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    I noticed most cars out of US and EU have the 175/65/14 vs the bs 165/65/14. In Mexico(Dodge Attitude) and Philippines(Mirage G4) tires are stock 175/65/14


    2017 Mirage G4 1.2 ES CVT
    2014 Mirage DE 1.2 Manual
    2000 Mirage DE 1.8 Auto

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage G4 ES CVT 1.2 automatic: 42.0 mpg (US) ... 17.9 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.4 mpg (Imp)


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    I'm going to guess it's due to a combination of two factors:

    1. 165/65R14 are more fuel efficient.
    2. EU & US markets, especially in this segment, can value fuel efficiency.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.3 mpg (US) ... 21.0 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 59.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Beginning LOW COST tire experiment.
    175/65R-14 Milestar MS932 Sports. $160 shipped from Simpletire (yes, all four)
    initial quality appears to be quite good.
    Used a civic hub to mount wheels between the cones on my static balancer.
    Verified heavy spot on rims. Not always at the TP sensor as you may expect.
    Two of the wheels took 1oz. One took 1/2 oz. One needed no weights.
    Tire calc says +2.3% circumference.
    GPS showing 51mph@50 indicated. with 60k on Enasave's, they were 49.5mph@50 indicated.
    At 35psi, smooth as a babys bottom, quiet, nice ride. Will up pressure and see.
    Coasting distances slightly reduced, acceleration slightly slower, subtle, not an issue for me. (Expected)Name:  20170820_125853.jpg
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    Effect on fuel burn TBD.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 47.7 mpg (US) ... 20.3 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 57.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Hello WhiteMirage and welcome to the forum.

    Great first post! Please tell us more about yourself when you get a chance - make a garage entry.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.3 mpg (US) ... 21.0 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 59.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Milestar el-cheapo update.
    At 35psi, I was beginning to change my mind about the degraded performance being "not an issue".
    Upped pressure to 45psi from 35. (Tire rated for 44psi max)
    Improved coasting and acceleration. Ride quality still good.
    Now, I like it enough to keep the experiment going.


    If I were to do it over, I'd try the Laufenn "G FIT AS" instead, as they are rated for 51psi.
    IMO ,sadly, the 175/65 is as close as it gets to a practical alternative size for the OEM wheels.
    I'd seen mention of 185/70R-14's on a Mirage, I'd guess that didn't work out so well.
    Last edited by WhiteMirage; 08-25-2017 at 01:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteMirage View Post
    Milestar el-cheapo update.
    At 35psi, I was beginning to change my mind about the degraded performance being "not an issue".
    Upped pressure to 45psi from 35.
    Improved coasting and acceleration. Ride quality still good.
    Now, I like it enough to keep the experiment going.
    I did this as soon as I got my Mirage, even with the stock Dunlop Ena-sucks. Made a lot of difference mpg-wise, even with the LRR tires.

    I normally run my tires at max pressure, but my car isn't used on the freeway.



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