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Old 09-24-2018, 05:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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In my experience, both on a Leaf and an e-Golf, the Bridgestone Ecopia tires are just about the lowest rolling resistance tires available today.
Which version would that be ?
Cos there's lots of Ecopias ...


Oil Pan, was the drop caused by mounting another brand/make of tyres, or just mounting same but new ones ?


I disliked the Bridgestone Ecopia 25 175/65/14 on my CNG VW up! enough to replace them immediately.
They went to my sister, who was driving on worse junk tyres

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Old 09-24-2018, 09:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I went with Yokohama avid ascend.
They are better than the ecopia line in every way except possibly rolling resistance.
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Driving 10 to 20 mph below the speed limit on the state highway would be very dangerous.
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One, thereís a posted upper & lower limit. Two, state laws require one to get off the roadway and let faster traffic get by (when safe to do so). Three, vehicles are equipped with mirrors for a reason.

Up your driving ability by cultivating new skills. It isnít hard, and it can be done in a FE conscious way. Been at it 45-years this year.

That said, there are those whoís IQ is too low to even be on the roads, much less above 45-mph. Those who cannot make deductions based on mirror images. Yes, they screw it up for everyone.

Travel is always time versus distance. And conditions encountered. Insisting on the stunt of very highest mpg in all circumstances is also the stupidity one encounters.

How often do I find these morons tail-gating me, or cutting back in front far too close after passing. The belief that Interstate left lane has any ROW is the attendant stupidity. Itís for passing only. Not overtaking.

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Old 12-10-2018, 06:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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All the Yokohama economy tires I can find info on only rate as average rolling resistance.
That's too bad.

OE for the leaf is ecopia 442 and that's what the car had when I got it.

I am going to find some steel wheels, put ecopia 442 tires on them and 1980s-1990s aero GMC wheel covers.
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You guys and your 'tire choices' . . pfft!

I only get one option with the i3, Ecopia or Blizzak.

I run them at 38F / 44R right now. They seem to work well at that on my car.

I just bought it this last month though, so mi/kWh figures are difficult to pin down, particularly with the weather going colder.
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I will probably go with the Michelin Energy Saver A/S or ecopia tires again.
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So for those with the Ecopias, do you have the same issue that many i3 drivers complain about with frequent punctures?

I think they are mostly just driving in areas with rotten luck / poor road cleaning, but I'm curious if the tire is simply more susceptible to it.
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I never had a problem with the ecopia and mine are pretty worn down.

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