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tire size

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#1 brus brother

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:01 PM

I need new tires for my 90 Loyale 4WD wagon. I've gotten differing recommendations for size. The placard on the drivers column says 165/13 when talking about load. I currently have 165/80/13 on the car. TireRack recommends 185/70/13. Other on-line stores say 175/70/13. What gives?

#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:17 PM

All those sizes will fit, and at one time or anther probably came standard on various models. You have to understand that not all models had the same size stock. 2WD EA81's had 175's, and 4WD's had 185's for example.....


#3 konrad/soo


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Posted 13 June 2004 - 10:34 PM

I've 185/70 13R on my 89 loyal and they are working fine, one more thing you should check is the rim, make sure they're 5 J(wide, those are the numbers on the rim), because the older ones were 4,5 J,so it's not good to put wider tires, the middle of the tire will get bald before the rest of it, tire would look like this ( , and you want it to be like this [ ,
take care

#4 moosens


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Posted 14 June 2004 - 07:13 PM

What,you didn't ask Bluebird?LOL

If you're more concerned with the winter driving go for the narrower (165).
Brus,My friend and tow guy is the manager at Town Fair.Great cash deal!
Just call me and I'll let him know you're coming.It's not a shady deal,he just writes it up as a shop sale.

I've gotten some excellent Toyos for both our cars.He'll also gladly set you up with a less expensive set-which I'd guess you want to put on there given the life expectancy of the wagon.Call me.I'm now working during the day but I'll get back to you soon if you leave a message.

Konrad-you are here in CT now,right?
Stop by and take some stuff home....


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