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Hello Everyone,
I just bought my first G1 Honda 2001 Insight. It needs new tires and I am torn. I hear in some places that the Bridgestone RE92s are the only way to go, but Eccomodder states that the only 14" tires to buy are the Bridgestone/Firestone B381 P185/70R14s.

Now this are 185s not 165s but I am assuming they would fit and they would have more rubber but lower LRR.

Honestly only getting 45 mpg and have a lot to learn, but figured I might as well start out right. Looks like I will have to order either special since I cannot find either in the Madison WI area.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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I scanned around Tirerack for those, I found 185-65-14s, no 185-70s. The specs say they're 16 lbs, 886 revs per mile vs. 13 lbs, 926 revs per mile for the 165-65-14 RE92s. Based on the weight difference and larger circumference alone, I'd stick with the RE92s. You'd probably have problems with those B381s - assist a little more eager, sluggish off the line, probably a big hit to mpg, etc...
 

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Welcome to the club!

Hope you are enjoying your car so far. As stated above, Potenza RE92s are the MPG king! But some folks don't care for the ride quality.

I recommend you test drive a car or two if you can with the RE92s. If you drive a bunch of miles a year, the RE92s are def worth it. If you only put on a few thousand miles a year, perhaps going with a more comfortable ride is a better choice for your taste. It comes down to MPG trade off.

And be sure to mark your calendar for: http://www.insightcentral.net/forums/showthread.php?t=67169 Be there! If you need a doctor's note, or other alibi, we can discuss. :)

Congrats again, looking forward to meeting you later this summer.
 

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Awesome guys thanks for the response. RE92s it is I drive 40 mil a day commute but have had enough rough riding vehicles to not worry too much about the ride.
 
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