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Old 03-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

Pirrelli has the Scorpion ATR in size LT235/75R15-D 110 8Ply 2335 lb load rating for under $200 installed .Made in Brasil, the 29 inch diameter is taller than stock 27.4" OEM 225/70R15, and need mudflap removal on 2002-2003s, & is available at TireRack http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
and OK TIRE Canada
and PMC Tire Canada http://truck-tires.pmctire.com/enr/p...-110-107s.tire
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'02-'03 Fuel filter leak fix http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ix+fuel+filter
15" tire options http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...t=tire+options

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

Nokian has the Rotiiva AT in LT235/75R15-E 116 2800# load rating , 65,000 km warranty with 700AA UTQG, for summer on & off road use, and snow winter use, for about $250 ea installed at Kal Tire https://shop.kaltire.com/tiresdetails1/t,ireid/5895/ , made in Finland
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'02-'03 Fuel filter leak fix http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ix+fuel+filter
15" tire options http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...t=tire+options

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for T1N 2500s in N. America

As well as the usual suspects in OEM size LT225/70R15-D 112:
Continental Vanco2 OR 4SEASON http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...70&diameter=15
NOKIAN HAKKA C-cargo winter , NOKIAN WR C- cargo winter&summer https://shop.kaltire.com/tiresdetails1/tireid/2946/
GOODYEAR CARGO G26 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....artnum=27R5G26

AND THE CHEAPEST TIRES THAT I'VE FOUND THAT I WOULDN'T PUT ON MY VAN
HERCULES POWER CV http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hercules-Pow...item2327e5e59b

AND ACHILLES MULTIVAN http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...LoadRange=Load Range D
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'02-'03 Fuel filter leak fix http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ix+fuel+filter
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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How come US tire companies make export tyres in OEM size (225/70R15) and load rating (112/110) but don't supply them to their home market?

Uniroyal has apparantly been a US tyre manufacturer since 1892 and I just fitted a set of their Rainmax 2 tyres to my T1N but they don't seem to sell that tyre in the US. You guys really are getting cheated, I'll bet a bunch more of the tyres available here are made by US companies (although who knows where they are manufactured these days). Seems wrong to me!

I bought them from Delticom's UK website fitted to steel wheels, from a wide choice of suitably rated tyres - Nelsons link to the Delticom North America website reveals they don't stock that size at all......
You guys should lobby Delticom to start offering more choice for T1Ns - they are clearly moving tyres all round the world all the time, how hard can it be to let you order from other markets albeit with a longer delivery time?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

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(although who knows where they are manufactured these days)
That information can be gleaned from the numbers and codes molded into the sidewalls...
In fact, for sold-in-US tires, it should simply say "Made in _________"

Uniroyal is now a division of Continental. cf: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tire_companies

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

Except that Uniroyal (North America) seems to be a division of Michelin....
Gotta love global business!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

I see the winters mentioned above, but I have the summer version of the Nokian Hakka C Cargos on mine (stock size & rating). Same tire without studs I guess?
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

Another cheap 15" tire has arrived from China to Canada,
Minerva Transporter LT225/70R15 112R
http://tires.pmctire.com/ent/minerva...-6pl-112r.tire
although I doubt it would be strong enough, and European reviews are not glowing
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:02 PM   #9
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

Has anyone used Hercules Power CV tires in LT225/70R15D and what did you think of them?
http://truck-tires.pmctire.com/enr/h...-110r-d-8.tire
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Default Re: 15 inch Tire Options for 2500s in N. America

First of all a big thank you to Nelson Sprinter and the all info he has been sharing regarding 15" tires.

My Nokian tires ran out their life and I searched hard for new tires. I bought Michelin LTX MS2 from tire rack to be installed by their suggested installer. The installer, a big reputable company, would not install them because they are not C rated. They would not risk liability issues. Sum motors suggested they would install Hookian. But I found they are not C rated. My driver's side tire chart specs 225/70R15C. Meaning it is C rated. They would install a C, D or E rated tire but nothing else.

The installer said that if I had shimmed up the axles for 16" tires they would not install 16" tires because they do not meet the written vehicle specs. The only all season tires I found to meet all specs, cargo van means weight, were Nokian and Vredestein. How do '02 - '06 sprinter owners with shimmed up 16" wheels get their tires installed?

Also, fwiw, Nokian is coming out with a new tread design in 2015 for the 225/70R15C.
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