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Just had fitted 215/65 16 on standard springs, fills the wheel arch perfectly, speedometer reading 100% accurate at all speeds, the ride is superb and the gearing is OK.

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Finally finished replacing the bushes and ball joints on the front end, so its time for big feet.

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Avon AV11 225/70R15 on some recently repainted standard steels.

Maybe some banding next :)
 

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225/75r15 on merc steelies 7j 15 25mm offsett, 4mm poke, folded the inner lip a little and spaced the front bumper forward a little and trimmed and plastic welded rear bumper a little, still need to lift itt 30mm, but not really neccesarry,
 

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I'm running 235/75/15 some chunky Kumho muddies.

I took some 35mm offset rims to replace the 55mm offset and then added 7mm more in spacers. I've wound the front tortion bars about 75% the way up, put airbags in the back and knocked the guards out a lot. It still bottoms out when bouncing over bumps at speed and scrubs a little when on full lock left. I plan to fit 20mm spacers at the front to replace the 7mm ones, flare the guards more and wind the tortion bars up more.

You can see pics of it here:

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I should have mentioned that it scrubs on the left turn because there is a fuel tank vapor sub tank in the wheel arch, I had to move something in the right arch that was connected with hoses, maybe an oil catch can or something, easy to move, but the fuel tank vapor thing is not an easy move. I'd think its a new fuel tank to move it. It has a metal protective plate on the front so it's hard to damage.

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Just read through all of the posts,

Loads of info, thanks, but I'm confused and don't want to spend money on the wrong combination of Rims & Tyres

I have a 2003 LWB 2.5 AJT currently with Low profiles on it (came with van)

I want BFG ATs and think I'm going with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 LT215/75 R15 100/97S 6PR

I'm looking at these RIMs but want to make sure the offset is correct (Website suggests ET45)

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What do people think?

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Ade
 

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2000 AJT 2.5 T4.

I'm running 225 70 15 on the rear 215 70 15 fronts with the taller 5th gear, gives me 2500 revs at 60

I have chunky 225's for the front in winter they feel a little tall on the gearing though.

Rhys
 

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@rhys...
Thing is, here in Norway, the LAST thing you use for winter is "Chunky Tyres"....
We use tyres with around 10mm tread, with LOTS of thin "snipes" on them to remove snow and ice.

I'm talking about an area in Norway where they plough the roads "down" to leave a couple of inches of snow...to provide "grip"!
No-one uses chunky tyres unless for mud.

Also...using different tyres front to rear, would have you walking home and your van impounded until you fit 4 tyres of the same type...if stopped by the police.
Front and rear tyres should be the same.....or maybe you enjoy having the a$$ end coming in front of you if you have to brake suddenly?

OK....I use studded winter tyres, but they only have 10mm tread, and hundreds of small "slits" in the tread.
 

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These are Michelin LTX Force All-Terrain 215/75R15's fitted with 40mm spacers in the rear and the front torsion bar adjusted 40mm also. OEM alloys, no rubbing, and the tyres fit perfectly. :)







 
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