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    Posted: 02 Aug 22 at 09:38
Hi all any body running std height suspension with all terrains , I have been looking at 215/65/16 or 215/70/16 bfg has anybody fitted any of these sizes .

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If I remember rightly, the largest tyre that is commonly understood to fit a 2WD van is a 215/70 R16, which has a nominal diameter of 707mm, so either of those sizes should be okay, although this will obviously be subject to your wheels to having a suitable offset, and your suspension being in decent condition.

The other thing you'll need to watch out for is whether your engine can handle the 8.1% increase in gearing that such a large tyre would bring, over the standard 185/R14 - beyond about 5% you are likely to get a noticeable impact on performance, particularly in terms of climbing.


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Thankyou ,there's only one way to find out failing that fit a TDI  in it to compensate.
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