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Old 02-09-2013, 08:43 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I run all 155/60 R15 74T Continental ContiProContact LLR tires mounted on narrow OEM front wheels on my Smart Car. The tire diameter is about 22 inches. I have no complaints about these tires. At 45 psi, the little fella coasts forever and sometimes breaks 60 MPG. It handles a lot like an early 1960s VW.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Personally I will not buy a tire made in a comunist country, so I am sure to find where its made, tire rack lists this in their "specs" tab. I have not seen this 165/70R13 size, I know 88-95 used 175/70R13, so the suspension geometry is happy with a tire that size, and I see two on tirerack's web site that stick out to me in that size. The Michelin Defender which is LRR green X labled, or the General Altimax R/T. Before you write off the Michelin because of its $80 price tag, check out the rebate, and that it has a 820 wear rating. the lighter a car is, the slower the tires wear, I would not be surprised if you got 100K miles out of them if you rotated regularly, minimized long periods of direct sunlight ect. regular tire care. The general has great traction, and is quiet. If you do go with larger wheels, they usually get wider. common size tires for the EG civic chassis in a 15" is 195/50/15, 14" 185/60R14 (stock size from my CRX SI(still have 2, and are free to any ecomodder member)). I try not to buy odd ball tire sizes so that if I do have a falure, a replacement is available, and im not forced by availability through a local tire store of something im not really happy with.

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Continental AG, also frequently referred to as 'Conti', is a leading German auto and truck parts manufacturing company specializing in tires, brake systems, vehicle stability control systems, engine injection systems, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries. Continental is based in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. Continental is the world's 4th largest tire manufacturer after Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear.

Continental was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie. After acquiring Siemens AG's VDO automotive unit in 2007[5] Continental was ranked fourth in global OEM automotive parts sales in 2009 according to a study sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP.

In 2008, Continental appeared overextended with its integration of VDO and had since lost almost half of its market capitalization when it found itself to be the takeover target of the family-owned Schaeffler AG. By 2009 Schaeffler successfully installed the head of its motor division at the helm of Continental.

On 6 September 2012, Continental returned to the benchmark DAX index of 30 selected German blue chip stocks after a 45-month absence. Schaeffler AG is the controlling shareholder and currently owns 49.9% of Continental shares.

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Tire rack has a good selection of 13" tires

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The Michelins mentioned earlier do seem like a quality tire. I'm running 13" steelies on my civic and will need a new set of tires soon. I have Primewells and while they were cheap, $199 installed for 3 (the 4th was brand new when I bought the car) but after 30k miles they are getting to the point where I am keeping an eye on them. They are loud and traction is poor so I will be investing in a quality set of Michelins. Hopefully the rebate is there when I buy.
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Ptero, if your Wikipedia quote was for me, I am aware of continental, they just don't seem to make 13" or 14" tires, and I looked at every passanger car tire tire rack sells. I just wanted people to know that in the specs tab they can find max inflation pressure, country of origin and other good stuff of any tire they sell. And there were a lot of off brand tires mentioned that I know are Chinese. Shoot even my brother in laws uniroyal tires on his truck are from china.

Cooper, and falken are a couple of manufacturers made in America and Japan that are not sold by the rack.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:18 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Tires are the black rubber things right?
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In case of proper LRR's they'd probably be silicone, not rubber
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