psyflyjohn
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Location: San Diego, CA

New tires

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:27 am

First of all, I want to comment on how badly the "search" function on this site sucks. I know I've read some info on how different brands of eco tires perform on the Miev. I just replaced two front tires on my Miev of three years, with nearly 30K on them. The dealer could only find Continental brand as replacements, and I was wondering how they fare in terms of affecting mileage/distance per charge. Any info is appreciated.

BarryP
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Location: Idaho Falls

Re: New tires

Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:09 pm

I can't answer your question but why couldn't the dealer get the OEM tires off Tire Rack?
Thanx,
-Barry
Bought iMiev June 6, 2013, Now leaving electrons in my wake @ ~1000miles/month
Original owner Prius 2002 275,000+ miles
Original owner Prius 2009 125,000+ miles

PV1
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Re: New tires

Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:19 pm

I haven't noticed much of any range loss with Continentals on the front. I'm still running Dunlop rear tires due to the i-MiEV's very strict ASC not liking the slightly smaller Continental rear tires.

The Continentals don't seem to have as much grip as Dunlop, but then again the roads aren't as smooth as they were last year. Just yesterday my right front rim suffered damage from a patch on a main road. I swear the back of the car came clear off the ground :twisted: .

Another piece of advice, don't ever try to return Continental tires. It took them 6 months and two attempts to finally refund my tires (had the rear two returned).
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

danpatgal
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Location: Ephrata, PA

Re: New tires

Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:15 pm

psyflyjohn wrote:First of all, I want to comment on how badly the "search" function on this site sucks.
It's been lamented before. The best solution for searching is to use a site search in Google. For example use a search string like: "tires site:myimiev.com".

We have not got new tires yet after almost 30k on our iMiev, so I can't help you there.

simplyrob
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Re: New tires

Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:21 pm

I just replaced all four with Yokohama AVID Envigor tires. So far so good...

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Re: New tires

Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:17 am

:| :?: :?:

I took Bear into the local dealer for two new rear tires and the airbag sensor recall. I just got a call that they mounted the new tires and rotated them to the front :o . After trying to explain that the tires are staggered and can't be rotated, he said the tech advised it as the front tread depth wasn't as deep (the fronts are fairly new with about 3,000 miles on them).

All in all, a real headscratcher, but he almost immediately called back and apologized for the confusion, as they don't see many i-MiEVs. He assured me that they put new tires on the back and didn't rotate them. We shall see.

I guess he was thinking of the Mirage.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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