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Old 11-16-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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I stopped by Van Compass yesterday and they had just finished up on a 4x4 Sprinter. 2 inch lift, 35s, wheels, sliders, sumo springs and new shocks. I really like my rig but that Sprinter looked amazing. I might need to sell my e350. Don't tell the wife though.

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Old 11-16-2017, 08:17 PM   #2
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Yea, I saw that same rig close to a year ago. Gonna have them do most of those upgrades to my rig after I receive it in the spring. Those 315 tires only inflate to 65 psi. I'm getting 295s that will go to 80.
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Those 315 tires only inflate to 65 psi. I'm getting 295s that will go to 80.
I hope you have a good dentist to replace all your fillings if you intend to run at 80psi. I can't imagine running a psi that high. I'm at the TPMS bare minimum of 49 front/59 rear and wish I could go lower on my 265/70/17's.
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I hope you have a good dentist to replace all your fillings if you intend to run at 80psi. I can't imagine running a psi that high. I'm at the TPMS bare minimum of 49 front/59 rear and wish I could go lower on my 265/70/17's.
No doubt, however I prefer to run an E-rated tire with an 80 PSI rating even though I run them much lower day-to-day. Having the option is crucial. A 65 PSI max tire on these heavy things just seems too light duty for me.

On E-rated I typically run 50 front, 55-60 rear.

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Yea, I saw that same rig close to a year ago. Gonna have them do most of those upgrades to my rig after I receive it in the spring. Those 315 tires only inflate to 65 psi. I'm getting 295s that will go to 80.
TomH,

What brand and specific size wheel and 295 tire are you planning to mount? The red Van Compass van runs 315/75/16's on steel wheels, the other van in the picture has 315/70/17 BFG's on Method wheels, both with 14 mm Agile spacers. What have you settled on?
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:21 AM   #8
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BFG KO2 295/75R16. I want the spare on a door mounted rear carrier, not a swing arm, as I am down to inches in fitting the rig in my new driveway without overhanging the sidewalk and being in HOA/CC&R trouble. I'm still looking for a wheel that fits both the tire and the Sprinter, preferably Method, maybe ROAMBUILT.

We moved to WA this week, and of course it has rained most of the time we've been here. Those 315s are 12.7" wide and I'm a little cautious about hydroplaning. The 295 is 11.6", which seems a good use compromise between the hydroplaning problem and having better aired-down flotation than the 10.7" 265 when we are in sand. The 295 diameter is 33.3" while the 315 is 34.5", so I would have only 1" less clearance.

This is a good KO2 tire comparison chart, while this is the page for the specific tire.

BTW, I'm wide open to suggestions on both the tire and wheel.
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BTW, I'm wide open to suggestions on both the tire and wheel.
Out of California and up to Washington, enjoy the rain!

VtSoundman is going through the same process of wheel and tire selection right now, perhaps he will chime in with his thoughts. I have the KO2's and really like them, he is an experienced advocate for DuraTrac's so I suggest you look there also.

(BTW: 34.5" - 33.3" = 1.2". 1.2"/2 = 0.6" clearance difference)
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