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Old 12-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Location: Rhode Island
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Work Van - '89 Chevrolet Astro
90 day: 28.43 mpg (US)

240D - '83 mercedes 240D
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Tirerack claus came through and some much needed but taller rubber has arrived. Old tires are dangerously cracked and worn on the front.

With the bigger motor, twice the power, and same gearing, I can afford to play some games with the rear tire to alter the gearing ratios to increase the cruising economy hopefully

Im interested to see if these tires really fit on the front of these vans. The size difference is several inches, but some astro people say they fit and look good. looking forward to having them installed as soon as I get the tranny put back up and seeing for myself if they do. There are a lot of conflicting first hand accounts, so it seems like a van by van thing. Im convinced the van will look good with these tires, but looking good and turning are different things.

The stock size is 205/75 R15, but ive jumped up to 235/75 R15s instead with the same ground footprint, but much taller sidewalls

stock compared to new-

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