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    Thread: Eurovan Tires - Bigger?

    1. 08-14-2008 02:21 PM #1
      Has anyone tried the 65 series tire on the newer Eurovans?

      I need more ground clearance (torsion bars are cranked full) and the 235/65/16 size will lift my 2002 Weekender about 3/4".

      Thanks,

      Bill
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      08-14-2008 06:20 PM #2
      GoWesty sells a wheel/tire combo with 235/60/16 tires. However, their wheel is 7.5" wide. Not sure how wide yours are.

      Link here:

      http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view...nt_id=

      Here's an article from their library on the subject.

      http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=683



    3. 08-15-2008 01:32 AM #3
      not only do they sell the wheel setup, they also sell a 2" lift kit.

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      08-12-2012 11:10 PM #4
      Has anyone gone to larger O.D. or taller tires without the lift-kit ? What is max. O.D. or tire size before fenders become an issue ? My 2002 MV needs some more ground clearance, I understand the lift -kits....true ground clearance for my needs is total wheel / tire combo O.D......thanks, Tom
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    5. 08-22-2012 11:27 AM #5
      I run 225 75 16 on my 99 Eurovan

      That's the tire not on the van here:



      But yes it requires lifting it up and HD (pickup) springs in the back.


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      08-22-2012 12:12 PM #6
      Thanks for photo & reply....before you did the lift...what else did you try to fit ?....I have read @ other postings here that 235/60-16 is the limit before fender clearance issues ? I looked @ Nokian (Finland) Haka 7 studs & Haka R snows, both can be had in 235/60-16. I have run Nokian on my semi in the past & they were "good stuff"
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    7. 08-22-2012 03:30 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Operating Engineer O/O View Post
      Thanks for photo & reply....before you did the lift...what else did you try to fit ?....I have read @ other postings here that 235/60-16 is the limit before fender clearance issues ? I looked @ Nokian (Finland) Haka 7 studs & Haka R snows, both can be had in 235/60-16. I have run Nokian on my semi in the past & they were "good stuff"
      I really didn't try anything I went for the largest possible as that's what I wanted, this one (unlike the one in the background in the pic) I use for "heavy duty" anything goes and hauling...

      Chatted with this guy (link below) a bit and Peter Seikel before I did the tire choice

      http://www.windowsmediapc.co.uk/t4/

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      08-23-2012 12:23 AM #8
      I have been running 235/60/16 Michelins on my stock '01 EV MV w/o any issues for the past 3.5 years.

      I don't think I'd put a tire with a larger OD on the van in stock form - mainly due to potential clearance issues on the leading edge of the rear bumper.

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      08-24-2012 12:19 AM #9
      Hmm, not on my '01 - the distance between the bumper and tire is about half the distance between the tire and the front of the rear wheel opening.


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      08-24-2012 12:36 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by EV99 View Post
      I really didn't try anything I went for the largest possible as that's what I wanted, this one (unlike the one in the background in the pic) I use for "heavy duty" anything goes and hauling...

      Chatted with this guy (link below) a bit and Peter Seikel before I did the tire choice

      http://www.windowsmediapc.co.uk/t4/
      Thanks for posting this link from the U.K...I enjoyed his hammer comment when fitting his tires like your's...Lots of great mods that I had been kicking around.The man took the time to post good photos . I have been finding many helpful posts @ the U.K. T-4 site also.
      '02 EuroVan MV & '02 GMC T-7500 cabover 3126 CAT & '02 Manitou 14.000 lb Telehandler Perkins/CAT 4.liter...http://www.MenzelEngineering.com

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      08-24-2012 12:48 AM #11
      The photos help show this issue clearly before I order the snows, thank you.......Tom
      '02 EuroVan MV & '02 GMC T-7500 cabover 3126 CAT & '02 Manitou 14.000 lb Telehandler Perkins/CAT 4.liter...http://www.MenzelEngineering.com

    12. 06-26-2014 06:35 PM #12
      Man that is close. What Micheline are these? Defender XT? I am looking for a quite long lasting tire for my MV Weekender. On occasions I have 5 passengers but most of the time it is just my wife and I and a little luggage. Do I really need a tire max rating over 98 that the 235 will get me? I have no plans for off road driving. Might have to go through some snow on occasion.

      Thanks,

      AP

    13. 06-27-2014 02:03 PM #13
      I am on my second set of Kumho Road Venture 235/60 R 16. I got 40K mi on the first set. They meet the load spec, are quiet and do well on snow and rain. Bought at TireRack.

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