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Troy

Canada

#1 Mar 10, 2006
These vans are great! Concerns with the tires only lasting 40,000kms. The passanger side window wiper also needs to be redesigned. I have a few of these vans and they are all the same.

The tires cost (Canada) around $300 each

ANY IDEAS on tires? other options?
Howard

Ottawa, Canada

#2 Mar 12, 2006
I replaced my bald tires at 30,000 kms. with michelins with no sign of wear at 10,000 kms. My dealer replaced my driveshaft due to severe vibration on acceleration. They also dropped my tire pressure from 60 to 40 psi.When I put tire pressure back to the recomended 60 psi vibrations came back.They denied reducing my tire pressure.
Adam

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Apr 3, 2006
I put good year tires on my dodge sprinter the specks are the same as the michillen tires that it came with but now the van seems to float once I excede 55mph
altered state

Australia

#4 Apr 5, 2006
Troy wrote:
These vans are great! Concerns with the tires only lasting 40,000kms. The passanger side window wiper also needs to be redesigned. I have a few of these vans and they are all the same.

The tires cost (Canada) around $300 each

ANY IDEAS on tires? other options?
Could not but resist in a reply to the wiper problem.
Reason they are desigined for RHD not LHD example sit in the passenger side and your view of wiper clearence is at its max
3rd shift

Coppell, TX

#5 Aug 31, 2006
Adam wrote:
I put good year tires on my dodge sprinter the specks are the same as the michillen tires that it came with but now the van seems to float once I excede 55mph
My 06 2500 came with Michelin 225/75/16's
At 42,000; they are still looking and running good at this stage.
I'll probably end up hunting down some more of these when the time comes sometime in the next 20,000-40,000 miles.
FedEx Sprinter

Peoria, AZ

#6 Sep 3, 2006
Adam wrote:
I put good year tires on my dodge sprinter the specks are the same as the michillen tires that it came with but now the van seems to float once I excede 55mph
Check your tire inflation - mine has to be at 55-60 psi to avoid the float....
VMC Boss

United States

#7 Sep 25, 2006
We have a 2004 with 100,000 miles. Tires were rotated every 10,000 miles. Original Michelin tires replaced at 40,000 miles, Michelin LTX M/S replaced at 100,000 miles. Now have Goodyear G647 RSS tires, these have 4 steel belts!! We shall see how long these last.
Dale Ronsin

United States

#8 Oct 9, 2006
I have new tires, but will be looking for something that will fit the rims and tire envelope that has more carry capacity than oem. The idea would be to be able and run at less air pressure and get a softer ride. I do not want to buy 18 inch rims as I have seen. Will post my research when done. Dale
gordon eatman

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Mar 15, 2007
i have the goodyears 60 psi and the viberation was bad so reduced to 45 psi and improved greatly. Before every small rock would jar the vehicle.
steve tilotta

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 12, 2007
Discount Tires has been regularly rotating my factory 16" Michilin's on my 2006, 2500, 140 w/ 6600 lbs total weight. At 21K miles the guys at Discount Tires tell me that the tires are wearing very well & that I should expect at least 50K miles on them.
Troy, you must be hauling a lot more weight, or something.
Steve
Troy wrote:
These vans are great! Concerns with the tires only lasting 40,000kms. The passanger side window wiper also needs to be redesigned. I have a few of these vans and they are all the same.
The tires cost (Canada) around $300 each
ANY IDEAS on tires? other options?
Tug

AOL

#11 Sep 18, 2007
I have a 2003 Sprinter 118" can I put 16" rims on this???
Stone

Champlin, MN

#12 Sep 18, 2007
Troy wrote:
These vans are great! Concerns with the tires only lasting 40,000kms. The passanger side window wiper also needs to be redesigned. I have a few of these vans and they are all the same.
The tires cost (Canada) around $300 each
ANY IDEAS on tires? other options?
I put 40k miles on my Michelins. No complaints from me, you must be hauling some heavy loads.

Since: Dec 05

AOL

#13 Sep 24, 2007
24k on my Michelins and still look brand new!

2006, 2500 Passenger 158" WB, High Roof
Gary

Palmdale, CA

#14 Oct 8, 2007
My '06 3500 Sprinter came with 195R70-15C Continental Vanco All Season Tires. I live in the mountains where it snows and want to get a more aggressive set of tires that are rated commercial.

Any ideas?
frank

South Africa

#15 Oct 13, 2007
altered state wrote:
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Could not but resist in a reply to the wiper problem.
Reason they are desigined for RHD not LHD example sit in the passenger side and your view of wiper clearence is at its max
sorry pal
but the wipers are designed for left hand drive.
frank

South Africa

#16 Oct 13, 2007
Gary wrote:
My '06 3500 Sprinter came with 195R70-15C Continental Vanco All Season Tires. I live in the mountains where it snows and want to get a more aggressive set of tires that are rated commercial.
Any ideas?
bf goodrich all terrain,
it works
www.achleitner.co.za
frank

South Africa

#17 Oct 13, 2007
Tug wrote:
I have a 2003 Sprinter 118" can I put 16" rims on this???
yes but you have to make modifications on your wheel arches and your speedo doesent give the correct reading (+12-15 km 6-10 miles)
you have to lift the vehicle not less than 30 mm in front and back. conversin kits are available from www.achleitner.co.za
the only 16" rims available for sprinters are alloy.
Jim

United States

#18 Oct 15, 2007
I have a new 2007 Sprinter cargo van, 6 cyl deisel, 16" original tires. After about 500 miles the tire pressure warning light came on so I checked all 4 and found all were under inflated. the printing on the tires say 80psi, the door lable says 47 front and 70 rear. I inflated all per the door lable, warning light stayed on, finished my 60 mile trip, inflated all to 70psi, aha, warning light went out. Drove it another 4,000 miles, warning light is on again, checked pressure and evened it out at 60 front and 70 rear, light stays on. Dealer does not seem to know what the pressure really should be. Does anyone here know?

Since: Dec 05

AOL

#19 Oct 16, 2007
Jim wrote:
I have a new 2007 Sprinter cargo van, 6 cyl deisel, 16" original tires. After about 500 miles the tire pressure warning light came on so I checked all 4 and found all were under inflated. the printing on the tires say 80psi, the door lable says 47 front and 70 rear. I inflated all per the door lable, warning light stayed on, finished my 60 mile trip, inflated all to 70psi, aha, warning light went out. Drove it another 4,000 miles, warning light is on again, checked pressure and evened it out at 60 front and 70 rear, light stays on. Dealer does not seem to know what the pressure really should be. Does anyone here know?
Whatever tire pressure keeps the light off!
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#20 Oct 16, 2007
Hit The Road Jack wrote:
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Whatever tire pressure keeps the light off!
Very helpful, thanks.

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