
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235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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10 Feb 2011 10:09 #11305 by Monkey
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Gromit wrote: I have a 3" lift on mine but I still had to cut the arches to get the 235/75's on. I find that the higher gearing is only really noticeable against a head wind on the motorway.


Really??

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