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scott_in_nh
post Apr 12 2019, 03:06 PM
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I almost tacked this on to one of the many existing tire threads

But I found that the OP typically just had a question or two and then floodgates open on the best combo of rim and tire size

195/65's come up all the time because they have a larger footprint then stock but are pretty close to stock height

Everyone who has shopped for this size knows that high performance summer tires pretty much don't exist with the alternative being bland all-season tires

I have Eagle GT's on the car now, but while they have worn great and evenly, they won't pass inspection this year

So with the big name tire manufacturers not providing anything interesting in this size, I decided to see what the small or off brand tire manufacturers had

The first tire I landed on was the Accelera 951 that I found at multiple online retailers for cheap

They were discontinued and therefore maybe a little older date code, but the reality was that nobody actually had them in stock (I had to place orders to find out as nobody answers email these days)

So I think I found a couple of good choices, but landed on this one

Before I reveal the brand or comment on it myself, I am just going to post some pictures of the tire - post what you think


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post Apr 12 2019, 03:37 PM
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I like that size tire, and yes, it’s unfortunate that performance choices are very limited


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post Apr 12 2019, 03:47 PM
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Timely as I've been shopping recently for that size. The best I came up with was the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring @ $86 which probably falls into the "bland all-season" category. I'll be interested in seeing what you've come up with.
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post Apr 12 2019, 03:56 PM
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The last time I went shopping for tires in that size I didn't have many options either. I ended up settling on these https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...num=965HR5PREAS
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QUOTE(johnlush @ Apr 12 2019, 05:47 PM) *

Timely as I've been shopping recently for that size. The best I came up with was the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring @ $86 which probably falls into the "bland all-season" category. I'll be interested in seeing what you've come up with.



I ran those Coopers on my Golf. Granted, it was a diesel, but I found them pretty grippy and very quiet. Affordable too.
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post Apr 12 2019, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE(johnlush @ Apr 12 2019, 02:47 PM) *

Timely as I've been shopping recently for that size. The best I came up with was the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring @ $86 which probably falls into the "bland all-season" category. I'll be interested in seeing what you've come up with.





I have these . great tire .
For the street
Hard to beat these
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post Apr 12 2019, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE(johnlush @ Apr 12 2019, 05:47 PM) *

Timely as I've been shopping recently for that size. The best I came up with was the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring @ $86 which probably falls into the "bland all-season" category. I'll be interested in seeing what you've come up with.


I looked at those too

I went deep and left no stone unturned, so I'll be shocked if anybody shows me a tire available in the USA that I didn't see (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

Those that like a more period correct rounded shoulder should really like these

I won't know how much I like the rounded shoulders of these (compared to the Goodyear GT's on the car) until they are on the car

Knowing there was not going to be a foolproof way to really gauge one tire against another, what I was looking for was an A A or A AA that had as much interconnected rubber as possible

So many of the tires available have free floating blocks of rubber with lots of sipping that I can see being "squirmy"

These tires have minimal sipping and more or less solid bands of rubber around the tire
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post Apr 12 2019, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE(lierofox @ Apr 12 2019, 05:56 PM) *

The last time I went shopping for tires in that size I didn't have many options either. I ended up settling on these https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...num=965HR5PREAS



I like Tire Rack and those look like nice tires that I'm sure you like a lot, but at a price I would only pay if the were some sticky summer tires (but that's just me)

give us a review!
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post Apr 12 2019, 04:56 PM
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BTW when quoting prices please include shipping to keep it consistent and apples to apples

Also, please review the tires you have in this size, especially if they are still available
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post Apr 12 2019, 05:32 PM
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Scott,
I would recommend Vredestein tires old school look for the 914's
That is what I will be putting on my "6" soon..
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post Apr 12 2019, 05:40 PM
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It's the size I chose. You might try Eurotire
https://www.eurotire.com/searchresults.htm?...95|h:65|d:15zz~
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post Apr 12 2019, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(Big Len @ Apr 12 2019, 07:40 PM) *

It's the size I chose. You might try Eurotire
https://www.eurotire.com/searchresults.htm?...95|h:65|d:15zz~


some of the Vredestein there look like good choices

the rest of the tires are the usual
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post Apr 12 2019, 05:52 PM
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The tires I started this thread with are A A traction, 520 treadwear, H speed rated

They cost $62 each and are not off brand made by one of the well known manufacturers
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post Apr 12 2019, 06:10 PM
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I just bought a set of Firehawk AS tires in that size last week. I needed all season tires and these are considered "performance all season" for whatever that's worth. They got good reviews but my car is still several months away from going on the road so no personal experience yet. $73/tire at the local shop.

Ironically, I would have preferred a 185/70 tire but could only find summer tires in that size.
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post Apr 12 2019, 06:36 PM
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I didn't get them from Tire Rack, got them from a local guy (who also from time to time gives me a pretty decent discount since the company I work for brings our fleet vehicles to him for tires.) That was just the first link that popped up for them.

As far as a review, well, I don't really have much of a basis for comparison since pretty much EVERY tire I've bought for any vehicle I own has either been an all season or touring tires to save myself the trouble of swapping tires, or stocking and storing extra wheels, and also maximize the time between buying new tires, so I don't really have any experience with performance summer tires to compare them to.

These ones have performed just fine for my driving style though, I don't drive all that "spirited" in my 914, lacking both front and rear anti-sway bars, I treat it more like a daily driver that knows how to properly handle a freeway onramp. Tread wear life versus grip seems pretty decent, they've still got good depth a couple years into owning them and even with my STI swap under full acceleration I've never managed to get them to really break loose except in the rain.


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QUOTE(lierofox @ Apr 12 2019, 05:56 PM) *

The last time I went shopping for tires in that size I didn't have many options either. I ended up settling on these https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...num=965HR5PREAS



I like Tire Rack and those look like nice tires that I'm sure you like a lot, but at a price I would only pay if the were some sticky summer tires (but that's just me)

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post Apr 12 2019, 07:11 PM
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https://simpletire.com/dunlop-p195-65r15-dp...DSABEgKvGfD_BwE
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post Apr 12 2019, 07:44 PM
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Why all the mystery?
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QUOTE(Amphicar770 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:44 PM) *

Why all the mystery?

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post Apr 12 2019, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE(Big Len @ Apr 12 2019, 09:54 PM) *

QUOTE(Amphicar770 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:44 PM) *

Why all the mystery?

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Sorry, just that it isn't a brand that has ever come up here



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post Apr 13 2019, 05:31 AM
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When cost isn't a consideration and "stick" is:

AVON FIA Rally-CR6ZZ-DOT
175/15
185/15

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