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Old 03-19-2017, 06:21 AM   #1
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Pros and cons to putting 267/75r16 on 16x6.5 steel rims

Can anyone give me their opinion of putting 265/75r16 on the stock Mercedes 16x6.5 steel wheels. It's going on a 2016 Mercedes sprinter 2500 low top 4x4. I like the look but I have tire stores telling me it .5" over the normal width. Is this an issue really or not. Any experience will greatly help. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:44 AM   #2
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I initially had 265s on stock-width 6.5" dually wheels (up front only, rear are 235) and I could feel the sidewall flex. I didn't like it. I ended up swapping out my front hubs so I could run single-style wheels again, allowing me to upgrade to 8" wide front wheels. Huge difference in steering precision and handling. The lower front tire pressure in a Sprinter might allow the sidewalls to flex even more.
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I have no experience with this, but I would go with the manufacturers recomendations just to be safe.
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