Vanagon EuroVan
Previous messageNext messagePrevious in topicNext in topicPrevious by same authorNext by same authorPrevious page (April 2000, week 1)Back to main VANAGON pageJoin or leave VANAGON (or change settings)ReplyPost a new messageSearchProportional fontNon-proportional font
Date:         Sun, 2 Apr 2000 07:22:29 -0700
Reply-To:     Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Subject:      Re: Choosing Tires for 15" Wheels
Comments: To: Per Lindgren <lindgre@ONLINE.NO>


You are correct. However, you may want to increase your tire size a bit..

Going to a somewhat larger tire gives the van longer "legs". I live in the desert Southwest USA, and have occasion to drive long flat stretches of road. The van has enough power to make use of the effective final drive ratio increase and give me a higher cruising speed.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Per Lindgren" <lindgre@ONLINE.NO> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 7:12 AM Subject: Re: Choosing Tires for 15" Wheels

> Karl Wolz wrote: > > > When you go to an oversize tire, you > > are effectively raising the final drive gear ratio, > > Yes, if you go to oversize, this will happen. But you dont have to go to > oversize tires, you can get tires that have teh same circumference as you tires, > and the 215/60R15 that Chris suggested are not far off the stock circumference. > > PerL > 87 Syncro 112i

Back to: Top of message | Previous page | Main VANAGON page

Please note - During the past 17 years of operation, several gigabytes of Vanagon mail messages have been archived. Searching the entire collection will take up to five minutes to complete. Please be patient!

Return to the archives @

The vanagon mailing list archives are copyright (c) 1994-2011, and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the list administrators. Posting messages to this mailing list grants a license to the mailing list administrators to reproduce the message in a compilation, either printed or electronic. All compilations will be not-for-profit, with any excess proceeds going to the Vanagon mailing list.

Any profits from list compilations go exclusively towards the management and operation of the Vanagon mailing list and vanagon mailing list web site.