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Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Fellow australians, I'm in need of advice.

Will take the Jimny into a 10k km road trip. I'm currently running the BF Mud Km2 on 235/75/15 on stock 5-spoke alloys. What should i get:

1. Steel rims with -10 off set that i always wanted (wider track and beauty)

or

2. A set of 5 AT tyres on 215/75/15 (better mpg and traction under rain).

I'm more inclined to get the rims. Will a Mud be fine on such trip? Don't have $$ for both...

Thanks,

Thiago

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Where are you going? What sort of terrain will you mostly drive? How good/old are the current tyres?

I'd be more inclined to go the tyres

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:45 pm 
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I'm going around South America

Will be mostly tarmac, but also unpaved and salt:

http://www.adventurezone.com.br/blog/wp ... uta-40.jpg

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/phot ... 733204.jpg

http://www.plu.edu/scene/issue/2005/sum ... -large.jpg

Tyres got less than 10k km on them. Almost no sign of wear. They do drive fine. But i'm asking for advice due to no experience on such expeditions.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Run what you currently have. Seems perfect for such a trip to me...

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:12 am 
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IMO don't bother with either... spend money on some other more worthwhile modification...

Modern M/Ts aren't as bad as the ones around 10 years ago. M/T tyres are fine for wet roads.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:10 am 
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top jimny wrote:
I'm going around South America.


Give me a holler if Guyana's on your route.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:13 am 
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Will roll what i have. Bf km2 are really giving no strong reason for replacement. Wheels with negative offset can put extra strain on wheel bearings, albeit not sure.

Gonna put the extra money on a decent roof rack for carrying Rotopax stuff. Thanks all.

We are heading south this time mate. Have been in French Guyana only so far...

Cheers

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