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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteMirage View Post
    I wish the stock rims were wider than 4.5", but apparently it works just fine with 185's, or are you running a wider wheel?
    Why the hell didn't I see that. There are nice LRR 185's cheap, and the circumference is closer to the 165's.

    https://simpletire.com/continental-p...con1205b-tires

    I would not get them. When I had my 14 DE I had issues with balance on them in that size.


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    Quote Originally Posted by remusrm View Post
    I would not get them. When I had my 14 DE I had issues with balance on them in that size.
    I see that a 5 to 5.5 inch rim is typically recommended for the 175/65R14's, so the OEM 4.5 incher's are already a compromise, but so far it seems to be working well. Mine is dead smooth while straight line, but there is a faint wiggle in the wheel as I'm finishing a long, high speed sweeping type of turn. I suspect I have one tire that's not quite right, so I'll rotate them and see.

    Do you happen to know the rim width on the Euro spec cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteMirage View Post
    At 44psi, I am finding my inexpensive new 175/65 14 Milestars to be totally acceptable, even good maybe.
    The Marshmallow did take a hit on accel, and coasting, but it's not a deal breaker.
    The ride quality and handling are just fine.
    Taking into account the larger diameter, I'm burning aprox 10% more fuel , but I have no reference to a new set of 165/65 Enasaves, and I don't know yet how the 175's will improve with wear, so I really can't comment on the MPG difference.
    After agonizing over the available sizes, and the numbers on the tire / wheel size calculator, the 175/65 14's were the only option that made sense to me, running 14" rims.
    Is your speedometer accurate with the different size tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadine View Post
    Is your speedometer accurate with the different size tires?
    According to GPS, at 50mph on the speedometer, I am going 51.5 MPH.
    Now, this is really splitting hairs. That's with the speedometer needle exactly centered in the 50MPH tick mark.
    With the old tires, GPS was showing 49.5

    This is the calculator that I was playing with while exploring possible alternative tire sizes.
    https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whe...cl=50mm&sr=0mm
    Last edited by WhiteMirage; 09-09-2017 at 11:34 PM. Reason: added info / link

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteMirage View Post
    According to GPS, at 50mph on the speedometer, I am going 51.5 MPH.
    You can use this calculator to determine your actual speedometer error when changing to non-OEM size tires:

    https://tiresize.com/speedometer-calibration/

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    I replaced my stock tires with 175/65R14 Starfire RS-C 2.0 tires on all 4 corners. About 8,000 in amd I'm very happy. Much better cornering grip. Don't feel like I slide thru corners now. $48/tire at Pep Boys.



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