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    Tires for 1968 GMC Handi-Van.

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    Post by Guest Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:06 pm

    I think I'm going to keep my stock GMC 14" wheels and have them powder coated. Therefore, I'm hoping to stick with the stock 215/75R-14 tire, but I know that I could go with a 205/75R-14 or 215/75R-14....would changing the tire size affect how the van drives much? The stock 215/75R-14 tires are hard to find, but there are several "trailer tires" that are 6-ply and rated for highway use. Any feedback on the tires / wheels issue is appreciated!

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    Post by G-Man Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:42 pm

    My 69 came with 16" (3/4 ton) 10 ply tires. Rode like lumber wagon Neutral
    It now has 15" tires. Ride much better now. If you want to go bigger theres room. Sticking with a good 14" radial tire will give you a nice ride bigger or smaller.
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    Post by Guest Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:28 am

    Someone told me I should go with a 6-ply tire on such a heavy vehicle, especially since I will occasionally use it go on dirt roads here in Oregon. Four 6-ply tires will cost $520.00 mounted and balanced and 4-ply tires will cost $320.00. What is everyone else running tire-wise?
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    Post by G-Man Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:39 am

    I have really car tires on my van and I'm doing fine. These vans really don't weight that much. I think my 69 weights 3600lbs.
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    Post by Guest Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:07 pm

    Had 205/75/14's all the way around and was a nice ride, but got me some cheap and fake Cragars that have 275/50/14's on them now, and love cruisin on those for the time being , although steering is harder now, but i'm young enough to deal with it!!! Twisted Evil

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