Author Topic: Will Shinko verge 011 work on early 2.5” rimEarly 2.5” wide rim and Shinko tires  (Read 206 times)

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Offline I’m trying

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Will Shinko verge 011 work on early 2.5” rim.

Has anyone used a Shinko 230 100/90V18 or 110/90V18 and Verge 011 in 120/70ZR18 for the front tire on a pre 93 2.5” rim?

Looking to do a 6500 mile trip in August and want both front and rear tires to be new. My local shop only carries Shinko.

Any feedback would be helpful. 

I am leaning towards the 230 in the 110/90v18 due to the higher V61 load rating.

I would like to hear that the Verge will work on the early rim since it is a radial with w speed rating.

I will be running a 777hd in the rear.

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From looking at a couple of my earlier posts, I used the 120/70ZR18 Shinko Verge a couple of times...wider than recommended, but it worked fine on the narrow rim...I was really surprised at how good the tire was in the rain...awesome!

I think the F230 in a 110/90V18 is too tall...will have interference from the front fender...seems like I read that on here...

Good luck!

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I appreciate the feedback. Lots of tire reviews but it’s tough to tell if people are talking specifically about the 94+ models. And how that relates to the earlier rim.

I’m leaning towards a 17” conversion but am running out of time before my trip date.

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I have the 120-18 on the front of my 2001. Fits fine

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If I had known what I know now, I would've went with a 110/80/18.   

The RIM is no narrow for the 120/70ZR18.

http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/clubstatic.cfm?clubID=1328&pubmenuoptID=34855

I'm having the marble issues on the freeway with the front end.  I never had it until I installed the Shinko Verge 120/70ZR18.

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I have the 120-18 on the front of my 2001. Fits fine

your 2001 has a wider rim, and different fender, than the o/p is asking about.

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