Slappin’ bigger tires on the Sprinter

I’m about to buy new tires for my Dodge Sprinter and need to know what size your Sportsmobile came with. According to Dodge I can’t go any bigger than stock, but I find that hard to believe with the amount of room this thing has.

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Hey Mike,

My long wheelbase 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 came from Sportsmobile with 245/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires.

The stock tires are 225/75R16 all season models. That makes the Wranglers 20 mm wider and 30 mm taller than stock.

When they were new, during tight turns my Wranglers rubbed the wheel wells. These tires are very aggressively lugged, and while they make the Sprinter look mean and saved my butt in the Sea Otter Mud Lot, they are really noisy, and they wore into a scalloped pattern. Now they’re crazy-noisy.

I have 30,000 miles on the Wranglers, and I’m about to switch to a set of Toyo Open Country HTs, in the stock size. They should be quieter and, thanks to their siping, work better in snow.

Rock it,

— Lee

Wrangler MT/R (Maximum Traction/Reinforced)

Toyo Open Country HT (Highway Terrain)

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