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  1. 08EscapeHybrid attached a file to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    They're Here! A few days early too! [ATTACH]

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  2. 08EscapeHybrid liked RedylC94's post in the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    Same here. I bought two in the late 80s. One had strange irregular wear that worsened. The other one had a sidewall plug (which I...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 6:22 PM
  3. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    Ok, all my rewards came in as Amazon gift cards. 4 Firestone Fuel Fighters, with free shipping, $89.72/ea. All of my rebates and...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 4:09 AM
  4. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    For a cheap tire, Hankooks are great. We put a set on Susan's car, and she loves them.

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:13 AM
  5. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    I was burned a few times where the used tires gave out only a couple months after I bought them.

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:13 AM
  6. 08EscapeHybrid liked RedylC94's post in the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    Three years ago I paid about $85/tire minus $50 rebate/per set of 4 for Hankook Kinergy PT H737, same OE size as Edwin's.

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:12 AM
  7. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    When I was younger I used to buy used tires all the time. As I've gotten older, I've moved away from that.

    Sep 23, 2022 at 8:54 PM
  8. 08EscapeHybrid liked EdwinTheMagnificent's post in the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    My kids would love this : Having to dispose of all that after I croak.

    Sep 23, 2022 at 8:52 PM
  9. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    Yep. That's why 16s aren't happening now. The Fuel Fighters are in the OEM tire size, and they're CHEAP, so that's the route I'm...

    Sep 23, 2022 at 5:32 AM
  10. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    Yeah, I wish they were 16s but there's zero money for new wheels. When I mentioned bumping the aspect ratio up, dealer guy immediately...

    Sep 23, 2022 at 5:18 AM
  11. 08EscapeHybrid liked litesong's post in the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    The OE tires on our 2013 auto Elantra were 205x55x16 inches, but the car accepted 215x55x17 inch tires! They are wonderful, giving a...

    Sep 23, 2022 at 5:16 AM
  12. 08EscapeHybrid liked litesong's post in the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    From 9-21-22: Ah, just remembered. It was the excellence of those used, over-sized Firestone Affinity tires, that I continue to buy...

    Sep 23, 2022 at 1:20 AM
  13. 08EscapeHybrid replied to the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    I was looking at bumping the aspect ratio up one, from a 45 to a 50. The tires are a lot more expensive. Plus, my dealer says they...

    Sep 23, 2022 at 1:20 AM
  14. 08EscapeHybrid liked BillLin's post in the thread Looking for new tires for the SportWagen TDI, anyone here try the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters?.

    This won't help in the LRR domain, but they seem to be good tires cheap, if you can actually get them. Walmart. 500AA rated, 50k mile...

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