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Old 08-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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265/75R16

Is anybody running this size tire or bigger on a stock 2wd E350?

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Old 08-01-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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I have Bridgestone Revo 2's size 265/75/16 on our 2010 2WD E350. They are on the stock wheels and there is no rubbing issue but it is very close. I think they would rub if they were on a different backspaced wheel.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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So is that a SMB or a stock van? Also, do you think you could fit chains on the rear?
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Sorry it is a stock 15 passenger van. Yes chains will easily fit on the rear tires. It is only close up front, especially when the wheels/tires are turned it gets very close.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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Maybe you could post a picture of the van with the new tires? Did it come with 225's or 245's from the factory?
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:25 AM   #6
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Re: 265/75R16

The van came with 245/75/16's and I put 265/75/16's on it since the stock tires were horrible. I don't have that great of photos but these should give anyone who is wondering an idea of what they look like.



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Nice boat!

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Old 08-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #8
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Ditto on the boat! Thanks for the pics. Tim.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:00 PM   #9
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Re: 265/75R16

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I have Bridgestone Revo 2's size 265/75/16 on our 2010 2WD E350. They are on the stock wheels and there is no rubbing issue but it is very close. I think they would rub if they were on a different backspaced wheel.
Very good to know! Let me take this a little further since also I have a 2008 E-350. The stock wheels are 16 x 7" and according to Discount Tire a +6 offset, i.e. inboard from zero. (I even have the Ford factory build sheet for my van, but wheel offset is not on it, so I am assuming Discount is correct). I have honed in on the Nitto Terra Grappler or BFG A/T KO 265/75R16, which according to your experience should fit on those wheels (caveat different brands being compared). I want to put the tires on wider 16 x 8" rims that have 0 offset, i.e. 6 mm outboard from the stock wheels.

1) If the fronts are very close to rubbing with the stock wheel, it seems it would be something on the inside of the wheel, and going outboard 6 mm would be o.k.

2)It would also seem going outboard that much might even be necessary because a particular wheel on a wider rim should end up wider at its widest point.

Do I have these two observations right?
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Well there is front rub on the front springs or control arms depending, and then there is the outside tread edge hitting the fender below the driver door at full lock. 6 mm shouldn't matter either way.
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