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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 chevymaher » 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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Re: tire size

Postby cohomology » September 9th 2015, 8:12pm

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


Sorry for bringing back this old thread. Does this apply to 1999 2wd as well?
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Re: tire size

Postby Lumpy » September 9th 2015, 11:05pm

cohomology wrote:
Sorry for bringing back this old thread. Does this apply to 1999 2wd as well?



Safest way to estimate is to go to an online tire size compare thing and enter whatever sizes you want to evaluate. Here's one, there's lots -

http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-comparison/


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Re: tire size

Postby cohomology » September 10th 2015, 12:26am

Lumpy wrote:
cohomology wrote:
Sorry for bringing back this old thread. Does this apply to 1999 2wd as well?



Safest way to estimate is to go to an online tire size compare thing and enter whatever sizes you want to evaluate. Here's one, there's lots -

http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-comparison/


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Hm, don't quite understand how to use the chart, forgive my ignorance. I am relatively new with the astro scene, since I just picked up my first van today!

Since I need new tires badly(front two are almost out), would anyone just recommend a right size for me? e.g., will 215/75/15 work on 1999 2wd passenger van?
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Re: tire size

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 10th 2015, 12:39am

I believe there should be the proper tire size listed on the sticker on the edge of the door frame.
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Re: tire size

Postby cohomology » September 10th 2015, 12:48am

97cargocrawler wrote:I believe there should be the proper tire size listed on the sticker on the edge of the door frame.


Thanks for the headup. I just called discout tire direct to confirm that 215/75/15 does work with my van even though their system says it does not fit.
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Re: tire size

Postby markmitch » September 10th 2015, 1:14am

Mine has 235/60R15 on front and 245/60R15 on the back same height, because I had them on another van that had antilock for a week (bought for the antilock van ) then I bought my 89 RS and transferred them over I have never had any form of rubbing or anything. Back tires are about 1.5 inches wider I believe. Rides super nice and corners great.
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Re: tire size

Postby Lumpy » September 10th 2015, 1:37am

cohomology wrote:
Lumpy wrote:


Hm, don't quite understand how to use the chart...



Input the numbers for your stock size tires on one of the lines on the left. Input the numbers for a tire in question on the next line. Click on "COMPARE" and you'll see the difference in dimensions on the right.

To find out what your stock size is, go to discounttire.com or any tire site. Enter your year, make, model vehicle and it will tell you what's stock.


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Re: tire size

Postby cohomology » September 10th 2015, 3:02am

Input the numbers for your stock size tires on one of the lines on the left. Input the numbers for a tire in question on the next line. Click on "COMPARE" and you'll see the difference in dimensions on the right.

To find out what your stock size is, go to discounttire.com or any tire site. Enter your year, make, model vehicle and it will tell you what's stock.


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Great tip! So I just went with stock and grabbed a 215/75/15 set which is stock size, according to discouttire.com .
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