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Old 11-07-2019, 11:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by asgard View Post
I am in Eastern Ontario although I seldom drive the van in the snow the snowflake does appeal due to the drive on I81 south in March. Currently, with the 225 tires, I am returning 19mpg from my last road trip to Colorado and back via Memphis. I have checked the mileage both via the ultra gauge and by fuel bought to distance covered.
The van rides well and is well balanced, my only mod is a Road Master front stabilizer which I like a lot, self-centers the steering due to the spring.
I do like the idea of 245 but wonder if it is worth the unsprung weight and potential loss of economy and comfort.
I have a Forscan so I think I could alter the speedo.
Make sure you research those winters, the snowflake is fairly easy to get on a tire. The tire only needs to preform something like 10% better than street tires in snow conditions to get that symbol so YMMV depending on the tire you choose.

Originally Posted by reelchef67 View Post
My fully Pleasureway traverse camperized (ford e250) came with 225 to help make garageable. If your e150 is still light then stick with em since you don't go offroad. 225vs 245 's is more weight bearing capacity although on this forum always goes bigger. I now run 245's in the summer 265 studded in the winter (British Columbia ). Hills are easier to drive in smaller tires as you get rpm's up faster , which something I've noticed.
Just get some good quality tires and drive. PS where are u located ie climate region?
I'd love to check out your van sometime Chef.

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Old 11-07-2019, 12:21 PM   #12
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Dont get to hung up on the Snow Flake.. The Truth is you will need to Chain up with our without the Snowflake in most locations that woudl require a 4x2 to do so.. Here in Oregon the law is Carry regardless. and they have made me chain up with my snowflakes.

Look more forthe Tires ability to handle Ice. and then be sure you own chains.

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