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General grabber tyres
#1
Evening, 
Quick question if I may, I have 205/50/17s fitted but wanting to fit general grabber tyres on 17inch alloys. What size grabber tyre can I fit my B9 berlingo ?
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#2
Looks like nobody knows so far .

Me, I don't even know what grabber tyres are , presumably its got big thick chunky tread blocks and a wide profile ?
2010 B9 red XTR w a v. 
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2005 2.l green Berlingo
2001 1.9d DW8B white  Berlingo 
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(28-10-2020, 09:30 PM)shncoe1 Wrote:  Evening, 
Quick question if I may, I have 205/50/17s fitted but wanting to fit general grabber tyres on 17inch alloys. What size grabber tyre can I fit my B9 berlingo ?

I had these on my Tranny Van i the 70's, huge white writing on the side walls.
Why nor just fit the same size as std, if you go real wide on the std rims the tyre will be more round on the rolling profile.
Are you 'new' rims the same as the old one, do they have more internal offset?
A tyre dealer will be able to tell you better
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(28-10-2020, 09:30 PM)shncoe1 Wrote:  Evening, 
Quick question if I may, I have 205/50/17s fitted but wanting to fit general grabber tyres on 17inch alloys. What size grabber tyre can I fit my B9 berlingo ?

I always fancied whitewall tyres on my Berlingo VTR 2014. Don't know what that says about me....has anyone ever fitted them (or even located a supplier)? Currently I run Michelin Cross Climate which I find very good.
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#5
If you are looking at the General Grabber AT3 tyres it looks like you will have to go up to a 225/70/R17 for your 17" wheels but whether these will fit your existing alloys I wouldn't know.  If they do fit they will be 23"ish diameter which may affect the bodywork without jacking the suspension up. Also judging by the ratings (F & E) they will increase the fuel consumption and not too good at gripping wet roads.
B9 (2016) 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Multispace XTR = Mine;   B9 (2013) Enterprise 1.6 HDi Van = Hers.
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(29-10-2020, 09:06 AM)brodfather11 Wrote:  Looks like nobody knows so far .

Me,  I don't even know what grabber tyres are , presumably its got big thick chunky tread blocks and a wide profile ?

Yeah big tread blocks, white or red side lettering, but nearest size I can find are 235/70/17s so not so sure if they would be to big for my newly refurbished gloss black alloys
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(29-10-2020, 06:34 PM)shncoe1 Wrote:  
(29-10-2020, 09:06 AM)brodfather11 Wrote:  Looks like nobody knows so far .

Me,  I don't even know what grabber tyres are , presumably its got big thick chunky tread blocks and a wide profile ?

Yeah big tread blocks, white or red side lettering, but nearest size I can find are 235/70/17s so not so sure if they would be to big for my newly refurbished gloss black alloys

235/70/17 will be +124.0 mm bigger in outer diameter than 205/50/17. it means that your gears are also going to be 20% longer/bigger. Speedometer has to be adjusted also.

I have m59 berlingo with 195/75-16 tires on gloss black alloys. I don´t remember which tires those are but it´s studded Goodyear with rough tread profile. Summer tires are same size but with smooth tread profile. There are some modifications done to fit those. Biggest downside is that the car is very fast on first gear.
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(07-11-2020, 07:46 PM)valtte Wrote:  
(29-10-2020, 06:34 PM)shncoe1 Wrote:  
(29-10-2020, 09:06 AM)brodfather11 Wrote:  Looks like nobody knows so far .

Me,  I don't even know what grabber tyres are , presumably its got big thick chunky tread blocks and a wide profile ?

Yeah big tread blocks, white or red side lettering, but nearest size I can find are 235/70/17s so not so sure if they would be to big for my newly refurbished gloss black alloys

235/70/17 will be +124.0 mm bigger in outer diameter than 205/50/17. it means that your gears are also going to be 20% longer/bigger. Speedometer has to be adjusted also.

I have m59 berlingo with 195/75-16 tires on gloss black alloys. I don´t remember which tires those are but it´s studded Goodyear with rough tread profile. Summer tires are same size but with smooth tread profile. There are some modifications done to fit those. Biggest downside is that the car is very fast on first gear.

Hi, on a similar vein I'm hoping to put some heftier tyres on my 2017 L1 Berlingo van. Reason being navigating access lanes to local hills - snow and ice to ski in winter, water and mud to bike in 'summer'. Winter rated (to run year round) and a bit of extra height would be useful to get over the crests of ice in the lane center. Currently on stock steel wheels with 195/65/r15 tyres. I've no idea how large / wide I can safely go without having to modify suspension / arches etc. I was looking at BFG KO2 tyres - seem popular in the camper van / off-road community. 

Any experience / advice on sizing and wheel compatibility would be much appreciated. 

Cheers,

Pete
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#9
Remember wider tyres give less traction in snow.

Peter
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#10
Plenty of wheel size guides online, just Google for that. The only wheels which fit the B9 are 4x108 PSA wheels anyway with a 62mm centre bore. Can't remember the offset but it's online. Ford wheels are same PCD but centre bore is too small.

So as only PSA wheels fit, you're restricted to the range of sizes available from Citroen or Peugeot already. I have C4 VTR alloys on mine, 17" with 205/50/17 tyres and I have no issues with rubbing etc. But they came off the C4 Picasso which is identical platform to the B9 anyway.

Not sure if there are any larger wheels in the range, think 17 is it. You may get off road tyres in that size online.
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