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Old 02-20-2020, 03:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best LRR Tires

Just bought a set of KUMHO SOLUS TA31 for my 2008 Prius from Discount Tire Center.

I had Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 from Costco, they lasted about 5 years and I was pretty pleased with them.

As the Kumho's aren't LRR I'm curious to see if they have a big effect on my MPG.

While I'm in SoCal it has been pretty cool.

My lifetime MPG is 45

They didn't have the Kumho Eco Solus in stock and I don't think they make them in a size that fits the Prius.

Anyone have stellar returns on a LRR tire. Recommendations for future purchases?

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Old 02-20-2020, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the Michelin energy saver A/S. It's an expensive tire but worth it on an electric vehicle with limited range.

Oh and discount tire sucks. It appears they take advantage of people who don't know much about tires. They sell "Walmart tires" for excessive amounts of money. They never miss an opportunity to sell a new tire.
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Broadly speaking, I too find Michelin to be at the head of the pack for LRR tires if you're looking for something with good all-around stats. I go for Nokian for winter tires, probably not a factor for you. The Bridgestones that came on the 2000 Insight have some pretty amazingly low rolling resistance, but it was at the expense of the tire having a relatively short life, high noise, a rough ride, and relatively low wet and dry grip. Which was perfectly fine for me, I just took it easy when it was raining and enjoyed the excellent fuel economy.

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