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    Wide 13 inch tires

    I just got 4 new tires for my Opel "Lemons" car. I wanted wide with low profile and as most know 13 inch wheels and tires are becoming history. I got brand new Sumitomo
    225 X 50 X 13 for only $57.00 each. The company is Discount Tires, Custom Wheels, Rims, Goodyear, Michelin, Cooper Tires. They also have 215 X 50 X 13 for $54.76 each. They are under staffed so if you call on the phone expect long waits for someone to answer the phone. I picked up my tires so I got to see their facility. First rate.

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    Very cool, I have been looking for RWL 13" tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagting View Post
    I got brand new Sumitomo
    225 X 50 X 13 for only $57.00 each. The company is Discount Tires, Custom Wheels, Rims, Goodyear, Michelin, Cooper Tires.
    I couldn't find this size in their database...got a model number or direct link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by odieopel View Post
    I tried 225/50-13, 235/50-13, 225/60-13 in the search and came up with nothing for results. There's a 225/45-13 Toyo but that's $168, not $57.
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    Yeah the links are not direct to the tires. But if you look under tire brands and choose Sumitomo then you can find them pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellamy View Post
    Yeah the links are not direct to the tires. But if you look under tire brands and choose Sumitomo then you can find them pretty easy.
    I had no problem finding the 215/50-13 Sumitomo, and various other 13" tires. But the mystical '225/50-13' Sumitomo still eludes me!
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    Could it be a new release? I don't see it anywhere either.
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    I could only find 225/50R13 in autocross / racing tires and at $188 per tire on tirerack.com
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    I only found the 215 as well, I noticed he did talk with them in person, so maybe it is an unlisted tire or something new. I often thought the wide 13 tires were high dollar, and Coker tire was the source for the widest, but at 200 plus a tire-no thanks
    Keith

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    I googled the size for Sumitomos and see the Miata guys talked about them as if the may have been offered in the passed. Not all of them thought they were though.
    no more sumitomo 225/50/13 ?????!!!! - MX-5 Miata Forum
    225/50/13 tires?? Can''t get them in UK! - RoadAndTrack Forums

    My guess is ether they are a newly offered size (not likely) or somebody got wires crossed on something. Also, Sumitomos web siter has no mention of that 225-50/13 size as being offerd. Idk.

    All I know is I love my sticky summer HRT 200's in 205-60/13 on the Manta.
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