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    I did some playing around with math, and I find that a 185/60r14 tire should be 1/4" (6mm) taller than the stock tires. 176/65R14 should be about 1/2" taller, and this is a VERY common size. I can get them locally for about $45 each. 175/60R14 will be slightly smaller than stock, less than 1/4".

    The dealer I bought my car from seems to be selling four of the stock size tires, mounted, for $129 right now.



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    Stephanie, do you have a Les swabbed tire? I had my low pressure light come on and I thought it was a nail come to find out it was the change in weather. I asked them if they had that tire they said they could order it.or put the 170, 14,s on it.

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    I. Think it wouldn't change anything on the mileage as long as you change all four
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    There are a few tire size calculators out there. One I use all the time is 1010tires.com

    If you're staying within the 14" range, here are some choices:
    http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-...0R14/185-55R14

    It seems like yor best bet is 185-60-14, which will be 1.32% faster - meaning if you're driving 62.14mph, the actual speed will be 62.95mph. Not too bad IMO.

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    Stephanie, I had a similar thing happen to me, hence my thread "Don't get a flat".

    I ended up going with a set of 175/65/14 tires that ran me a total of $320 after mounting, road hazard warranty, lifetime balancing, and taxes. This size is a LOT more common and easier to find just about anywhere, but it does throw the speedometer off by a little over 1 mph at 60 mph. I have found that it actually makes the speedometer be 100% spot on now.


    When these tires wear out I'll be going with a 175/70/14 or maybe even a 185/70/14 which is quit a bit taller and it will throw my speedometer off even more, but it will give me more ground clearance which is what I am looking for.
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    My 175-65-14

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
    Yesterday I was teaching a friend to drive stick in my Mirage, and she ended up hitting a curb; which of course got the sidewall of one of my tires.

    I have contacted all 12 tire suppliers in my area; none of them had or were even able to order a 165/65 r14. My only option would be to drive 70 miles on the highway with my doughnut to my nearest mitsubishi dealer to purchase a tire for $111 + installation.

    I was told I could switch all four of my tires to 170/70 r14 for the same price of one tire. I am considering this because it would be less of a hassle to continue purchasing this size.

    Has anyone ever converted to this size? If so, did it mess with your speedometer?

    Has anyone ever switched to a 15 rim?

    I have had two tires replaced since I bought my mirage in april, replacing the 165/65/14 with 175/65/14. I have noticed no drop in city fuel mileage(still getting upwards of 44MPG) Highway is hard to say because it is also colder now, about avg. 49mpg.

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    Would a 170/70 work ok on the original steel wheels. Would under body clearance be a
    problem? The tire size is not a lot different.

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    I ended up opting for 4 new 170/75 r14's. I now have 3 original tires for sale! (1,800 miles on them.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderG View Post
    Would a 170/70 work ok on the original steel wheels. Would under body clearance be a
    problem? The tire size is not a lot different.

    175/70/14 will work on the stock rims with no clearance issues. There are no 170 tires available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
    I ended up opting for 4 new 170/75 r14's. I now have 3 original tires for sale! (1,800 miles on them.)

    175/70/14?

    These should give about a 3/4" lift in overall ride height compared to the stock tires. Do you have any pictures of them on the car?


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