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That's right, Bikeman. It's the aspect ratio.

So a 185/70 tire would have more sidewall than a 185/60 or 185/50?

yes, since it would be 70% of 185mm.

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This thread rules! Now I have to go outside see what size tires came on my S.

 

Or you could check tirerack.com or tires.com

 

I just bought it used & the origional tires were replaced. Tirerack rules, I bought the Pirelli Scorpian A/T's for my 4Runner from there.

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This thread rules! Now I have to go outside see what size tires came on my S.

 

Or you could check tirerack.com or tires.com

 

I just bought it used & the origional tires were replaced. Tirerack rules, I bought the Pirelli Scorpian A/T's for my 4Runner from there.

So what size tires do you have on your Corolla?

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I have 3 Michelin Harmonys & 1 Toyo Spectrum all 185/65 R14. :D

The Michelin's get great reviews over @ Tire Rack.

All have plenty of meat.

If it was me I would buy a fourth tire to match the Michelin and then keep the odd tire as a spare - to be used for emergencies, such as a flat and while you are getting the flat repaired.

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I have 3 Michelin Harmonys & 1 Toyo Spectrum all 185/65 R14. :D

The Michelin's get great reviews over @ Tire Rack.

All have plenty of meat.

If it was me I would buy a fourth tire to match the Michelin and then keep the odd tire as a spare - to be used for emergencies, such as a flat and while you are getting the flat repaired.

 

good idea!

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I have 3 Michelin Harmonys & 1 Toyo Spectrum all 185/65 R14. :D

The Michelin's get great reviews over @ Tire Rack.

All have plenty of meat.

If it was me I would buy a fourth tire to match the Michelin and then keep the odd tire as a spare - to be used for emergencies, such as a flat and while you are getting the flat repaired.

 

good idea!

 

Thanks for saying so. It is funny how the best ideas consider the long - run effects as well as the economical aspects of the choices.

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As for the comment about tires sizes getting larger over time, that is true. All car manufacturers have been increasing the size of their tires as the years go by. Economy cars used to come with 13" wheels, but I'll bet it is hard to find a new car with 13" tires today. My 05 Corolla CE had 15" tires, which was surprising, I was expecting 14" tires. Larger tires do have better characteristics than smaller tires - up to an extent. You can get a tire so wide that it starts to hurt mileage and is more likely to hydroplane (see reviews on new Audi supercar). I think the Prius uses a 195 15" tire - which must be an optimal size for fuel economy.

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