× A place for more technical discussions. Please make sure you post in the correct section on the site, this way it keeps the site tidy AND ensures you get a more relevant answer.

Tyre choice Jimny Auto

More
30 May 2019 23:37 #209276 by wejxf03
Newbie here - sorry if I'm asking daft questions. (I'm old now)
Am after a bit of advice about the tire choice for my newly bought Jimny 2001 Auto.
Having looked through the blogs the consensus of opinion seems to be that the best size of tire is 215X75X15 .
Existing tyres are 225/70/15
However the options for this tire seem to be very limited (and expensive).
I intend to keep it fairly standard with mainly road with limited easy off road. All terrain?

Can anyone comment on the best budget tire size / make for this?
Will be doing low mileage.

thanks
John

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Lambert
  • Lambert's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
    Registered
  • The quickest Jimny in Harrogate...(that I own)
More
31 May 2019 05:26 #209280 by Lambert
Replied by Lambert on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
On a 2001 Jimny the standard size is a 205.70r15. It is possible and indeed popular to use the 215.75r15 but it will create more load in the transmission which for an automatic means more slipping in the torque converter and therefore more heat into the transmission fluid. If you're only after playing on a weekend then go for it but if you are wanting some degree of reliability from a daily driver I would seriously recommend you look at the standard 205 tyres, there are quite a few all terrain options available and also quite a few remoulded ones.

As to what makes of tyre are best, the more you can spend the better the tyre is going to be. Personally I would look for a special offer on a branded tyre like a BF Goodrich or General Grabber rather than get something like a Silun or Three A.

Dreadnaught (black 2011)
The following user(s) said Thank You: wejxf03

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
31 May 2019 11:25 #209302 by wejxf03
Replied by wejxf03 on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
Thanks guys, comments appreciated. Off roading is going to be limited so think I'll go for a narrower tyre.
Think it's a bit odd that they've changed tyre sizes from 205/70 on an old Jimny to 195/80 on the new model.
Just have to make my mind up I guess.

Thanks again chaps, I'm an oldie but always willing to learn!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Riccy
  • Riccy's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Sponsor
  • Site Sponsor
    Registered
  • J999 MNY Bashing around Carlisle
More
31 May 2019 21:08 #209350 by Riccy
Replied by Riccy on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
Have a play with this website to see the differences in actual sizes of the tyres you are thinking about. There is a handy comparison thingy that lets you look at two at once...

tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/

J999 MNY, ULYSSES M18 VVT with ITB's Dyno tested at 130hp

Pickup/tipper, R7me gearbox & 4.3 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB 3.9 diffs in braced axles, 6" total lift, Floating rear conversion, Raptor painted, CB, Recaro's, Caged, etc, etc...

www.youtube.com/user/riclemus
The following user(s) said Thank You: wejxf03

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
31 May 2019 22:01 #209356 by wejxf03
Replied by wejxf03 on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
Thanks Riccy

I'll have a gander.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
01 Jun 2019 10:23 #209371 by jackonlyjack
Replied by jackonlyjack on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
I personally miss my 195/80/15's
I'd say they are a really good size for the standard Jimny
But now having a 3" lift they just looked to small
Now running with 225/75/16's
The following user(s) said Thank You: wejxf03

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
01 Jun 2019 11:18 #209382 by kirkynut
Replied by kirkynut on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
The transmission oil cooler can be changed for a larger one, which adds cooling not only because of the bigger finned area but also because of the additional transmission fluid in the system required.

Rhino Ray has some experience running much bigger tyres on an auto, so he is perhaps the man to talk to.

My reading has led me to believe that the transmission fluid temperature is the key factor, so fitting a bigger cooler will solve all issues and make for a reliable auto transmission with bigger tyres.

Having said that, 215/75/15 tyres are not that big and with regular ATF changes you could be ok.

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0
The following user(s) said Thank You: wejxf03

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
01 Jun 2019 16:51 #209421 by wejxf03
Replied by wejxf03 on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
Thanks Kirkynut.

This makes sense for an auto running big wheels.
Considering my own usage which will be mainly road with occasional soft lane/field it looks like I will be looking for smaller tyres than the 225/70 on it at the moment.
Think I just need to decide between 195/80 and 205/70

John

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Jun 2019 02:59 #209451 by cyberdriver
Replied by cyberdriver on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
"limited easy off-road"... I would pick up a bargain set of almost new 195/80R15 people are flogging from their gen 4's.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GeorgeC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Jun 2019 14:25 #209468 by stiffsteve204me

cyberdriver wrote: "limited easy off-road"... I would pick up a bargain set of almost new 195/80R15 people are flogging from their gen 4's.


Having seen videos of what can be overcome using the "as fitted " tyres, I agree.



Steve.

“He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast.” — Shakespeare, King Lear.
The following user(s) said Thank You: wejxf03

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Jun 2019 16:46 #209478 by wejxf03
Replied by wejxf03 on topic Tyre choice Jimny Auto
Thanks Steve, you have confirmed my thoughts.
It's not urgent but will look out for a set as you suggest.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GeorgeC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.121 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

I hope you enjoy using this forum. Please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this forum website.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. Please let us know if you agree to all of these cookies. Accepting the Cookies also accepts the Disclaimers for the website.