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Old 08-30-2016, 09:06 AM   #31 (permalink)
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They only make a certain amount each year, but they are still making them.

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Old 08-30-2016, 12:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The Mirage bolt pattern fits Honda, so it should be a relatively easy task to compare with a low speed coastdown test.

I'm sure one day it'll happen.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:20 PM   #33 (permalink)
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On Insight Central they start a tire thread about every 4 months but the consensus always lands on RE92 unless they get talking about snow.
Not sure how much faith I put in all that hoopla about the RE92s. They're okay tires, and I do have them on my current Insight, but . . .

I drove my kid's car (my old Insight Turtle) for a week a couple of months ago and at the time it still had Michelin Energy Savers on it (he has since put on the new RE92s I bought a while back)

I pulled the same mpg (mid 70's) in his car as I typically do in Ron Burgundy, driving the same exact route to work in the same weather, etc . . . leaving me to wonder just how much difference there really is between brands of LRR tires
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:23 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Even space saver donuts at 70 PSI can't touch the legendary RE92's.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e92-19126.html
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:12 AM   #35 (permalink)
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What about donut rims with (vinyl?) covers and real tires?
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:16 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Not sure how much faith I put in all that hoopla about the RE92s. They're okay tires, and I do have them on my current Insight, but . . .

I drove my kid's car (my old Insight Turtle) for a week a couple of months ago and at the time it still had Michelin Energy Savers on it (he has since put on the new RE92s I bought a while back)

I pulled the same mpg (mid 70's) in his car as I typically do in Ron Burgundy, driving the same exact route to work in the same weather, etc . . . leaving me to wonder just how much difference there really is between brands of LRR tires
They're certainly quieter than Energy Savers. I've 2 energy savers and 2 RE92's on my car, and I put the Michelins in the back because there's a lot more road noise when I have them up front. The Michelins seem to last a lot longer, and may have a better ROI, but I have no complaints about RE92's.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I got lots of stuff done to the car at Insight Fest 2016. It's too bad none of y'all made it.




New rear shocks and stiffer springs. I don't think this is an eco mod.




But this might be. My car was missing the lower grill cover, I got one for free at Insight Fest.




It's hard to see what I did here, but this panel was sagging. While I had it on the lift I used some stainless steel wire (barely visible as a small dark line to the left of the cut-out for the shocks) tied around the exhaust to pull the panel up a bit.




Here's the car on the lift. You can see my front panel and the custom aluminum panel up there. My main rear panel was removed at this time, but my two smaller rear panels are visible.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:15 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I was there Friday; seeing pictures of your car now, I think we talked a bit IRL, actually!
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:21 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Oh you know what, I saw your car and remembered it from this site. The blue pizza pan wheels, I'd recognize those anywhere.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:09 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I think you should photoshop out the lift and pretend it is an action shot of your car making a wicked jump.

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