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#165464 - 04/16/07 09:28 AM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: medic8r]
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Looks like in the west, you don't got NTB, you's got Big O Tires.

Guess they have a lot of satisfied customers!

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#165465 - 04/16/07 09:53 AM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken,

I use Kumho tires on my 1996 Honda Accord and have been very, very pleased with their performance, dry or wet. I believe mine are the factory spec size though...

I bought them at Discount Tires...There are a number of Discount Tires in the Bay area...

Know it's a national chain but may be worth a phone call to see the price difference.

YMMV...

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#165466 - 04/16/07 02:26 PM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: WhatFurrer]
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Quote:

YMMV...



No pun intended.
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#165467 - 04/16/07 02:54 PM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: Ken.C]
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As the others have stated the difference is minimal and either tire manufacturer is quite good. There is that much difference between tire manufacturers, do to tread depths even though the tire sizes are the same and later as the tire wears the circumference changes also(marginally, but still changes about that 2% range).

Just to throw a few more names out there, TOYO and Yokohama make great tires also. I usually buy my tires from Costco, they include install in their prices and free balancing every 10,000km's, up here anyway. However you are limited to the few brands they bring in. Michelin, BFG etc.
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#165468 - 04/16/07 04:11 PM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: jakewash]
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(slightly off topic)

Speaking of throwing speedometers off... I borrowed one of Lisa's dads fuel trucks to take away the debris from the roofing... I noticed immediately the speedo was completely off... and since I'd be passing 3 red light/speed cameras, I tried to guess an approximate ratio of how far off it was. Judging by the reading and other traffic... I guessed at it being the reading plus two thirds of the reading to be about accurate. She came with me to return it... and I was complaining about the speedo being off when she said "just multiply by 1.6"... my mind raced quickly how she came up with 1.6... spur ratios... tire size differences... then she added "you DID realize the speedo's in MPH, right?"

Um. Yes. Of course.

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#165469 - 04/16/07 04:22 PM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: BrenR]
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It was really cool doing 90 on the highway when I was in Canada. It was a bit of a mind-f*** at first, though. I was trying to figure out how much longer it would take me to get to Whistler when I read the sign that said 38km. I looked at the speedo and I was going 90km/h. I started to do some conversion to miles and mph in my head before I slapped myself.
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#165470 - 04/16/07 04:46 PM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: pmbuko]
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Whoops, the tires he mentioned were 195/60-15s.

Pending edit...

EDIT: So that will make a 1% difference. Perhaps I will still have him order the other ones.


Edited by kcarlile (04/16/07 04:50 PM)
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#165471 - 04/16/07 08:17 PM Re: Why yes, I do use this forum for everything... [Re: BrenR]
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Speaking of throwing speedometers off... I borrowed one of Lisa's dads fuel trucks to take away the debris from the roofing... I noticed immediately the speedo was completely off... and since I'd be passing 3 red light/speed cameras, I tried to guess an approximate ratio of how far off it was. Judging by the reading and other traffic... I guessed at it being the reading plus two thirds of the reading to be about accurate. She came with me to return it... and I was complaining about the speedo being off when she said "just multiply by 1.6"... my mind raced quickly how she came up with 1.6... spur ratios... tire size differences... then she added "you DID realize the speedo's in MPH, right?"

Um. Yes. Of course.



As a mechanic those older vehicles always throw me for a loop, have to rethink everything, right back to the basics, carbs and all.
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