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Old 04-01-2009, 08:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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12" tires

Perhaps I didn't make my request clear. I need 145/80R12 size tires for 12" rims. Most people know that 12" tires means tires that fit 12" rims.

You know......so I can continue getting 50mpg+ from my Metro.

Clear enough everybody?

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Who started this thread anyway, it's been hijacked from the hijacker who hijacked the first hijacker.

Clear as stained glass. (of course everyone knows that rims are made to fit tires, not the other way around.) 12 means 12.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Without being in your area, talking to the people in your stores and finding out what they can get or might have we can only tell you that Compare Tire Search Results
those tires right there will fit your car, are avalible, in stock and are the right size (145 R12 are another labling for 145/80 R12), , your other option is to talk to the people who have worked at the tire shops for many years and see what they have hidden away in the back, I've gotten odd tire sizes this way before, you can also call up places that sell NEV's (neighbor hood electric vehicle) and ask if they can get tires in your size because there might be a NEV out there that uses them, seeing as how NEV's tend to use some weird small tires, some of us have spent days calling every tire place we could find to find other odd sizes, for even odder vehicles, 12" tires are not that odd in comparison.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The Yokohamas were the last of the 145s (I looked a long time a few months ag0) and they were not that great. I have the Kumho 155 80 R12s on my 93 XFi and can get 50mpg without any magic tricks. The speedometer difference is hardly worth calculating (just add 1 mpg to what your calculated mpg is and you're pretty close).

Forget the 145's and buy the Kumho 155 80 R12 before they run out. Unless you want to buy some 13" tires AND rims...

If you're really on a budget, check the local wrecking yard. You might get lucky like I did and find a set of four 12" tires that match, aren't all weather checked, and have decent tread left. The bonus is that you won't have to pay to mount them (assuming the rims are straight).
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Who started this thread anyway, it's been hijacked from the hijacker who hijacked the first hijacker.

Clear as stained glass. (of course everyone knows that rims are made to fit tires, not the other way around.) 12 means 12.
Just a side note - if I ask for a 35" tire, I don't mean a tire for a 35" rim. But if I ask for a 15" tire, that should denote that I mean a tire fitted to a 15" rim, since most rolling stock are 19" or larger in diameter.
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I got a set of 155/80R12 from my local Big O. The brand is Husky. I posted more info in the sucess stories section.

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