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 Post subject: How big is too big?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:35 am 
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Eyo.

Ive just got some badboy alloys for my Sj413. They are 15" rims. How big a ratio can i go for a set of offroad tyres? I would think 205/70r15's would fit or can i go bigger?

The precise rim size is 7-jjx15-15

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 Post subject: Re: How big is too big?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:19 pm 
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Do you have suspension lift?

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 Post subject: Re: How big is too big?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:46 pm 
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nope it's all stock. I've got some lift shackles which i think add about 2" but i only want to use them if absolutely necessary.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:55 pm 
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fozzie52 wrote:
nope it's all stock. I've got some lift shackles which i think add about 2" but i only want to use them if absolutely necessary.

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fozzie52 wrote:
nope it's all stock. I've got some lift shackles which i think add about 2" but i only want to use them if absolutely necessary.


It's never necessary to fit longer shackles. One of the worst things you can do if you have stock length springs.

215/75r15 will fit

235/75r15 will fit with some tweaks to the front bumper and mounts.

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ScottieJ wrote:
It's never necessary to fit longer shackles.


They're a cheap alternative to a gym membership... Who needs usable steering anyhow? :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: How big is too big?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:54 pm 
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Thanks guys.

And in the defence of a stock car i took it out to Salisbury plain a while back (not really expecting much) and it did pretty damn well for a little vehicle - even on road tyres. Although i do have heated seats so does that count as a modded vehicle? probably not...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:01 pm 
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Mines been up the Plain and it's pretty standard, i've also been out as a group with the main guys on this group, and the only place i needed help was when i wasn't concentrating and bottomed out, and through a water filled trench that was half up the doors. I was still on Road Tyres

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