EVDRIVER wrote: Nubo wrote:
newmanji wrote:So many topics in this forum so I could not find what I am looking for. My Leaf has about 26,000 miles and my tires are almost worn out. These are the stock Bridgestone Ecopia tires so I do not want to replace them with the same type. ...
FWIW, there seems to be some consensus that if you buy Ecopia replacement tires, they will provide better tread-wear than the OEM stock tires.
The non OEM is a better tire in general. The retail Ecopia is a actually a decent LRR tire and THE most efficient tire for the LEAF, anyone suggestion other tires are comparable on efficiency are in efficiency denial, this is well documented. All the Michelins take an efficiency hit regardless of the tire, some more significant.
Maybe if you stick to the OEM 16" size or 17" size and don't look at other options.
Absolute efficiency get the Energy Saver A/S - Size: 195/65R15 or Ecopia EP422 Plus 195/65/15 with the lowest weight 15" wheels you can find. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... &tab=Specs
or https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... &tab=Specs
To go all the way you buy Honda Civic Hybrid wheels and machine out the inner bore by 2mm to make them fit the Nissan like https://imgur.com/ILKqfQL
Even at the 16" OEM wheel I'd want to see numbers for Energy Saver A/S 205/55/16 vs the retail Ecopia 422 205/55/16 and Ecopia 422 Plus 205/55/16. If the Ecopia in either trim is more efficient than the Energy Saver A/S I'd be surprised.
Still, knowing the Ecopia 422 Plus is available for the 15" wheel makes it an option if it is cheaper than the Energy Saver A/S. The last time I went with a cheaper tire of the Dunlop Enasave A/S https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... 5SR5ES01AS
but I don't think it is worth recommending because the tread life isn't as good as the Michelin Energy Saver A/S.
Still, I've tried the other two, I might as well try the Ecopia 422 Plus next. It might be a year or so until I do. Haven't worn out the tires I'm on now.