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10-25-2011, 02:00 AM
I was thinking of putting the 10 Ply BFG All Terrain T/A 235/85/16 on my 2005 Sprinter. According to my math they're about 3/4" larger than the stock 225/75/16.
Any experience, recommendations ?

Thanks in advance,

Rob Burch
MotoFit Group LLC

10-25-2011, 11:51 AM
The stock 225/75 tire is 29.28"diameter.
The 235/85 you want to use is 31.72" diameter. That's 7.7% over.
We have 245/75 tires which are 30.46" diameter. That's 3.8% over.
There is not a whole lot of front wheel well clearance with the 245/75's. I'm not sure that the 235/85 would clear.

10-25-2011, 02:00 PM
You might be better trying the 215/85/R16. They come in at 30.3" diameter. They will fit, although you may need to trim the front mudflaps slightly. I believe the difference is 3.3% on these and they will "corrrect" your speedometer to make it essentially correct, but you odometer will be off a bit. The 215/85/R16 size is readily available and a number of people on the forum have made this change.