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I just found out the other day that my tires were the wrong size.. I had my dad take my car over to have studded tires put on back in October, but no one told me till yesterday that no one will put my old tires back on because they are the wrong size.

So.. it's getting about time here in Alaska where I can lose the studded tires, and I have to buy some new tires. Anyone have any opinions on some pretty good tires for a 99 SE? Tirerack.com says I need 205/65-15.. right? I use studded tires all winter, so I don't need to worry about traction in the snow/ice here.

I also don't need some really high performance tire either that's going to cost a whole lot.. Anyone have any suggestions? This is my first time buying these kind of tires and I really dont know what to look for.
 

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I feel Kuhmo tires are an excellent combination of performance and economy. They have several different styles. Do a search at the tire rack of Kumho's in the size you want.
 

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I just put Pirelli P 3000 touring tires on my 99 SE. 205/65-15 is the right size. My pirelli tires would have cost me $70.00 per tire, but they were on sale for $55.00
per tire. So far so good. Like the handeling much better than the OE General Ameria-G4S that I just replaced. If you can get a good deal on the pirelli tires, go for it!
 

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I've heard nothing buy good things about Kumho tires. I think they have the best combination of performance and price (you can't beat the $50 something prices for their tires). Also, what are you looking for in a tire? Ride, handling, wear - how would you prioritize them (among other things). I see that you use studded tires during the winter months up in the Great North, so are you looking for a good 3 season tire (one that can be a ok to good in the snow, just in case you forget to change tires) or one that boasts all season performance...

205-65-15 are the stock size tires - do you have aftermarket rims? If theyre a little wider than the stock 6", you might be able to use 225-60-15. Theyre practically the same diameter but almost an inch wider.
 

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I really have to get out and look around town for some prices and everything.. maybe this weekend. I'll be looking for a 3 season tire most likely. I've always been able to get my studded tires back on a week or two before the snow comes. I still have stock rims too

I think I'd be after ride and handling first.. The tires would probably last me awhile anyway since I don't drive a whole lot. I've put probably 1,500 miles or so on it since August of last year.

I'll hopefully get to look around today or tomorrow.
 
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