Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > General Efficiency Discussion
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2019, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
labeljohn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Denver
Posts: 2

Ratty Civic - '92 Honda Civic VX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Best Civic VX Tires

Its time for tires for my VX. I've been running
Kumho Solus TA11 175/70R13 82T for the past 60k miles or so. They seemed decent. I average about 38 city 45 hwy

Shopping at tires easy I see there is a tire in factory size available Achilles 122 165/70R13 79H. It has a crappy wear rating but higher speed rating compared to anything in a 175. Will the factory size improve things?

Also there is a Hankook Kinergy ST H735 175/70R13 82T which has a higher max pressure and a good wear rating but not available in the stock size.

I am leaning towards the Hankook. But I am curious on your thoughts on the advantages of putting 165's on the car even if the tire is not as good?

Thanks, John

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 06-03-2019, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Ga
Posts: 62
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
I personally like popular brands like michellin and bfgoodrich though I'm not sure if they are available in 165/70/13 size. Regarding Hankook tires, they are a decent choice. If you want to have more tire options, consider upgrading your wheels.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2019, 12:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: VA
Posts: 1,316

His (Benny) - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
Last 3: 78.73 mpg (US)

Hers (Colson) - '13 Volvo S60 T5
Team Turbocharged!
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)
Thanks: 311
Thanked 452 Times in 344 Posts
Bridgestone 165/65R14s with 14" HX or Insight rims for max fuel economy, hands down.

If you want fuel economy on your 13" rims, try Kumho's 155/80R13s for a narrower contact patch. Not aware of any current LRR tires for 13" wheels.

If fuel economy isn't a concern get whatever tires have the best treadlife and/or lowest cost depending on your budget.
2006 New Formula Red Honda Insight MT, 287k: (Build thread)

2013 Ember Black Volvo S60 automatic, 104k (Wife's car):
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mpg_numbers_guy For This Useful Post:
Ecky (06-04-2019)
Old 06-04-2019, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
cuda47's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: France
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hello,you have a compar' chart here:

Sorry that's in French, maybe Google can translate

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com