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Old 06-14-2006, 06:27 AM   #11
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Not less mass. The I14" Insight tire weighs less than any 13" tire.
The Insight tire is a special tire, but for each tire manufacturer's brand/series of tire, a narrower tire is lighter. Find good tire mass and diameter information at.

http://www.tirerack.com/
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=0

An even narrower tire is available, 155-80 R13. It has a diameter of 22.7, as opposed to a 175-70R13. The 155 tire weighs 1 pound less.
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Upping to larger tires is essentially the same as getting a longer geared transmission. The downside of this is that your odomoter/speedometer will be affected as well. Your odometer/speedometer is calibrated to stock tire size, so you might end up being a little off (3% or so) so you might have to adjust your MPG figures each time you calculate them.

Then again, I upgraded to 185s (175 stock) and my speedometer/odometer is right on (I tested with a GPS unit).

I would go with LRR tires or more narrow tires before thinking of getting new rims.
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=0

An even narrower tire is available, 155-80 R13. It has a diameter of 22.7, as opposed to a 175-70R13. The 155 tire weighs 1 pound less.
The 155-80-R13 you mentioned are 14 lbs. The 165-65-R14 Insight tire is one pound less, 13 lbs.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...l=Potenza+RE92
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=1

This 155-80R13 tire is only 12 pounds. Neener, neener, neener...... LOL
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=1

This 155-80R13 tire is only 12 pounds. Neener, neener, neener...... LOL
But not LRR.
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