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Old 09-11-2011, 03:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Late to the table, but I second Ryland's position.
I've had the 165 sumitomo HTRT4's on my Vx for 10k miles now. Better traction than previous "continental" tires, that includes snow/winter driving. Rain traction is very good, surprisingly. Lower rolling resistance is obvious when driving. They sidewall pressure is rated at 51 psi max. Much higher than tires of comparable size. I run mine at 65, however. (no issues with over pressure either)
I think they were about $60 each with shipping. Plus changeover.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Joe1234 View Post
The ones you linked to are the wrong size.
Okay. But I'd say they are a "different" size, 10 milimeters wider. They'll fit this car fine, and I'm certain they'll serve your request for advice on LRR tires better than the sunny tires. But I defer to you. It's your cash and your car. You have to want what you put on it. I'm also intrigued by Ryland's general point about good tires for FE that don't carry the "LRR" designation. Thanks all.
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When I got my current Civic VX I was looking up the tires that are still on it and found some list on GreenCar.com or some other web site like that's list of LRR tires and the sumitomo HTRT4 tires were on their list, they gave each tire a rolling resistance rating and they were not the best but they were better then average and better then non-LRR tires.
Either way, I've had this car for two and a half years with these tires on it, putting 20,000 miles on them and when I get them to wear out I'll buy another set, unless of course there is something better at that point in time.

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