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Hey! From another thread I mentioned I ditched the stock tires and put on new ones, and some people were interested in the specs. So here it is with a couple pics! My tire guy was able to get these in for me. They ride nice, and what can I say, they are better than the stock/dealership garbage! Yes they are the same size as stock but the tread extends further up and the sidewall is angled different, and it's firm. On the stock tires, I could easily push the sidewall around with two fingers!

Vanco Four Seasons 185/60/R15, 94/92T



 

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I guess you are somewhere in PA, but if you could tell please from what dealer you got the Vanco tires that would be helpful (along with what you paid maybe?).

I've seen those tires on the Internet but have yet to find a dealer that knows anything about them.
 

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Thanks for posting the pics and info.

Your red NV200 van looks good. The new wheels and tires are infinitely better than the crap OEM tires and lame steel wheels.


Those Continental Vanco tires have only recently been released and meet the OEM load and pressure ratings for the van.
One can see a much better all-season tire pattern with siping.

However, they still look small and Continental does not offer a slightly larger size tire in 15".

IMO, even a 195/60R15 would be better in terms of performance and looks on your new wheels. However there are no tires available in that size that meet the OEM tire load ratings.


As I've posted in other threads, there is the All-weather Nokian tires in 205/60R15 with adequate load and pressure rating.

http://www.nokiantires.com/tire-selector/summer-tires/results/205/60/15/

I think these slightly wider and slightly taller tires would look great on your new black aluminum wheels.

These tires would not be as good as the Continental Vanco's in the summer but superior in the winter. The wider width would make for much better handling and wheel protection.
The Vanco's are an all-season tire and would not be adequate in snow and ice.


I'll be testing these tires on the OEM 15 x 5.5" wheels shortly.
 

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http://flynnstire.com/wexford-location (TJsNv200, i got the Vancos there, they were around 135 a piece if i remember correctly)



Thanks Chevy! Let me know how those tires are, post a pic if you can. I'm going to ride the Vanco out for now, i think they'll be ok in the snow, but a dedicated winter tire would be better.
 

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Thanks for telling.

We need somebody to figure-out how to hack-into the NV200 trip computer and specify different tire sizes. Until that is done, I will stick with 185/60R15 and don't really care about winning any fashion shows.

:wink:


Lol, I hear you about the "visual" aspect but some of us have been hot rodding for years!

I agree that staying with stock size tires has advantages and we are lucky to have the Vanco's now available, although they are pricey.


However, there still in no winter tire option in the stock size that meets the OEM tire specs.
 

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Thanks for telling.

We need somebody to figure-out how to hack-into the NV200 trip computer and specify different tire sizes. Until that is done, I will stick with 185/60R15 and don't really care about winning any fashion shows.

:wink:
In fact, I went with 195/60R15xl. The speedo now matches my GPS perfectly.

Phil
 

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Those Continental VanCo Four Season tires actually came from the dealer on my 2015 NV200 and I have gotten a lot more miles out of them than my brother in law who 2015 NV200 did not come with those tires. I am putting them on the second go round as well.
 
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