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Bigger Tires OR Smaller Springs?
6-7-2013
10:41 am
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Ron
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Here's a thread that comments on mounting a large tire in the spare; look about halfway down or search for the author, sodo:

I have an '86 Syncro with 15-inch wheels from Stockton Wheel (Calif) and BFG All-Terrain TA, 215/75R15. I did a Subaru conversion, so the tall tires work well with the added power. I didn't try to update the spare carrier yet. (It's only 5 years after the Subaru went in!). I took out the drive shaft so that if I need to use the spare I won't destroy the viscous coupling.

These big tires give the bus a nice robust look.

5-22-2013
11:16 am
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We have those dinky stock 14" VW rims on our Syncro and they've always looked just like little donuts in the wheel-wells with that 5 inch gap. So here's the question: keep the wheels that I have and lower the van with smaller springs (I also have a set of 5 14" steelies mounted with traction tires for the winter), OR do what everyone else has done and switch over to the larger Mercedes rims? If you go the larger rim route, then your spare will no longer fit under the front, so you then have to install a swing-arm out the back, and there goes the bike rack. I'm sure I could use the added rubber of the larger wheels - but there's complications, but finding 6-ply 14" tires is getting harder every year.

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