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Old 10-04-2019, 02:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Alright folks, now that I have the Camry it's question time. The car has 195/70r14 tires. RE92 are 165/65r14. I'm not sure I could narrow up that much, and even if I could I don't really want to go to a shorter diameter as I'm not sure the LRR would pay off. That said, are there any other notable LRR tires closer to my stock size? (or a little taller, plenty of room in the wheel wells). I also don't want to spend a fortune, I can get cheapos in this size for $40-60 a piece, and I'm going to get a pair of winter tires and an extra pair of wheels shortly. I can probably make it to summer with two of the current tires on the back, winter on the front, then replace the rear tires I run this winter with summer tires come spring, and run the other two current tires on the rear through summer, then replace those the next spring.

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Do you want to keep stock rims? I'm running Nokian WRG3/4 on all mine(not the Cruze yet), 195-60(or 65)-15 wouldn't be much taller if willing to get new rims and no need for winter tires then. About $90 each though.
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Do you want to keep stock rims? I'm running Nokian WRG3/4 on all mine(not the Cruze yet), 195-60(or 65)-15 wouldn't be much taller if willing to get new rims and no need for winter tires then. About $90 each though.
Not looking to spend a lot of money on this car right now as I'm closing on a house in three weeks. Also I like smaller rim sizes, and I'll probably get the same size for my winter pair as my local scrap yard has a couple for $35 each.

Also I don't buy aftermarket wheels, my experience is that their quality is way way subpar compared to factory wheels
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Watch CL I got a set of Hankook I pikes almost like new on rims for my XFE for $150 lasted 2-3 winters. Junk yard wanted $40 each just for steel rims.

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I'm really fond of Michelin Defenders, but they're not cheap.

Although they're not marked as LRR, I'm running Vredestein Quatracs on my Insight right now and they seem to have an excellent balance of RR, quiet and grip for such an inexpensive tire.
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I looked at Hankook Kinergy. Cheap (~$60), good reviews, and a 70k treadlife, but I don't know if they are at all LRR. They were one of the results from a LRR tire google search but who knows?
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How will this car be used? I'd be wary of going with a smaller diameter if you're going to be spending any time on the highway (shorter gearing).


The current Prius uses a 195 width 15" tire. Not sure what brand, though it's obviously going to be LRR. Might be worth getting those on some cheap steelies.


Also: I assume this is the I4 engine, not the V6?
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How will this car be used? I'd be wary of going with a smaller diameter if you're going to be spending any time on the highway (shorter gearing).


The current Prius uses a 195 width 15" tire. Not sure what brand, though it's obviously going to be LRR. Might be worth getting those on some cheap steelies.


Also: I assume this is the I4 engine, not the V6?
Yes I4, wouldn't buy a v6 Camry. Definitely not going smaller diameter tires either, I think I could go a size or two taller and be fine though as it has big wheel wells.

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