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Upgrading from 14" wheels....what's involved?
4-21-2012
6:20 am
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bhernsdorf
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OK, I've just read the article in the link you provided....very informative...thank you

4-21-2012
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Thanks,
I'm looking at an 89 with a stock engine and factory 14" wheels....hoping to go to 16" if possible.

4-18-2012
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If you have a stock engine, the big issue with going to bigger wheels is the gearing.  That is even true with vans with conversions to larger engines if the change in size is significant.

You can buy lower profile tires to keep the overall diameter close so as not to significantly change the gearing much, but lower profile tires are more prone to damage off-road. This can be done with both 15" and 16" wheels.

You also need to have a wheel with the proper off-set and load rating.

 

Much of this is covered here:

http://syncro.org/?page_id=154 

What are you looking to change to? 

4-16-2012
8:14 pm
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Hi, I'm new to the forum.

Can anyone explain what is involved with upgrading to larger wheels from the stock 14" on an 89 full camper syncro?

Can I just slap on a set of 16" or is that overly optimistic?

Thanks in advance,

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