Forum:Tires
Topic:Need recommendation for 195/60R14
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DesperateI need a recommendation for an all season tire that has good snow traction for my son's 1987 Acura Integra LS. Please, help!!
donfromnaplesHi,
Obviously I do not live in the cold climate anymore. I did some research on tires for all season traction(dry, wet and snow). I also added in two other factors I think are important: Price and Longevity. I believe you will feel safe with your son driving on either Goodyear Regatta 2 or Pirelli P400 Touring tires. They will last 75,000 miles for the Goodyear, but you will have to switch sizes slightly to a 195/65R14(this will have no adverse effects on the car). The Pirellis are warrantied for 60,000 miles in your size. The Goodyears cost about $57 each at tirerack.com but may cost a lot more locally. The Pirellis are about the same price at tirerack.com but can be found at the same price at Sam's Club(this is where I am going to buy some Pirelli P400s for my wife next week). I hope this helps. My email is diacovone@aol.com if you have any more questions.
EricI have a set of 4 Pirelli W190's sitting in my garage in a 195/60/14 from my wife's integra which is no longer with us - used 1/2 season. These are awesome snow tires. Email me at espungen1@cs.com if you are interested. Having owned three integras (88, 90, & 94) I would not recommend going to a higher aspect ratio such as a 65 since that will lift the car a bit. You should be able to find a decent tire in that size.
donfromnaplesgoing to a 195/65R14 is only 2% difference in overall diameter than stock. If someone can detect a 2% difference, then God has truly blessed them. That size fits and works just fine. I myself would not buy used tires for my son. I am having difficulty understanding how that would be a good idea when new tires in that size are very affordable. Good luck with whatever you decide.
donfromnaplesNot to beat this point too much, but the Pirelli 190 is also for winter/snow in particular and does not perform as well in other seasons. Many places have discontinued this tire(just an older design for Pirelli). Lastly, the 190 has no tire warranty for mileage. No saying how long it will last. I believe this information is useful to someone who is buying tires for someone else they care about.
DesperateThank you for your replies. Unfortunately after I posted, I was unable to access the site for a few days. In the meantime, I wound up getting my son a set of snow tires by Cooper. (I think they are called Cooper studless XGR) not exactly sure right now since I don't have the paper in front of me.) Thanks you for all your input. Hopefully, these will be good because we are expecting more snow tomorrow night.

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