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    165/65r14 Tire Discussion

    This is a thread devoted to 165/65r14 tires that are sold in the States.
    Unlike some countries, we are not blessed with many 165/65r14 tire options.

    Suggestions for this thread -

    1. If you find an incorrect/missing tire fact, please post it. I will update/change the list.
    FYI - It’s not uncommon for winter tires to lack a UTQG or mileage warranty.

    2. If someone posts a short comment (one or two line) about a tire, I will try to add their short comment to that listed tire.

    3. If you feel another 165/65r14 tires should be added to the list, please provide whatever information you can. I will do my best to edit the second post as time goes on.

    4. I will attempt to place tires in one of three categories (all-season, all-weather, or dedicated snow/winter tire).

    5. 175/65r14 tires (23”) are probably the most common upgrade to 165/65r14 factory tires (22.4”), & the diameter variance is 2.7%
    Likewise, 185/55r15 tires (23”) are probably the most common upgrade to 175/55r15 factory tires (22.6”), & the diameter variance is 1.8%.
    This thread is devoted to 165/65r14 tires.

    6. Comparing apples to apples -
    A 165/65r14 Kumho Solus TA31 tire (60,000 mileage warranty) is 14.2 pounds.
    A 185/55r15 Kumho Solus TA31 tire (60,000 mileage warranty) is 17.8 pounds.
    A larger tire = more weight. Some of that can be countered by lightweight rims, but a wider 15" rim will most likely weigh more than a narrower 14" rim made of the same material/design.

    7. If you have decided to move on from 165/65r14 factory size tires & not look back, this is probably not the thread for you.

    The load/speed rating, UTQG*, maximum psi, tread depth, tire weight, approved rim width, tire diameter, section width**, mileage warranty, & country of origin will be listed for each tire.

    load/speed ratings
    78 - 937 pounds
    79 - 963 pounds
    S - 112 mph
    T - 118 mph

    * UTQG - "Uniform Tire Quality Grading". A system developed by the Department of Transportation, which helps consumers compare and rate tires on tread wear, traction, and temperature.
    https://townfairtire.com/information...0(C)%20average.

    ** section width when mounted on 5" wide rims

    See post #2 for current list of tires -


    Last edited by Mark; 07-13-2020 at 03:37 AM.

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    Tire Name & load/speed rating
    UTQG*, max. psi, tread depth, tire weight, approved rims, tire diameter, section width**, mileage warranty, country of origin, & comments.

    load/speed ratings
    78 - 937 pounds
    79 - 963 pounds
    S - 112 mph
    T - 118 mph

    * UTQG (treadwear/traction/temperature ratings)
    ** section width when mounted on 5" wide rims

    All-Season Tires

    Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S 79S (all-season) - factory stock LRR tire
    340AB*, 44 psi, 9/32”, 13 lbs, 22.4”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.7”**, ?? miles, Thailand
    Comments:
    Mark: The high cost & possible sidewall issues concern me, but I don't mind using them up during the summer months. Can't argue that their LRR properties are quite good!

    Bridgestone Potenza RE92 78S (all-season) - LRR tire that has been around for a long time
    260AB*, 44 psi, 9/32”, 13 lbs, 22.5”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.5”**, 40,000 miles, Japan
    Comments:

    Kumho Solus TA31 79T (all-season) -
    500AA*, 44 psi, 9.5/32”, 14.2 lbs, 22.4”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.7”**, 60,000 miles, Korea
    Comments:

    Nexen NPriz AH5 79T (all-season) -
    460AA*, 51 psi, 9/32", 13 lbs, 22.4", 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.7**, 50,000 miles, Korea
    Comments:

    Federal SS657 79T (all-season) -
    420AA*, 44 psi, 10/32”, 14.7 lbs, 22.4”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.3”**, 40,000 miles, Taiwan
    Comments:

    Federal Formoza GIO 79T (all-season) - LRR claim ?
    420AA*, 44 psi, 8/32”, 13.6 lbs, 22.6”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.6”**, 35,000 miles, Taiwan
    Comments:



    All-Weather Tires

    Vredestein Quatrac 5 79T (all-weather) - @ tirerack.com, but out of stock until fall 2020
    400AA*, 51 psi, 10/32”, 12 lbs, 22.8”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 7”**, 40,000 miles, Netherlands
    Comments:

    Kumho Solus HA31 79T (all-weather) - may be hard to find
    420AA*, 44 psi, 11.3/32”, ?? lbs, 22.4”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.7”**, ?? miles, Korea?
    Comments:



    Snow/Winter Tires

    Dunlop Winter Maxx WM02 79T (winter/snow tire) no stud option
    None*, 44 psi, 11/32”, 14 lbs, 23”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 7”**, ?? miles, Japan
    Comments:

    Nokian Nordman 7 79T (winter/snow tire) non-studded or studded
    None*, 47 psi, 13.1/32”, 14.1 lbs, 22.4”, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.7”**, ?? miles, Russia
    Comments:

    Kumho Solus Wintercraft Ice Wi31 79T (winter/snow tire) - studded, but may be hard to find
    None*, 44 psi, 12.1/32”, 15.7 lbs, 4.5 - 6” rims, 6.7”**, ?? miles, Korea?
    Comments:

    Federal Himalaya Kattura 79T (winter/snow tire) - non-studded
    None*, 44 psi, 10/32", 15.9 lbs., 22.6", 4.5" - 6" rims, 6.6"**, ?? miles, origin??
    Last edited by Mark; 07-31-2020 at 04:56 PM.

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    Added Federal Himalaya Kattura snow tires to the list of 165/65r14 tire options in the States.



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