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Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:04 pm
by kkanoski91
I will just stick with the OEM size than.

The reason I was wondering if the 155/60r15 would work is that I did want a wider tire. Purely for looks. The front tires just look so skinny to me. I did have a slightly wider tire put on the back wheels in a pinch when there was a flat and that's all they had. The mileage/range did not seem affected. it was 185 vs 175.

With all of the Jeeps and trucks around that can change tires as much as they want, I feel limited by the exact specifications of the original tire/wheel. But I have read through and changing it on this car does cause problems, so I guess I will stick with OEM. The guy from TireRack did not suggest changing the size either. Actually, he said they cannot go against what their fitment chart says, so the 145mm it will be!


Thanks.

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:12 pm
by Don
Another tire for us!

We're having our driveway poured with concrete and Carolyn brushed up against one of the form boards and poked a little hole in the sidewall of a rear tire. The Dunlop Ensaves are $148 each from Tire Rack and to be truthful, I've never been in love with Dunlop tires anyway, so I got to searching again

Her tires were the originals that came on the car (made in 2011) so it's no big deal that the tire is ruined - I was going to replace them shortly anyway. I put 2 new front tires on this car a few years back when I hit a chunk of asphalt that fell out of a truck immediately in front of us, causing a blowout, so new rears are all we'll need for now

Anyway, I found these Achilles tires in 175/60R15 from Amazon and they are supposedly rated LRR and for $100 less per tire than the Dunlops, they deserve a chance (in my book) so I ordered a pair. Saved me about $200!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Achilles-Sport-P ... 0r15+tires

Don

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:46 pm
by DBMandrake
I wouldn’t recommend 175/60/15 on the rear.

That higher profile will increase the rolling radius and will probably cause the same issues with traction control and regeneration that I had.

Good luck...!

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:01 pm
by Don
DBMandrake wrote:I wouldn’t recommend 175/60/15 on the rear.
On the North American models, 175/60R15 is the OEM size - People here who fitted 175/55R15 found it disables regenerative braking

Don

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:18 am
by DBMandrake
Ah interesting. Is the front size different to the European version too ?

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:26 am
by Don
No - The front size is the same. Evidently tire size is programmed into the software so that the relationship between the front and rear tire sizes and the number of revolutions per mile each makes is accepted by the computer. Domestic and Euro programming must be different from the NA models

Don

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 am
by Don
Got the Achilles tires mounted on the back today. I really like the look if these - They look a lot like summer tires to me . . . . big wide grooves for the water to escape and they're directional like most summer tires are. We'll see how low the LRR actually is after a while, but for less than $50 per tire I can buy a few extra electrons if necessary since I'm saving $100 per tire off the Ensave prices

For you west coasters - These were shipped to me from Los Cerritos CA. Don't know how long Amazon will keep the $48 price . . . . it cost me more than that to mount and balance the pair

Don

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:11 am
by kiev
Howdy Don,

i may give those a try also, what is the date code on the tires you got?

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:36 am
by Don
4217, so the last half of October, 2017

Don

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 am
by JoeS
Don, great to hear that and I've already passed this on to my neighbor and the fellow who bought my first i-MiEV. Any problems with the stability control system kicking in when pushed on curves?