Originally Posted by ctimrun
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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