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Anyone got 185/65 R15 on their van?
#1
Hi everyone.

I've just taken receipt some new 185/65/R15 tyres for my 2007 Berlingo van.

The original spec on my van was 165/65/R14 and when I offer these bigger tyres up they look way too big! Anyone got these on their van??

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#2
They are the standard sized tyre for the 2.0hdi and the 1.6 petrol, so they definitely fit the standard mk2 model.
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(21-07-2014, 01:33 PM)tucker Wrote:  They are the standard sized tyre for the 2.0hdi and the 1.6 petrol, so they definitely fit the standard mk2 model.

Thanks for that tucker, I have the 1.6HDI so presumably there's no difference in suspension etc that would make these rub on my vehicle? I haven't had them fitted them yet but the lack of space in the arches makes them look like they'll be really tight.
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#4
I take it you have replacement rims, as R15 tyres obviously won't fit on R14 ones.

If you change them there will be a 51mm diameter increase which sounds a lot!

http://www.etyres.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator
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(21-07-2014, 02:25 PM)Solent Wrote:  I take it you have replacement rims, as R15 tyres obviously won't fit on R14 ones.

If you change them there will be a 51mm diameter increase which sounds a lot!

Hi Solent, I have got new rims yeah.

Thanks for the link, according to that I'll be looking at about an inch added all-round (or about 2" across the diameter) - as you say that is quite a big increase.
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#6
The ride height at the rear is lower on a van version to start with (thicker torsion bars so less need to use a higher ride height to accommodate the effect of a heavy payload on soft suspension, as in the passenger models).
Not sure about the front.
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(21-07-2014, 01:33 PM)tucker Wrote:  They are the standard sized tyre for the 2.0hdi and the 1.6 petrol, so they definitely fit the standard mk2 model.

Mine is an 06 mk2 and I am running on 195/50/r15 but mine is on the VTR alloys
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#8
"he ride height at the rear is lower on a van version to start with (thicker torsion bars)"
Can anyone really confirm this, are the torsion bars different size and do they fit the multispace version?
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#9
hi i run 195/55r15 on 205 gti alloys on a mk1 van 1.9 the size is about the same as yours and i have no problems. and yes the torsion bars are thicker and no they won't fit without a full axle swap
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In case anyone is interested, my van is now running these with no clearance problems at all.

Haven't checked the speedo yet, although I drove past one of those 30mph warning signs (at 30) and it didn't have anything to say.
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