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Postby DRM [OP] » April 3rd 2011, 1:58pm

I am having a hard time finding tires 215/75/15 for my 94 Astro. What other size would be good for it. I really don't want to go to a 70 because I don't want it lower. Thanks for any help you can give me
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Re: tire size

Postby chevymaherchevymaher is online! » April 3rd 2011, 2:18pm

225 and 235 also factory recommended sizes my mom always ran 235/75/15s when she had my van.
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Re: tire size

Postby Leeann_93 » April 3rd 2011, 2:54pm

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Re: tire size

Postby Phantom » April 3rd 2011, 6:44pm

Here is a list of sizes that fit
Plus Zero
225/70-15
225/75-15
235/70-15
Plus One
215/70-16
225/65-16
225/70-16
235/65-16



Plus Two
225/65-17
235/60-17
245/55-17
Plus Three
245/50-18
Plus Four
245/45-19
Plus Five
235/45-20
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Re: tire size

Postby Big_kid » April 3rd 2011, 10:25pm

I went with 225-70-15 on mine.
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Re: tire size

Postby scott936 » April 3rd 2011, 10:48pm

Phantom wrote:Here is a list of sizes that fit
Plus Zero
225/70-15
225/75-15
235/70-15
Plus One
215/70-16
225/65-16
225/70-16
235/65-16



Plus Two
225/65-17
235/60-17
245/55-17
Plus Three
245/50-18
Plus Four
245/45-19
Plus Five
235/45-20


Do you know if any of those 16 or 17 sizes can be had in a load range C
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Re: tire size

Postby Phantom » April 3rd 2011, 11:29pm

It should not be a problem , you should find a LT truck tire , not a passenger tire,
The 215/70/16 was a factory standard size for the Astro with the 6 lug wheels

I think that a " C " load range has 6 plies , for the exact specifics you will have to visit a tire dealer or website that lists the LT tire load ranges , the same tire size is often available in both the LT version and passenger version , LT are usually for trucks that need a heavy load rating for hauling heavy cargo
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Re: tire size

Postby Big_kid » April 4th 2011, 2:09am

Go with LT's. They're designed to do what we need them to. The car tires I had on the van made it handle like a sponge.
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Re: tire size

Postby 93xtmoney » April 4th 2011, 4:32am

I went with 215/70/15s on mine. I love em, not very spongy at all!
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Re: tire size

Postby 96Blastro » April 4th 2011, 10:03am

I'm thinkin bout doin some 235 70 15s or even some 30s. Then I take off roof rack so it can fit in garage haha. I want my ground clearance darnit.
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Re: tire size

Postby DRM [OP] » April 4th 2011, 9:43pm

Thanks for the help
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Re: tire size

Postby cowboydan » April 13th 2011, 1:29am

i run 2 sizes, winter 235/75/15, summer, 235/60/15. can't really tell the difference when i'm on the highway, but the van looses off the line power with the larger winter tire. milage has dropped with the winter tires, but i'm not sure if it is the tires, or extra idling to to keep her warm. i hate idling and i try not to do it, but i did go for lot's of usless trips so that i could warm up the garage with the hot engine. 15" tires are getting harder to find, since the average car maker now uses 16/17" wheels as standard equipment.
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