> "James" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >The reason I'm looking for cheap tires is the low profile tires
> >required for my car cuts easily. The sidewalls always get cut when I
> >hit a curb, pothole, junk on the highway. I've bent all 4 rims and
> >ruined 5 tires in 20,000 miles in this car. This never happened to be
> >in other cars because the there is more distance between the rims and
> >the road.
> I suspected that this was exactly what would happen with low profile
> tires and wheels. AFAIK, this is the first major tire redesign (other
> than whitewalls) that has been for fashion rather than as an
> improvement of the concept.
> Potholes and road hazards are a fact of life. In some areas, dirt and
> gravel roads are a fact of life. These tires are designed for city
> use in a paved city without potholes. If you ever find one, let me
> know. I'll bet the tire manufacturers are laughing all the way to the
> The frugal thing to do is to junk the low profile and replace with
> something that makes more sense. I felt the same pain a number of
> years back in the OPEC wars, when I dumped my two year old Chevy with
> a short block 350, Holley four-barrel and Eidelbrock, and replaced it
> with a Datsun. The cost of broken rods and problems finding gas got
> to be too much.
I'm not sure I want to spend the money to buy a set of 4 wheels and
tires. Haven't found any source of used or cheap wheels for the ZX3.
I will probably get the other size wheels if the current wheels get
really bent out of shape. Hope some drunk will total my parked car so
I can get a new one.