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Old 07-07-2020, 04:16 PM   #1
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My late T2 has 15 inch BRM alloys currently on 185/60 tyres which need replacing and I think are a bit low for the gearing. I was wondering if there is space for a 195/70 to fit and if this is a reasonable choice? Any advice most welcome!
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I’ve been running 195/70x15 on my T2 Bay for 10 years (not the same tyres of course), they’re the same diameter as the original 185x14 and perfect for a 15” wheel, obviously make sure the tyres have sufficient load rating. I use Pirelli Carrier All Season https://www.camskill.co.uk/m152b0s79..._Noise%3A_68dB

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Hi,
My late T2 has 15 inch BRM alloys currently on 185/60 tyres which need replacing and I think are a bit low for the gearing. I was wondering if there is space for a 195/70 to fit and if this is a reasonable choice? Any advice most welcome!
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Loads of room (but dependant on wheel offset and suspension height, obviously). I ran 195/80 for ages but now have 215/75x15 on Mercedes Zosca wheels all round - 6.1/2" front and 7" rear, still with sensible clearances.
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Thanks for the reply;My tyres are so close to the flanges on the rear arches. The wheels are ET12 I think, which is making the fit so tight. I've asked my bodyshop man if he can flatten the lip a bit.It's been very slightly lowered. Do you think that if the van is carrying more load, the clearance will be even less?
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What is your definition of '... so close...'? The rear wheels travel in a very slight inward and upward arc with load so you might get lucky! The front wheels travel very nearly straight up and down.
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