Its actually the contrary - there is no need to do for the front. And the rear has no drive axle - simple machined block of steel....and add 5 digits to the price. The Mopar Portal axles for the Jeep are about $11,000 for the rear and $12,500 for the front. I would think that a FWD portal axle setup would be even more expensive.
I just installed the Van Compass lift kit into a buddy’s Promaster this weekend. Great product! Lifted the front 1 1/2” and maintained the soft factory ride. I may change my spaccer kit out in the future when I need new struts to this style of lift.
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You should read through this thread.If any of u got any experiences, it would be great..
In short, unless you also upgrade to wider rims and ready to give up tires warranty, don't up-size the tires.
The main reason is irregular wear due to tire deformation on a narrow rim.
I recently switched back to stock size from 245/75r16. After 15K the tires were barely usable. They developed chess like pattern on the the side of the thread and the middle of the thread was was wearing significantly faster than the sides. I tried to play with the pressure but without any luck. At 30K, I could not stand the noise and vibration any longer and was forced to replace them. As expected warranty was voided for non standard size tires.
New Wildpeaks AT3W in stock size, surprisingly, provide superb ride quality comparable to stock tires. Bigger tires (Toyo AT3W) were noisy from day one and I assumed that's normal for all terrain tires, I was wrong...
A couple more things to consider are snow chains and debris/mud removal. You can't install chains on rear tires and due to low clearance, rocks and mud will get stuck between the tire and the body.
If 245/70R16 were available, I would consider those but it's unlikely since giving up warranty is costly...
In europe the older generation (before 2014) Ducato platform lightweight(i.e. non Maxi) models had always 15" wheel rim fitted on 5x118pcd hubs. This is also the hub-size used by Dangel in the 4x4-Ducato. So the 15" wheels was predominant on most european Ducato. The formr pre-2014 facelift Ducato with heavy rating for commercial use and also as base for many motorhomes were equipped with 5x130pcd hubs and 16" wheels, they used larger wheel bearings more suited to heavier loads.