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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Thu May 10, 2018 9:18 pm

Don't consider this definitive, but I seem to remember that going from 55 to 60 has corrected the speedo error in at least some cases. There is a web calculator that will show you just what the change in reading will be, if you look for it.
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri May 11, 2018 7:48 am

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gncndad
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Tue May 15, 2018 3:49 pm

I'm tempted to start a new thread: Has anyone replaced the OEM 205/55 x 16 with 205/60 x 16?

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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri May 25, 2018 8:44 pm

for those with navigation you can adjust the speedo error slightly through the nav screen. there is a thread about that here somewhere. You can do a -2.5% offset and get your 205/55r16 to read dead on. Otherwise the 17" wheel Leafs are a bit bigger OD than the 16" (215/50r17), so going with taller profile could correct speedo error. My SL (with the aforementioned tires) has less than half mph speedo error compared to GPS at 65mph.

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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:25 pm

I just replaced the stock Ecopia EP422's on my 2015 S model with the EP422 plus units...

I got 56K miles out of the originals. They had reached the point where most of the wear bars were touching, and the outer bit of tread (outside the last rain groove) was basically a slick. Needless to say, I like to get my moneys worth out of my tires...

Anyway, I was prepared for a massive mileage hit with new tires. I reset the mileage calculator on the dash computer and headed home from the tire shop. I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised. After the first 100 miles, I'm still getting 4.8m/kwh on the GOM. Same as when I was driving on the old tires.

So, I'm happy as a clam.

mike

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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:03 pm

although: Where do you live? You must be driving mostly highway miles, because my OEM tires are virtually gone at 26k miles. I'm hoping to get 30k out of them.
Also, how are you managing 4.8m/kwh? Summertime heat in TX, even w/o the A/C, we're getting 4.2...

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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:20 am

estomax wrote:for those with navigation you can adjust the speedo error slightly through the nav screen. there is a thread about that here somewhere. You can do a -2.5% offset and get your 205/55r16 to read dead on. Otherwise the 17" wheel Leafs are a bit bigger OD than the 16" (215/50r17), so going with taller profile could correct speedo error. My SL (with the aforementioned tires) has less than half mph speedo error compared to GPS at 65mph.

Marko


The method to adjust the speed calibration through the nav system is in the thread titled "Speedometer Reads 6% High". I believe the steps to bring up the service screen were - Turn the audio power off, then press Map, Map, Map, Audio Power, Audio Power, Map. I have tried this on my 2018 SL with no luck.

I noticed the stock 16" tires for the 2018s are 215/55R16 rather than 205/55R16 on earlier models. The 215/55R16s are only 0.8% smaller diameter than the stock 215/50R17s so maybe Nissan has removed the option to calibrate the speedometer. I already have a set of 205/55R16 winter tires that I'd like to use so if anyone has found a way to adjust the speedometer on a 2018 please let me know!
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:57 am

I guess here is as good as anyplace...

I just went back to Bridgestone Ecopia tires on my 2011. Reasons:

The Ecopia 422 plus were $20 less per tire than the Michelins.
The most local tire place had 4 in stock and there wasn't another of their stores locally with more than 1 of the Michelins.
Got about the same number of miles from the Michelins as I did with my factory Ecopias (actually 40k vs. 35k, but I let them go more).
Michelins had great grip when new, but atrocious (dangerous even) grip towards EOL.
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:08 am

mwalsh wrote:I guess here is as good as anyplace...

I just went back to Bridgestone Ecopia tires on my 2011. Reasons:

The Ecopia 422 plus were $20 less per tire than the Michelins.
The most local tire place had 4 in stock and there wasn't another of their stores locally with more than 1 of the Michelins.
Got about the same number of miles from the Michelins as I did with my factory Ecopias (actually 40k vs. 35k, but I let them go more).
Michelins had great grip when new, but atrocious (dangerous even) grip towards EOL.


I will be buying a set of Ecopia 422 plus tires before the end of the month. The OEM Ecopias on the 2011 worked well under wet conditions if inflated to 44 psi. The Michelin MXM4 replacements worked well and had a little better dry traction. The OEM Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires on the 2015 were probably the worst radial tires I have ever owned--wet traction (on oil-soaked wet pavement typical here during storms after long dry spells) was non-existent regardless of inflation pressure. Both sets of Michelins had excessive weather cracking on the sidewalls in my climate. The Continental sport performance tires I put on the 2015 were great when new, but they dropped the range by at least 15% and their wet/dry grip has dropped as they have aged. The Ecopias offer the best range of any tires I have used on either LEAF and they have good wet traction so I am going back to them. My only decision is whether to stay with original size of 215/50R17 or go up to 215/55R17 to get slightly larger diameter.
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:32 am

GerryAZ wrote:The Michelin MXM4 replacements worked well and had a little better dry traction.


That's still my impression after a full day with the Ecopias - they are a little more squirrely than the Michelins, and I find myself somewhat missing the surefootedness I felt with (in my case) the MXV4s when new.

Update: A week on and the Ecopias definitely break loose WAY more readily than the MXV4s ever did. Last night I gunned it from probably 20mph while going to pass another car and, initially, all I got for my efforts were the front tires skidding against the road surface. I feel like I made a mistake that I'll have to solve by either changing the way I drive (which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing) or returning these and getting the Michelins instead!
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 77,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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