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Old 05-17-2017, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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White Lightning Got New Shoes

Well I had to bite the bullet early and put new shoes on my focus.

I went with the Continental TrueContacts in a P195/65r15, they weigh roughly the same as what I took off, and they are .8 inches taller, so we will see over time if I made the right decision, they are rated the highest on tirerack of the brands tested and have a good rating on deep snow, ice and winter, while having a very good rating on the rest.

These tires are rated for 90K miles and have a treadwear rating of 800, and they look great with how I have my hubcaps setup.

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Old 05-17-2017, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Let us know how you like them and what kind of FE gains you see by going taller.
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I've had these tires for ~4 months now. Great traction, quieter than the OEM Yokohamas, and much higher treadwear rating.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've had these tires for ~4 months now. Great traction, quieter than the OEM Yokohamas, and much higher treadwear rating.
I put about 10K miles on a set on my red focus, they were factory size

The set I put on this car are a little taller

Which vehicle do you have these on and what pressure do you run to get the best fuel economy?
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This works a lot better than tape.

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I love it, it is about time for me to do something different, and I have a lot of trash bags from when I had a rental house.

I sometimes have to go through 6" of water to get out of my area to go to work.

How have they been holding up?

I sometimes have to go through 6" of water to get out of my area to go to work
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It worked well and held up great. (for me)

6" of water you say...

Don't know.

They might end up looking like a bad boob job... lol



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I put about 10K miles on a set on my red focus, they were factory size

The set I put on this car are a little taller

Which vehicle do you have these on and what pressure do you run to get the best fuel economy?
2013 Prius, OEM size (195/65-R15); I have them at max sidewall (44 psi).
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2013 Prius, OEM size (195/65-R15); I have them at max sidewall (44 psi).
Did you notice any drop or gain in FE or other hypermile variables?

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