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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-20-2017, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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What other tires can i use?

I am currently looking for tires, and my dealer said 670$ mounted and balanced, and nowhere else seems to have the 185 60 16. Ive done a little research on here, and i see people are using other tires, but does anyone have a list of other tires, hopefully cheaper, that i can use instead of the 185 60 16? My owners manual was of no help. Any suggestions would be great!
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2017, 04:25 PM
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I'm thinking about 185/55-16 Michelin X-Ice tires for wintertime. Don't see why that size wouldn't work year around.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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I will look into that size! Thank you. Anyone else?
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 12:45 PM
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I purchased 195/50/16 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s. The grip is ridiculously better than stock.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-29-2017, 08:06 PM
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I just purchased a set of 195/55r16's that are Falken Sincera A/S 250 they have an 80,000 mi warranty and out the door for just over $400 and I am very pleased so far.
They are the closest size to stock as you can get, in fact I can't tell any size difference to the originals visually, only ever so slightly shorter sidewall and only marginally wider.
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I just purchased a set of 195/55r16's that are Falken Sincera A/S 250 they have an 80,000 mi warranty and out the door for just over $400 and I am very pleased so far.
They are the closest size to stock as you can get, in fact I can't tell any size difference to the originals visually, only ever so slightly shorter sidewall and only marginally wider.
Thanks for your reply, how long have you had these? Have you noticed any issues with suspension or steering?
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 02:25 PM
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I too would love to hear from others about the tires. Since buying the car in March of this year, I've noticed while searching for tires just to get an idea for the future, I can't find them ANYWHERE. It kind of worries me.
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-05-2017, 04:00 AM
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I did keep stock tires just for the winter, but did replace ugly factory alloys with konig lace 16/7.0 (factory alloys for sale- anyone?). For the summer I have momo alloys 17/7.0 with FEDERAL 205/45/R17- works for me! All wheels I purchased on sale on line and tires too. total investment about $850- now I'm just swapping winter/summer. There the reason why i did that- I do drive in wisconsin and summers here hot while winters are cold. Summer tires are made from hard rubber and gets softer when its hot there for they have good grip, but when its cold they become steel hard and no grip at all. original tires on my scion marked as M+S mud and snow and made from soft rubber- if I drive soft rubber on hot surface they will be melted in one or two summers. My summer set just went trough forth summer and still good for one more at least (IA inherited this set from my previous scion IQ) One more thing- there is no such thing as all weather tires! So called all weather tires is industry marketing thing- its like all weather t-shirt or all weather coat- only transformers can transform in to the...whatever. good luck!
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-09-2017, 11:39 AM
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Just went with the 195/55/16 Falken Sincera AS250. The Walmart near my work gave me a great deal! Out the door price for a new set was $299.97. Only driven about 40 miles on them, but so far I'm pleased. They are much quiter than the Toyos. The Falkens seem to soak up bumps better and yet manage to avoid felling wallowy in the corners.

Oh, and as a coincidence, there was another iA there getting tires at the same time as me. The other iA was getting a set of Goodyears in the same 195/55/16 size.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 10:21 AM
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I've heard people going up to 205/55/16 on their stock alloys. I'll probably do this or 195/55/16 when I need to get new ones.
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