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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 03-26-2014, 03:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The original 15 year old tires were on my 94 VX when I changed them. I could't believe it myself. Just got the car painted and I did't want to risk a blowout with the old tires. I hope you have better luck than I did.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I hope you have better luck than I did.

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I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go with these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....RT43&tab=Sizes

they are advertised as a good quality all season tire
(I've got "Snow" tires for the winter)

honestly,
I've only purchased tires for specific Performance aspects in the past
(racing, snow, touring)
never for economy

at least, Discount Tire will stand behind them for me
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15 years old
thats crazy

I don't like tires that are over 5 years old
tire shops in my area won't even touch (re-mount) tires over 10 years old
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post171019

This is one of orange4boys threads on LRR tires from 2010. Hope it helps.

The Kuhmo Solus tires on my Fiesta (factory) seem to be real good.

One of the absolute best would be the RE92s they used on 1st gen insights, but they might not have the load capacity for your Prius with max capacity loads.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:59 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Here is the thread from orange4boy about the Nokians he put on his prius, said he loved them. Look at post 158.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-10710-16.html

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Old 03-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I wouldn't advise it but I rode a 1971 Honda CB350 bike on the original tires in 2011, when they were 40 years old! I wanted to see if it was going to burn oil after sitting for 28 years before I bought tires that cost me more than the bike! Paid $250 for the bike sold it for $2500 with about $1100 total in it. Bought at 4718 sold at 6100, never had a light bulb replaced.
Pins and needles, never over 45 for 200 miles, oil level never moved, replaced tires, changed oil.

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Happened into a set of Nokian WRG2's for the Stratus, nice tire, but expensive 195/65-15 are $120 range. Going to put a set WRG3's on the impala this summer/fall and any future cars that I expect to have around for awhile that won't have dedicated winter tires.
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One of the absolute best would be the RE92s they used on 1st gen insights, but they might not have the load capacity for your Prius with max capacity loads.

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dam,
those are more expensive than the Michelins
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/potenza-re92/p175-65r14

couldn't find a load rating

when I put in the car, nothing shows as being apropriate
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Here is the thread from orange4boy about the Nokians he put on his prius, said he loved them. Look at post 158.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-10710-16.html

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those are some good looking tires (still more than I can justify spending at $110 each + shipping + M/B)
and the performance from a "winter" tire is amazing

Nokian WR G2 185/65R14XL 90T BSW free shipping BSW Buy online - tires-easy.com

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Old 03-27-2014, 06:08 PM   #30 (permalink)
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RE92s were 80 each for me from Honda- that's the only way I'll go for the Insight, but if I had the Prius, it would either be RE92s (100k tire) or the stock tires for their price, and see how they do.

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