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Should my new tires match what is currently on my car from the factory?

Question   I need to buy a set of new tires, currently I have Michelin tires with a size of 205/55R16 91H, these are what came from the factory. When searching at Sam’s Club website by model it gives me lots of different load and speed ratings in addition to the 91H, should I be looking only for 91H or can I get something different? If I can get something different, how much can it differ?   Answer   It is always best to replace your tires with the same size...

What is the difference between a 235/45 ZR17 tire, and a 235/45 R17 tires?

Question   What does the Z mean? Can I have ZR’s on the back but just regular “R’s” on the front, or vise versa?   Answer   The speed rating tells you the speed the tire can safely maintain over time. A higher speed rating usually means you will have better control and handling at higher speeds – and that the tire can take the extra heat. As a general rule, tires with higher speed ratings also handle better at slower speeds. The U.S....

What does 195/65 HR14 mean in relation to tyres?

Question   I can’t find what HR means on the internet. What does HR mean? What difference would it make if I put a 195/65 R14 tyre on a Toyota Camry CS auto 1988 sedan car that RECOMMENDS a tyre size of 195/65 HR14?? Does HR mean radial construction and high contact area? http://www.metzeler.com.au/shop/item/16060-hr-14-feelfree/scooter-maxi   Answer   HR is the speed rating. SR is standard rated recommended for up to 90 MPH( I didn’t check the exact number here) HR...

What rims will fit my car?

Question   I need to buy rims for my 97 BMW 528i (all 4 are bent). Where can I buy rims, and what kind will fit my car? I have 17″ on there right now, will any size 17″ rims fit or is there more to it than that?   Answer   The easiest thing to recommend is to go to tirerack.com and check through what they offer for your car. You are going to have to get 5×120 bolt pattern wheels and depending on the width and offset of the rim you can go with either...

Good reliable first cars?

Question   Your opinions on a good first car   Answer   Hi, being you’re looking for a first car, i’d get a nice used car. Not too expensive since you’ll need plates, insurance, registration , tax and fuel money as well. Factor these costs into your first car. Check out a smaller, fuel efficient car such as a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, Mazda 3, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, or any of these brand models. ( smaller will be more practical.) Have...

What class are BMW cars?

Question   Tuner Cars Muscle Cars Exotic Cars   Answer   luxury cars. they are not muscly by nature (not american, lacks engine size and weight). they are not exotic cars as they lack the rarity of a ferrari or lamborghini. and tuner cars refer to regular cars that have been modified by the owner. typically these are japanese cars for their low price and ease of customization but are not limited to just being japanese. if you modify a BMW it can become a tuner car but right out...

Why do american cars suck?

Answer   In Japanese cars, there is more quality control and room for expansion/innovation since there is lesser taxes and lesser wages that have to be paid to the employees, so that a Japanese plant usually has state-of-the-art equipment to monitor and control all parts of the car. Also, most Japanese cars are imported from Japan or made in the United States/Canada (exception: Nissan plant, Aguascalientes, Mexico; makes Xterra and Sentra… I had a 2004 Sentra that broke every...

Hydrogen powered cars?

Question   How doe a hydrogen powered car work?   Answer   Hydrogen powered cars have already made their debut. Since hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe it only make sense that hydrogen powered cars would someday make the limelight. Well that day is already here. Though hydrogen powered cars are not ready for primetime for consumers yet, many manufacturers are showing off their concept cars and prototypes to get consumers excited about the...

What’s world famous car?

Answer   The most famous cars in the world are those known by the most people. an easy way to find out the most famous car would be to see which is the most sold vehicle ever. the Ford Model T was at one point the most famous car in the world. it was the first car to sell 1, 5, 10 and 15 million units. By 1914 its estimated that 9 out of every 10 cars ever sold was a Model T. a long time ago if you wanted a car the model T was the way to go. After that, the volkswagen beetle went on to...

How many miles can a Jetta or Golf 2.0 year ’99-’00 take if normally maintained?

How do you repair a 1990 Honda Accord speedometer that is always on the lowest speed even when driving?

How many miles can a Pontiac T6000 go before it is done is 236K too many?

Does the new Toyota Corolla look better in the blue grey color or the light grey?

Does the new Toyota Corolla look better in the blue grey color or the light grey? (Not silver, the brown sugar color)?

Which car would you buy?

Mazda CX-5 Sport AWD Subaru Forester Toyota Rav 4 AWD

What is the world’s reliable car that can last with zero maintenance?

What is the world’s reliable car that can last with zero maintenance?

Which car should I get, a 2005 Nissan Sentra S or a 2001 Toyota Camry Le?

The Nissan has a mileage of 70k and the Toyota Camry has a mileage of 101k. I’ve read about problems with the Toyota Camry accelerating abnormally and problems with a blown head gasket on the Nissan Sentra. Both cars are selling for $4,495. The Toyota Camry also has clean title. I don’t know if the Nissan has a clean title but looked not as well taken care of on the inside. Which do you think would be better to buy?

How reliable is Land rover freelander 2004, in terms of maintenance, and break down?

Car buying advice…?

I’m considering buying my first car soon, and I’ve been looking at reliable used cars (Toyota, etc.) but I’ve also been drawn to German brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. So my question is…would a 2010 BMW 5 Series or 2010 Mercedes S-Class be a good first car? Do they have any well-known mechanical issues? Anything I might need to know? Thanks! FYI I’m aware that they might cost more to maintain, I’m just wondering if there’s anything else I should kn

Are Mercedes meant for both men and women to drive or are they just for women?

Toyo Open Country R/T Sizes and Specs

Toyo Open country R/T Size Overall Diam. Width Rim Width Range Meas. Width Rim Tread Depth Max Speed Max Load Max psi Weight Revs per Mile LT 31X10.50R15 109Q C BSW 30.5″ 10.6″ 7-9″ 8.5″ 18.9/32″ 99 mph (Q) 2270 lbs (109) 50 psi 56 lbs 681 LT 35×12.50R18 123Q E BSW 34.8″ 12.5″ 8.5-11″ 10″ 18.9/32″ 99 mph (Q) 3415 lbs (123) 65 psi 77 lbs 598 LT 37X13.50R18 124Q D...

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