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I just purchased a 16 Metris for my business and want to change out the wheels. Looking to install some 20inch 8.5 or 9 wide wheels. Does anyone have any experience with these? Thanks
 

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It will result in a much harsher ride and be much more susceptible to road damage....I hope you have really good roads around you!
 

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Yea. Those stupid MB engineers should have put 20" rims on your rig in the first place but their slide rules weren't working right that day.



Maybe try some 22's? Some guys in my neighborhood say they are the bomb.
 

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Are you out of your cotton-picking mind? 20 inch wheels? Are you trying to save money on tires by substituting rubber bands? Do they even make tires that low profile that can handle this vehicles GVWR??

I mean garsh, when I think of my van all I can think about is that I want to to ride EXACTLY like a buck board while looking all dogiban.

Personally I think the 17” they come with here would be better off, if I was doing anything, going 16”.
 
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Ppcharlotte—Learn to do searches before you post a question that stimulate the dillholes to be their dillhole selves. From a quick search of the forums you learn that there is little information about wheel sizes on this site. From the replies to your post you see that there is little help for you as well.
Senior members—you make your forum as mediocre as your humor when you respond to first time posters with corn-fed snarkiness. I’ll know you when I meet you; you’re the boring ones. Stick to being helpful. You do not need to use this poster’s naiveté for your own self-levitation.

https://www.metrisforum.com/forum/241-wheels-tires/2633-upgrade-factory-wheel.html

https://www.metrisforum.com/forum/241-wheels-tires/3538-16-wheel-options.html

https://www.metrisforum.com/forum/2...st-switched-adult-sized-wheel-tire-combo.html

https://www.metrisforum.com/forum/241-wheels-tires/8628-possible-wheel-options.html
 

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I concede to my mediocre humor and snarkiness but I repeat my salient points:

1) The Metris is a vehicle with a heavy GVWR and relatively small wheel wells- I suspect you’d have a hard time finding a safe weight-acceptable 20” rim and tire.

2) The Metris has an impressive ride for a vehicle with a 2500lb payload (that beats every half Ton pickup on the market except some F150s); that is to say, it is only somewhat harsh. With big wheels, a higher rotational mass, and lower profile tires, you should really only do such a modification after getting on a first name basis with a kidney specialist.

Or to delete all sarcasm, it’ll ride really really harsh.

I don’t have experience modding Metris wheels because my experience with other cars tells me that 17” is about as big as sanity allows in this circumstance; I am relating that experience.

Also according to my mother the first coherent thing I spoke was snarky. I can’t help it.
 
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Greenman, your message was not there when I posted. Thank you for being graceful about my message. You should not have to reiterate; people ought to search before they post, and use an existing thread if they can.
 

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I concede to my mediocre humor and snarkiness but I repeat my salient points:

Also according to my mother the first coherent thing I spoke was snarky. I can’t help it.
Hey GML, you're running about an 87% useful contribution value to 13% useless snark ratio. That's a good ratio. We love ya.

Personally, I try to be at least as communicative as I can be before indulging in any humor (necessarily then inflicting what I think is amusing upon all of you).
 
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Just got a '16 in December, myself. It already had these custom 18" rims on it. They are about 9.5" wide and the tires are 235/50. It rides smooth when the roads are nice, but can be pretty harsh when slightly bumpy. God forbid if I ever hit a pothole.

I couldn't imaging going with a much lower profile tire. Also, they have to be 101 rated (or higher) to support the load of the van, so those are more rare and pricey with lower profiles.

I do like how these stick out from the sides a bit more than stock. I have about 3K miles on it so far, so can't give much opinion about wear, but haven't noticed much.
 

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Looks like a terrific way to sandblast the paint mile after mile..... :|


They look ok, but are not correct wheels for the vehicle.
 
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