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Old 03-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I've been having a great time reading through the vast amount of tips and knowledge here. I recently decided to perform a few eco mods on my 91 Accord. I've already started by blocking the grill using 3/4" and 1/2" foam pipe insulation (although I hope to make it look a lot better eventually), and folding in the side-view mirrors.

Fuel economy isn't the best it could be now what with the cold and the crappy used tires my parents made me use . However I'm going to be solving those issues pretty soon. I ordered a block heater from Napa yesterday, and was promised it would be in this morning, but alas, the warehouse apparently has it on back-order or something (in the South?). And I am looking at some (cheap) P185/70R14 low rolling resistance tires. I know that the Bridgestone B381s are supposedly the best of the LRR tires in 14 inch size, but I settled on the Sumitomo HTR T4 which at $52.00/tire at TireRack.com, seems worth a try to me.

I appreciate any pointers or suggestions if someone knows of any tires that are better but still relatively cheap.

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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good luck with the process-

I am starting the same quest with a boxy 91' lexus es250 (glorified toyota camry)
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I believe the current best tire out there is the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max. Unfortunately, they don't have your exact size, but perhaps you can live with it? They do have a 185/65R14 for $77 at tirerack.com

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