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    Reasonably Priced Car
    2014
    Mitsubishi
    Mirage SE
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    Cvt

    37k Km, aftermarket cruise(rostra?), compustart(disconnected), weather tech floor mats, stock tires.

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    Removed rear emblems.

    Stock black/purple heated seats, 6 way drivers.

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    Stock

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    Block heater of some kind.

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    Stock

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    Stock aluminum wheels and Dunlopís.

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    Here's a theory on the siping:

    If they had full-depth siping, those tires would CHUNK! You'd have pretty tall, thin slivers of unsupported rubber. It wouldn't be pretty. Would probably have about 10x worse responsiveness than that kind of tire already has. "Tread squirm", they call it.

    So... if you put a new set of cheap "snow tires" like that on the car at the beginning of winter... maybe by late spring the siping will be gone. But, so will the snow! You'll be good through the spring rainy season. If you're doing it right (driving it like you stole it), you'll be at competition depth by summer. And then you'll be ready for a fresh set at the beginning of the next winter!

    What? Y'all don't buy tires every year? (I'm an autocrosser, I tend to buy a set of tires every 8-11 months on average)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I’m not exactly sure wtf the sticker means, but I’m guessing I’ll get c level fuel economy and horrible traction in the rain?
    Isn't that a European tire sticker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    My cheapo tires showed up early. Not sure when Iíll mount them, I was gonna bring my wheels off the car to work with the armada tomorrow but it sold after being on kijiji for less than a day. Bye gas pig! Attachment 16346
    First impressions of tire: cheap but look better than old stock tires. Attachment 16344Attachment 16345 the siping isnít very deep. Iím not exactly sure wtf the sticker means, but Iím guessing Iíll get c level fuel economy and horrible traction in the rain?
    My Barrums gave the same rating and after 2000k plus miles they've broken in quite nicely. Im still avg 38 mpg combined with absolutely no hypermilling or trying. My all seasons have that same depth or close, I thought it was robust? Im learning everything from you guys about cars, so a sincere thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    My cheapo tires showed up early. Not sure when Iíll mount them, I was gonna bring my wheels off the car to work with the armada tomorrow but it sold after being on kijiji for less than a day. Bye gas pig! Attachment 16346
    First impressions of tire: cheap but look better than old stock tires. Attachment 16344Attachment 16345 the siping isnít very deep. Iím not exactly sure wtf the sticker means, but Iím guessing Iíll get c level fuel economy and horrible traction in the rain?
    Ill bet you'll get better traction in the rain than you think, grip and handling has been night and day difference for me since I made my switch. I do miss the extra $ the 165s saved me at the pump though.

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    Just as a comparison, hereís a blizzak thatís been used for 3-4 winters now. Attachment 16347
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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    Swapped tires this morning. Did some weighing too.
    Stock tire alum wheel
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    175/65r14 cheapo rotella tires on stock alum wheel
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    Stock steel with stock Dunlop didn’t measure tread but way less than other tires
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    And just stock aluminum wheel. For the less observation.
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    I’ll weigh a steel wheel another day.
    Last edited by Fummins; 12-14-2019 at 06:28 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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    Hey Fummins that alloy rim is 13 medieval pounds?

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    I think a 3 lb. hit on weight is a fair trade for the winter tires you got. I like the pattern on them, they look good for self cleaning. My only complaint with my Walmart Nexens is they are a little noisy.

    Today is another snow and ICE storm in Niagara Falls. Bad, bad roads but again my TC doesn't engage unless I really put my foot into it. I'm still impressed with the tire performance.

    On another front, I still don't have my winters mounted on my '14. Jeez, I'm really procrastinating with that Mirage. I'll slip by Walmart this week. They charge $20 tax in to swap tires. They wash and bag the tires they take off. Not a bad touch.
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    Those cheapo winter tires are working pretty good. Glad I got them. The city was using calcium chloride on the roads last year and everyone hated it. It made the roads a sloppy mess, ate concrete floors, rusted cars etc.... so this year it’s looking like they didn’t nothing with most roads so most are literally glare ice. It’s unreal. The slow, light underpowered mirage shines in these conditions. Can pull away from intersections quicker than anything else Fwd I’ve owned. Could only be better with studded tires or chains.

    Fuel Economy took a huge dump lately. Last tank was 33mpg, previous one was 38.8mpg.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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    I didnt think my Mirage would do well with all season tires and icy roads. Good to hear otherwise!



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