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Old 03-11-2009, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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12" TIRES needed

I just bought a basic 1991 Geo Metro and the tread is down to wires...I
didn't put much into this and would like some basic, INEXPENSIVE (or donated)
12" tires to get me by. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks! Looking forward to learning more as I read past posts.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tire Sizes by Diameter - 12"

otherwise call your local tire shops, I buy my tires on line and take them and my rims to a auto shop to mount them, they charge me $5 per tire, normal price if the put the car on the lift is $20 per tire but I am not in a time crunch and pay cash and send my friends there.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Or you could upgrade to 13" wheels and tires which are readily available.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Go to walmart if you must. Marshal 791 P145/80-r12 are $25 each here in Canada. Your price might be less.
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145/80/R12's????

I've looked everywhere and have been told they're not making 145/80R12's any longer, so I had to upgrade to a 155. But it messes with my odometer readings and gas mileage calculations. You say you've got them up in Canada???

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As of christmas both walmart canada and canadian tire both sold a p145/80R12 tire.
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Hmm... I'm in BC Canada... I was told they are phasing out 12" tires...
After contacting 4/5 (local) tires shops, Canadian Tire was the only shop who had any,
and I got the last four, they said they were not going to get anymore...
That was late last summer.
It was under 120 bucks for 4 tires, mounted, ballanced and installed.
The van tires are ~150 each + + +
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tirerack.com has the Yokohama in 145R12 but they're $43 each and the treadwear rating is not so good. They also have the Kumho 155R12 for $35 each but they're now listed as "closeout".
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Tirerack.com is a good source for tires, especially odd sizes and can ship to you. Local tire shops may be able to steer you to the 12's you are after, or you can switch to 13 inch rims. I used to know the calculation to step up in rim size, but the website can help you on that as well. Good luck.

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