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Old 04-28-2011, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 215/75R15 vs 225/70R15

I'm changing my stock tires and I'd like to hear some advice regarding the best size without doing any body lifting (for now at least).

I don't care about road handling or noice since I exclusively use my Jimny for offroading (light to medium... nothing too aggressive).

I have two options in mind:

Toyo Open Country 215/75R15
Dunlop Grand Trek AT3 225/70R15

Any comments will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Just installed Open Country

Just if anyone might be interested, I just installed Toyo Open Country 215/75 R15's in my otherwise completely standard Jimny and they fitted perfectly.

The road ride is much smoother and softer, the steering has also improved and the offroad capabilities (on a light ride at least) is also better.

Hope this will help anyone thinking on making the change from the stock tires.
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hey Toyo is my vote...glad you chose this tire...how much were they?
would love to see a photo of it on your jimny.

i put a 255/60/15 Cooper Cobras on mine...see my photo...
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Hey... nice ride!

Where is that picture from?

Anyway... the tires were 139 US Dollars each and here it is how they look like...

(Not a very good picture by the way but just took it with my phone)
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hey, nice tires!
nice spotlights too..where did you get them?

the photo is from one of my mountain trips in Musandam, Oman! wonderful place....
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Thumbs up Wow! Oman!

So you live in Oman? Amazing... You must have hundreds of great routes to do... I'm in Peru... A lot of good offroading places here as well... Mountains, deserts, jungle... A little bit of everything...

Would love to see some pictures of your trips...

The spotlights are Hella Rally 1000's... About 100 bucks each and mounted on the roof for better reaching...

The tires are verry good indeed... I'm very pleased with them. Next step will be to lift the suspension with a set of Old Man Emu shocks and coils... But they're quite pricey... Around 1,300 USD so I'll have to save a little... And they are only by special order so it takes two months for them to arrive...
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Thanks for the feedback on the Toyo Open Country 215/75R15's.

looking forward to getting mine to replace the stock 205/70R50 bridgestone dueller's
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I changed the stock Bridgestone Dueler 205 70 15 to Kumho Road Venturer 225 70 15 yesterday. No problems with installation and they are more comfortable (I dropped tire air pressure by 1Lb/psi). No idea about off road performance or mpg yet. I do around 10% offroad miles.
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I changed the stock Bridgestone Dueler 205 70 15 to Kumho Road Venturer 225 70 15 yesterday. No problems with installation and they are more comfortable (I dropped tire air pressure by 1Lb/psi). No idea about off road performance or mpg yet. I do around 10% offroad miles.
i need another rim for my 99 chrysler sebring lxi. i current have a 215/50 tire on my 17 in rim. ive looked for a week and a half and cant find a place close and fast. can i temperarly put a 15 in rim with a 215/75 tire on it?
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Hey ManelaMark, I have limited experience of experimenting with wheels and tires and that too only on 4x4s. To me what you propose sounds okay provided you change wheels on both sides of an axle unless it is very very temporary. Even though the rim size change is pretty drastic the overall height difference of the tires ought to compensate.

Hopefully you can get better advice from pros on this forum.
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