Tires for '95 Voyager

Discussion in 'Voyager' started by Jeff Wieland, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Jeff Wieland

    Jeff Wieland Guest

    I'm going to open a can of worms here...

    We need a new set of tires for my wife's '95 Voyager. The tire size
    for this vehicle is P195/75-14. Our last set, which were Goodyear
    Regatta 2's, never rode well, and have now started thumping at speeds
    in excess of 30 MPH.

    We're probably not going to keep this vehicle for more than a year,
    so getting a "75,000 mile tire" is not real important. I've been
    looking at getting either the Kelly-Springfield Explorer or Celebrity
    (but leaning more toward the Explorer - it's supposed to be quieter
    and run cooler).

    If anyone could recommend a relatively inexpensive all-season tire
    for this van, I'd appreciate hearing from you,

    Please remove the "nospam" from my address if responding via email.
    Jeff Wieland, Aug 3, 2004
  2. Jeff Wieland

    PC Medic Guest

    For a good reasonable priced tire I use the Uniroyal Tiger Paw AS-6000's.
    I would also recommend bumping up to 205/75R14 for better ride and handle
    (fits same wheel).
    PC Medic, Aug 3, 2004
  3. Jeff Wieland

    Steve B. Guest

    Consider that if they started thumping that can indicate suspension
    problems such as bad struts or alignment. Were they rotated properly?

    In this case since you are only planning to keep the vehicle for
    another year I would match the front tires to whatever you have on the
    rear if possible. Missmatch tires will throw up a red flag for some
    potential buyers.

    Steve B.
    Steve B., Aug 4, 2004
  4. Jeff Wieland

    Jeff Wieland Guest

    I'm also looking at the Yokohama Avid Touring, possibly in 205/70R14.
    If we increase the size, shouldn't we decrease the aspect ratio to
    keep the same number of rotations per mile?
    Jeff Wieland, Aug 4, 2004
  5. Jeff Wieland

    Ken Pisichko Guest

    Go to Walmart and get a set of "their" tires. I used Walmart tires on a
    Reliant that I owned. Those tires had great service. I have Kirkland
    tires (from Costco) on my '84 Voyager that have about 100K on them. The
    tires are still in great shape.

    If you are not going to keep the vehicle for more than a year (25K km??)
    than use the Walmart tires. Costco no longer handles their own "brand"
    of tires in Canada - but they may in the USA.

    Winnipeg, Canada
    Ken Pisichko, Aug 5, 2004
    Ted Mittelstaedt, Aug 5, 2004
  7. Jeff Wieland

    Bill Putney Guest


    Yes - adjust the aspect ratio to keep tire OD/circumference/rotations
    per mile nearly the same so the speedometer and odometer are accurate.

    If you are considering the Avid Touring, do yourself a favor and also
    take a look at the Cooper LifeLiner Touring SLE - almost the identical
    tire in tread design, in ratings (620/A/B - that's for the T-rated) and
    price - I highly suspect that either Cooper or Yokohama copied the
    others tire design and specs. to hit a head-to-head marketing niche.

    I have had the Coopers on my Concorde for over a year now (25+k miles)
    and am very pleased with them. *Very* quiet, good hydroplane
    resistance, and good handling, and I have no doubt that they will live
    up to their 70k mile rating based on the wear so far. $75-85 each and
    readily available from dealers all over the U.S. (I found the Yokes were
    not in stock at the wholesalers that my tire dealer tried to order from,
    and by the time you pay shipping and installation fee for carry-in tires
    if you order from Tire Rack, you will come out cheaper by buying from
    the local dealer (no shipping and free installation, probably lifetime
    free balancing and rotation - it all adds up). There's also something
    to be said for buying tires from the same place that installs, rotates,
    and balances them - only two entiites (installer and manufacturer) to
    deal with and much less opportunity for fingerpointing (leaving you with
    having to fight for satisfaction or eatring the cost of resolution) if
    problems do occur.

    Bill Putney
    (to reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with "x")
    Bill Putney, Aug 5, 2004
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    PC Medic Guest

    PC Medic, Aug 6, 2004
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