phb10186
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Re: What tire would you recommend?

Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:45 pm

PV1 wrote:Dropping $600 each year on rubber is getting old. You'd think with a massive influx of gas traffic, there'd be more than enough funding for some half-decent roads :roll: .


No chance - from what I've learned about local authorities/ municipal councils/ the borough in charge of road repairs in any country ive ever been to is that they would rather pay for road-related car damage claims and back-fill their pensions than actually fix the roads... and let's be honest, the I-Miev doesn't like pot-holes much.
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rkarl89203
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Re: What tire would you recommend?

Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Bought the Continentals for the fronts.
Nice tires.
Negligible effect on regen or range.
$190 for both.

DonW
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Re: What tire would you recommend?

Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:19 pm

FWIW,
I just purchased all 4 Yokohama Avid Envigor tires in stock sizes from Simpletire.com for $290 total delivered to my local Pep Boys. Pep Boys charged me $90 to mount, balance, TMPS service etc. About $380 all said and done vs. a $620 quote from Les Shwab and a $740 quote from discount tire. I cant say much about the mileage and handling yet but the grip is worlds better than the stock tires that were down to 4/32nds after only 33,000 miles.
Anyway, thanks for having such a great forum. I have been lurking for years, made my purchasing decision from the information here, and have had many questions answered by poking around.
Donny

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Re: What tire would you recommend?

Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:23 pm

Donny, welcome to the forum and glad it is serving you well. Good price for the tires and thank you for letting us know. You'll probably find a slight increase in tire noise and a slight decrease in range compared to the OEM Dunlop Enasaves, and as long as you keep the tire pressures below 40psi you should be fine. Incidentally, some of us consider 33,000 miles on the OEMs as pretty good.
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Re: What tire would you recommend?

Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:19 am

DonW wrote:Anyway, thanks for having such a great forum. I have been lurking for years, made my purchasing decision from the information here, and have had many questions answered by poking around.
Donny


Thanks Donny, glad to hear from you, and from the Les Schwab mention- you're in the Pac Northwest? It'd be great to have more i-MiEV representation at upcoming Drive Electric Week Events.

I think 33k on the original front tires indicates a very gentle driver. :mrgreen:
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 70,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
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