Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1968-2013 Full Size Vans Econolines. E150, E250, E350, E450 and E550

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-10-2011, 09:17 PM
Super Econoline Super Econoline is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 277
Super Econoline is starting off with a positive reputation.
which size tire will better for super e250?

my 87 e250 wheel is after market 16x7 but tire is LT235-85-16

pretty high body lift but door label say suppose be 215-85-16

but it wont fit in my garage 7 foot if i change tire to 225-75-16 will it look nice
and little low body? or use 215-85-16??
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-11-2011, 04:08 PM
jimbbski jimbbski is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 454
jimbbski is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have the same tire on my van (215/85X16). I think the 225/70X16 will lower it some but you would have to check the diameter of each tire to confirm how much.

A couple of things to note would be that your overall gear ratio will change which will reduce your fuel mileage a bit but the shorter tire will lower the vans wind resistance so thats a plus! This could be a wash as far as over all mileage.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Super Econoline Super Econoline is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 277
Super Econoline is starting off with a positive reputation.
i curious anyone have 1975 to 1991 e250 or e350 van will fit in 7 foot garage

or go ramp parking or drive thur fast food limit 7 foot?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-11-2011, 09:31 PM
Super Econoline Super Econoline is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 277
Super Econoline is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbbski View Post
I have the same tire on my van (215/85X16). I think the 225/70X16 will lower it some but you would have to check the diameter of each tire to confirm how much.

A couple of things to note would be that your overall gear ratio will change which will reduce your fuel mileage a bit but the shorter tire will lower the vans wind resistance so thats a plus! This could be a wash as far as over all mileage.
does your 215 85 16 come with LT or without? is your wheel 16x6 or 16x7?
does it pass under 7 foot?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-12-2011, 09:49 AM
jimbbski jimbbski is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 454
jimbbski is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires were installed by previous owner. The tires are a heavy duty tire at their load capacity is a bit over 3000 lbs when inflated to 80 psi. I usually keep them at 50 front and 60-65 psi rear when loaded.

And no the van will not fit inside a garage with a 7 ft door. Not even close, and changing to lower profile tires would not change that on mine.

I can't tell you what to do only what I would do. I will be looking for a lower profile tire when mine wear out. I don't need the 3000 lbs rating on my van tires. The most I've hauled inside the van was about 2000 lb, plus the weight of the van, I was still way under the 12,000 lb capacity of the tires combined!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-12-2011, 10:56 AM
Killer RC's Avatar
Killer RC Killer RC is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 161
Killer RC is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yeah, you'd have to steal tires off of a ford Escort if you want it to fit in a 7' garage.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:56 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans

Tags
1987, 1994, 2000, duty, e250, fit, ford, garage, lower, size, stock, super, suze, tire, van, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup