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PostSubject: Tyres   Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:35 pm

[b]When I purchased my 96 super custom couple of months ago,they fitted 4 new tyes
good quality budget.The car however is all over the place in wind .Its okay in dry still weather but I can hardly hold it on the road when its windy.
Anyone any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:40 pm

First off, my Hiace is solid in side winds so it is not a design flaw.

The tires need to be LT (light truck) tires with 6 ply side walls or more.

The other thing could be that your shocks are worn out or not stiff enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:50 pm

What pressure you running the tyres at.....
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PostSubject: Tyres   Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:33 pm

Very Happy I have had everything double checked so it must be tyres.
Interesting that you run on light truck ,because garage said not to run on van tyres?
Tyre company said it may be tread pattern as I have tyres marked M&S,Mud and snow?
I have tried all pressues,some are better than others.am running on 42 all round.
Thanks for your help,I love my custom,so want to get it running right.
It has 205/70r15,is this correct?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:09 pm

205/70/15 is stock and what I'm running at a bit lower pressure than you.
I'd suggest going w/ a stiffer sidewall and your handling should improve.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:44 pm

Checked "bessie" and she has S+M shoes (OOH MATRON)
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:12 pm

Time for a change then, mine are running at 45 front 48 back as usually have boot full with tools....
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PostSubject: Tyres   Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:19 pm

cheers Thanks for your help.Will try higher pressures,and later change tyres
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PostSubject: tyre presures   Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:17 pm

I still have the tyre presure sticker on my hiace and they are supposed to be at 2.5 Kpa which is a touch under 2.5 bar or 25 Psi front and back.
not sure where everyone is getting the high 40s tyre presures from ?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:48 pm

I've done some searching and 2 different sites show 45psi for a camper model.

The manual ( Razz ) from ebay helpully says " refer to your owners handbook"..

THATS WHAT I WANTED YOUR STUPID BOOK FOR Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue May 01, 2007 5:44 pm

Mine started wearing the outside edges at anything under 35 psi...
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:47 pm

Yeah in Aus we have to put LT rated tyres on em for insurance reasons, in regards to tyre pressure though it up to you to look at the recommendations that the tyre manufacture sets on the side of the tyre - usually 35 - 45psi is the normal - the size is usually set by the vehical manufacture ie - 205/70/15 or what ever fits in on the rim and in the wheel arch.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:01 pm

I got new tyres for my 4x4 SC a few months ago - they are sensational!!!!
Dean tyres Wild Cats AT 225/70/15 The 235 were too big for the front. Highly recommend these tyres for the 4x4 SC out there, ive taken them through soft sand - slippery mud & rock you name it - they dont disapoint oh and super quite and smooth on the highway.


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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:58 pm

Just noticed moogdrews pressure conversion and I disagree. 2.5 bar is around 36psi. I go a bit higher when I'm camping.

I've noticed lots of you seem to have 205/70x15. Mine are 195x15 on my 4wd, so next tyre change I might go up a size. I think the 205s are a more common (cheaper?) size anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:53 am

Yeah go the wider tyres man - the 205's are whats recommended for our bus's - that's what i had on mine originaly - but since i put the 225 on i wouldnt look back - more stable at high speed and way better off road all round - just dont go all budget when purchasing tyres, not worth it in the end unless your selling the vehicle.


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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:03 pm

My tyres are 195/14 - on the original alloys! I run 'em at 42 all round - seems ok....
If you fit bigger/smaller(!) rims & tyres, doesn't it muck up your speedo and mpg calculations? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:28 pm

Yes it does but only if you change the overal diemeter of the wheel that ditermins your gearing not the width of your tread - You have 14 inch rims with the 195mm wide tyres - so depending on the width of your rim's? - 195 wide rubber could be as wide as you can go, you need to know how wide your rim's are... this is usually stamped on the inside of the rim in inches ie..14x6 this will determine your max tyre size for that rim. My rims are 15x6 but i still could have the same overal tyre diemeter as you, just means my tyres have a lower profile - ie 70mm rather than 75mm - that being the mesurement from the rim to the outside of the tyre tread. Hope i got this right and makes sense?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:04 pm

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ie 70mm rather than 75mm - that being the mesurement from the rim to the outside of the tyre tread. Hope i got this right and makes sense?

70 vs 75 series is a percentage of the width not a millimetre measurement.

A 195/70-15 will have a sidewall height of 70% of 195mm(width) = 136.5mm

A 195/75-15 will have a sidewall height of 75% of 195mm (width) = 146.25mm

A 205/70-15 will have a sidewall height of 70% of 205 = 143.5mm

A 205/75-15 will have a sidewall height of 75% of 205 = 153.75mm.

You can see how a 195/75-15 has almost exactly the same diameter as a 205-70. Give or take 3mm or about an eight of an inch for you metrically challenged folks.

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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:27 pm

Iím now running 235/75/15 so my sidewall height is 176.25mm
(not the tire in my profile picture)

These tires are about as tall as you can possibly go without any modifications other than tightening the torsion bars.

Smooth ride. My speedo is about 10% too slow.


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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:02 pm

just to put me oar in mine is running 215/55/16 at 38 p.s.i .when i first got it it had all makes of tyre on it and was all over the place in wind on the motorway.all tyres replaced for m.o.t (cheapos) still all over.replaced again two m.o.t`s later with 4 kumhos reinforced sidewall sport profile still all over Sad .these started to split across the tyre 12months in and were replaced with 4 michellin reinforced sports profile type.it still was all over in the wind.4 new shocks later and she is rigid in the wind Very Happy . Suspect think she`s had more rubber than a lady of the night with a particularly capacious sausage wallet Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:41 am

want33s wrote:
srburnsy wrote:
ie 70mm rather than 75mm - that being the mesurement from the rim to the outside of the tyre tread. Hope i got this right and makes sense?

70 vs 75 series is a percentage of the width not a millimetre measurement.

A 195/70-15 will have a sidewall height of 70% of 195mm(width) = 136.5mm

A 195/75-15 will have a sidewall height of 75% of 195mm (width) = 146.25mm

A 205/70-15 will have a sidewall height of 70% of 205 = 143.5mm

A 205/75-15 will have a sidewall height of 75% of 205 = 153.75mm.

You can see how a 195/75-15 has almost exactly the same diameter as a 205-70. Give or take 3mm or about an eight of an inch for you metrically challenged folks.

Jas.

AHH Yeah that makes better sense of it - yes i had it totaly mixed up thanks for clearing it up for me want33s - you learn something everyday ay!
I have 225/70/15 so sidewall height =157.50mm -cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:52 am

zoochy wrote:
Iím now running 235/75/15 so my sidewall height is 176.25mm
(not the tire in my profile picture)

These tires are about as tall as you can possibly go without any modifications other than tightening the torsion bars.

Smooth ride. My speedo is about 10% too slow.

So do you mean by tightening the tortion bar you are just raising the height? If so how much did it have to go to fit the 235's - what is your measurement from the ground to the edge of the gards? - i measured mine and its 790mm.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:26 am

i tried a set of wheels of a 89 4 runner on mine one day for a try , cant remember the size but the diameter was about 30mm bigger, just fitted in the wheel arch and just missed the arch on lock.
The van cruised nicley and still had the grunt on the take of.
only problem was the torque converter locked up at about 90kph instead of 80
and around the city the auto seemed to be slipping but was ok in overdrive off.

I thought standard 235/75/15 tyres were better
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:08 am

srburnsy:
with the 235/75/15's on and the torsion bars tightened (to raise the hieght) from the ground to the top of the wheel-well arch is 800mm
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:16 am

Strange - would have thought yours was alot higher than that. was that mesurement taken on level ground?
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