Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?

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Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?

Post by SplitMind » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:56 pm

Obviously there are loads of lower profile car tyres out there, but I'm wondering if anyone is aware of van rated tyres which will reduce the diameter slightly from the stock 185R14.

Why? well...

My bus had previously been slammed, and came with ridiculously small tyres fitted. I've put it back to what I consider a more 'sensible' ride height for the type of driving we do, now running a stock beam with flipped spindles and coil-over shocks to bring the height back up a tad.

I've just put some new 185R14 van rated tyres all round but now over big-ish bumps the tyre rubs the inner tub :( Its not terrible, but still not ideal, so I'm thinking if I can drop the profile/radius down about 25-30mm I should be able to avoid the issue. Speedo accuracy isn't really a concern, as its in Kph anyway! :P


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Re: Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?

Post by mjknight71 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:45 pm

Most tyres are 'van' rated :? In the sense of a Splitscreen van

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Re: Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?

Post by type21f » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:00 pm

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Re: Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?

Post by vwJim » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:21 pm

I didn't find any 8ply tyres in lower profile, so I went 14" 8ply at the back, and best fit 14" fronts.
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