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Old 10-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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All season tire recommendations for a Civic HX?

What are your favorite all season tires? My owners manual calls for a P185/65R14 85S tire for the 1997 Honda Civic HX. This car has the stock 14" rims on it.

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The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max is an excellent tire that gives good fuel economy. Really, I'd just to go tirerack.com and plug in your tire size. They have a feature to sort by LRR tires only. I'd make my selection from that list of tires.
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The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max is an excellent tire that gives good fuel economy. Really, I'd just to go tirerack.com and plug in your tire size. They have a feature to sort by LRR tires only. I'd make my selection from that list of tires.
I did exactly that about 6 weeks ago. Really wanted the Michelin HydroEdge with Green X even though $90 each. They were out of stock absolutely everywhere, back ordered at Michelin.

I ended up getting Kumho eco Solus HM KR 22's. They're decent but I wish the Michelins had been available at the time. I couldn't wait because my previous Kumho set had tread separation at about 54K miles.

Kumho labels them as eco but for all I know, they could be referring to an environmentally manufacturing process. I didn't see anything on their site specifically indicating improved mpg. I'm running them at about 50-52 psi. With about 2-3 K miles on them now (break in accomplished) I'd say they are at least as good as the previous set (not "eco" labeled) and just maybe a bit better for FE.
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Tirerack does have a test they did with the tires. They are pretty good, not the best out there, but far from the worst.
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First I tried to find used tires, but everything in size 14 that I found was not worth putting on the car. I have found really good used matching sets of four Michelin's for $100.00 in the past at this local used tire place, but no luck there on size 14's.

My first choice would be the Michelin Energy Saver A/S, but they are not available in size 14!!! That does not make sense at all. I'm going to e-mail Michelin and ask why this tire is not available in size 14.

I'm thinking of putting the Michelin X-Ice on this car for the winter. Then I will buy an all season tire for spring.
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Michelin X-Ice sounds good to me. I have a spare pair of HX rims and plan to put two snows on the front wheels for winter. I know, should be on all four wheels, but rims + tires costs serious money if you get four at a time!
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If you put snow tires on the front but not the back, and you drive around a turn, and the back of your car goes skidding out of your lane and you hit a tree or an oncoming car, that REALLY costs serious money.

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Michelin X-Ice sounds good to me. I have a spare pair of HX rims and plan to put two snows on the front wheels for winter. I know, should be on all four wheels, but rims + tires costs serious money if you get four at a time!

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