Last post on Mar 23, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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Dodge Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter Cargo, Tires, Van
#52 of 57 Change the 4:10 ratio to just a little less
Jan 19, 2010 (7:12 am)
Have gone to taller tires in the past to off set some of the lower rear end gearing on my other trucks. I understand the speedo will show some else.
Would like to fit a taller, better tire from the stock Conti which are only going getting 30k miles at the most on my 08 144.
Any suggestions for a longer milage tire w/ a taller profile?
#53 of 57 bigger tires on 158 hitop
Jan 22, 2010 (9:56 pm)
I recently bought new tires. I went from Michellin LTX 225-75-R16 to Michelin LT 245-75-R16. My previous calculations - 18mpg average, 3 mph less real speed difference on radar and my speedometer. Lots and uncomfortable swaying.
Now, with higher tires I feel more stability, and my speedometer matches radar speed readings. Only one dilema: mpg dropped from 18 to 14.
Is it because I am finally getting real rolling miles? Or there is a discrepancy somwhere?
Also, with smaller tires, there is more rotations per mile traveled. Don"t I accumulate more (fake) miles on my odometer?
One more questions: What is the difference in feet or miles in rolling surface between a 225/75/R16 and 245/75/R16 ?
If I gain 3 mph with the new tires (based on speedometer data), that means I am going to put less miles on my vehicle than before. It's logical, but what is the truth about this?
Thank you for reading my post.
#54 of 57 Re: bigger tires on 158 hitop [minutz]
Jan 23, 2010 (8:18 am)
I have an 08 with alloy wheels. I went from 245 75 16 stock continental garbage to
235 85 16 Michelin LTX M&S 2, these are new M&S tires hence the 2, they ride great and MPH is now more accurate than with stock tires. I verified with GPS and am within 1 mph of what speedo is indicating. These have 70K treadlife warranty and were $820 out the door for 4. Car rides a little higher, and dealer didn't know if they would fit, they did and look great, fill up the wheel well nicely. Go with this size and you'll be smiling and your ride will smooth out.
#55 of 57 Re: bigger tires on 158 hitop [hunghua]
Feb 03, 2010 (9:44 am)
How many miles you made on Continental?? did the speed with your new tires increased?what about rpms?
now i am driving 68m/h and 2800 rpms. if i go faster-, i have large usage of diesel and oil.
any ideas about that?
#56 of 57 Can I go from 15" to 16" tires?
Mar 23, 2010 (10:40 am)
I have a 2006 118" wheelbase window van and can't find D rated Snow Tires.
I live in the upstate NY snowbelt. Dealer sold me a set that weren't D rated and van got real unstable above 55mph. Can I use a 16" tire for all four? Lot of D rated available in this size. (using Volvo rough service headlight bulbs as originals only lasted 6 months. Put metal Turbo resonator in and no more "Limp home mode" from mountain driving.)
#57 of 57 2005 3500 Wheels and tires/ studded snows !
Mar 23, 2010 (11:22 am)
I have a 2005 3500 Dually that I have modified successfully for the last 80,000 + miles. I changed the stock tires in the REAR for four 215-75-15 Hankook 100s Studded snows. I carry a lower load so I am well within the load ratings for the rear since these are passenger tires and there are four of them. I run 35 lbs for even wear across the tread on all four rear tires. In the front I run Load range D Goodyear Vectors in the same size. The ABS, and traction control are all working fine since the f/r sizes are very close rolling diameters. this is an awesome setup! questions? e-mail me at tismepauligmail.com