Tire Size - 2006 TN1 - Will 235 75 R16's fit?

TigerRecovery

New member
I'm running 245/75x16 Cooper Discovery STT Pros on my T1N 4x4 with the factory 3 inch lift. I've had to introduce the front bumper and wheel arch to Mr Angle Grinder to allow clearance on the bottom edges. That said, a different brand of tyre might have different issues as well as the offset of the wheels.







 

OldWest

2004 T1N Westfalia
Summarizing info from the various Forum threads:

1. Several model American Sprinters (140" and 158" wheelbases, single rear wheels) were factory lifted to fit standard 16" wheels--thus the differences with European and other Sprinters with standard 15" wheels. This may not be true of all model years (early Freightliners may have had 15" wheels?).

The standard 16" tire size is 225/75/16.

This may also be true for the American dual rear wheel models--a lift even with standard 15" wheels. Need to confirm.

2. The American 118" wheelbase had no lift and a standard 15" wheel. Don't know if this were true for all model years.

3. The American standard 16" steel wheel is 6" wide. Some larger tires (e.g., 245/75/16) require a 6.5" wide wheel. The American optional alloy wheels are 16" x 6.5".

Again, this may not be true of all model years. Earlier model years may.have had 16" x 6" wide alloy wheels while later model years had wider 6.5" alloy wheels.

Folks have used 245/75/16 with no or some mudflap rubbing, etc. 245/75/16s have a 1" or so greater diameter than the standard 225/75/16s which makes the American MPH speedometer more accurate.

The steel wheel and alloy wheel have different offsets. Other wheels may have different offsets.

The combination of different offset wheels and different manufacturer and size tires may lead to differences in clearances.. Same nominal size tires from different manufacturers may differ in actual size.
 

Speed Racer

2006 2500HC Passenger Van
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Just saw your question. I've a 2006 2500HC with stock steel wheels. Uniroyal Laredo Tour 245/75/16 111T (a light truck tire, but I never have it loaded with anything more than a bed, camping gear, and maybe a motorcycle.) No modifications needed, and I am well pleased with the tire.
 
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brounzibabi

New member
Hey fit. There's a good YouTube video of a small piece of sheet metal that needs to be either cut or bent out of the way on the front passenger side. It was a non issue with mine since it looked like it was bent back at the factory.

Hey! I know this post is old, but I was wondering, the tires on your Sprinter are 235/75 R16? Have you experienced any fish tailing?
 
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Run appropriate pressure for conditions and load, there will never be a problem.
 

BrennWagon

He’s just this guy, you know?
Hey! I know this post is old, but I was wondering, the tires on your Sprinter are 235/75 R16? Have you experienced any fish tailing?
Reduce the air pressure in your rear tires. The number on the door sill is for maximum loading and will cause unpleasant handling and ride in an empty or lightly loaded van. I run 55 PSI all around on 245/75 R16’s
 

Sidecar

Member
From the Van Compass web site:

Tire Size - What will fit your van
Useful links -
Common tire sizes with metric to inch equivalent : https://tiresize.com/chart/
Wheel Offset Calcuator http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator#
2wd 1994-2006 T1N Sprinter
Wheel Facts:
5 x 130mm
Stock tire size: 225/75/16 on 140” and 158” wheelbase
118” wheelbase vans have 15” wheels and smaller tires. The front suspension is also 1.18” lower than the 140” & 158.” Tires over 30” will require front fender trimming for clearance.
* No lift kit installed
* 225/75/16
* 235/75/16
* 235/75/16
* 245/75/16
- 2” Scout lift kit installed
- 215/85/16 * good size for 118” Sprinters that are 1” lower than 140” and 158” models
- 235/85/16 * good size for 118” Sprinters that are 1” lower than 140” and 158” models, may require trimming on 118”
- 245/80/16 * good size for 118” Sprinters that are 1” lower than 140” and 158” models, may require trimming on 118”
- 255/70/16 * good size for 118” Sprinters that are 1” lower than 140” and 158” models, may require trimming on 118”
- 225/85/16 * will require some front mudflap and front bumper trimming
- 235/85/16 * will require some front mudflap and front bumper trimming
- 265/75/16 * will require some front mudflap removal, lower pinch seam cutting and front bumper trimming
- 255/85/16 * will require front mudflap removal, lots of lower pinch seam cutting and front bumper trimming, Possible fender modifications what require a weld in patch panel.
 
I've never seen the mirrors on the van in that video before. Looks interesting like it might have a larger blind spot mirror field of view. Anybody know the details of this setup..looks like the stock frame offering or is it a one off?



Yea, based on everything ive seen/read, it should be ok.

Good vid here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1lpsHOFS8A

Planning on going this route myself in the next month or so (on my 2004 Freightliner 2500 140").
 

Cheyenne

UK 2004 T1N 313CDi
I've never seen the mirrors on the van in that video before. Looks interesting like it might have a larger blind spot mirror field of view. Anybody know the details of this setup..looks like the stock frame offering or is it a one off?
Looks like they where already on it when he bought it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpA0pAb2qy8

6:47 shows passenger side and 7:24 drivers side.

The main mirrors are the standard MB mirrors inverted.

Keith.

PS Going on the yellow colour inside the van it could well have been a DHL spec... https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cu...fed-ex-w700-hybrid-vs-2006-ups-sprinter-p57d/

DHL.jpg
 
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Cheyenne

UK 2004 T1N 313CDi
Robert,

I was just looking at the 2008 parts book on DIY Sprinter and it shows mirror options including specific specials for UPS which look very similar to those pictured.

Check them out in section 30-510.

Keith.
 

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