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Old 07-17-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Tirerack offering LRR as an option while searching for tires

I was looking through Tirerack.com and noticed an option on the left side for narrowing my search results:

Low Rolling Resistant
  • Include LRR Tires
  • Do Not Include LRR Tires
  • Show ONLY LRR Tires


Edit: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes Kumho eco Solus HM KR22 are LRR, have 6 Years / 100,000 Miles treadwear warranty and 2 Years / 24 Hour Roadside. Nice, especially at a reasonable $71/each!
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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they've had that option actually for quite a while now.. Just tried that option again and it seems to actually be more useful than it was in the past.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:27 AM   #3
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Do LRR tires make a big difference?
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:19 AM   #4
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they can make some difference, but the yield in FE may not be enough to offset the price. i say just research for your application, and find the best(or a good) rated tire.

i would even consider where the tires are manufactured. buy domestic if you desire.
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I would not pay much more for LRR tires, nor buy them at the same price with a shorter treadwear warranty. If choosing tires for cost-efficiency, long treadwear is worth more than LRR. However, if they're competitive in treadwear rating and price I'd definitely choose LRR.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:22 AM   #6
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What would be more useful is to show the coefficient of RR. I believe each manufacturer knows this number for their tires. Since it is a sliding scale and not binary, RR coeff would help guide tire selection.
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