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Old 08-21-2020, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default New owner of 93 Great West Classis

Hi guys!

My husband and I just bought a 1993 Great West Classic! We are sooo excited - first time owners.

The tires are Michelinís with a date stamp of 2014. They are 225/75/16ís. From what I am reading we should look into replacing these even though the tread looks good. Any suggestions on brands or sizes? Seems like I read on another thread that maybe they should be larger than 16?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 08-21-2020, 05:41 PM   #2
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Congrats!
I usually buy tires at costco for warranty in the US and Canada.
This last time costco was back ordered and I used AZ chain discount tire as I needed tires for an unplanned trip


My best option for my chev van were michelin agilis crossclimate- the load range ( or load index) is very important.
Also a shop with has the ability to lift the van to do the tires- that is worth a call in advance given the height and weight- don;t pay extra though
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Old 08-21-2020, 06:25 PM   #3
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Second vote for new tires and the Michelin Agilis. These tires were new last year with few reviews when I bought a set of the outgoing Michelin Defenders. But in typical Michelin fashion, reviews are now plentiful and very good.

I replaced my spare, but you should be able to save a few dollars and keep one of your older tires as your spare.
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Ah, yes! Costco!

Thanks for the tips, definitely gonna go for the Michelinís.

Thanks guys!
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Old 08-21-2020, 08:39 PM   #5
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Booster & others have had some up & down experiences with Michelins.
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I also use tire pressure monitoring system ( which when our vans were built was kicking the tire before leaving)


amazon $38


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


this has the high PSI range (my van is 60Front 80R).


the valuable functions are being able to see whether PSI is in normal range and tire temps- a change may indicate a problem and I have an alarm set at 50 psi.


there is so much road debris/ blowed tires on the road I want to get a heads up if I suffer tire damage from hitting something



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Old 08-22-2020, 12:29 AM   #7
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I also use tire pressure monitoring system ( which when our vans were built was kicking the tire before leaving)


amazon $38


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


this has the high PSI range (my van is 60Front 80R).


the valuable functions are being able to see whether PSI is in normal range and tire temps- a change may indicate a problem and I have an alarm set at 50 psi.


there is so much road debris/ blowed tires on the road I want to get a heads up if I suffer tire damage from hitting something



Mike

$38 Might be nice to have two sets - front and back.
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