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    Default Jimny tyres 215/75/15 vs std tyres and 40mm lift

    Hi guys ,

    Plenty Jimny questions from me this side, my apologies in advance .

    What are your guys experiences with stock tyres and a 40mm coil spacer lift , vs 215/75/15 tyres on stock suspension?

    I have heard the tyres throw the gearing and consumption for a ball of poo ?

    We will be using the car mainly for Moz and Botswana trips through beach sand and dunes .


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    My consumption is for a ball of poo - But offroad I smile a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    My consumption is for a ball of poo - But offroad I smile a lot
    HAHA ! Are you on 215s with a lift or stock suspension ?
    2011 Suzuki Jimny . 40mm zombie offroad lift , 215/75/15 tyres, 50mm powerflow .
    Disco 2 Td5, 3 inch lift, straight pipe, remap, egr delete, cdl mod, 32/11.5/15 all terrains. ( Sold )
    1985 Suzuki Sj410 , 970cc of stock Japanese power , 245/75/15 muddies , 2 inch lift . ( Sold )
    2016 Harley iron 883 , lowered , tank lift , wire tuck , fender delete, flipped mirrors , straight pipes . ( Sold )
    Various Volvo company cars over the last 6 years .
    2001 Polo Playa Millenium , stock besides 75hp nitrous shot. ( Sold )
    1987 Caddy , 2.1 16v Abf , 44mm throttles , 288 billet cams , 11.5 :1 compression. ( Sold )
    1981 Mk1 Golf , 1900cc , weber 38 dgas , 298 cam , tnt branch , 11.5 : 1 compression . ( Sold )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZUK410 View Post
    HAHA ! Are you on 215s with a lift or stock suspension ?
    With a lift and heavy BF’s.

    But I don’t think the lift will make a major impact
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    I'm on 215/75R15 Genreal Grabbers with 40mm spacer lift. I measured with the GPS and got 11.2km/l. The lift does not do much to fuel consumption its mainly the tyres. The bigger tyres does look a lot better than stock and has advantages offroad but lets be honest who buys a Jimny kits it out and worry about consumption. Its all about the offroad fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    I'm on 215/75R15 Genreal Grabbers with 40mm spacer lift. I measured with the GPS and got 11.2km/l. The lift does not do anything to fuel consumption its mainly the tyres. The bigger tyres does look a lot better than stock and has advantages offroad but lets be honest who buys a Jimny kits it out and worry about consumption. Its all about the offroad fun.
    Not terribly concerned about the consumption , just wanted to know if its worth it for mostly soft sand driving , or if the 215s have a big impact on the low range gearing . I have heard a couple guys say it does . I dont want to put them on and then battle to get up dunes!

    I had an SJ410 with 245/15 Bulldogs and it seemed perfect to me in low range , although the final drive is lower on the SJ.
    2011 Suzuki Jimny . 40mm zombie offroad lift , 215/75/15 tyres, 50mm powerflow .
    Disco 2 Td5, 3 inch lift, straight pipe, remap, egr delete, cdl mod, 32/11.5/15 all terrains. ( Sold )
    1985 Suzuki Sj410 , 970cc of stock Japanese power , 245/75/15 muddies , 2 inch lift . ( Sold )
    2016 Harley iron 883 , lowered , tank lift , wire tuck , fender delete, flipped mirrors , straight pipes . ( Sold )
    Various Volvo company cars over the last 6 years .
    2001 Polo Playa Millenium , stock besides 75hp nitrous shot. ( Sold )
    1987 Caddy , 2.1 16v Abf , 44mm throttles , 288 billet cams , 11.5 :1 compression. ( Sold )
    1981 Mk1 Golf , 1900cc , weber 38 dgas , 298 cam , tnt branch , 11.5 : 1 compression . ( Sold )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZUK410 View Post
    Not terribly concerned about the consumption , just wanted to know if its worth it for mostly soft sand driving , or if the 215s have a big impact on the low range gearing . I have heard a couple guys say it does . I dont want to put them on and then battle to get up dunes!

    I had an SJ410 with 245/15 Bulldogs and it seemed perfect to me in low range , although the final drive is lower on the SJ.
    215/75R15 will be perfect for sand driving because you dont need to crawl in sand.
    We were in Namibia 2 months ago and found that 2nd and 3rd gear low range and tyres deflated as low as 0.6 bar worked very well

    Oh and don't be shy with the loud pedal the Jimny's got VVT for a reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    215/75R15 will be perfect for sand driving because you dont need to crawl in sand.
    We were in Namibia 2 months ago and found that 2nd and 3rd gear low range and tyres deflated as low as 0.6 bar worked very well

    Oh and don't be shy with the loud pedal the Jimny's got VVT for a reason
    I like the sound of that !!

    215/75 /15s it is !
    2011 Suzuki Jimny . 40mm zombie offroad lift , 215/75/15 tyres, 50mm powerflow .
    Disco 2 Td5, 3 inch lift, straight pipe, remap, egr delete, cdl mod, 32/11.5/15 all terrains. ( Sold )
    1985 Suzuki Sj410 , 970cc of stock Japanese power , 245/75/15 muddies , 2 inch lift . ( Sold )
    2016 Harley iron 883 , lowered , tank lift , wire tuck , fender delete, flipped mirrors , straight pipes . ( Sold )
    Various Volvo company cars over the last 6 years .
    2001 Polo Playa Millenium , stock besides 75hp nitrous shot. ( Sold )
    1987 Caddy , 2.1 16v Abf , 44mm throttles , 288 billet cams , 11.5 :1 compression. ( Sold )
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    Which tyres will you be going for?
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    Default Re: Jimny tyres 215/75/15 vs std tyres and 40mm lift

    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    The lift does not do anything to fuel consumption its mainly the tyres.
    It actually do. You increase your frontal area by lifting the vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jab2 View Post
    It actually do. You increase your frontal area by lifting the vehicle.
    So how much effect will a 40mm lift have in fuel consumption?
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    Default Re: Jimny tyres 215/75/15 vs std tyres and 40mm lift

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    What brand of tyres were you using?


    QUOTE=FWM;3948060]215/75R15 will be perfect for sand driving because you dont need to crawl in sand.
    We were in Namibia 2 months ago and found that 2nd and 3rd gear low range and tyres deflated as low as 0.6 bar worked very well

    Oh and don't be shy with the loud pedal the Jimny's got VVT for a reason[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    [
    What brand of tyres were you using?


    QUOTE=FWM;3948060]215/75R15 will be perfect for sand driving because you dont need to crawl in sand.
    We were in Namibia 2 months ago and found that 2nd and 3rd gear low range and tyres deflated as low as 0.6 bar worked very well

    Oh and don't be shy with the loud pedal the Jimny's got VVT for a reason
    We were a group of 5 Jimnys and 5 Gypsys
    The Jimnys had standard tyres on and the Gypsys had 215/75R15 General grabbers on.
    Even though the Gypsy has less power than the Jimny they still did everything the Jimnys did having bigger tyres than the Jimny.
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    Thanks - I always thought 0.8 bar was low!


    We were a group of 5 Jimnys and 5 Gypsys
    The Jimnys had standard tyres on and the Gypsys had 215/75R15 General grabbers on.
    Even though the Gypsy has less power than the Jimny they still did everything the Jimnys did having bigger tyres than the Jimny.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Thanks - I always thought 0.8 bar was low!


    We were a group of 5 Jimnys and 5 Gypsys
    The Jimnys had standard tyres on and the Gypsys had 215/75R15 General grabbers on.
    Even though the Gypsy has less power than the Jimny they still did everything the Jimnys did having bigger tyres than the Jimny.
    0.8 bar will be low for a heavy vehicle but because the Jimny is so light you can go lower and as the sand heats up your tyre pressure goes up with it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    So how much effect will a 40mm lift have in fuel consumption?
    More than zero. Your frontal area increase with 2.4% and you create a larger channel of dirty air under the car.
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    Default Re: Jimny tyres 215/75/15 vs std tyres and 40mm lift

    In terms of litres/100km I did not find much impact with the lift - maybe due to my heavy foot!
    But as Jab2 said it must increase consumption and yes I did use more fuel but that included a roof rack which was fitted at the same time.


    While bigger tyres off road are excellent I found that tar travelling on hills was a real pain with gear changing and yes I do push the engine rev wise. I have since gone back to standard size. What a difference!

    But I do miss the great look of the big tyres on Jimny.
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    We run 215/75/15 on steel rims and have 40mm lift, air helpers plus all the extra protection on the Jimny plus a roof rack and Thule, extra 40 litres of fuel on the towbar, fridge etc and record a fairly constant 8.5 to 9.5 km/l.
    Who cares my landcruiser ran at 3 to 4 km/l.
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    Default Re: Jimny tyres 215/75/15 vs std tyres and 40mm lift

    This might be a stupid question but is it the 215 of the tire or the hight 75 making the difference on the fuel and the power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edw1n View Post
    This might be a stupid question but is it the 215 of the tire or the hight 75 making the difference on the fuel and the power?
    Both but the bigger profile has more effect than the wider tyre.
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