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Old 02-11-2015, 10:11 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Tires are much better nowadays, definitely.
When I got Michelins on the old Civic much of the aquaplaning was gone (not all) and it did corner faster.
But the Civic was a very light car with relatively large wheels.
The Insight is over 50% heavier but its tires are just 2" taller and 2 cm wider, that is about 20% more thread on the road.
Tire pressure is higher too (even OEM)
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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