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Not really but time for some new tyres..

I spend quite a lot of time on tracks and grass, the ground clearance could do with a boost. Something with an aggressive tread wouldn't hurt much either.

Does anybody know what I can cram into a 97 Vito wheel arch without fouling?

Currently budget 195 70 15s

I half expect I will need to change the existing steel 15" rims.
 
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Does anybody know what I can cram into a 97 Vito wheel arch

Rust?

Sorry, I just couldn't resist...:p




If you are looking for wheels in general, I'm pretty sure I've read on here that ML wheels go straight on.
 

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I also vaguely remember that ML wheels have the right PCD etc. But obviously if you increase the overall rolling radius the gearing (and speedo / odometer) will be out. Easiest way to increase ground clearance would be different springs I'd have thought, then some 'all terrain' tyres on the standard wheels.

Watch out that whatever wheels/tyres you do end up using have the right weight ratings for a van though (based on max gross weight). Anything other than standard setup may also be an issue with insurance (if you declare the change ...).
 
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The wheel arches are okay, it is the doors, the sills, the bonnet, the body, the subframe mountings and the tailgate that have it bad.

I am not in much danger of speeding, certainly not for the first few minutes after pulling away.

I will see if I can get a few details on ML wheels, thanks.
 
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Judging by that comment, it must be a 108?
 
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Yes 108d all of 79bhp and weighing 1750Kgs

Not quick.
 

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17" fits sometimes with heavy loads and bumpy roads the rear arch rubs. The front splash guards get rubbed a little too.
 

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