BuckMkII
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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 12/25/18: AHr = 55.5; SOH = 84.9 %; Hx = 80.3; ODO = 53,018

gncndad
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Location: Ft. Worth, TX

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. ;)
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csmeutah
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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
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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
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nateads
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:44 pm

I might have missed the post that states this if so I apologize, I'm curious the range increase when using the eco tires with the leaf vs a generic brand. I know my pre owned leaf came with some cheap MotoMaster AW II tires and I feel as though the GOM is off and I'm not sure if it's because of the tires. e.g. gauge says I've lost 24kms on a 16km trip. I'm not sure if that's normal or within the acceptable range.

BuckMkII
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:07 pm

nateads wrote:I might have missed the post that states this if so I apologize, I'm curious the range increase when using the eco tires with the leaf vs a generic brand. I know my pre owned leaf came with some cheap MotoMaster AW II tires and I feel as though the GOM is off and I'm not sure if it's because of the tires. e.g. gauge says I've lost 24kms on a 16km trip. I'm not sure if that's normal or within the acceptable range.
The Guess-O-Meter is basing its prediction on the power use over the last few miles, so its ERRORS are not affected by the tires. It is incorporating the performance of those tires in its guess. It will be equally wrong regardless of the tires, but changing the tires will change the prediction of the GOM if the tires are better or worse than the previous set.

I put on new, less efficient tires not long ago. My GOM predictions when charging to 100% at work were 92 miles on the old tires and 83 on the new tires. That difference is fairly proportional to the actual range I'm getting, even if that number is not very believable.
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 12/25/18: AHr = 55.5; SOH = 84.9 %; Hx = 80.3; ODO = 53,018

nateads
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:42 pm

BuckMkII wrote:My GOM predictions when charging to 100% at work were 92 miles on the old tires and 83 on the new tires. That difference is fairly proportional to the actual range I'm getting, even if that number is not very believable.
Wow a close to 10 mile difference is a fairly big gap. I kind of wish I had negotiated for the dealership to put on eco tires before buying.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:01 pm

nateads wrote:
BuckMkII wrote:My GOM predictions when charging to 100% at work were 92 miles on the old tires and 83 on the new tires. That difference is fairly proportional to the actual range I'm getting, even if that number is not very believable.
Wow a close to 10 mile difference is a fairly big gap. I kind of wish I had negotiated for the dealership to put on eco tires before buying.
I guess the good news is that if the LRR tires were inflated to the suggested 36psi, and the new tires were to be inflated to, say, 44psi, the difference in range would be quite a bit smaller...
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Lothsahn
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Re: Recommended replacement tire

Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:28 pm

I put on a brand new pair of Continental Purecontact LRR tires from Tirerack. I am more interested in grip in all seasons than eco, because safety is King for me. Replaced a set of terrible tires (Cooper response touring and another pair I don't remember)... On the old tires, the Leaf lost grip at 7 mph on ice first time it froze.

With tires and alignment the car handles beautifully now and I'm getting 4.0 mi/kWh. Keep in mind that's accelerating conservatively in Eco mode, but doing the speed limit and not hypermilling. I also have no brake regen due to the poor battery, so I'm quite happy with 4.0.

Highly recommend the Purecontacts.
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gncndad
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Location: Ft. Worth, TX

Re: Recommended replacement tire

Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:00 am

gncndad wrote: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. ;)
We've driven 3k miles on the Ecopia 422+ replacement tires. These tires are much better than OEM. I have no issues whatsoever. Quiet, adequate grip, no significant mileage loss. I would buy them again.
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