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georgelouise1234
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 13:09    Post subject: TYRES Reply with quote

HI I HAVE A P REG VITARA FATBOY WITH 265/50.R15 TYRES ON IT. I WANT TO CHANGE THEM AS THEY WERE RUBBISH IN THE SNOW. ANY IDEAS
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 14:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinnest tyres to can put on, I have 255's and they were deadly in the snow. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 14:14    Post subject: TYRES Reply with quote

thanks but i am a woman, still want beefy tyres but i have not got a clue
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 14:29    Post subject: Re: TYRES Reply with quote

georgelouise1234 wrote:
thanks but i am a woman


Ahhh didn't realise that, you mean you want the impossible then  Laughing Laughing  (did I just say that  Shocked  Laughing  Laughing )

The wider the tyres then the poorer it is in the snow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 14:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ RSi .....  I take it the pic of the vit on your signature is yours? .....if so then did you fit the bullbars or did it come with them on already?  Am in a bit of a dilemma with regards getting mine fitted or not  Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're after market ones that the guy I bought the jeep off fitted, I'd just fit them and not worry about it - you're not going to get anyone giving you bother over them. Murdo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 15:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats the concern, if anyone (official) asks and I say they were fitted by previous owner, cuz the previous owner is my uncle, so obviously dont wanna get him into any bother lol
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 15:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bam-zuki wrote:
Thats the concern, if anyone (official) asks and I say they were fitted by previous owner, cuz the previous owner is my uncle, so obviously dont wanna get him into any bother lol


I've never had a problem, I'd be very very surprised if you did - I've never been picked up about bars at an MOT either - if it was illegal then you'd not be able to buy them.
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n0rmy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:34    Post subject: I have 265.50.15 Reply with quote

this was my first winter with my vit and i never got stuck once with my wheels - thought they were great and i live in oldham one of the highest towns in the uk. we had about 30 inches of snow up here and i went out for the fun of it in mine across fields and up and down every road
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 16:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you had fun n0rmy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 13:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not a religious guy and i hate the cold - i'm a med man myself but I now pray for snow every day.

honestly i dont understand were all these negative comments come from that vitaras are so bad in the snow. I have never had a 4x4 before so I cant really judge it against others but i never got stuck once.

i have the fatboy version as well which people say is worst but i think the wider the mud and snow cobra tyres i have, have more grip ... honestly i went accross a field that was at the back of my house because they closed the road down to our close as there was a pile up on its entrance ,the snow must of been about 15inches deep and i just mashed it all down and drove over the top of it - i couldnt believe it - i never had to stop and start it reverse back or shunt it, it never slipped once. it was like a monster truck.

over this christmas period alone i have decided never to buy a normal 2 wheel drive car agian unless i can win lottery and can afford the lux of having 2 or more cars.....

plus i love the look of my jeep.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to jump thread

but what pressure should i have on the tyres which are 265 and 15 inche?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 255x75 r15 camac terra 4x4 tyres on daihatsu rims on my vitara, I do have a body and suspension lift or they wouldn't fit but these are great in poor conditions as well as for some off the off road driving I do.

for trial evens I use 215 R15 diamond backs on another set of rims, can't beat them for grip but a bit noisy on the road...
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marciaellis1001
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 14:43    Post subject: Fatboy Tyres Reply with quote

I have 255/50r15 tyres on mine, and brilliant in the snow!! Problem is where can I buy these tyres? I need to replace the front ones, but can't find anywhere that supply them? Anyone have an idea?
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