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New tire report Yokohama Avid Touring S...

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by SW03ES, May 6, 2010.

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  1. SW03ES

    SW03ES Senior Member

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    Hey all,

    I just had a new set of tires put on the Prius, Yokohama Avid Touring S in the stock size. They replaced the previous Michelin MXV4+ that I replaced the original tires with about 45,000 miles ago.

    So far so good, nice quiet tire with good handling and a really nice ride. Very comparable to the MXV4s which were a lot more expensive. At $56 a tire this tire is pretty hard to argue with. I was going to spend more on "higher end" rubber for the car but I came to the conclusion its really not worth it. Very happy with the purchase...bought from TireRack...

    Any thoughts?
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    Hi! just curious how you like the tires now that they have been on your prius for about 6 months. MPG good?
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    I responded to your PM as well.

    Still very happy, they are wearing well, MPG is as good or better than the Michelins. Great tire for the money.
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    No problem...
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    Absolutely, if they came in an H rated the size for the Lexus I'd put them on there too...
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    The speed rating is pretty irrelevant. My stock Bridgestones are V Rated and I dont think I'll ever be going 149 MPH.
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    But the Prius was designed and shipped with S rated tires. The Lexus was designed and shipped with V rated tires, I wouldn't put anything less than an H rated tire on it.

    The upper speed limit on the speed rating is irrelevant, what is relevant is the suspension geometry being designed around a tire with certain load and rigidity characteristics. Those things do change when you change speed ratings.

    On the Prius its not an issue, but on the Lexus putting an S rated tire on it would change the way it was designed to ride and handle.
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