Last post on Aug 01, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Performance Mods, Tires, Van
Oct 23, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I run Kellys on my van. Tire pressure in front is 55 and in rear 80. Different tire, different pressure. Check with the tire manufacturer. If I recall the pressure for the factory tires was 80lbs. Highway tires though. Best of luck. A-
#3 of 7 Re: WHAT IS THE CORRECT CHEVROLET EXPRESS VAN PASSENGER 2500 TIRE PRESSURE? [hp007]
Nov 07, 2008 (8:59 pm)
The correct tire inflation is located in your Owner's manual and on the vehicle placard.
The tire pressure on the tires is the Max pressure needed to carry the Max Load rated for the tire.
It is the vehicle manufacturer that selects the correct tire pressure to carry the load expected on the van.
Are you running the van empty i.e. no load?
Are you sure the tire size and type is correct for the van?
Nov 24, 2008 (8:30 am)
Use the lower of the max pressure - on the sidewall of the tire, and the vehicle placard. Higher Load Rated tires will have the 80psi rating, on the tire. The sidewall of the 'correct' tire will match the load rating and max pressure on the placard. On a lower rated tire it is important to use the load rating and max pressure of the tire.
#5 of 7 Tires for Express Van: General Grabber HTS
Jun 05, 2009 (12:07 pm)
I have a one-ton Express Van that is converted into a camper van (Roadtrek). I am considering the General Grabber HTSs as replacement tires. They have received positive reviews in a number of places, but I would like to hear from any Express Van owners who might have installed them. My biggest concern is that they have a strong enough sidewall so that wind and passing semis don't cause a lot of side-to-side instability.
I have Bridgestone V-Steel 265s on it now and they are OK, but I want a different tire for replacement. A lot of people with camper vans don't like the Michelins because their soft ride lessens their stability. Anyone tried out the Grabbers HTSs?
#6 of 7 Re: Tires for Express Van: General Grabber HTS [kkrtrek]
Jul 31, 2010 (3:37 pm)
I know your message is old What did you do?
My 2007 190 RoadTrek Chevy 3500 Express is to low to the ground Dragging plastic.
Factory size tires to low! Came w/Brifgestone and has stability problem behind larger trucks.
Thinking Michelins LTX M/S-2 and go two sizes larger than what came on it.
#7 of 7 Re: Tires for Express Van: General Grabber HTS [odtrek190]
Aug 01, 2010 (4:25 am)
Part of the stabilitiy problem is how tall the vehicle is compared to how wide the track is. The long wheebase helps, but there's just no way to fully comensate for that big flat side being affected by the wind.
And taller is not really the right direction. That aggravates the problem.