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New rubber for the Econoline
#801078 February 01st 2023 4:28 pm
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Really have been disappointed with the 225 michelins that came on my van, so I finally got a bit of extra cash to buy some Real meat for the ol van . Picked these up for a decent price over on Fleabay . Ordered yesterday and they where at my house this morning before 10 AM .. Just took em and had em mounted up. Looks alot better IMO . I plan on doing some Camping and traveling in the old girl so I needed something with some bite. Last pic is when I first got it, It had brand new Michelins on it when I bought it so I had to kinda wait till they were about done.

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2004 Ford E250 5.4 4r75w dana 60 with 3.73;'s (Current)
1992 Dodge B350 360/46rh non lockup /9.25 rear with 3.90 cogs (sold)
1986 GMC Vandura 2500 305/TH350/3.08 rear (Sold)
1994 G20 Ex Virginia DOT crew van 305/4l60/3.42 G80 10 bolt (Sold)
1969 Chevy G20 Sport van 230,3 on the tree, 12 bolt with 4.11 cogs.(Sold)
2004 Chevy Express 2500 4.8,4l80E,3.73 (sold)
1990 ford e250 club wagon 460.E4OD,dana 60 rear 4.11's (sold)
Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #801079 February 01st 2023 4:44 pm
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Had 225 Mich on my G30 also disappointed ... went with 245 BFG's love them ..a WAY better ride !


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
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Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #801095 February 02nd 2023 1:30 am
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Most of my life had BFG's . Do Michelins now. On my 74' G10 have BFG's. Down the road will do some MT's like I had back in the " good ol' days". My goal is to make my current 74' Shorty a clone of my 1st

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Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #801099 February 02nd 2023 4:17 am
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I bought 10" wide rims and put 275/60 Coopers on my 89 Econoline, love wide tires, corners like a car.

Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #801179 February 05th 2023 9:35 am
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I just couldn't bring myself to pay 1,000 to 1300 bucks for a set of tires for BFGs and Generals. these are Thunderer Ranger ATr's and where HALF the price of Normal Name brand tires. Took em on a 140 mile round trip the other day and half that was towing back a 98 intrigue I bought to fix and flip . Have to say I was really impressed, Very low road noise hell my exhaust is louder than the tires..lol

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2004 Ford E250 5.4 4r75w dana 60 with 3.73;'s (Current)
1992 Dodge B350 360/46rh non lockup /9.25 rear with 3.90 cogs (sold)
1986 GMC Vandura 2500 305/TH350/3.08 rear (Sold)
1994 G20 Ex Virginia DOT crew van 305/4l60/3.42 G80 10 bolt (Sold)
1969 Chevy G20 Sport van 230,3 on the tree, 12 bolt with 4.11 cogs.(Sold)
2004 Chevy Express 2500 4.8,4l80E,3.73 (sold)
1990 ford e250 club wagon 460.E4OD,dana 60 rear 4.11's (sold)
Re: New rubber for the Econoline
frscke1 #801596 February 17th 2023 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Had 225 Mich on my G30 also disappointed ... went with 245 BFG's love them ..a WAY better ride !
My uncle recently acquired this G30 and the Michelin got to go. Time for new brake pads as well so we have to do things at the same time.Got to finish the installation of the new rotors and dually wheels on the F350 before we can clear the garage and take her in. I'll mention the BFG's to him.

Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #801606 February 17th 2023 10:39 am
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Opinions vary....
I run Michelin LTX on both vans. Been running them for years and multiple sets. 45 psi on the G1500 and 50 psi on the G20. They may not ride so smoothly but I really like the solid feel.

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Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #807894 November 06th 2023 7:51 am
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Well couldn't take the tire noise on my 4 1/2 hour commute to go down to the coast to work for the week so I pulled the trigger on a set of load range E General Grabber HTS60's , little under a grand with free balance and rotation. White letters make everything faster .... ride is much improved.

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2004 Ford E250 5.4 4r75w dana 60 with 3.73;'s (Current)
1992 Dodge B350 360/46rh non lockup /9.25 rear with 3.90 cogs (sold)
1986 GMC Vandura 2500 305/TH350/3.08 rear (Sold)
1994 G20 Ex Virginia DOT crew van 305/4l60/3.42 G80 10 bolt (Sold)
1969 Chevy G20 Sport van 230,3 on the tree, 12 bolt with 4.11 cogs.(Sold)
2004 Chevy Express 2500 4.8,4l80E,3.73 (sold)
1990 ford e250 club wagon 460.E4OD,dana 60 rear 4.11's (sold)
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Re: New rubber for the Econoline
JIm Rockford #807911 November 06th 2023 2:44 pm
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New tires are always nice. Like everything else $$$$$.


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