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Question about tire

Postby Sylquebec » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:32 pm

Hi,
Im waiting for my delica, she's still in japan at this moment. I know one of the first thing i will have to do upon arrival, it will need new tire, and im looking for something slightly bigger than oem size. Im thinking about 235/75/15.
My question is : how do they feel on oem alloy wheel? Does the larger tire will affect drivability, especially in curve where the tires may wave more than thinner tire( sorry, i have some difficulty to explain).
You know, when the car doesnt react fast when you hit the steering in one direction.

Also, noise is really important for me, so I suppose I have to get away of those big thread tire? They look cool, but im pretty sure that they come with extra sound.

Do you have any idea of which tire i should get, considering these 2 important thing for me...

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Postby archieim » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:27 am

I think that size you will have tire rub and wheel well issues unless you lift it!



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Question about tire

Postby archieim » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:31 am

Tires are a personal choices
I run General Grabber AT2 good tire it’s a lot like the BF Goodwrench A/T.






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Question about tire

Postby 204explorer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 pm

I run General Grabbers on my van. They are surprisingly quiet. I like them in the snow. Mine are 235/75 R15. I think that is the stock tire size. They dont rub at at all on my van. No lift kit, just heavy duty springs.

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Postby Shaun Van Ramen » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:11 pm

My L300 came with street tires. Great overall but I went to A/T's. First set were Yokohama Geolanders. Very noisy and stiff (re:bounce) but great in the cold, snow and wet. The current set are OK Tire Brand (Canada) Black Lions. Not quite as noisy as the previous and a softer sidewall so not as bouncy. Still good in the cold, snow and wet. Downside was lower gas mileage from the regular street tires. As far as handling goes...
it's a van, so they don't corner as good as a car or motorcycle.

I personally prefer a bigger A/T, the trade off of all weather performance vs handling and mileage is worth it as I drive in snow country occasionally.

Any A/T will be more aggressive. The question is: What kind of driving are you doing?

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Postby Sylquebec » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:06 pm

I am not gonna offroad the van. It will never see snow because in quebec, snow means salt. The only appealing thing from the bigger tire are the look.
I would like a good compromise of look, driving and comfort(sound).

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Question about tire

Postby feetforbrains » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:51 am

Right now I'm contemplating either BFG AT KO2s or Geolanders in 30.5" on stock rims. The slight lift plus improved performance in cold weather is a necessity and the Wranglers that came on it don't do what I want.

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Question about tire

Postby Crankshaft Culture » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:43 am

I run a 30x9.50R15 on our L300. I have new Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 all-terrains and love them so far. Quiet, capable, and they also feature the winter tire mark.

I was told 30x9.50 is the larges size you can fit without a lift. So far so good. Love these tires.

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Postby feetforbrains » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:59 pm

Just ordered a full set of BFG A/T KO2s in 30x9.50R15. I'll have them I stalled on Wednesday and let you know what I think then. I've run this tire before on VWs and I really loved it.

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Postby feetforbrains » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:53 pm

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Question about tire

Postby feetforbrains » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:54 pm

I should mention, road noise is reduced with the new shoes.

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Question about tire

Postby DeliTan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:57 pm

94 L400 series 1 LWB.
Rarely off road, but we see our share of snow. Heavy loads often.
Came to me with Grabber AT2 235 75R15 - 90,000 kms ago. I keep them at 40 psi.

Love 'em. Just ordered 2 more because I ruined 1. Not because they wore out; lots of life yet.
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