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Bigger wheels - does it make a difference?

 
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t2gus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Bigger wheels - does it make a difference? Reply with quote

My t2 camper is running on 15inch wheels
Will going up to 16/17 really make a difference to engine revs, mpg, speed?
If so, what tyre size to go with? I'm thinking 16inch would look better than 17

Where can I get 16inch wheels that suit and fit with no modification?
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72panelvan
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a play on something like this http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual-tyre-size-calculator

I've found upping the tyre size sorted out my van no end, cruises at 60 very happily now. Went from 185 70 14 at the back to 195 70 15. Not a huge difference (60mph to 64mph at the same revs) but it's really noticeable through the gears. I'd go bigger but the tyres are good which came with the steelies.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you are very experienced in this matter very seriously.
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