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Old 12-11-2015, 05:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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These tires have a load index of 75 or 853lbs reach, the door jam says that the front end is heavier on the civic vx, max front axle give is 1,620lbs so 810lbs per tire max at the heavier end of the car.

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Old 12-11-2015, 07:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ryland, I am with you on this one. Here in the UK there is no law that states you have to meet the manufactures load index. You have used your common sense and the tyres seem perfectly suited to your requirements. As for engineering a safety margin, well you are not going rallying at the weekend are you?
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VX tires in 2023- how were those 145's?

Well, load ratings really hijacked the original discussion here, perhaps unnecessarily so- Ryland, how'd you like those narrow tires? It's getting hard to find much for a VX, or anything in the 13" rim diameter.
I'm curious if the narrow size of the tire was enough to offset the typically stickier and more aggressive snow tread? Were they good for hypermiling?

PS- isn't eco-modding always done in the spirit of independence? We are always "outsmarting" or attempting to, at least- the engineers who made our original cars. Critical thinking for ourselves can allow us to alter our cars in ways that work for us. To me, that freedom is the basis of this site, and perhaps happiness in general.

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