Van tire upgrade- is wider better?

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Posted by Mark on September 30, 1998 at 20:18:01:

I am buying a '99 Chevy conversion van which will be ready for pickup in 3-4 weeks.

The converter puts on 275/65 r15's (I believe they are Uniroyals) but I can save a bundle by staying with the factory issued 235/75r15 aluminum rims and wheels. The converter says the wider tires will improve handling and give the vehicle a softer ride and strongly recommends them.

Will the vehicle handle better with wider tires?
Will the ride be softer?
Will the tires wear out any quicker?
What driving conditions will the wider tires become a burden?
Will the wider tires affect ABS performance?

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