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View Poll Results: what tires do you suggest?
stock size cheap tires $41 ea 3 23.08%
step up Falken Sincera SN-828 at $50 ea 0 0%
Top Tier Michelin Defender $101 ea 7 53.85%
step up to 185/65-14's Ohtsu FP6000 A/S for $45 each 0 0%
step up to 195/60-14's GT Radial Champiro VP1 for $44 0 0%
other... please post info 3 23.08%
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah,
not exactly sure how it would affect this particular car

not a lot of people posting about the "Classic" (01-03) prius

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ius-11426.html

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Old 03-25-2014, 10:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Looking a little further I'm seeing the oe tires had a load rating of 84, and with the Potenzas I was thinking of only having a rating of 78, I wouldn't try that route anyway

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I was going to say yoko avid ascends since they are llr and are not made with oil or food products, they use orange peels.
But they dont make them in 14 inch.
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If I wasn't going to get a lrr tire, I think I'd get the general altimax rt43, in the oe size
If all I wanted was mileage, despite seeming to be going backwards here, I might drop to the 165-65-14 lrr potenza re92.
I have defenders myself

I would also suggest these: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

75,000 mile rating, 11/32 tread depth, 14lbs
Discount can order any tire you want, they only advertise a select few that they make higher margins on/ are more popular.

For the same price of $57 you can go up to 175/70's or 185/65's and get load ratings of 84 and 86 respectively.
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Buy the best quality tires available. They will earn themselves back in lower drag, longer lifespan, better comfort and grip. Safety is priceless.

Keep summer and winter sets. (I'm changing back to summer tires next week).
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either I'm missing something, or you didn't read the question/thread

I've read that thread, and I didn't see anything about tires/size
(it's about Aeromodding)
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I would also suggest these: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

75,000 mile rating, 11/32 tread depth, 14lbs
Discount can order any tire you want, they only advertise a select few that they make higher margins on/ are more popular.

For the same price of $57 you can go up to 175/70's or 185/65's and get load ratings of 84 and 86 respectively.


I'll have to see what my local shop can get these AltiMAX RT43 for
Size: 175/70R14Serv. Desc: 84T Load Index 84 = 1102lbs (500kg) per tire
Speed Rating T = 118mph (190kph)
UTQG: Treadwear: 600
Traction: A
Temperature: B600 A B Price: $53.00 (each
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....RT43&tab=Sizes
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Discount Tire is the BEST !!!

looks like my local tire guy can get the AltiMAX RT43 to me for about $350 (out the door)
shipped, mounted, ballanced, with sales tax

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....RT43&tab=Sizes Size: 175/70R14

(Tire Rack charges $58 for shipping, and I'd still have to pay mounting/ballancing)

I'm pretty happy with the deal

they say these are better than any of the tires in (or near) this price range
only tire thats really better are the Michelins (at $40 more each)
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either I'm missing something, or you didn't read the question/thread

I've read that thread, and I didn't see anything about tires/size
(it's about Aeromodding)
You made the comment about how few Gen 1 Prii there are on this forum (possibly in another thread). I just remembered orang4boy's vehicle. Read some of his posts and you have great info about getting max mileage from your car.

Tire choice cost me 7MPG on my VX. I got a set of Michelins for $226 total from Sam's club. Bottom line is cheapest is usually never best, if it cost you hundreds more in fuel.
Sorry for clogging up your thread with relevant information.

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You made the comment about how few Gen 1 Prii there are on this forum (possibly in another thread). I just remembered orang4boy's vehicle. Read some of his posts and you have great info about getting max mileage from your car.

Tire choice cost me 7MPG on my VX. I got a set of Michelins for $226 total from Sam's club. Bottom line is cheapest is usually never best, if it cost you hundreds more in fuel.
Sorry for clogging up your thread with relevant information.

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I'm really hoping that Orang4boy chimes back in on that thread
I'm thinking about following some of his tips/tricks this summer

7mpg, that's a huge loss
I have seen tires make a difference, but never that much

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