View Single Post
Old 05-08-2018, 03:15 PM   #148 (permalink)
mpg_numbers_guy
Master EcoModder
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Michigan/Virginia
Posts: 678

Dreamsight (Personal Driving) - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 74.62 mpg (US)

Mom's Prius (my driving) - '08 Toyota Prius Base w/ Package 5
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.31 mpg (US)

Dreamsight (Pizza Delivery) - '06 Honda Insight MT
90 day: 65 mpg (US)
Thanks: 186
Thanked 173 Times in 139 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
You should definitely be able to change one size without a problem, although one of the last times that I bought tires, I forgot if I asked for one size narrower or taller, but they refused, and said it was not safe. The last time that I bought tires one had blown and supposedly it failed because it was one size too narrow, but that does not make any sense.

I think the weight rating was fifty pounds less and still far more than the car weighed.
How many sizes narrower were they?

And wouldn't other factors besides weight play a factor in durability?

Quote:
Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
You could sell the wheels with the tires. The newer the better. Then get new wheels/tires. But I did what you are apparently doing... I kept my existing (non-LRR) tires to the bitter end and then switched. That's the real money saver.
These tires are keepers until they're dead. Unless I happen to find a really good deal somewhere.
__________________
-2006 New Formula Red Honda Insight MT: (Build thread)


Retired vehicles lifetime MPG:
- Ecomodded automatic '04 Honda Civic EX sedan: 46 MPG (38 MPG delivery driving)
- Stock '04 Toyota Sienna: 32 MPG
  Reply With Quote