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#764 of 1335 Re: Weird observation... [shipo]
Mar 31, 2005 (8:33 am)
You correct that an asymmetrical tire will not have a directional marker on the side way. this is because the tire can rotate in either direction without any problems. The tread channels are designed for "water tension relief". It is a fact that water will flow in the path of least resistance regardless of the direction. Because the water is being directed to the sides of the tire and not the front or rear the hydroplaning resistance would be the same on either side of the car. A directional tire is a little different because the are designed to pump water to the rear of the car. If you ran a directional tire backward you would end up pumping water back in front of the tire which would end up causing hydroplaning problems.
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#769 of 1335 Honda Civic Hybrid tires
Apr 01, 2005 (9:29 am)
I have a Civic Hybrid with OEM Bridgestone B381 tires (185/70/14's), chosen for the Civic Hybrid, no doubt, due to their low rolling resistance. They are decent tires overall, but do seem a little skittish in rain and start slipping at the mere mention of snow (I do have winter tires). I tend to be gentle with my cars, so great handling isn't required, but I do drive 25-30k miles per year. What would your top two or three recommendations be for a set of tires that have a good blend of ride comfort, fuel economy, wet/dry traction and durability? Thanks in advance!
#770 of 1335 New Rims/Tires 03 Accord
Apr 02, 2005 (9:12 am)
Hey! I have an 03 EX V6 Accord cpe and I'm looking at buying some new, larger, rims and tires. Right now I have the stock 16" rims and stock 205/60-16 tires. As this is a joint decision between my dad and I, we are arguing about what size rims to buy. I want some 18's with possibly 215/45-18 yokohama or kumho tires but he wants me to get 17's. Will 18's dramatically change how my car rides and will they dramatically increase my chances of tire blowouts/bent rims?
#771 of 1335 2000 Toyota Solara SLE
Apr 02, 2005 (4:24 pm)
Time to replace the OEM Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires. I am considering the same Michelin tires, partially due to having a full sized spare and I could use the spare and only have to buy 3 new tires. The other choices based on the reviews on Tire Rack are Bridgestone Turanza LS-H, Goodyear Comfor Tread or Triple Tread. Could you give me the pro's and cons of these choices. I switch to winter tires and value a quiet, smooth ride with good gas mileage over performance type driving.
#772 of 1335 Tires so bald you can see your reflection
Apr 05, 2005 (6:39 am)
I have a 2000 Honda Civic Ex Sedan and I need to replace the tires from stock ones I've had there all along. Any suggestions...I'm looking for value and quality vs a high performing tire. I was almost ready to bite down and buy these 185/65HR14 Kumho ECSTA HP4 716 Blackwall
for 2000 Honda Civic EX Sedan, but I thought about this place first. Is there a better size for my car or am I limited to 185/65-14. Is this a good pick, any recommendations?
#773 of 1335 Pirelli P6 Tire issues
Apr 07, 2005 (8:09 am)
I bought a set of Pirelli P6 All Season tires for my 04 Acura TL 2 months ago and I've had nothing but problems. I've had severe radial pull to the left and Tire Kingdom, rotated the front tires, from left to right, and now the car pulls to the right. I've been reading lots on these tires and they seem very dangerous, and could blow out at any time. Have you had others complain about radial pull with the P6's and is Tire Kingdom obligated to replace the tires if I request them to do so? What is your advice for a set of replacement tires that won't give me all these problems? No more Pirelli's please.