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I have a Nissan NV200 and it suffers abit with cross winds. Anything I can do to reduce cross wind effects? At the moment, it rides on small 185/60/15 tires, with a decent amount of open space in the wheel wells.

Would switching to a wider/taller tire(thus filling up the wheel wells a little more), reduce the effect of highway cross winds? I have no issues at city speeds, just highway.
 

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You are still top side tall and a narrow wheel base. I put 205/65-15 on my NV and she rides nice but we don't get a lot of high winds here in So. California
 

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The NV200 is absolutely terrible in crosswinds.


- Narrow track.
- very small front sway bar and very light duty front suspension.
- no rear sway bar and very light duty rear suspension.
- narrow tires and narrow wheels.
- very soft springs and shocks.


My NV200 is fully loaded down but that didn't help with the crosswinds effect.
My taller than OEM tires made it worse.


Taller tires like 205 65R15 will make it worse yet.

The NV200 suspension is a very basic and poor quality design


Lowering the van with quality low profile wider tires on wider wheels would help.
A much larger front sway bar and adding a rear sway bar with better quality shocks and lowering, firmer springs all around would help greatly.
 

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Vans generally don't do very well with winds blowing right against up its panels. I think @ChevyNV200 has given a fantastic and simple to understand low down of what's going on here so hopefully that'll give you some ideas of what you can and can't do! Keep us updated if any of the advice works for you!
 

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About handling , you definitely not recommend me to exchange my scion tc for a Nv ??????
I want to replace my scion for this van but I am afraid of not appreciating the road holding . And for a brand new vehicule I will have to figure which size of new wheels and tire to put on . I can imagine rolling on the ridiculus , crap , not durable, hi pressure oem tire . That also brings the problems of de-programming tpms receiver . ( a portable air vessel - or motorbike tube - with four exits , kind of manifold , to plug the 4 tpms could be a solution ) .
 

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About handling , you definitely not recommend me to exchange my scion tc for a Nv ??????
I want to replace my scion for this van but I am afraid of not appreciating the road holding . And for a brand new vehicule I will have to figure which size of new wheels and tire to put on . I can imagine rolling on the ridiculus , crap , not durable, hi pressure oem tire . That also brings the problems of de-programming tpms receiver . ( a portable air vessel - or motorbike tube - with four exits , kind of manifold , to plug the 4 tpms could be a solution ) .
 
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