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    Default Cutting Bumper to Fit bigger Tyres (Suzuki Jimny)

    Hi,

    I have a new Suzuki Jimny 1.5 (2020 model), and I want to fit 235/75 r15 tyres so the bumper has to be trimmed at the bottom ( just a small amount). Any suggestions on the best way to cut it or is there someone I can get to do it for me in CPT?


    Don't have any good quality tools and this is my first new car ever, so can't mess it up. Thanx in advance!

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    Careful when installing tires which need irreversible body modifications to fit! Keep in mind, the engineers designed the vehicle with certain limits in mind. CV-joints, side-shafts, rack and pinion steering system etc etc, will take a hit. It is OK if you use the vehicle around town but if you want to go on a Africa holiday you might not even make it to the place were you really need the bigger tires. Ask me all about it. You want bigger tires, buy a vehicle with bigger tires
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    Use a 115mm angle grinder with a 1mm cutting disk...measure twice, cut once......after all, what could go wrong?

    Actually, I'm with Gomario on this one. Be wary of doing irreversible body cuts that will maybe reduce the value of the vehicle.
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    What size are the tyres now?
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    Default Re: Cutting Bumper to Fit bigger Tyres (Suzuki Jimny)

    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    What size are the tyres now?
    The current tyres are 195/75 r16, so far to small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomario View Post
    Careful when installing tires which need irreversible body modifications to fit! Keep in mind, the engineers designed the vehicle with certain limits in mind. CV-joints, side-shafts, rack and pinion steering system etc etc, will take a hit. It is OK if you use the vehicle around town but if you want to go on a Africa holiday you might not even make it to the place were you really need the bigger tires. Ask me all about it. You want bigger tires, buy a vehicle with bigger tires
    Yeah, done a bit of research on this. Still a tad worried about the above Just touches the bottom of the front bumper, when the front wheels are turned. 215/75 r15 fit with no need for trimming so might go with those. (Most people seem to be running these on the Jimny.)

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    Default Re: Cutting Bumper to Fit bigger Tyres (Suzuki Jimny)

    Quote Originally Posted by marz View Post
    215/75 r15 fit with no need for trimming so might go with those. (Most people seem to be running these on the Jimny.)
    I think you've answered your own question then
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    Default Re: Cutting Bumper to Fit bigger Tyres (Suzuki Jimny)

    https://tiresize.com/comparison/

    With the Jimnys limited power I would also be careful about going too big.

    Then again. I went for the biggest I could lol.
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    Default Re: Cutting Bumper to Fit bigger Tyres (Suzuki Jimny)

    Quote Originally Posted by marz View Post
    Hi,

    I have a new Suzuki Jimny 1.5 (2020 model), and I want to fit 235/75 r15 tyres so the bumper has to be trimmed at the bottom ( just a small amount). Any suggestions on the best way to cut it or is there someone I can get to do it for me in CPT?


    Don't have any good quality tools and this is my first new car ever, so can't mess it up. Thanx in advance!
    Those tyres are a smidgen too big for the car. You'll probably notice it in the performance and capability later on too.
    Not to mention the structural issues you may find - stress on the CV, gearbox and the likes.
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