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#7359 of 7449 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire...
Aug 09, 2012 (12:39 pm)
...has an H rated (I believe) 16" tire as OEM. Went to Firestone the other day to price tires. They gave me an estimate on a Firehawk Wideoval All season tire of $340 out the door for a set of 4.
In looking on tirerack, this is listed as a high performance V rated tire. Despite a very good price, as the tires are on sale, would you want to put a set of high performance tires on a Kia? I'm looking for good dry and wet performance, not taking a turn at 100mph.
The Firehawk Wideoval is a fairly new tire, so not much feedback/reviews on it. It's suppose to have a 50k mile warranty on the tread.
#7360 of 7449 Re: 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire... [jipster]
Aug 09, 2012 (12:45 pm)
While no harm in V (they often have the same tread pattern and basic contruction as the corresponding H rated version, just differ in heat dissipation), is there no H version for a few $$ less?
#7361 of 7449 Re: 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire... [texases]
Aug 10, 2012 (9:12 am)
Yes, the tire comes in a H version. I guess Firestone is wanting to unload their V version. But, what are the pros and cons of putting a high performance tire on a non high performance car?
#7362 of 7449 Re: 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire... [jipster]
Aug 10, 2012 (9:46 am)
The pros are the increased grip of the high-performance tire. The cons are potentially shorter tread life compared to a more conventional touring tire which carries an H-rating.
Also, my personal experience is that many high-performance "all season" tires are primarily optimized for dry and wet conditions and will not be as good as a regular all-season or touring tire in snow or ice.
#7363 of 7449 i need help what is the right tire size for a 1962 chevorlet truck
Aug 11, 2012 (7:57 pm)
what is the right tire size for a 1962 chevorlet truck
#7364 of 7449 Re:i need help what is the right tire size for a 1962 chevorlet truck [jojo1962]
Aug 12, 2012 (4:48 am)
First you need to be more detailed. Chevy trucks came in a variety of different configurations and the tire sizing varies accordingly.
Second, the tire sizing system has changed dramatically since 1962. If you want the exact size as original, then you'll need to get reproductions which are only sold by vintage tire dealers. They tend to be expensive and not the best quality, but they are authentic.
If you want to convert to a modern tire size - then you need to consult with someone who knows how to convert the old system to the new system:
And lastly, the best place to consult on older trucks are web sites devoted to these vehicles.
#7365 of 7449 Re: Well, I just bought [texases]
Sep 17, 2012 (7:08 am)
So I am inheriting a 2002 Honda Civic EX with 65k mi on it. I know I'm going to take it to the mechanic and have it checked out and replace what it needs.
However, I'm pretty sure I'll need new tires.
Any tire gurus out there? Mostly need decent comfort, low road noise, and decent tread wear. I was thinking of going with Costco Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 when they have a Bridgestone discount. That or go to Discount Tire and get either the Hankook Mileage Plus II or the Cooper CS4 Touring. Which would be best?
#7366 of 7449 Re: Well, I just bought [windgrace]
Sep 17, 2012 (10:21 am)
partly depends on where you live, and what type of winter/snow performance you need.
Tirerack . com is always a good place to look to compare options, and see how they are rated in side by side comparison.
Sep 27, 2012 (3:12 am)
I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 4x4 and want to go to a bigger size tire, what size will fit on my factory aluminum wheels. I have 265 75 r16 tires on it now but want to go to eather 285 75 r 16 or 305 70 r16.
#7368 of 7449 Re: tire size [mechanicrandy]
Sep 27, 2012 (5:00 am)
Unfortunately, you will have to determine the width of the wheel yourself as there were 2 different wheels applied to your vehicle.
The width should be stamped on the back side of the wheel.