Jedlacks
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:00 pm

I just put on a set of Avid Ascend (LRR) this morning. One change I wade was put on 205/60 R 16s instead, because the speedo was always off even after I adjusted it in the console. Now everything is correct and I have a proper speed reading. We were able to suck 39,000 miles out of the original ecopias, and there were probably a thousand left, but it was not work it.

I also pumped the tires up to 45 psi out of a max of 51psi on the sidewall. Over the next few days I will evaluate the drive and decide if I should leave it at that level or decrease it a bit. The ecopias were kept at 44, and the wear was even across all four. What helped was my obsession with rotating the tires every 5,000 miles. So yes, I will put one thousand miles on these then rotate them :D
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gncndad
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:44 pm

I haven't waded through all the tire posts yet, but thought I'd pose the question:

Any advantage going to a 60 series, vs. 55? 95% of our driving is 40mph or less, very rarely at highway speeds, neither of us are speed demons, looking for max efficiency.

Has anyone tried Continental TrueContact, 205/60 X 16? Currently $94 at Tirerack, Vs Ecopia @ $107.

TrueContact 70,000m treadwear vs. 40,000m for the OEM Ecopia,

gncndad
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:02 pm

Any thoughts on the post above? Getting close to tire replacement time...

baustin
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:00 am

According to other posts I have read, the after-market Ecopias are a much better tire than the OEM Ecopias. Changing tire sizes from the manufacturer recommendation will affect performance and handling of the vehicle. My advice is to go with the recommended tire size for the wheels on the car, and to get the best tires you can afford. If you want maximum efficiency, you will need LRR tires, and they usually cost more.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:32 am

gncndad wrote:I haven't waded through all the tire posts yet, but thought I'd pose the question:

Any advantage going to a 60 series, vs. 55? 95% of our driving is 40mph or less, very rarely at highway speeds, neither of us are speed demons, looking for max efficiency.

Has anyone tried Continental TrueContact, 205/60 X 16? Currently $94 at Tirerack, Vs Ecopia @ $107.

TrueContact 70,000m treadwear vs. 40,000m for the OEM Ecopia,


Someone on FB used the Continental super eco whatevers and states he lost 20% in range.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:34 am

baustin wrote:According to other posts I have read, the after-market Ecopias are a much better tire than the OEM Ecopias. Changing tire sizes from the manufacturer recommendation will affect performance and handling of the vehicle. My advice is to go with the recommended tire size for the wheels on the car, and to get the best tires you can afford. If you want maximum efficiency, you will need LRR tires, and they usually cost more.


OEM Ecopias and ones from Firestone have different load ratings so not the same tire in any sense. Also different mileage ratings. I have become to realize (despite the badging) that the OEMs are like Ecopia 422's while the Firestone (or Bridgestone which is one company BTW) are 422 Plus based on differences in mileage warranties (65,000 to 70,000)
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 11,987 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 110.89 Ahr , SOH 96.00, Hx 115.22
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estomax
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:01 pm

it is annoying to no end that tire manufacturers make the same brand and model of tire and then have different versions of them that are not clearly discernible..

coronado 54 how has the miles/kwh been with the pirelli p7s compared to ecopias? i am considering those too.

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DingDongDrone
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:02 am

The regular Ecopia tire does not have a mileage warranty (only 30 day trial warranty). https://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/ecopia-ep422-eco
Whereas the Ecopia Plus has a 70k mile limited treadwear warranty. https://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/ecopia-ep422-eco For the few extra dollars, the warranty is worth it - cheap insurance on the tires.

gncndad
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:11 am

jedlacks: Update please on your Avid Ascend tires?

garsh
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:46 am

DingDongDrone wrote:Whereas the Ecopia Plus has a 70k mile limited treadwear warranty. https://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/ecopia-ep422-eco For the few extra dollars, the warranty is worth it - cheap insurance on the tires.

Just keep in mind that a tire mileage warranty just means that Bridgestone will give you a pro-rated discount if you buy a new set of Bridgestone tires to replace the prematurely-worn Ecopias. And, it requires that all tires are wearing evenly. It beats a kick to the face, but you'll probably get a better deal by waiting for a sale.

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