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Old 01-22-2017, 05:40 PM   #26
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Topped out at about 70. But it is exceedingly rare that I drive more than 70 mph. Also, this car is used almost exclusively for driving within a 20 mile radius. We did drive it to S.Carolina recently, but it probably won't make that trip again. Should have the wife a better car soon, and it'll be the road trip car.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:58 PM   #27
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Look for E Mark certification on the sidewall. If the tire is made to meet EU Standards it may have an "E" (as well as a number) in a circle. E1 being Germany.
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:00 PM   #28
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Nothing is quite as disappointing as shitty tires.
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:05 PM   #29
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You like the tires: 'nuf said.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:19 PM   #30
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Gosh. I just spent $140 per tire!
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:20 PM   #31
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So you're still alive too?

At what speed, over 70mph?
We will see when the car gets lowered! Cut springs I assume!?
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:51 PM   #32
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Gosh. I just spent $140 per tire!
Whatcha get?
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:18 PM   #33
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We will see when the car gets lowered! Cut springs I assume!?
Cut springs - the poor man's friend. Most of the guys here who buy lowering springs wind up cutting them anyway to get lower anyway, so that's where I'm gonna start.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:24 AM   #34
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I have nothing to say, my sedan has those garbage tires from Pep Boys. Not my idea, PO put them on and they are new. They have not been bad, actually, and I drove them in some fierce rain yesterday. Any other car and I'd replace them, but the 240 has about a dozen things ahead of tires to address first...
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Michelin Premier! Very quiet and comfy ride! The Honda is the baby mobile...... it that I would cheap out anyway!

Gosh, is say that 75% of the cars I. It to flip have four different tires on them.....so at least you hae a matching set, you seem to like them too!
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:18 PM   #36
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I remember either reading or hearing somewhere that since Costco buys so many tires they get them really cheap, maybe $10 a tire. So that would be a good place to shop. Walmart too. So I'm sure you can a name brand tire for a really good price. Where the money is made is on installation, disposal fees, tire protection, all the add ons.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:31 PM   #37
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I remember either reading or hearing somewhere that since Costco buys so many tires they get them really cheap, maybe $10 a tire. So that would be a good place to shop. Walmart too. So I'm sure you can a name brand tire for a really good price. Where the money is made is on installation, disposal fees, tire protection, all the add ons.

Mine came from Walmart's website. Had them put on at Walmart. My wife works there, so discounts abounded. Cost under $200 for four tires, installed, free lifetime rotation.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:31 PM   #38
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:40 PM   #39
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Nothing is quite as embarrassing as puny tires on a 245.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:57 PM   #40
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I'm currently running 185/65R14 Nokian Entyres on my car, picked em up before I left my job at the Tire Factory/Point S. They do great and handle better than a 70 series sidewall. More power to ya running a shorter sidewall than me!
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:00 AM   #41
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I understand why you wouldn't run them, but my handling is sooooo much better now! If it weren't for the Wilt Chamberlain suspension height causing body roll, I think Ragnar would be the best handling car I've owned. Once I get him dropped a couple coils, this is gonna be a really fun car!
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I understand why you wouldn't run them, but my handling is sooooo much better now! If it weren't for the Wilt Chamberlain suspension height causing body roll, I think Ragnar would be the best handling car I've owned. Once I get him dropped a couple coils, this is gonna be a really fun car!
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Cut coils is usually the first step before crush. Need to add cheap China low profiles to that list
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Don't forget about properly seasoning it on HF jackstands for a couple years whilst dreaming about big powah 'goals'.
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Mine came from Walmart's website. Had them put on at Walmart. My wife works there, so discounts abounded. Cost under $200 for four tires, installed, free lifetime rotation.
The part about walmart putting them on worries me more than getting them from walmart.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:22 PM   #48
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Don't forget about properly seasoning it on HF jackstands for a couple years whilst dreaming about big powah 'goals'.
I'm skipping this one. No engine swaps or +T for me. Just lower stance. Then drive until explosion. When I want a powerful car, I'll just go buy one. My wife's next car is likely to be a Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor, and while not a muscle car, they are alot more powerful than the Volvo. I'll drive it when I want to stomp the accelerator pedal and get the feels.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:22 PM   #49
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The part about walmart putting them on worries me more than getting them from walmart.
I feel ya. They lost one of my lug nuts. I still don't understand how - they just took them off and sat them down. Only went with them because of the discount.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:42 PM   #50
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Mine came from Walmart's website. Had them put on at Walmart. My wife works there, so discounts abounded. Cost under $200 for four tires, installed, free lifetime rotation.

A) Losing a lug nut is spooky, when it's the tire guy. Hopefully they didn't lose or forget anything else ?
B) I try to have valve stems replaced if getting new tires (many shops won't even bother to ask)
C) "Lifetime Rotation" is great, at a shop that doesn't lose parts. Do it yourself, or learn how to do it. Tires & Brakes = safety
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