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Old 11-05-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
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Where to buy 195/75 r15 tires? or other rare sizes?

I will be selling my 97 Jetta TDI soon and getting a small pickup (98 Frontier), with half the fuel economy. I am already getting twitchy about the extra gas money, but certain lifestyle issues make it necessary that I have a pickup.

This specific truck has 235/75 r 15 tires. Its oem was 215/65 r15. 195/75 r15 is a good fit for correct diameter and wheel width. I know these are sold overseas and were here 15 years ago, but a search of usual suspects, Tirerack.com, and a GIS shows nothing.

Can anyone recommend a website and/or brand for maximum fuel economy and minimum $/mile driven?

Solution #2 - does anyone have expertise with commercial truck tires that may be wider, but have lower rolling resistance, so are better for mileage and longevity. I can get some 16" utilitarian wheels if necessary. Websites with measured rolling resistance and longevity are appreciated.

ps - I am aware of antique tire spec. manufacturers who will make bias ply tires as narrow as you like, but this is not really the goal. I want maximum gas mileage first, minimum $/mile driven a close second.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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Actually a 185-75-15 is closer to the OEM 215-65-15 in diameter (25.9" vs. 26.0") than 195-75-15 (26.5"). Look and see if that 185-75 may have more choices to match your rolling resistance and purchase cost constraints.
And consider posting your TDI for sale on TDIclub.com.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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Here's a very narrow all season tire:

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