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Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Voyager

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  • Why isn't that model on the dodge website? They show SE, Sport, Grand SE, EL, Sport, EX, and ES but no SXT? Hum....
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    Many automakers' web sites are handled by third parties and are not kept up to date very well; e.g., Kia's U.S. site doesn't have most of their 2003 models on it yet, and Hyundai's just updated their site with info on 2003 models a few days ago.
  • I've looked around dealers websites and cannot find anything on what the SXT has feature-wise. What exactly does the package contain as compared with the current lineup of models?
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,564
    I have seen a few generic-not dealer newspaper print adds for short wheel base Caravan SXT in SE Wisconsin. Looks like they have really packaged all the desirable features most people want without packing a lot of frill extras. Ads listed following: 3.3 V-6, sixteen inch alloy wheels, quad seats, remote locks for just under $20K. Might have been a few other options, but I'm doing this from memory. With additional bargaining at dealers, it looks like this is a real winner option package for a reasonable price.

    If we were in the market for a new one, the SXT package would about perfectly meet our needs. However, our '96 short wheelbase Caravan Sport should still have quite a few years left. At 63k miles it has been great except for the AC which failed last summer.
  • klm90klm90 Posts: 1
    I have a 7 day old SXT in my driveway! I absolutely love it. Every feature that I wanted was standard - Quad seating, remote keyless, V-6
    I was told that it is being test marketed and not available everywhere. Maybe that is why you can't find it???
  • olizerolizer Posts: 38
    Ah, finally someone else has the same problem. I also have a 96 T&C. It begins to vibrate at 65 mph and gets worse as it goes higher. What I've done in the last year and a half---new frt shks, NEW half shafts, new tires, took off wheel covers, new rotors, balance 4 times, alignment, frt hub bearings, put tires from a friends GC on and drove - same vibration - dealer has given up; extended warranty just ran out; the only thing left to do is rear hub bearings ($200 each, for just parts). By the way, does kdh stand for Kill Devil Hills? Let me know if you get anywhere with your problem.
  • We have a 2001 dodge caravan sport. Can somebody explain what the fuel tank leak is about and whats being done and who is affected.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    It's time to re-tire my '99 GCS. It still has the original Michelins with 36,000 miles, and the tread is worn enough that I don't want to go through another Minnesota winter with them. The Michelins have been good tires, but replacements are pricey. I did some research on the Web and found many positive comments from owners of Goodyear Regatta 2's, including some DC minivan owners. I can get these (215/65-16) for $75 each plus balancing and old tire disposal. Anyone have these tires? What do you think of them?
  • royallenroyallen Posts: 221
    I would suggest what I do in Denver. Warm months, Pirelli P400. Snow months good studded snow tires. It costs an extra $400 or so up front, (over half comes back in delay to next tire purchase) and is less than my deductable for a winter icy accident. I also justified buying a Sears compressor last summer so I could change tires more easily (+ blow out my sprinkler). Roy
  • Hi,
    Anyone know who sells grill guards for Chrysler MiniVans? Thanks in advance.
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,564
    Studded snow tires are not an option in some (maybe many?) states. They were banned here in Wisconsin many years ago due to the large amounts of wear they caused on the roads-ruts were actually getting rapidly worn into highly travelled roads, even if they were concrete.

    I am not sure if Minnesota followed suit. I have gotten by with all season radials for many years. Our highway crews are geared up for heavy snows. They plow a lot and use a lot of salt. Of course
    it also shows up on our tax rates here in Taxeconsin!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,921
    Handy, I guess you talking about "bull bars" that stick out from the front? Never seen any on a minivan, but you may want to look at the Bumper Guards for NYC Street Parking discussion for some links.


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  • I'm looking to get some snow tires from the Tire Rack. Their web site and sales person insist that the 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport (short wheel base) comes with 16-inch wheels. I'm looking at the van, and while I haven't measured the wheel, the tire sidewalls clearly state 215/70-R15 as does the van's content sheet. Can I get 215/70-R15 snows on 15-inch steel wheels?

    This is a huge deal because the Tire Rack doesn't sell 16-inch steel wheels, which forces me to get 16-inch alloy wheels for the snows. I think that's a waste. If I'm going to get alloys, I'd put my summer tires on the alloys.

    Thanks!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    Studded tires are banned in Minnesota, also.
  • vchengvcheng Posts: 1,286
    Miata94: But Tire rack does sell new and take off 16 inch wheels for all models of the ChryCo minivans. I got a set of 16 inch steel wheels with Blizzak WS50 tires for around 625 dollars a few weeks ago, for my 99 GCS.
  • royallenroyallen Posts: 221
    David: Sorry for the bum steer on studded tires. Of ten states that ban studs, two are in the snow belt, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Consumer Reports Nov '01 rates the Goodyear Regatta 2 tops (red circles) for both snow and ice. The only other all season tire with this dual red circle rating was the Bridgestone SF-402. However these tires were both only average on dry and wet pavement so you might want a better all around tire like the BFGoodrich Control T/A M65 or Kelly Navigator Gold. You might want see the rating tables from your library copy. I like the report since it shows head to head test results from the CR test facility.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    I just got a new set of Regatta 2s for my '99 GCS after seeing many rave reports on them on the Web. So far I haven't had to try them on snow or ice (it was 50 today in the Twin Cities), but dry handling has been fine--at least as good as the OEM Michelins, maybe just a tad firmer. They'll get a good workout on a trip to Texas over the holidays.
  • rdve80rdve80 Posts: 139
    Can anyone tell me what torque I should use on the stock, steel wheels on the Voyager. I just put on new disc brake pads and the lug nuts were on pretty tight. The owners manual is no help, they tell you about tire rotation, but nothing about how tight to set the lug nuts. Thanks for any help.
  • olizerolizer Posts: 38
    If the size on the tire on your vehicle says -215/70-R15 - then the 15 stands for the diameter of your rim. You can ONLY use 15 inch tires on that rim. It may be possible to use 16" wheels on your vehicle if the corresponding height and cross section of the tire you will put on the 16" rim is close to the existing 15" rims.
  • vchengvcheng Posts: 1,286
    ..... is 76 to 80 ft-lbs.
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