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What Tyres?

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I've bought some 15" Mefro wheels and would like some help in finding tyres to suit.

I have a 2.1 Syncro currently fitted with 14" alloys. I've looked through the forums but cant find much info on what tyres would be suitable for my van. I have read about tyre speed & weight ratings, widths, diamaters, bolts for wheels, ET's & offsets etc but there isn't much info (I can find) for tyres!

So, to narrow the question down a bit more:
I use the van 80-90% on-road but would like the capability to cope with some occasional off road (greenlaning mostly). Speed isnt an issue (It'll do 75 downhill with a tail wind) but load rating is; it's fitted out as a camper and me & SWMBO are not skinny people!

Can I use 4x4 tyres? Would some form of AT tyre be ok? Or should I only use 'C' rated tyres?

And size: The 14" wheels currently have 205r14C tyres on them; would 225/70r15 (probably) fit?
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you might get a quicker and more in depth answer in the syncro forum
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I was told by SyncroNutz a couple of years ago that the largest tyre I could fit to an un-modified 14" Sycro was 225 70 15. The most popular option seems to be 215 75 15 and if you have the money then get a set of BFG ATs in that size - lots of people running them, have a browse on the Sycro pages. Personally I have a set of 195R15 on mine and am quite happy with how it's been over the past 16months or so....
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Cheers - reposted there & on BrickYard too!
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