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11-12-2001, 01:02 PM
the tire store wants to sell me a tire by the brand of dayton ever heard of it is it good for our van thanks alot

11-12-2001, 03:30 PM
I have Daytons on my 87 Chevy van, good U.S. made tire. Good wet traction, ok snow. I have 275/60-15 rear, 235/60-15 front on 7" rims.

11-12-2001, 06:18 PM
my van has 215/70/14 all around is that normal for the earlies with 14 inch rims or would a better size be better in your guys opinion. thanks,frank

11-12-2001, 09:33 PM
Depends on what look you're after. 215/70-14's are about the same size as the original bias plies, so that'll give you a stock look. My 70 has G-50/14's (they are OLD M&H Racemasters) on the rear and 215/60-14's up front. The 68 has 295-50/15 rear and 225/60-15 front. I've seen 225/75-15's on all corners. It all depends on what kind of look you want. Most street type tires will fit, them big off-roadie types are the ones that rub...

11-13-2001, 01:54 PM
Currently I'm running BF Goodrich Mud Terrains LT235/75-15's all around. Never have had any rubbing problems. But I do have custom springs up front too. Nothing special, just five stacked leafs that returned the van to its original level ride. I'm probably going to put new tires and wheels on soon, but I haven't figured out what yet. One of the local tire stores here will trial fit anything you want so I'll probably do that.

aka Bryan Corbitt
1967 Chevy Sportvan 108"

11-13-2001, 05:39 PM
I think the fact that the 1/2 ton vans came with 14" wheels throws some folks. My owners manual says that 16.5" wheels were available so some tall tires will fit. Tall and wide are a problem though. Most street tires will fit it seems.

11-13-2001, 06:35 PM
My 68 108" had L60-15s on the rear and G60-15s on the front. The 65 has 205/70-15s on 7" black steel spokes. Five new Big O's on five American Racing with steel stems, chrome lugs and center caps for $650.

[This message has been edited by ahighdiver (edited November 13, 2001).]