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Hankook Vantra LT (RA18)

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  • SimpleScore™

    Our proprietary rating system
    for the modern tire buyer.

    7.8

    Good

    Score breakdown:

    7.0

    Long lasting

    Good

    8.3

    Handling

    Great

    8.2

    Traction

    Great

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4.4

overall rating

100%

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Review breakdown

  • 4 out of 100
  • 4 out of 100
  • 2 out of 100
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Scorecard

Dry

4.6

Wet

4.5

Winter

3.2

Comfort

4.6

Noise

4.4

Treadwear

3.9

10 SimpleTire reviews

Manny
5
Verified Customer
Jul 8, 2019

Great tires for my Toyota motorhome and you can't beat the price!!

Mike
4
Verified Customer
Sep 25, 2018

These tires were the replacement for the popular RA08 offered by Hankook. The reinforced side wall, and load rating paired with their small rim size offerings made them the ideal tire for vans, like the VW Bus (Type II) and the later Vanagon. Because the vehicles have a higher center of gravity, and the lack of power steering made non-reinforced tires a bear to turn on and very squirrelly in winds, curves, or uneven roadways. These tires - like the vans they're so popularly found on - aren't designed for off roading, ice-road trucking, or racing on the track. As such, they're absolutely perfect. They handle well, better than any other tire I've mounted on my little 14" wheels. They wear very well and still offer a decent enough ride that you 1) don't mind driving but 2) can't forget you're in a VW bus. Turning feels buttery smooth with the reinforced walls, no more strong arming the tires through a curve. They also fit the look of the bus far better than the passenger tires often found. The 185 and 195 offerings are perfectly matched to our needs and van'ers. Simple tire made it easy to buy, and financing with Affirm have better Rae's than my credit card. Looking forward to buying tires again with Simple Tire!

Robert
5
Verified Customer
Sep 25, 2018

4000 miles and first rotation on these tires and still a comfortable quiet riding tire.

Michael
5
Verified Customer
Jul 24, 2018

Bought 6 Hankook Vantra Tires for our mini motor home, the date codes were all good, the price, even with shipping was still less than Walmart's prices. Highly recommend!

Todd
4
Verified Customer
Oct 20, 2017

I have these tires installed on my 1971 Westfailia VW Bus. They are the best thing I've done to my bus yet. Very nice ride and at about 40-45 lbs pressure they ride pretty smooth. Very nice buy and got great service from SimpleTire.com

Casey
5
Verified Customer
Aug 30, 2017

Bought these for a 2wd Vanagon and they're a great fit. Highly recommmend for the Vanagon set.

gary
3.5
Verified Customer
Aug 6, 2017

second set

Mark
4
Verified Customer
Jun 28, 2017

So far so good. Only took 1 short camping trip with my 83 Vanagon but tires seemed better than the GoodYears that I had before. Ordering and delivery was very smooth and installation at PepBoys was very reasonable. Happy with my purchase.

Robert
4.5
Verified Customer
Jun 23, 2017

Purchased the Hankook RA18 for a VW Vanagon after numerous online reviews indicated these are THE tire for a Vanagon. I couldn't agree more! These replaced some 205/75R14 93 load index tires that failed at 25K miles. I was concerned putting a 185R14 would look too 'skinny' on the van but the Caret looks great with these on there! Quiet ride too with much more confident handling! The power steering pump is out on this van but the van also now steers much easier than the last tires on it.

Chris
3.5
Verified Customer
Feb 1, 2017

It's a little early to give a complete evaluation, but overall I'm pleased with these tires. I bought them to replace some badly worn Hankook RA08's in the stock size for my '85 VW Vanagon. They're an excellent direct replacement. I noticed a reduction in road noise, but whether that's due to the tire design or simply that the tires are new, I can't say. Immediately after getting these tires I drove from Ohio to New Hampshire and back in winter with variable conditions and had no issues. The RA08's wore out pretty quickly, so we'll see how these do, but in general I think they're a pretty good match for the Vanagon. Note that I'm only giving the 2 stars for Tread Life because the review form requires a star rating for all categories - I'd say "unknown" otherwise- so I'm giving a less than average rating based on my experience with the RA08's.

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Get technical:

Ideal for use in warmer weather, the Vantra LT (RA18) from Hankook is a radial tire that's built for use on commercial vans and transport vehicles and offers drivers strong traction and performance plus enhanced durability.



Features & Benefits

  • Tread is designed for use in warmer weather
  • Black sidewall
  • A protection shield within the sidewall guards the tire from damage by curbs, stones, and other road hazards

Commercial van and transportation vehicle drivers need a tough tire that's built to last and perform, and the Vantra LT (RA18) does exactly that. Ideal for use in warmer weather, the Vantra (RA18) features three wide grooves that pump water out of the tire to reduce the risk of hydroplaning on wet roads. Stiff shoulder blocks shorten braking distances on dry roads while also preventing premature wear for a longer service life, and the Vantra (RA18)'s two steel belts enhance durability for a longer service life. The Vantra (RA18) also features an optimized center rib that reduces road noises for a quiet, comfortable ride, making it a common choice for drivers of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Category
Commercial Van
Mileage Warranty
N/A
Load Index
1874 lbs/1764 lbs (102/100)
Max Speed
106 MPH (R)
Load Range
D (8 Ply)
Sidewall
Blackwall
Tread Depth
10/32nds
Inflation Pressure
65 PSI
Part Number
2001939
Tread Design
Symmetrical
Tire Weight
24.2 lbs
Section Width
7.2"
Rim Range
5.00-6.00"
Overall Diameter
25.5"
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Have a question about Hankook Vantra LT (RA18) tires?

The Hankook Vantra LT (RA18) is designed for light trucks and vans, especially those in commercial service.

Yes, the Hankook Vantra LT (RA18) can be used in light winter weather thanks to its all-season tread pattern and M+S rating. The Vantra LT (RA18) is not Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certified, so it should not be used in moderate to severe winter weather conditions.

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Vantra LT (RA18) ∙ 6 sizes available