Last post on May 30, 2012 at 2:20 AM
You are in the Chrysler/Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Tires, Van
#5 of 14 Re: raym [minardi]
May 30, 2008 (8:12 am)
Per Tirerack, the 1984 Caravan was available with a 14" wheel that used a 4-100 bolt pattern. I'm thinking that's what you've got.
Jan 27, 2009 (9:27 pm)
I have a 2000 caravan with 14 inch wheels. I want to get those 16 inch aluminum wheeles off the more outfitted t+c or grand caravan. Seems like the bolt patern would be the same? Phillreco
#7 of 14 Re: wheel swap [phillreco]
Jan 28, 2009 (4:30 am)
"I have a 2000 caravan with 14 inch wheels. I want to get those 16 inch aluminum wheeles off the more outfitted t+c or grand caravan. Seems like the bolt patern would be the same? Phillreco"
Nope, sorry, the OEM 16" wheels from the minivans with larger wheels will not fit any vans with a 14" wheel size from the factory. The bolt pattern for the 14" wheels is 5-100 while the bolt pattern for vans with 15" and larger wheels is 5-114.
Now, with the above said, TireRack does in fact carry six 16" wheels that will fit your van, and if you opt to go that route, then you'll need to buy a different tire size than what is standard on the 16" wheel equipped vans. The overall diameter of the 205/75 R14 tires that most likely came on your van is about 26.0", however, the 215/65 R16 tires that came on the 16" wheeled vans is roughly an inch larger in diameter. What that means is that to keep your speedometer and odometer accurate, you'll need to opt for 215/60 R16 tires.
#8 of 14 Re: wheel swap [shipo]
Jan 28, 2009 (9:07 am)
Thanks Shipo, I needed that. I'm getting about 17 mpg aon a 3.3. Plugs wires air filter are all good and it runs great. I saw one post where they were getting 22 mpg on a 3.8? I tried putting a Jet computer chipin a 97 318 ram I got but iit only gave me about 50 miles on a tank of gas seems like the older dodges got better milage. wo, that 17mpg was on that 2000 caravan.
#9 of 14 Re: wheel swap [phillreco]
Jan 28, 2009 (9:21 am)
Hmmm, 17 mpg sounds low, especially if that's primarily highway.
On the 1998 DGC 3.8 that I just traded in two months ago I was getting about 19 city, 22.5 in a city/highway mix, and as much as 28 (taking it really easy, 25 was more typical) on the highway. That said, the 3.8 liter vans have taller gearing and as such, the engines turn a few hundred RPMs slower at highway speeds than the 3.3 vans.
#10 of 14 2002 Voyager and tire mileage
Mar 23, 2010 (3:37 am)
I got 70000 miles on my original set of tires and then put on a set of Michelins because they are advertised to be a safe tire and supposedly allegedly give you 30000 extra miles. The reality is I only have 37000 on those Michelins and they need to be replaced, so much for paying extra for better tires. Anyway I'm wondering what were the original tires fitted to the Voyager? Was it Goodyear?
#11 of 14 Re: 2002 Voyager and tire mileage [ettiennes]
Mar 23, 2010 (6:30 am)
I suspect they were the same Bridgestone Turanzas that came on our 2003. That said, the Brigestones, while they gave a long service life were, from pretty much every other perspective, junk tires. Personally I'll sacrifice some tread life to have a tire that has better grip in sketchy weather conditions and better handling when the roads are dry.
FWIW, the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred and the Michelin HydroEdge typically get top marks from both a longevity and ride, handling, & grip perspective. I've run two sets of the TripleTreds on two of our vans and they both were at roughly 65,000 miles when I replaced them (which I did because winter was looming large and not because the tires were down to the wear-bars).
#12 of 14 Re: 2002 Voyager and tire mileage [shipo]
Mar 23, 2010 (11:23 am)
I checked my records and my van came with Goodyear Integrity tires fitted, so that's what I'm putting back on, at least I know they gave me good service.
I read all the reviews and see that Michelin Hydroedge gets the best ratings, but I'm rather put off by the poor tire life. I'm in Florida, maybe they don't do well with the heat.
#13 of 14 Re: 2002 Voyager and tire mileage [ettiennes]
Mar 23, 2010 (11:29 am)
I was about to say that the Integrity does not perform well on snow/ice, but since you mentioned you are in Florida, that should not be a problem! Tire life on that tire, along with several others made by Goodyear (including the Assurance line), is outstanding. The benefit of Integrity is that is is much more economical to fit on the vehicle than any of the Assurance tires.
#14 of 14 Re: raym [minardi]
May 30, 2012 (2:20 am)
in 1984 I think it was they did I had one .. a caravan with 4 lugs and 14 inch wheels