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Old 07-11-2019, 02:52 PM   #31 (permalink)
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One of my worn re92's blew out the sidewall so I went with used Dunlop Enasave 165/65/14 which had 70% of tread left. Tire Rack sells these new for more than the RE92's and interestingly they are the same spec weight everything including the reviews (slightly better than unacceptable overall).
Used price installed $160, they get comparable gas mileage to the RE92's.
For me they are great to get me to the winter, I'm having trips of 200 miles with close to 65 miles a gal.
They are OEM for the Mirage but ppl pull them cause they dislike them so much.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Of course reviews for the RE92 (or other economy tires) are going to be bad - this is the general public thinking "hmm, time to get new tires, these ones supposedly get you better fuel economy". They put them on their cars and realize they handle poorly, are loud, and barely gain them any MPG. They don't realize these tires are made for a very particular car/purpose.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:56 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I've got about 75k miles on my RE92s and the shoulder tread is just now about flush with the wear bars; it's about double that in the middle, maybe 3/8" tread depth...

Just to reiterate what's been said, the 165-65-14 RE92 is different than RE92s in other sizes, most of the reviews will be for the others.

Personally I think the RE92s handle quite well for their size/class. With moderately stiffer springs, GAZ shocks at rear, and polyurethane rear bushings in the control arms, I can push the car hard through turns without losing grip. Before these mods the car would feel scary way before the tires would... My guess is that anyone in an OEM configuration would chicken-out before they've pushed the tires near their limit...
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:40 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Default Wal Mart Federal SS657 all season

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Federal-S...-79T/187641144

I got a set of these installed in February and they've been good. They were only $41 each when I bought them! I haven't kept track of my mileage before and after.

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