worm
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Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:34 am

I have a 2012 iMiev with about 65000km, purchased "new" in 2014. I replaced the front tires two years ago at 37000km after getting 2-3 punctures and leaks. Now it's time to replace the rear tires. The local dealership's only option is Dunlop Enasave, $160 CAD per tire plus installation, $380. The only other option I can find is Zeta ZTR20 https://www.wheelwiz.ca/tires/zeta/ztr20/zt1756015n , which costs $78.99 per tire, but shipping to BC costs $80 (Wheelwiz offers free shipping for 4 tires, but not for 2!).

Minerva Emizero looks great but tiresandco.ca will not ship to my address.

I'm leaning toward the Dunlops because they are a known entity that I'm happy with, even though the cost all-in is about $60 higher than the Zeta.

Has anyone tried the Zeta? If you're in British Columbia, are you aware of any other choices?

worm
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Re: Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:43 am

I just found other other option on 1010tires.com, the Nexen N-Fera SU4, $112.91 each plus $21.85 shipping.

jray3
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Re: Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:12 pm

If you want the best combination of traction and range, I think there's no substitute for the EnaSave. However, I just picked up the SunFull SF-688 for only $36 USD from Pep Boys, 2018 manufacture. Haven't mounted them yet, but they claim both LRR and wet traction.
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4063&p=37133&hilit=Sunfull#p37133
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

bradleydavidgood777
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Re: Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:11 am

I like the Dunlops and think they are worth the money. I would buy them again and wouldn't consider anything else myself.
2017 I-Miev

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