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165/70/13 Gone the way of the Dodo


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#1 nipper

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:48 AM

89 Justy, blew a tire on waht seemed like a tame pothole. 

 

So now I am not sure where to go next in tire sizes, may have to bite the bullit and start looking for escort wheels. I have heard civic wheels work too but not sure what years.

 

I found a replacement on ebay, but if I blow another one ...



#2 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

Well, since you have a 4x100 bolt pattern, as long as the center hub fits, you can use most any 4x100 Honda or Toyota rim.

Not to mention any aftermarket rim you'd like.

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

i dont want aftermarket as, well, they cost money :)



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Well  fine, if you want your cake and to eat it too... :P

You could always see what tire size will shoehorn into that tiny little wheel well, but the only new 13" tires I've seen come in the 175/70 flavor

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

I'm on a diet so no cake .. 



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

I would think the 175/70's will fit. They are only a centimeter taller and 7mm wider.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

I will most likely have to go that route next



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

Sorry Nip. I feel for you. I had a tire go bad on me in a 185/80R13 and ended up having to go with the 175/70 instead.

It seems the only size now available is the 175/70 :-\

And for clarification, the 175 is the width in millimeters, the 70 is the sidewall height in percentage of the width.

So a 175/70 tire is 175mm across the tread and the sidewall is 70% of that, or 122.5mm.

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

I was seriously considering getting some 185/80R13's a couple of years ago. There were only two brands I could find. Then it dawned on me that if I ever hit a pothole (sorry, Nip...), I'd be screwed if those two manufacturers stopped making them. Major bummer, because that was a great size tire for a bit more diameter. In short, get a size that everyone makes and you're golden for a while.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

For those looking for a taller tire, the 205/60R13 is somewhat available.

It has a 123mm tall sidewall. and I've seen it here and there online.

I'm looking into a set once I get a set of rims that are wide enough to accommodate them.

 

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