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#4 of 12 Recommended Tire inflation for Tiger Paw 205/75/15
Apr 12, 2008 (6:38 pm)
What do you 1999-04 tracker owners keep your Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires inflated to? The door panel recommends 26 psi. I just bought a black 2001 tracker with over 80,000 miles on it and it still has the original tires on it! I just checked the tire air pressure and it had 38 psi in all of them. Is this(the high air pressure) what's making them last so long? I also have a green 2001 tracker with 61,000 miles on it and it will be getting new tires next week. I keep the inflation on that tracker at 30 psi. Thanks for any comments.
Apr 13, 2008 (4:05 pm)
I was told 26psi also. i used to fill mine to 35 and they cupped from over inflation.
I just got new tires at sears and they even said 26psi for the tracker.i Noticed a smoother ride as when i had 35psi i felt the bumps alot more.
#6 of 12 Re: Chevy Tracker Tire Recommendations [grouchofields]
Jun 26, 2008 (9:00 am)
I had the UniRoyal tires as original equipment but I did not like them. They were slippery on wet pavement. When I replaced them I put on Michlins, the next size up that would fit and I inflate them to 26 lbs as indicated on the sticker on the drivers door. They work great. I have 131150 miles on the Tracker and about 70,000+ miles on the Michlins.
#7 of 12 Your tire recommendations
Aug 27, 2008 (7:06 pm)
I'll be needing 4 new tires in a few months, Does anyone recommend any tires that they had good luck with? I do mostly city driving and maybe once a week on the highway. I don't want to get the Tiger Paw AS-6000(205/75/15)(too many bad reviews) but was thinking of going a little wider with a Michelin Harmony 205/70/15 but don't want them to take away the good gas mileage with the tracker. Any comments are welcome, thanks.
#8 of 12 Re: Your tire recommendations [blacktrac]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:53 pm)
I have a set of Michelin XCX / ACT tires on my 2004 Tracker. I've had them now for some 12,000 plus miles, and they do quite well in all types of weather, snow to dry pavement. They also work well off road. My MPG is running 23-24 miles per gallon.
#9 of 12 Re: Your tire recommendations [blacktrac]
Aug 28, 2008 (5:56 am)
I have toyo open country all terrien 215/70/15. I have had no problem going thru anything. I live on the NH border and go to up state VT in the middle of winter to my camp. no problem with snow/mud/highway driving. and the 215 do not rub. the 225 or 235 may rub during tight turns. so if you don't mind a litlle rubbing get the bigger ones.
#10 of 12 Re: Chevy Tracker Tire Recommendations [grouchofields]
Jan 05, 2012 (9:26 pm)
I also have a 1999 chevy tracker 2dr convertable. I have four wheel drive but i have 225/75/15R on mine with no rubbing and no noise and no lift!
#11 of 12 Re: psi [arkainzeye]
Jan 05, 2012 (9:31 pm)
I have 225/75/15r on my tracker and i have them inflated to 35 as well! to me at 26 they look flat but of course i have a bigger tire.
#12 of 12 Re: psi [crow2991]
Jan 06, 2012 (6:04 am)
Just an FYI.
According to Tire Guides, the original tires on a 1999 Chevy Tracker were either P195/75R15 or P205/75R15 mounted on 5.5" rims, inflated to 24 psi front, 26 psi rear.
P225/75R15's require a minimum rim width of 6" - and that means the stock wheels on the Tracker are too small for the tire. That causes the tread face of the tire to arch and may result in the tire wear more quickly in the center of the tread, a tendency to follow the ruts and grooves in the road, and a sensitivty to cross winds. While increasing the inflation pressure may help with the cross winds, that's the wrong direction for both wear and the groove following.