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Old 04-10-2008, 08:26 AM   #1
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lrr tires

My tires no longer hold pressure for very long i will fill the tires with air and a few days later they drop pressure about 10-15 psi

I am a 17 year old kid and on a tight budget i want to get the cheapest tires i can get

do you end up paying more for lrr tires and are they really worth it

I have a 1994 vx and running on 20 psi tires really hurts mpg and preformance

i need some new tires and i was wondering if lrr tires are really worth it and if they cost more or not

also whats the tire size for the vx
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Bang for the buck seems good with Kumho 795 Touring A/S (appears to have recently been discontinued but still available some places) or Kumho Solus KR21
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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Think it would be cheaper just to get regular tires at pepboys or somthin
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the stock size tire 165/70 R13 are hard to find, 175/70 R13 are common but wider and heavier, so I would go with 155/80 R13, they are the cheapest size of tire you can get, they are narrower, lighter, and unless you are doing some extreme racing you shouldn't have a problem with traction, when shopping for tires look for the wear life number (three digit number between 100 and 600 normally, the larger the number the better, that size 300-400 is reasonable) and figure that a tire that will last twice as long might be worth paying 10% more for.
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Lot's of great inexpensive used tires can be found in most areas, everything from private sales and new/used tire shops to auto wreckers. If you know which lrr tire you are looking for it should be easy to put a set together. Tire shops and auto wreckers will often offer some sort of a 30 or more day warantee in case the tire has some unseen damage.

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155/80/13's (normal, I dunno about LRR) weigh roughly 13lbs. Thats like nothing. Has anyone ever seen a lower wall aspect on 155's? Like a 155/60 or 155/40?

www.tirerack.com has 155/80/13's in the 30$ range
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:02 AM   #7
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Try these threads as well...tire size 165/70/13 has been discussed at length:

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=6879
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=6053
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5665
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5323
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=3993
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=2662
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From a Tirerack user review of the Kumho Solus KR21 tire:

""The Solus 21's give a solid, non slip control in dry conditions, and dependable grip in all wet, cold Icy, snowy, conditions. Comfort and Quiet in the ride is good as well in this small car that is a big deal. Wear seems good so far and the only negative I can report is my fuel economy did decrease by about 6% once I installed these tires and has not come back even with over max inflation."

This tire is also quite heavy (18 lbs. for my wife's '98 HX size 185/65/14 versus the Sumitomo HTR T4 at 17 lbs versus the Nokian i3 at 15 lbs). The weight of a 175/70/13 tire for both the Kumho and Sumi is 14 lbs, but I imagine that's just a matter of rounding down or up to the nearest whole number.
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