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What about the dualie ( DRW )

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Anybody look at the same issues on a DRW?
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Anybody look at the same issues on a DRW?
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We have a DRW and once I get the interior put back together, I will be test fitting the 225/75 tires. Oh yeah. I need to pull the wheels off of the old bus first.
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Anyone considering a 1.5-2" lift for better fitment of larger tires, or would that be unnecessary? Really want to fit a 30-31" tire in there.

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The Transit is unibody, so I'm thinking that a 'lift' would be a little difficult, unless you figured out how to alter the geometry of the front suspension. But I might be wrong.

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29" or 30" diameter tires tried yet?

I'm wanting to order some winter tires for when my transit arrives in January, and am wanting to go with a bit taller tire. I was wondering if anyone has tried larger diameter tires (29" or 30") over the stock 28" tires and whether there are any clearance issues for the front steering.
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What about just using the slightly larger winter tires on the back only? Would that cause problems, or look funny?

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The 225/75/16 tires are on and they fit. We checked the speedo with a GPS and it shows off by 5% . There isn't much room between the duals or between the inner tire and the leaf spring, but they clear. I will be looking for narrower tire when these wear out to give a bit more room.

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Here are some pictures of the tires.
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I got 60 mil on original Tires and didn't get used to that first generation Spriter look. So went it to Discount Tire and got me Michelin LTX M/S 2 245/75/16 and they worked!
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Have you been able to check your speed differentiation? Ours is off by 5%. I took it to the Ford dealer to see if they could adjust the Speedo, but they can't at this time. Maybe down the road they will be able to, but at this time we just have to adjust it on the fly.

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