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recommended tire size for 14x6??

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by eg6sir, Oct 4, 2007.

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    alrighty.. gonna be buying tires soon and someone on H-T was telling me to get 185/60-14 instead of 195/60-14 .. they're going on a 94 Civic and i know the factory size is 185/60, but i want a wider footprint.. but how much of a difference is there between the 2 tire sizes.. which do you recommend?
     
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    up..
     
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    ok.. i'm going with 195/60's because the 185/60s the tire shop has suck..
     
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    Order 195/55-14s... far and away the best. Shorter sidewall increases response, and shorter od means better gearing and hence better acceleration...

    Dunlop SP Sport 8000
     
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    They won't last too long on the street, but they'll feel seriously badass. I wouldn't run them as a daily tire- they're not meant to be either.

    Get 185/60-14. Just get them in a good tire, not a crappy one. A good 185/60 will be much more enjoyable than a mediocre 195/55.
     
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    well the local tire shop has Bridgestone Potenza re950's in a 195/60 for $220 mounted and balanced.. their 185/60 is a Federal tire.. i dont have a lot of money to spend on tires but i want something that performs well for the money
     
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    The 950s are a good buy... are they sure they don't have the right size? Are you unwilling to waiting a few days to get tires shipped to you?
     
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    i dont have a problem with ordering them.. its just i wont get the same price as i would there.. i'll actually go by there and have them show me what they have in that size .. its just a local tire shop so they dont have a huge inventory.. a lot of cheap tires
     
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    Maybe find a larger local shop? Do you have any of the big chains in your area?
     
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