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Old 12-12-2018, 12:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hayden55 View Post
i'd probably add too that sometimes walmart tires are so much cheaper that the extra 5% in FE gained from lrr tires that cost almost double would never be made up. I ended up saying F the Bridgestone/Michelin LRRs and just went for walmart tires this time around on the smoke bomb. Tires were 52$ ea vs ~90$ ea for LRR tires.
I agree that the price of the tires matters. But remember that the cost of mounting them also matters. My Michelin's had a very high rating for durability, and I have noticed the cheapo tires generall have very low ratings. If you have the mount tires twice as often, you pay that fee per tire twice as often and the ROI calculation for the pricier, LRR tires changes significantly.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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