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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    Not succinctly stated, but 100% correct.

    Larger tyres mean your odometer will show less distance than actual.
    Correct but correlation is not 100% directly. Many have done tests with gps distance and fuel usage and here it still showed that bigger tires influance fuel usage and result in more l/100km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandafish View Post

    I've read a lot of complaints regarding the accuracy of the Jimny's odometer (even without larger tires)
    Never heard of all these complaints. 99% of cars speedo is showing a little faster then actual gps speed.

    Use gps and you will find actual speed easily to compare.

    My jimny speedo at 120 normally is 115 on gps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    Not succinctly stated, but 100% correct.

    Larger tyres mean your odometer will show less distance than actual.
    Now lets put the shoe on the other foot.

    With larger tyres, for a given odometer reading, you are travelling further, so you fuel consumption is actually better than you indicated/calculated fuel consumption.

    In real terms it could actually be better or worse, depending on a whole heap of things.

    For a given set of speed and conditions there is a final gearing setup that the manufacturer will try to provide the best combination of performance and fuel consumption. Specialised vehicles may sacrifice performance for fuel, and vice versa.

    My rule of thumb is that moderately or under powered vehicles will get worse fuel consumption with larger tyres and excess or high power vehicles could very well get better fuel consumption with larger tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Now lets put the shoe on the other foot.

    With larger tyres, for a given odometer reading, you are travelling further, so you fuel consumption is actually better than you indicated/calculated fuel consumption.

    In real terms it could actually be better or worse, depending on a whole heap of things.

    For a given set of speed and conditions there is a final gearing setup that the manufacturer will try to provide the best combination of performance and fuel consumption. Specialised vehicles may sacrifice performance for fuel, and vice versa.

    My rule of thumb is that moderately or under powered vehicles will get worse fuel consumption with larger tyres and excess or high power vehicles could very well get better fuel consumption with larger tyres.
    In the Jimny's case the consumption is definitely worse with even slightly bigger tyres, but calculating the consumption using the odometer makes it look a lot worse.
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    The Jimny overeads by about 5-6km/h on stock wheels 205/75/15, I tested this with multiple GPSs and get the same results. On 215/75/15 I get a spot on accurate reading, and I have seen and heard of multiple people with the same results, local and abroad. So yes, in the same breath that fitting bigger tyres will reduce your consumption slightly, it will also give you a more accurate reading. So technically the actual mileage that you get with stock wheels is not really correct. The fuel consumption drop when fitting 215s is minimal in my opinion. If you take your current mileage that you get on a tank with stock wheels, and reduce it by 5%, you should get a better estimate of the actual mileage that you getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ...kRiLLiN... View Post
    The Jimny overeads by about 5-6km/h on stock wheels 205/75/15, I tested this with multiple GPSs and get the same results. On 215/75/15 I get a spot on accurate reading, and I have seen and heard of multiple people with the same results, local and abroad. So yes, in the same breath that fitting bigger tyres will reduce your consumption slightly, it will also give you a more accurate reading. So technically the actual mileage that you get with stock wheels is not really correct. The fuel consumption drop when fitting 215s is minimal in my opinion. If you take your current mileage that you get on a tank with stock wheels, and reduce it by 5%, you should get a better estimate of the actual mileage that you getting.
    I also get an accurate reading on 215/75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    I also get an accurate reading on 215/75.
    I’m off by 2-3 km/h with 205/75s so could very well be spot on also with 215/75s.

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    One last question...

    The manual specifies one should use 95 unleaded (also indicated on the fuel cap lid), however, a colleague of mine is certain that at higher altitudes. Since we are both biologists, I don't take him to serious, but he raises a relevant question.

    What fuel type do you guys use for your Jimny's and has anyone noticed a difference between 93 and 95? (other than the price...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    Not succinctly stated, but 100% correct.

    Larger tyres mean your odometer will show less distance than actual.

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    Tried both 93 and 95. No difference in fuel consumption or power. I'm in Pretoria so just use 93.
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    Same here, used 93 for 2 years, then tried 95 for 3 months. No difference. Now back to 93. I do however like to throw in 95 when I'm pulling a trailer or loaded to the brim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexaj View Post
    Tried both 93 and 95. No difference in fuel consumption or power. I'm in Pretoria so just use 93.
    I'm curious, why you would expect a change in power or fuel consumption? The octane rating of fuel is an indication of its detonation characteristics, not its calirific value.
    When you correctly setup engine is detonation regularly move up in octane rating. If not, no need to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jab2 View Post
    I'm curious, why you would expect a change in power or fuel consumption? The octane rating of fuel is an indication of its detonation characteristics, not its calirific value.
    When you correctly setup engine is detonation regularly move up in octane rating. If not, no need to change.
    To compensate for knock, the ecu would need to alter the timing, which would translate to a change in performance / fuel consumption. If there is no change in performance or consumption, the ecu probably didn't need to make the compensation. Calorific value as Jab2 states is likely the same so there should be no difference.
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    Confirm, I've used 93 exclusively since I purchased my vehicle, and no issues, no problems. Only time I put in 95 is when I'm at low altitudes and 93 is not available. Vehicle on 200K + km now with no issues.
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    Just a side note, I serviced my Jimny at the dealer (75 000km service) for R1200.... Now that is cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Just a side note, I serviced my Jimny at the dealer (75 000km service) for R1200.... Now that is cheap!
    What did it include?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Just a side note, I serviced my Jimny at the dealer (75 000km service) for R1200.... Now that is cheap!
    If that is a major service and not just an oil service that is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    If that is a major service and not just an oil service that is very good.
    My first service (covered by motor plan) was also R1200. Was oil filter, oil and a gasket and labour.

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