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Old 04-15-2013, 09:32 AM
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15 in tires

We have a 95 chev van. 15 in tires are getting hard to find. what can I use instead of 15,s. does chevy have a rim that is the 5-53/4 pattern but a larger tire size or do I go aftermarket? Also what size should I go to 16 17 or 18. THANKS

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Same problem here

I have a 1986 Chevy van and I just went through the exact same problem you are having.

The tires I purchased are Nexen Roadian HT P235/75R15 I think I paid around $400.00 for 4 of them.

I have had them on the van now for about 6 months and I like them and have had no problems at all.

I am hoping someone else will answer this post that might have other idea's on how to solve the problem.

The tire place where I purchased these tires also told me that within a few years I will not be able to find 15" tires any longer.

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How times change...it used to be you had 2 options for rims and tires on mid and full sized vehicles, 14 inch and 15 inch. Now it's anywhere from 16 inch and up. Thank goodness for Companies like "Cocker Tire", making all kinds of tires for the restoration side of the automotive hobby. Who ever thought that 14's and 15's would be hard to find.

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oah contraire!
15" tires are readily avaliable!
the trick is.... do not buy them from a tire shop, they are more orentied on this newer crap!

i order all my tires online.
benifits of having a set of "coats 1000's" in the garage

further more, re measure your lug pattern.
those years its more than likely 5 on 5" bolt circle for the 1/2 ton stuff.
8 lug for 3/4 ton +
5 on 4.75 bolt circle for the small chevy stuf
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Good grief - use Tire Rack - here's a link to at least 60 just 235-75x15's : Tire Search Results and are a common p/u or van size
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B F Goodrich Radial T/As are available in a wide variety of sizes for 15" wheels. For folks wanting the 'Big and Littles' look on their rod, but want the same tread pattern, they are very handy. X2 on TireRack.
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Good grief - use Tire Rack - here's a link to at least 60 just 235-75x15's : Tire Search Results and are a common p/u or van size
Geeze, even Costco lists ten different types of tires in that size.
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i got mine at walmart...
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i got mine at walmart...
I found my rear tires at Walmart, but they didn't carry the smaller size I wanted up front. But Sams Club (another division of Walmart) carried the smaller size. Go figure.
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I change all my own tires, you can save a lot of money if you do it yourself.

I have 3 places I go. Tire rack will even ship them to a installer for you if you want.

discounttiredirect.com
tirerack.com
Ebay.com
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I use tireland wholesale as a supplier
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