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This might be useful info for shopping aftermarket tires. I had an opportunity to buy some barely used rims and winter tires for an excellent price but the size was larger than stock. 255/65/17. I figured it would give the van a more rugged look as long as they didn't rub. I installed them today and can say don't go any bigger than this width. At full steering lock they ever so slightly graze the rear inner portion of the front fender wells. They'll be fine,
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but any larger would cause problems. The rear tires fit fine. I'm not sure what offset these rims have but they seem to stick out slightly more than the stock 17 inch rims.
 

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This might be useful info for shopping aftermarket tires. I had an opportunity to buy some barely used rims and winter tires for an excellent price but the size was larger than stock. 255/65/17. I figured it would give the van a more rugged look as long as they didn't rub. I installed them today and can say don't go any bigger than this width. At full steering lock they ever so slightly graze the rear inner portion of the front fender wells. They'll be fine, View attachment 708 View attachment 709 View attachment 710 but any larger would cause problems. The rear tires fit fine. I'm not sure what offset these rims have but they seem to stick out slightly more than the stock 17 inch rims.
Looking good, can you take some pics from the rear so I can see how wide it looks? Is there any poke or is it pretty flush to the fenders?

I'm thinking of going with 265/50/19 on my stock wheels
 

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Only the sidewall sticks out slightly. The tread is within the fender. I wish I knew the offset of these wheels. I don't think that they're much different if any than stock. I wouldn't exceed a 255 width. My rears fit but the inner sidewall is quite close to the trailing arm (I think that's what it's called) of the rear suspension. I think going to a wider tire is pretty risky and it's definitely going to have a significant rub at full steering lock. It would look good though.
 

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Only the sidewall sticks out slightly. The tread is within the fender. I wish I knew the offset of these wheels. I don't think that they're much different if any than stock. I wouldn't exceed a 255 width. My rears fit but the inner sidewall is quite close to the trailing arm (I think that's what it's called) of the rear suspension. I think going to a wider tire is pretty risky and it's definitely going to have a significant rub at full steering lock. It would look good though.
That looks perfect 👌, thanks for the photos. I'll definitely take your advice and get 255/50/19.
 

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You should be able to go up to a 255/55/19 and still stay within the same diameter as my 255/65/17's. I think these are the maximum tire sizes for the stock wheels.
 
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