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185/80 tire suggestions?


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#1 AKIRA

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:09 PM

I am looking for a good kind of 185/80/r13 tire, I would like a nice, cheap (under $65) snow tire and also a good all weather road tire in the same size and cost, anybody have some suggestions?

also does anybody have a pic of a brat with 185/80's and a 4" lift? I want to see how it looks.

#2 the sucker king

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 11:41 PM

i've used that size tire for years, but i've never been able to find a snow tread. only all weather. and i don't have a good one to recomend. i get tires at a junkyard cause my car handles like rump roast and eats rubber no matter what i put on it. PLEASE let me know if you find that size w/ a snow tread. i would definately buy them.

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 09:54 AM

Try good old Sears. $170 for 4 185/80/13 all weather WEATHERHANDLERS on the 82 stock Brat and out the door. Certainly not a performance tire but adequate for my needs.

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 11:45 AM

I checked e-tire on the internet and they have a snowtire in that size, whitewall too.

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 01:21 PM

cooper tire makes a 185/80/r13. they have a snow tire that is fairly aggresive. i think it is called the weathermaster st or something like that. i think the website is www.coopertire.com

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 01:32 PM

Originally posted by snowstormer
cooper tire makes a 185/80/r13. they have a snow tire that is fairly aggresive. i think it is called the weathermaster st or something like that. i think the website is www.coopertire.com



Yep...go HERE and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. Cooper sells these tires in that size:

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Also check out the Kumho ECSTA 700 at www.tirerack.com. They are $62 Rally tires and come in 165/80QR13. LINK

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 10:58 PM

the weathermasters sound kick-rump roast! How much?, it didn't mention a price on the page

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:57 PM

cool...... so has anyone used those coopers (in any size)?

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:25 AM

i just put a set on my wifes 91 4wd loyale. got them for $50 each including mounting and balancing at the local cooper dealer.she has only put about 300 miles on them. i have heard from a few local people that they are excellent in the snow.

we got about 3" 2 days ago, wet and slushy, and they seemed ok, although 3" is not enough to tell, you need a least a foot to tell if a tire is any good!

i have no idea how long they hold up treadwise, but for $50 each i figured i would give them a shot.

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:40 PM

Damn, at 50 bucks those tires are mine.

they are a total of 24.8 inches in Diameter, how much rubbing will I get?

Somepeople said that 185/80's will fit under the hood? whats all of you guy's opinions on that?

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:50 PM

They won't rub unless you are taking your brat off jumps and such like that.. should fit under the hood too, but don't quote me on that

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 03:04 PM

Originally posted by the sucker king
cool...... so has anyone used those coopers (in any size)?



I have the older Cooper Wintermaster in that size ( I think ) on my XT.

The same mold is available from Vulcan Tire or Tire Rack. They look like this:


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When I put these on, I liked them so much I talked a friend into putting them on his Volvo sedan. The day we went to get them it snowed 10 inches. I tossed him the keys to my XT Turbo 4wd and hung on. We'd stop at a red light next to a camaro, or even 4x4 pickup and on green, he'd just FLOOR IT. We'd accelerate like it was the 4th of July ! :banana:

Incredible.

For a _snow_ tire, this kind of tread pattern is hard to beat.


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Posted 07 November 2003 - 06:44 PM

I personally have used the Firestone Winterfire tire in that size (185/80/13) on my last Brat. Those tires were amazing!

Has anyone tried those Wal-mart tires...I think they're called Douglas Xtra-Trac? They come in the 185/80/13 size and they only cost $28.33 per tire. They have a 40,000 mile warranty and the tread looks decent.

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 11:50 PM

Originally posted by AKIRA
Damn, at 50 bucks those tires are mine.

they are a total of 24.8 inches in Diameter, how much rubbing will I get?

Somepeople said that 185/80's will fit under the hood?



i thought i measured them out as much smaller. no rubbing on a hatch at all. even off road. never tried to stick it under the hood.

thanks for the testimonial, biff, i'll give them a shot.




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