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Old 17 Apr 2007, 07:28 pm
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Default Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?

My criteria are

Purchase price
Tread life
Rolling resistance
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 09:54 pm
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

ecarecar wrote:
> Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>
> My criteria are
>
> Purchase price
> Tread life
> Rolling resistance


low purchase price /and/ low rolling resistance are going to be a
problem - pick one or the other.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 10:19 pm
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

Ya, I know.

I had some Toyo Ultra 800's that didn't last too long but were supposed
to have a long tread life. As a matter of fact, they wore out much, much
sooner than the tires that came on the car when I bought it new. So,
after pondering the
stains on the kitchen table, I thought I would make the primary criteria
price
next tread life, and,
hoping for miracles, lastly rolling resistance.
(or was it tread life and then price?)

Hmmm. I'll have to see if I can find out what Honda put on them in 98.

jim beam wrote:

> ecarecar wrote:
>
>> Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>>
>> My criteria are
>>
>> Purchase price
>> Tread life
>> Rolling resistance

>
>
> low purchase price /and/ low rolling resistance are going to be a
> problem - pick one or the other.

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Old 17 Apr 2007, 10:41 pm
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

ecarecar wrote:
> Ya, I know.
>
> I had some Toyo Ultra 800's that didn't last too long but were supposed
> to have a long tread life. As a matter of fact, they wore out much, much
> sooner than the tires that came on the car when I bought it new. So,
> after pondering the
> stains on the kitchen table, I thought I would make the primary criteria
> price
> next tread life, and,
> hoping for miracles, lastly rolling resistance.
> (or was it tread life and then price?)
>
> Hmmm. I'll have to see if I can find out what Honda put on them in 98.


whatever you do, be careful. in my experience, most of these "eco" low
resistance tires, while great for fuel economy, are pretty damned scary
when it comes to lack of grip. and you don't need to be a hot rod to
worry about that, simply faced with an emergency stop and worrying why
your tires are like glass. personally, i trade a little fuel economy
for grip. screws the planet, but better for my personal health, jack.


>
> jim beam wrote:
>
>> ecarecar wrote:
>>
>>> Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>>>
>>> My criteria are
>>>
>>> Purchase price
>>> Tread life
>>> Rolling resistance

>>
>>
>> low purchase price /and/ low rolling resistance are going to be a
>> problem - pick one or the other.

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Old 17 Apr 2007, 10:55 pm
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

my 98 civic lx came with Firestone FR680 P185 65R14s.

They sucked ass. Only lasted 60000kms or 37000mi.

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ecarecar wrote:
>Ya, I know.
>
>I had some Toyo Ultra 800's that didn't last too long but were supposed
>to have a long tread life. As a matter of fact, they wore out much, much
>sooner than the tires that came on the car when I bought it new. So,
>after pondering the
>stains on the kitchen table, I thought I would make the primary criteria
>price
>next tread life, and,
>hoping for miracles, lastly rolling resistance.
>(or was it tread life and then price?)
>
>Hmmm. I'll have to see if I can find out what Honda put on them in 98.
>
>>> Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>>>

>[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]
>> low purchase price /and/ low rolling resistance are going to be a
>> problem - pick one or the other.


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Old 18 Apr 2007, 06:49 am
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

Some organization or government agency has a tread-life rating which goes
from ??? to 800. How reliable is that? In my experience it was not a good
predictor. Consumer Reports had an article on tires, and their results
did NOT
correspond well with that tread-life rating.

loewent via CarKB.com wrote:

>my 98 civic lx came with Firestone FR680 P185 65R14s.
>
>They sucked ass. Only lasted 60000kms or 37000mi.
>
>t
>
>ecarecar wrote:
>
>
>>Ya, I know.
>>
>>I had some Toyo Ultra 800's that didn't last too long but were supposed
>>to have a long tread life. As a matter of fact, they wore out much, much
>>sooner than the tires that came on the car when I bought it new. So,
>>after pondering the
>>stains on the kitchen table, I thought I would make the primary criteria
>>price
>>next tread life, and,
>>hoping for miracles, lastly rolling resistance.
>>(or was it tread life and then price?)
>>
>>Hmmm. I'll have to see if I can find out what Honda put on them in 98.
>>
>>
>>
>>>>Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

>>[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]
>>
>>
>>>low purchase price /and/ low rolling resistance are going to be a
>>>problem - pick one or the other.
>>>
>>>

>
>
>

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Old 18 Apr 2007, 10:19 am
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

ecarecar wrote:
> Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>
> My criteria are
>
> Purchase price
> Tread life
> Rolling resistance


Based on the most recent Consumer Reports test it looks like the Kumho
Solus KH16 is the tire which best meets your criteria. Have a look at
the November 2006 issue in your local library.

John
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Old 18 Apr 2007, 11:04 am
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

I would agree, treadwear is not the greatest indicator. As with EPA fuel
economy estimates, treadlife estimates are subject to standard tests based on
a certain set of driving condtions. if your driving regimen is not the same
as the standard, your treadlife will be different than the estimate.

ecarecar wrote:
>Some organization or government agency has a tread-life rating which goes
>from ??? to 800. How reliable is that? In my experience it was not a good
>predictor. Consumer Reports had an article on tires, and their results
>did NOT
>correspond well with that tread-life rating.
>
>>my 98 civic lx came with Firestone FR680 P185 65R14s.
>>

>[quoted text clipped - 32 lines]
>>
>>


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Old 18 Apr 2007, 07:19 pm
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Default Re: Tire Recommendation for 98 Civic

I found a report that is even more on target. Almost none of the tires
in the 2006
report will fit on a Civic.

Instead, see the November 2005 issue.

I'm going to get the Dayton Grenadier PLE.

John Horner wrote:

> ecarecar wrote:
>
>> Can someone recommend tires for a 98 Civic HX?
>>
>> My criteria are
>>
>> Purchase price
>> Tread life
>> Rolling resistance

>
>
> Based on the most recent Consumer Reports test it looks like the Kumho
> Solus KH16 is the tire which best meets your criteria. Have a look at
> the November 2006 issue in your local library.
>
> John

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