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answerman
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Hey everyone.  Getting closer to spring here in sunny Wisconsin, which means I'll be wanting to take Ms. Jenavieve out of the garage soon.   Body work ended up not getting done this winter, but all she needs mechanically at this point is brake hoses (been sitting on my workbench since last fall), timing belt (will be ordering this week) and... tires.   The tires that are on her from the PO (Goodyear 205/60R13s) actually have decent tread, but the sidewalls are all cracked.   For all I know they are 20 years old.

Talked to my tire guy and the only thing he can get that will fit the stock wheels is a Kumho 185/70R13:
http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/category/car/A554FF1F-6F0E-4A7B-B4F2-F117F7942A2D
Anyone have any experience with these?   Just for bombing around the countryside, not racing or anything.

jcdean
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I have some that were mounted by the PO. They are at least 5 years old as that is how long I have owned the car and they still stick well. This is the year that I am replacing mine as well simply due to the age of them.

Mike Aubuchon
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I put the Kumho 185's on my JH about three years ago. They have a good ride and feel to them. I don't race but I do enjoying driving the winding backroads in our area. Tire selections in 13's are limited but I didn't want to change wheel size. At this point I would not hesitate to buy these tires again. Good luck with your search.

Mike Aubuchon
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Dan (Florida)
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I replaced a set of rock hard Pirellis a couple of years ago with 175's and haven't regretted a minute of it.
they are a little narrower but lighter and more responsive.
steering was effortless. I've since upgraded to 15 " wheels and Kumhos and miss the lite feeling of the 13 inch wheels. It's like driving a truck. It's too bad you are not closer to Florida, you could have the old set wheels and all.
Dan



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