BuckMkII
Posts: 216
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 8:04 am
Location: Seattle

Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:38 pm

That's weird. If I go full power from a stop and turn at the same time, I get a tiny bit of wheel spin, but if straight ahead and dry road, no problem. I got my replacement Ecopias last fall and I don't recall that they were worse at first. However, my memory is TERRIBLE! :D
2013 SV no QC, built July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
bar 12 lost 8/21/17
on 8/23/18: AHr = 54.6; SOH = 83.5%; Hx = 78.2; ODO = 49,746

gncndad
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:02 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2016

Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:53 pm

Sigh...wife rear-ended an F-150...slid under the right rear corner, peeled the Leaf LF fender back to the A pillar. $5,700 damage.
Tire was damaged, so...at 26k miles, replaced all 4 tires with Ecopia 422+, OEM size.
MUCH quieter than the well-worn OEM tires, seem much more compliant, as well. Too early to tell if there will be mileage loss. It'll be hard to tell anyway, as all our driving is <30mph, stop-and-go.
FYI, repair job was superb, new hood, bumper, LF fender, excellent paint match, still zero rattles in the cabin, tracks perfectly straight. Impossible to tell it was repaired, and I've got a very critical eye. ;)

csmeutah
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Delivery Date: 22 Oct 2018

Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Costco is telling me I have to upgrade to the runflat version of the tire at a $25 premium. any experience with that?

GerryAZ
Gold Member
Posts: 1871
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:28 pm

csmeutah wrote:Costco is telling me I have to upgrade to the runflat version of the tire at a $25 premium. any experience with that?


As far as I know, Bridgestone offers the Driveguard run flats, but not Ecopia run flats. I suspect the Driveguards will drop range a bit compared to Ecopias. There is a thread somewhere here that describes experience with Driveguards. Costco refused to sell me one size larger than stock Ecopias even though the stock size was not readily available so I refused to buy from them.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

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