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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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Does anyone know of a current source for Nexen SV820 / 195 - 15?


I spoke with a distributor for Nexen today and he said they had been discontinued.

He said there might be some random tires here and there, Easter Egg hunt.

This tire has my interest now: https://simpletire.com/catalog/product/104833

Anyone with any experience with these?


Well, I pulled the trigger on a set of Rangers.

Upon further investigation of the tire specs, the manufacturer's published height was 27.2" which put them at the same height as the Nexen SV820. 8 ply load range D.

The stout sidewalls from the 8 ply provides good lateral stability. Which is important when being passed by large trucks or nasty side winds.

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nice..where did you get em from?


Simple Tire.com https://simpletire.com/catalog/product/104833
so i got those tires i order,and it turns out they sent 195/14s.i was actually not pissed,,becouse i was gonna return em any ways!!!lol..so now im gonna get the Rangers,they look good so far,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

what do you guys think of this tire?not a fan of the white wall.
https://www.cokertire.com/p195-75r15-american-classic-3-4-whitewall-tire.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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what do you guys think of this tire?not a fan of the white wall.
https://www.cokertire.com/p195-75r15-american-classic-3-4-whitewall-tire.html


Pricey, a bit short and the load range is still a bit under whats recommended (but not by much). I have not heard much good about Coker's bias ply's, not sure about these.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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what do you guys think of this tire?not a fan of the white wall.
https://www.cokertire.com/p195-75r15-american-classic-3-4-whitewall-tire.html


Pricey, a bit short and the load range is still a bit under whats recommended (but not by much). I have not heard much good about Coker's bias ply's, not sure about these.


i do like the look of the wide oval redlines
https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styles/bias-look-radials/firestone-wide-oval-radial-redlines.html

they are high, but they do look the part. GR70-15 or FR70-15, the bigger ones are 27.7 inch diameter.

but they are high....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

Ordered some Thunderer Ranger R101, 185/R-14 tires today for my 59 truck. I will let ya know how they do.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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Ordered some Thunderer Ranger R101, 185/R-14 tires today for my 59 truck. I will let ya know how they do.

Thanks,
Russell


Russell, your 59 would have had 15 inch wheels. The outer tire diameter would be bigger than a 185/14.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

Hey there,
The site references the tire diameter at 26". Plus the previous owner put 14" wheels on the truck.
This tire should be taller than the 185-70-14 currently on the truck, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

Russell,

yes, a 185/14 is usually a little taller than a 185/75/14.

however, an original 15 inch bias ply would have been about 27 inches tall.

if your truck is lowered (no RGBs) and straight axle, then smaller tire diameter is okay.

one inch in diameter is a significant difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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Russell,

yes, a 185/14 is usually a little taller than a 185/75/14.

however, an original 15 inch bias ply would have been about 27 inches tall.

if your truck is lowered (no RGBs) and straight axle, then smaller tire diameter is okay.

one inch in diameter is a significant difference.


Uli,
Thank you for the confirmation! I really appreciate the input from this forum.

And yup..no RGBs

Kind regards,
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

that says trailer use only which is what i kept finding out when i was tire hunting. I don't think any of those trailer tires are meant for strong turns and head winds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

has any one seen these guys?
https://www.carid.com/achilles-tires/ltr-80-195-80r15-95374571.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

I just put a set of 4 - 195/70/15C Hercules CV Power Tires up for sale in Tires and Wheels.

Less than 3000 miles.

Load Rate: 104/106
Speed Rate: 106
Ply Rate: 8
Load Capacity: 2094
Max Pressure: 65 lbs.
Tire Height: 25.8"

Look for the add in Tires and Wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

So,,i got a set of the Achilles 195?80LT these tires look great...i also found a 670 15 LT..For another project,..both sets look great so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

Nice. I bought one of the Power King 6.70x15's to use as a spare as it fits in the walkthru spare tire well. The Achilles are a great choice as well, almost went with them before going with the Thunderer's.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

Here is a picture of the truck with it's new tires.

Kumo 185/70/14 up front
Thunderer Ranger R101 185/R-14C in the rear


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Thanks for help with sizing!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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Those 6.70s will probably be badass. Bigger tire + Load range C.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

Here is the Power King 670x15 mounted on my spare:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

heres the 195/80
haven't mounted the 670s.yet,,i think both tires are really nice..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 15" Radial Tires - Sizes and Vendors Reply with quote

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Here is the Power King 670x15 mounted on my spare:

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those look great..have you put it on the bus yet to see ho it looks?
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