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post #91 of 100 Old 11-21-2016, 08:49 PM
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Best, well that is a matter of opinion, like best oil or best van..........
See post #87 and #89 above. Those T/As are fine, get the 10 ply.

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post #92 of 100 Old 12-05-2016, 04:54 PM
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Well I went to a shop I normally go to and they didn't have very much in the way of tires in the 225 size so I chose a cheaper snow tire with around a 2900LB rating but I'm not happy at all with the tread depth. they were around $90 a piece installed but that was the only tire they had for winter traction. So I got to searching and wanted a studded snow tire since I have no idea how these vans go in the snow since this is my first winter. I'm in western PA and head north a lot to ice fish so I want traction. I looked around online for a tire I liked that was studable and decided to go with the one mentioned in the second comment the Cooper Discoverer M+S it looks to have some wide and deep tread and good reviews and the same load rating as my nexans. So I called around and found 2 and my total is going to be $320 installed with studs. They get put on tomorrow so ill post some pictures.
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post #93 of 100 Old 12-06-2016, 10:10 PM
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Man I got them on today and they look mean!! it was dark when I got home but ill post pictures tomorrow.
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post #94 of 100 Old 12-07-2016, 02:44 PM
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Well here they are and here is a $15 dollar stripped lug bolt!!! had 2 tires put on at another shop 3 weeks ago and now these 2 coopers yesterday at another shop. How you strip a bolt like this is pure bull crap but neither shop will own up to it so I'm stuck buying one myself, I think the first shop did it by running it in with the gun instead of starting them by hand. Luckly it looks like just the bolt is ruined not the threads on the hub. Anyway the cooper discoverer m+s look awesome with a very deep tread. the last picture is the cheap tire I got at another shop that didn't have much of a selection. They are a load rang E snow tire to but the tread is not very deep but is a bit softer than the cooper. oh and lastly near shop can get my tire sensors to work, both attempted to reset them and no luck light is still on. LOL just my luck I guess. I'm going to give it some time and if it don't work I'm going to the dealer as I still have bumper to bumper and a couple other small issues. Should get some snow tests this weekend when I head north to camp with snow expected.
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So 2 snows in now and my van goes like a TANK, well not a tank but way better than RWD. I also got a new lug stud for $15 and had to get a tap to clean the threads on the van side. The threads are 16mmX1.50 if anyone is wondering or has some dumb dumb strip out a lug when putting tires on their van.

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post #96 of 100 Old 12-15-2016, 06:29 PM
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I got the same T/As as Proram and agree that they are a much better ride than the Vancos but it looks like I might be losing 1mpg. But it is like having regular tires instead of steel railroad wheels.
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look at the michelin defenders, just bought some at discount tire in Salem, LOVE EM about 825 installed. very quiet, run our chewed up pavement a lot quieter, and have gripped this weeks ice and snow like it was their job! very pleased with tire and discount tire, very professional on every level. Was big les schwab follower, they wanted 964 for house brand made by cooper, discount beat them on silly, instock, install crew displayed hustle, very respectful of my vehicle. very impressed.
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just a thought, if mine isnt set to the door pressures, (ft and rear a diff) it will trigger, and if the computer compares each tires rotations, the height of the two brands may be different tricking the computer to think somethings wrong with pressure. But I dont know, it may actually read pressure.
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post #99 of 100 Old 12-17-2016, 09:40 AM
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It read pressure.

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post #100 of 100 Old 12-17-2016, 02:48 PM
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We have stock tires with 27,000 miles, and have been driving in Washington through a small amount of ice/snow/rain mix for weeks... I ran the tire pressure down to 50 lbs all the way around, and couldn't be happier with the performance it has. When its time for a replacement I will get a better tire with slightly more aggressive tread pattern. But all in all, it reminds me of my old front wheel drive VW that went everywhere...

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