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Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:34 am
by worm
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?

Re: Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:43 am
by worm
I just found other other option on 1010tires.com, the Nexen N-Fera SU4, $112.91 each plus $21.85 shipping.

Re: Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:12 pm
by jray3
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

Re: Trouble finding new rear tires in British Columbia

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:11 am
by bradleydavidgood777
I like the Dunlops and think they are worth the money. I would buy them again and wouldn't consider anything else myself.