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Old 12-09-2019, 02:14 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Normal 15" wheels would be too wide for these tires.
I now realized i read 145/65-15 as 145/65-13 for some reason my bad.

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Old 12-09-2019, 03:23 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I now realized i read 145/65-15 as 145/65-13 for some reason my bad.
15" steelies are heavy.

I compared the 15" spare on my Civic with the alloy (18lbs plus tire weight, 16lbs I think, so 34lbs total?) and the spare was significantly heavier.

I've seen 13" old CRX or Civic steelies for $50/pair that weigh about 13lbs each. There's a selection of 155/80R13 snow tires available.
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15" steelies are heavy.

I compared the 15" spare on my Civic with the alloy (18lbs plus tire weight, 16lbs I think, so 34lbs total?) and the spare was significantly heavier.

I've seen 13" old CRX or Civic steelies for $50/pair that weigh about 13lbs each. There's a selection of 155/80R13 snow tires available.
I wasn't expecting 4" wide steel wheels to be so heavy. I might've gone with 13s if I had known how heavy the donuts were. I had some 155/80-13 Blizzaks with about one season left on them, but I gave them to another Insight owner. My skinny 15" Yokohama snow tires were only $44 each after a rebate, so I'm not complaining. The $60 rebate paid for the donuts. Maybe I'll try 13s next time, I have the wheels. I didn't find the weight noticeable, but the rolling resistance sure is different! I'm gonna try more pressure in them soon. They're at 50 now.
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If it's bucking in lean burn and you cleaned the egr passages then the egr valve is the main culprit. I'm not sure if it could be something else. I don't know how to test it unless you have a friend with an Insight and a good EGR valve you can try who lives near you. It's not super hard to pull the valve out.
I've tried unplugging the EGR valve and also replacing it with a block-off plate. Still had the bucking.
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I had one of my RE92s blown up in my basement! 2009 date code and heavy wear on the inside edge. At least it didn't happen on the road! I have more, hopefully newer, RE92s.

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Wow. Ugly.

I had belts on another brand of tire begin to come apart on a travel trailer a few years ago that were date-coded at eight years. They were great tires, but the ravages of time, heat and load caused the belts to begin to release in the tread area. Fortunately, I noticed it and took them out of service before they were able to emulate the tire in the picture.

I like to run a hand over the treads when on the road. A lot of time, the belts can be felt coming apart due to distortion. You have to be careful doing this, because steel belts can produce sharp steel shards that can do a number on bare, tender hands.
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I had one of my RE92s blown up in my basement! 2009 date code and heavy wear on the inside edge. At least it didn't happen on the road! I have more, hopefully newer, RE92s.

Don't buy or use them report it to the NHTSA they are interested
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Don't buy or use them report it to the NHTSA they are interested
It's a worn-out tire that's 11 years old.
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It's a worn-out tire that's 11 years old.
it goes to show you they manufacture grade A garbage..

my grandpa had tires 30 years old they still had 30 years old air in them


the person who bought the set used them to move a car that was on bricks 2.5ton

legally you can still sell them as there is a "loop hole" if you sell them as a spare or burn out use only..

good ole contract that they sign


people will actually buy them this is how i avoid the "disposal fee" when i get new tires

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Not too bad for soft snow tires in cold weather! Cruising between 40 and 50 MPH. Some engine-off coasting.


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