DesertDenizen
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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Thu May 21, 2015 4:58 pm

I have the original tires and average 5.2 m/kwh. No reason for me to think of changing anything.
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AutoHaulersinc
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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Thu May 21, 2015 5:15 pm

i think these are the factory 17s

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adspguy
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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Tue May 26, 2015 9:27 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:I will be looking into Nokian tires - either the WRG3 all-weather, or the eNTYRE 2.0.

http://www.nokiantires.com/summer-tires ... entyre-20/

I have been very happy with the Nokian Hakka R2 (winter tires) - they roll even better than the Ecopias.
I have WRG3's on my 2012 LEAF and have no regrets. No loss of mileage over the ecopias, and much better wet/snow traction too. The included road hazard warranty has also proved a winner as I've had two tires replaced already due to a teenage driver and potholes.

69800
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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Tue May 26, 2015 3:12 pm

Stanton wrote:Yes...even if they are still LRR tires. The fact is, the (stock) Ecopias are better than just about anything else as far as range goes (no wonder Nissan picked them), but that's about it: they don't last. There are a few threads on tires, and I have one my switch to Michelin Defenders (very happy after a couple of years).
I love the Ecopias. If you are a race car driver they will wear early. My wife drives like a grandma 50/50 city highway and I got 31000 miles out of mine. I put another set on. We also like the way the handle in snow.
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Wed May 27, 2015 4:51 am

69800 wrote:
Stanton wrote:Yes...even if they are still LRR tires. The fact is, the (stock) Ecopias are better than just about anything else as far as range goes (no wonder Nissan picked them), but that's about it: they don't last. There are a few threads on tires, and I have one my switch to Michelin Defenders (very happy after a couple of years).
I love the Ecopias. If you are a race car driver they will wear early. My wife drives like a grandma 50/50 city highway and I got 31000 miles out of mine. I put another set on. We also like the way the handle in snow.
I think this is the first time I've ever heard someone claim they like the Ecopias in the snow. I found them to be horrible in the snow. All they did was turn my car into a giant road hazard. This wasn't from aggressive driving either - the slightest hill, and the car would just slide all over the place. I do have to wonder - maybe you had a newer model of the Ecopias on your car? I don't know what the tires were, but my car is a 2012 SV. The stock tires were hands-down the worst I've ever driven on in the snow.
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XeonPony
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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Fri May 29, 2015 10:14 am

the ones on my 2013 sv leaf did great in the snow, car handled better then my truck and they are the factory ecopias
2013 SV Leaf, Level 2 charger, so far all works great! 130Km daily, 100% charge at night on 240 then trickle charge for 8H durring the day on 120v.

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Re: will different tires drastically affect range

Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:41 pm

I was looking at the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 205/55R16 94 H Tire vs the EP422 Plus Ecopias for my '15 leaf. Has anyone had any direct experience with this tire? The Ecopias 422 Plus are about 107$ for 70,000 miles....where the Nokians are 66$ with a 80,000 mile warranty. From a price standpoint the Nokians seem to take the cake, but if they drastically effect the miles per KWH, then it might not make sense to purchase these.

I have about 53K on the stock 422's right now and have a 4.4KWH running average with 95% being highway miles 60-65mph.

My question is this:
1) Does anyone have any "real world" range numbers on these tires other than anecdotal experience
2) Has anyone found any rolling resistance numbers on either tires, all I find is salesman speak such as "low" and "fuel saving" which has little to no value to me
3) Anyone experience any premature or accelerated wear or other bad detractors such as road noise that would be worth consideration

Thanks!

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