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Tire Size for RX Turbo
Posted 12 November 2004 - 09:55 AM
I need to know what is the max tire width I can put on a stock 1988 RX turbo rim? I now have a set of 185/70HR13 on the rear and 175/70R13s on the front wheel.
The front wheels are what I'm keeping on the car. I want to put tires on these rims that will have no issues whatsoever (tire rubbing, etc). Can anyone recommend a good tire size to go with these rims. I'll be ordering within the next hour. Thanks!
Posted 12 November 2004 - 10:07 AM
I was just searching the Tirerack in the 175/70SR13 range and decided on some tires to purchase. The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 has an excellent rating all around and seems like the perfect tire. Kumho has a $25 tire but no rating. So Firehawk Indy 500 it is. Thanks! Sorry I'm not more patient.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 10:22 AM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:50 AM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:54 AM
I would like to point out that your RX is a Fulltime 4WD and that it requires both front and rear tires to be the same diameter. If they are not you will eventually have drivetrain binding and will probably devoure a tranny.
Thanks Qman! I thought I read this somewhere before. It was the only way I could get the car home at the time since one of the rims were bent so much, it was undrivable. I had 4 rims/tires in the 13" size but one had a flat/slow leak. So I had to use 2 and 2. That's why I'm taking care of this ASAP.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 12:01 PM
BTW, the 185/70R13 is the stock size for the RX... 174/70R13 and 165/80R13 were stock on other Subies.
I can't find anything comparable to the ones I got in the 175 range though. I'm looking at the Kumho Power Star 758s but I don't have any stat information on them. Better look quick since I already ordered the other tires.
Update: Got the order corrected to get the $27.00 Kumho Power Star 758s in the 185/70R13 size.. The Firestones were $45.00 a piece so I saved a few bucks. The few reviews I read seemed positive so those are the ones I'm going with. Thanks guys!
Posted 12 November 2004 - 12:09 PM
though it's a harder to find size... Tire Rack has some listed, and I've seen some on eBay....
Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:19 PM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:28 PM
the coupe has the cheapest tires on it..155 70 13!!!
Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:43 PM
They are 155/80 R13
Posted 12 November 2004 - 02:14 PM
I should know...I run them every day and have run them from my wagon, to a DL to all 3 RX's ive had...
Want a set???
BF Goodrich 205/60/13 Comp T/A HR4 Legends Edition, All season High Performance tire.
Ive had them over 130 MPH...they seemt o hold up well against anything...dirt, mud, snow (tho not as much!) sand, dry/wet pavement...burnouts...autocrosses....
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