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10 Apr 2019 18:43 #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 19:21 #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 19:58 #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 20:00 #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 21:13 #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 09:09 #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 10:00 #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 10:26 #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 10:46 #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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11 Apr 2019 14:53 #205888 by Andy2640
Got a lot from those replies. Thank you.

Its the very road friendly Toyo Open country AT+ then. Done deal. They are the most road friendly AT tyre available it seems.


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11 Apr 2019 17:15 #205894 by Andy2640
EBAY ;-)

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11 Apr 2019 18:41 #205898 by stiffsteve204me

Andy2640 wrote: Got a lot from those replies. Thank you.

Its the very road friendly Toyo Open country AT+ then. Done deal. They are the most road friendly AT tyre available it seems.


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Do you drive off road much, Andy? Or are you planning to, in the new Jimny?

From what i gather, the stock tyres perform pretty well off the tarmac.

As an aside, I had Toyo Open Country on a Shogun. I found them excellent.




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