A list of recommended/ popular replacement tires?

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by davide, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. davide

    davide Junior Member

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    Would you believe I still have the original Goodyear Assurance tires on my beloved 2012 Prius c? (under 46k miles so far) The sidewall cracks tell me I'd better get crackin' on finding a replacement set.
    Is there a list here on PriusChat of recommended (or the most popular) replacement tires for my car? If there isn't a list, I'm eager for anyone's personal recommendation from your own experience.
    "Low rolling resistance" for better fuel economy is important to me.
     
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    Hi! Did you find any options? I only have 29,000 miles but would love some tires that make a quieter ride. Thanks!
     
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    I just purchased a new set. I just turned 50k on my 14

    I was gonna go with a cheap set, but I figured why?
    The OG lasted 6 years and 50k

    So I opted for the
    YOKOHAMA AVID ASCEND GT
    $83 each on amazon right now, so I grabbed them
    Will prob put them on this or next week.
    ...hopes im happy with them :)
     
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    Good luck with these! I don’t even know what tires are on mine. Some kind of good year I guess. Please report back on how how you find the new tires work if you can. Thank you!
     
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    Right now I have a pair of Hankook Optimo tires that were on my Prius c when I bought it 6 months ago. They're solid tires, I find they drive really well in the rain, and I got great mpg in the spring and summer months.

    Yesterday I purchased a set of Michelin X-Ice Xi3 for winter. I guess they're being replaced by X-Ice Snow in 2020, but I still went with the Xi3 because of all the glowing reviews I read. Quite a few reviews noted they ride pretty quiet for a snow tire. I'll put them on next month.
     
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    Hi members!
    I too in the hunt for some tires, 2013 with 70k km on the clock. Tires seem to be the original set. They would have lasted for another 6 months before my mechanical inspection but my alignment seem to be off because the outer edge of both my front tire is bald. I also do park my car in B7 and my garage spiral is a oval circuit so I guess going up and down that 3 times a day can wear them out, hopefully some toe out and camber adjustment can help with the issue.
    I have the Yokohama ones. 175 65 15.
    Thinking about going for some 185 60 15 since they are more common. But would hope to stick with the thin profile with higher sidewall for the ride. Noise and tire life is of importance, grip here in Asia is not that big of a deal, usually traffic and hot. With just over 100hps dont think I'll be pulling much corners.
     
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