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Old 11-19-2018, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish I had any of those tires available in the size I'm looking at, haha.

The stock tire size is 165/65R14, same as the 1st gen Insight. This opens up the door for the amazing Potenza RE92 tire. However, they're a little pricey, and I'm always up for trying something new. The car's OE tire is the Dunlop Enasave. However, those are far more pricey than the RE92s. There is a more reasonable Vredestein Quatrac 5 tire available for a little less than the RE92s, but not much less. These are rated as a "C" for fuel economy on the EU label. I have been unable to find the EU label for the Enasaves or RE92s sadly.

I am currently running 14" alloy wheels with old 185/60R14 Fuzion HRI tires on it. I plan on finding a better tire for fuel economy though and swapping back the the stock steelies. In 185/60R14 there are a couple of options for fuel efficient tires. There is the Firestone Fuel Fighter, but again this is priced nearly the same as the RE92s. However, there is the Hankook Kinergy ST H735 tires that are about $20 less per tire that I am quite interested in.

But, there are a lot of not-well-known brands out there. If I can find EU labels for them, I'd be willing to give them a try.
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