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Old 03-16-2011, 08:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RE-92's are amazing! (Bridgestone Potenza RE-92 LRR tires on Honda Insight)

I just wanted to share how glad I am that I could put my summer tires (Potenza RE-92) back on, and what a huge difference they make.

I installed them last night. I've been overshooting all the stop signs, accelerating in lean burn, coasting huge distances, and grinning a lot more.

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Matt, which winter tires were you using?
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The RE92 I see on tyre sites, is labeled as a high performance tyre.
Does that mean there are different RE92s - one the sportstyre, the other an OEM LRR tyre for Honda ?
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Euromodder: from my reading, the 165/65r14 RE92 on the Insight is a different tire (in terms of rolling resistance) than the RE92 sizes made for other cars.
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Yes, the OE Insight tire is a discontinuity in the RE92 lineup. Sorry to say, it's no longer available in Europe.

My winter tires are still the "meh" Blizzak MZ-02's that came with the car. And yes, I wish they were Nokian LRR winter tires, but my Blizzaks wear really slowly, especially when I only used them 3 months this year.
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When I replaced the RE92s (with new RE 92s) on my Insight the mileage did not change.

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you can get them, the Michelin Alpin A4 "Green X" I've used this winter have been returning nearly the same mpg as the Energy Savers - despite all the issues with the DPF (which consumes extra diesel).

They also handle decently, which could not be said about its predecessor, the A3.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I need to get a set of 14 inch LRR tires. anyone got any pointers?
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Bridgestone has a new tire series out they make their highest claims about (no data though): Product Details: Ecopia EP422

A tire place told me about Kumho Ecowing tires too. Check those out. Good luck... Report your experience?
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Michelin x ice winter tire is great. Excellent traction and I got over 50 mpg all summer with them.

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