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tires for B250 conversion

Discussion in 'Vans' started by mopar88, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. mopar88

    mopar88 New Member

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    Hey im looking for some opinions on tires for my van, an 89 B250 conversion. I was looking at Goodyear Wranglers radials, and tracker 2, also Wrangler SRA. any suggestions for these or any other tires. size is P235/75/15. would LT tires be needed on a 3/4 ton conversion van? or would the P rating be ok
     
  2. TWX

    TWX DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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    Personally I'd stick with LT tires. The van is fairly heavy to start with and is probably heavier with the interior options put in, and if you have a van-full of people plus luggage then it's heavier still.
     
  3. dana44

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    I have to agree. Unless you can get an 8 ply heavy duty 75 series, LT truck tires, although not the most beautiful, will give you the peace of mind the tires aren't overloaded.
     
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    At least you're not in my boat, stuck trying to find attractive tires for a 16.5" wheel... *grin*
     
  5. jamescurtis

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    I just installed four Kumho Road Venture APT KL51 LT 235/75/R15 on my 1989 B250 Road Trek conversion.

    It's a heavy vehicle with lots of weight high up and when I drove it with the previous owner's P rated tires I felt a lot of pitching and rolling. I found myself unconsciously leaning into curves as if this would help keep the van upright.

    With the new tires it feels a lot more sturdy.

    They've got a nice tread pattern for the mostly summer highway driving I intend to do.

    They're made in Vietnam and the on-line reviews are favourable but come from Europe and Australia.

    For those of you in Canada I managed to get them for $137 each on-line from PMC Tire based out of Quebec (sears.com shows $190). They arrived the next day for only $5 shipping. Production date was week 48 of 2012 so they're quite fresh. Overall I was really happy with the experience and hope the tires last well.
     
  6. vipergg

    vipergg Well-Known Member

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    I had BF Goodrich Long Trail TA's on my 2500 conversion when I had that and they were great tires that wore well .
     

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