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Just bought 2003 sprinter 3500, needs new tires

The newer sprinter come with larger tires for better ride and less sway. I read on a blog were someone changed to 16" instead of the 15" tires and it helped on Fuel economy and a better ride on the highway. Do you think this would help? My speedometer is also off by 5 mph (reading 75 when I am actually going 70), The tires are 195/70 15" and I also read that they should be 205/70 15".

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  • dean762 Dec 16, 2008

    just wanting to know if you can change to tires to a 16' tire so that the van rides better and more fuel effecient. Have you heard of anyone else doing this?

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I went to a 225/70R15 8 ply tire and it made a big difference in ride and handling. I have been told by my tire guy that there is no 16 wheel avalable to fit a Sprinter and if there were the tire would not clear the wheel wells.

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Yes the newer ones come with 225/75R16 for a much better ride; unfortunately for you they learned after our model.

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