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18" wheels and T/A KO2 Fit
I'm going to need new tires soon, which has me thinking of some options. Sounds like most people are successful with fitting the larger 245/75/R16 on their Promasters. Instead of going that route, I'm thinking about 18" wheels while I'm at it. I've had good luck with BFgoodrich T/A KO2, and they make that tire in a 265/60/R18 which is the same diameter as a 245/75/R16. So, I'm hoping the 18" tire will not have clearance issues with the diameter. However, the 265/60/R18 is obviously wider... 0.8" to be exact. The offroad 5x130 18" wheels that I'm looking at are +48mm offset instead of the stock massive +68mm offset. This pushes the tire 1.2" farther out. With my eyes and some rough measurements, it looks like it could fit. Maybe some trimming/massaging of the wheel well/trim.
I have a pair of 40mm spacers that are ready to go above the struts to give the front end a bit of a lift and hopefully more clearance.
Has anybody gone down this road before? Any thoughts?