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Old 04-16-2007, 11:39 AM   #1
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LRR tires

Next payday, the 15th, I'll be buying four new tires for my truck. The tire size is 215/65 15 so I'm going with the Goodyear Viva 2 tires ($73.00 at Wal Mart) which advertise LRR characteristics. Anyone have any experience with these tires or can they recommend a better LRR tire in this size for the same or less money?

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Old 04-16-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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I've dealt with several sets of the viva/2s. Overall its a decent tire. Pros would be 44psi allowed, decent wear rating, and bargain price. Cons would be not the best tread compound, kinda wimpy sidewall(I blew a nearly new one on my saturn), buying from walmart, and unknown origin. My mom has them on her astro and they handle fine. However I personally went for the mich harmony's, but I wouldn't recommend harmony's for a truck. I find you get what you pay for in tires and generally there are no real exceptional bargains.

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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ok what about a LRR tire that is 185/70R13 wlmart has those cheap douglas tires that seem pretty good (thier only $32 a tire)
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:19 AM   #4
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Check out this link. I don't know which ones are good truck tires, but at least you can see the ratings in each category, including rolling resistance:

I have also used 2 sets of Nokian tires on my previous Honda, and I can vouch for the fact that they're LRR.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:01 AM   #5
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I've been pretty disappointed that TireRack doesn't show rolling resistance values in their spec sheets. They show max sidewall for all tires which is helpful.
Currently getting +/- 50 mpg in fall weather. EPA is 31/39 so not too shabby. WAI, fuel cutoff switch, full belly pan, smooth wheel covers.

Now driving '97 Civic HX; tires ~ 50 psi. '89 Volvo 240 = semi-retired.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:43 AM   #6
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Ya, the Nokia i3's are low rolling resistance. I have them on the van and really like them so far.

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