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Old 07-17-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Tire question

I'm a few thousand miles away from getting new tires on my car and I'm trying to figure out which way I should go. Are LRR tires and performance tires mutually exclusive? Anyone know of a tire that has a good balance of both? I have Goodyear (or as my brother in law calls them, good-for-a-year) Eagles now running at 43 pounds, anymore seems to result in severe deterioration in handling. I'm all about FE but I like to have some fun in my car as well, that's why I bought a 4cyl 5 speed turbo manual.

Is it just me or am I asking a lot of freakin' questions?
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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All the information you seek is in this thread:
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?p=110803
(that's also linked in my sig)

In general, it seems that the most money is saved by buying long-wearing tires cheaply and not worrying about rolling resistance. However, in that thread, good LRR models are named.

I think you won't find long-wearing, LRR, good-handling tires for cheap. Something's got to give...
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
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I will read that thread and see what I can find out. I guess I missed that one before I started this one. I'm not real confident I'll find performance LRR tires either, I was just kind of hoping against hope they would exist. Seems like it would be like dry water, jumbo shrimp or government help.
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more than a few here, myself included, like sumitomos. check www.tirerack.com.

cheap and great performance. the life of them is yet to be seen(mine are new). but mine are rated @ 60K miles. hopefully w/ hypermiling, they'll last longer!
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