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    175-55-15 tires on 2017 Mirage

    The website specs say this about the 2017 Mirage GT tires...

    "Front and rear 175-55-15 all-season tires includes: low rolling resistance"

    The 175-55-15 is an uncommon tire size in the United States. I'm pretty sure the only car (in the US) this tire is used on is the 2004-2006 Smart cars (rear tires only). And the only low rolling resistance tires available in that size (Continental ContieContact EP) are "summer only" tires, not all-season.

    I came across some press photos of a 2017 GT and blew them up...



    It looks like the 15" 2017 Mirage tires are Yokohama Avid S34. I can't find any information on this tire in this size. These may be new tires created for the Mirage, because I don't believe there's an all-season low rolling resistance 175-55-15 tire available in the US right now. If there is, someone let me know because I'm considering this tire size for my new 15" wheels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    The website specs say this about the 2017 Mirage GT tires...

    "Front and rear 175-55-15 all-season tires includes: low rolling resistance"

    The 175-55-15 is an uncommon tire size in the United States. I'm pretty sure the only car (in the US) this tire is used on is the 2004-2006 Smart cars (rear tires only). And the only low rolling resistance tires available in that size (Continental ContieContact EP) are "summer only" tires, not all-season.

    I came across some press photos of a 2017 GT and blew them up. It looks like the 15" 2017 Mirage tires are Yokohama Avid S34. I can't find any information on this tire in this size. These may be new tires created for the Mirage, because I don't believe there's an all-season low rolling resistance 175-55-15 tire available in the US right now. If there is, someone let me know because I'm considering this tire size for my new 15" wheels.
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    Yes...very helpful! The Yokohama S34 low rolling resistance tire might fall under the "BluEarth" label.

    HERE is that model tire on Tire Rack.

    This size of Yokohama tire (175-55-15) may be new to the US market. I can't find any reference to it anywhere in the US. I had a local tire dealer do a check today, and they didn't see this size of Yokohama anywhere.

    Mitsubishi might be shipping these cars to the US before there is a supply of replacement tires in the pipeline. So don't get a flat in your 2017 Mirage GT any time soon!

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    Just an update to this thread...

    Tire Rack is now listing the OEM Yokohama AVID S34 175-55-15 tires used on the 2017 Mirage GT. They are calling them AVID S34FA (not sure what FA means?!?). They are listed as an all-season tire...but not low rolling resistance? It's listed as being on backorder, too. I can't find any details on this tire anywhere on the web yet. And you thought Enasaves were expensive...

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    Last edited by Top_Fuel; 10-12-2016 at 08:40 PM.

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