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    It seems I'm always on the lookout for the smaller diameter weird sized tires we need on our cars. The Toyo Proxes 195/45-14s are now over $100 each and I'm looking around. Tires-easy.com has a lot of the unusual sizes and one of them is 185/55-14. These would not be right at our stock ride height, but my math calculations indicate they'd be only about 14 mm higher. That's about what 165/70-13s are at. Decidedly lower than either 185/60-14 or 175/70-13.

    Tires-easy has two brands in that size: Federal and Marangoni. I googled Marangoni and the company got good reviews in several car forums. It seems they're into the high performance market in Europe, and VW puts them on their Italian market cars.

    At only $54.10 apiece, they're six bucks cheaper than the Federal SS-595s. Both are summer tires. Let's see if this link works:

    http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...hen=View+tires

    This spring I'll be on the market to put rubber on my Miata solid spokes. I really wanted Proxes, but the price may be "too much." We'll see.

    Comments? What has anyone paid for the Proxes in the past month or so? Has anyone heard anything about Marangoni or Federal tires?

    Karl
    Safety Guy
    I'm A Donator!
    Last edited by Safety Guy; 12-05-2010, 08:06 PM.
    '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
    '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
    '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
    '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
    '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

  • #2
    Oh, and for those of you with 15" wheels, you may want something that really clears your rear struts and/or lowers your car a bit:

    http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...hen=View+tires

    Need lower?:

    http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...hen=View+tires

    Need lower still?:

    http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...hen=View+tires

    Now there's some weird sizes!

    Karl
    '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
    '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
    '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
    '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
    '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

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    • #3
      Nice finds... we have some electric trucks here at work that run 205/50R13s lol... and guess what? They're Sumitumo HTR200 Someone needs to run those on their Festiva Just a hair over 21" tall haha
      No festiva for me ATM...

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      • #4
        I looked up Sumitomos at Tirerack and here is is:

        PriceSizeServ. Desc.
        175/50R13 72H Load Index 72 = 783lbs (355kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $53.00 (ea.)
        175/70R13 82H Load Index 82 = 1047lbs (475kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $51.00 (ea.)
        185/60R13 80H Load Index 80 = 992lbs (450kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $51.00 (ea.)
        195/60R13 84H Load Index 84 = 1102lbs (500kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $56.00 (ea.)
        215/50R13 85H Load Index 85 = 1135lbs (515kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $61.00 (ea.)
        175/65R14 82H Load Index 82 = 1047lbs (475kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $59.00 (ea.)
        175/70R14 84H Load Index 84 = 1102lbs (500kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $51.00 (ea.)
        185/60R14 82H Load Index 82 = 1047lbs (475kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $52.00 (ea.)

        PriceSizeServ. Desc.
        185/65R14 86H Load Index 86 = 1168lbs (530kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $60.00 (ea.)
        185/70R14 88H Load Index 88 = 1235lbs (560kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $55.00 (ea.)
        195/60R14 86H Load Index 86 = 1168lbs (530kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $55.00 (ea.)
        195/70R14 91H Load Index 91 = 1356lbs (615kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $57.00 (ea.)
        205/60R14 89H Load Index 89 = 1279lbs (580kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $59.00 (ea.)
        205/70R14 95H Load Index 95 = 1521lbs (690kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $61.00 (ea.)
        195/50R15 82H Load Index 82 = 1047lbs (475kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $75.00 (ea.)

        PriceSizeServ. Desc.
        195/60R15 88H Load Index 88 = 1235lbs (560kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $59.00 (ea.)
        195/65R15 91H Load Index 91 = 1356lbs (615kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $68.00 (ea.)
        205/50R15 86H Load Index 86 = 1168lbs (530kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $77.00 (ea.)
        205/60R15 91H Load Index 91 = 1356lbs (615kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $61.00 (ea.)
        205/65R15 94H Load Index 94 = 1477lbs (670kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $68.00 (ea.)
        215/60R15 94H Load Index 94 = 1477lbs (670kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $65.00 (ea.)
        225/50R15 91H Load Index 91 = 1356lbs (615kg) per tire
        Speed Rating “H” = 130mph (210kph) $89.00 (ea.)

        http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

        Maybe they discontinued the 205/50-13 size. I'd love to try that on 6" wide wheels with about 35mm offset. Maybe someday I'll try the 215/50s if I go with coil overs.

        Karl
        Safety Guy
        I'm A Donator!
        Last edited by Safety Guy; 12-06-2010, 09:02 AM.
        '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
        '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
        '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
        '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
        '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

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        • #5
          Doubt they are discontinued as these trucks were built earlier this year. But they may not be out for sale to the general public just yet. I miss my old 205/60R13 Mastercraft Avanger G/Ts, those were wicked tires, stuck like glue and made the back of the car look MEAN, not unlike a drag car with fat tires and a narrowed rear end lol
          No festiva for me ATM...

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          • #6
            please sticky this for a bit, really good info...
            Trees aren't kind to me...

            currently: 2 88Ls (Scrappy and Jersey), 88LX, 90L(Pepe), 91L, 91GL (Skippy) 93 GL Sport (the Mighty Favakk), 94 (Bruce) & 95 Aspire SEs, 97 Aspire (The Joker),
            94 Justy 4WD, 87 Fiero GT, plus 2 parts cars. That's my fleet.

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