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Changing from 15" wheels to 16" 2007 Boxer van conversion

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I've recently picked up a 2007 Peugeot boxer lwb converted van. I'm planning on traveling Europe for a few months, so I'd like some all terrain/winter tyres. Having come from land rovers I'm a big fan of the bf Goodrich all terrain, however they don't accommodate 15" wheel sizes.

I've noticed some boxer vans as well as fiats come with 16" wheels. My question is, will I have any trouble fitting 16" 6j wheels to the van with some 225/70/16 all terrain tyres? Other than gearing/speedo changes I don't think they will cause any other issues (rubbing on full lock etc) however I could be wrong?

Has anyone else done this?

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I think the ATs are only rated at 1000kgs so they may not be suitable for the rear axle.

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from memory the 15" and 16" have a difference in stud pattern and i do not think the hubs can be swapped


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Are we talking the X250(2007-onwards) or the x244(pre-2007).

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If you do wish to change from 15" to 16", you will need to change all front suspension and braking and rear axle tube, as mentioned above the PCD is different and wheels not interchangeable.


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Sorry I should have mentioned, I've found a shop that sells 5X118 16x6J wheels (71.1 centre bore et50 offset)

those combined with some 215/65/16 tyres will only increase the overall rolling radius by 0.59%, or 4mm.

I can't see a reason why this won't work?

according to Camskill the load rating of the k02 all terrain in that size is 103? Unsure as to what that means exactly
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Are we talking the X250(2007-onwards) or the x244(pre-2007).
This is the 2007 onwards model, so the X250 (I didn't know that, so thanks!)
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The maximum loading for a 103 rated tyre is only 875 Kg which, in motorhome terms, is not a lot, most need to be over 110 which has a max loading of 1060 Kg and many need 116 rated. See below link

http://www.blackcircles.com/general/load-rating

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The figures quoted are per tyre not axle

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Sorry I should have mentioned, I've found a shop that sells 5X118 16x6J wheels (71.1 centre bore et50 offset)

those combined with some 215/65/16 tyres will only increase the overall rolling radius by 0.59%, or 4mm.
I noticed at the NEC show that on the higher end Burstners, Adria etc models that 16" alloy wheels are now fitted as standard to Fiat chassis light models. They have 5X118 spacings as opposed to the larger 5x130 fitted to the Fiat Maxi chassis models. They are rated at least to 1000kg each to suit the 2000kg rear axle load limit for the chassis. {picture below}.

Be careful because most of the aftermarket 16" wheels on 5x118 stud pattern have a maximum weight of 3440kg per set which is only 830kg per wheel. Many are advertised as van rated which does not mean 3500kg MGW. They are available though such as these at 1350kg load rated 16" 5x118 :
http://www.wheelheaven.co.uk/wheel_P...95_0_index.php
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If you do wish to change from 15" to 16", you will need to change all front suspension and braking and rear axle tube, as mentioned above the PCD is different and wheels not interchangeable.

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16" 5x118 steel and alloy wheels are available for the Ducato etc. They are fitted as standard to some models such as Adria, Burstner etc.

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