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Dextero Tires for 2012

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Handygeek, Jul 28, 2017.

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    depends what you are looking for. are they low rolling resistance? do you want wet handling? braking? cornering? quietness? comfort? longevity? snow and ice?
     
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    It's got some pretty good reviews on Walmart. Doesn't look like their low rolling tires

    MI 5s ?
     
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    We live in SE Georgia so snow & ice are not a concern.
    All the rest are always of value but reasonably quiet & comfortable (it's not a luxury car), safe on wet roads, no premature breakdown due to the heat (including being on very hot pavement a lot), decent mileage, decent cornering (it's not a sports car), and of course reliable breaking.
    We don't drive aggressively and are only rarely in city traffic.
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    if no one here has tried them, i guess you'll have to look for reviews. one major item is mpg's. the wrong tyres can cost as much as 10 mpg's.
     
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    221 reviews on the Walmart page I linked.
    4.6 of 5 rating
    Includes positive mileage reports.
    I'm not seeing anything to justify paying 2x+ for another brand
    What I'm asking is if anyone sees in the data, or has direct knowledge of,
    something that presents a good reason to avoid these tires.
    Thanks
     
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    all the best!(y)
     
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    So, I get to be the guinea pig?
    OK, I'm game ... will report back what we learn.
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    i've never heard of them, but someone here might have, give it a week if you can.
     
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    Did you find out if it's low rolling?

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    I have dextero s on my Jeep and they have been great tires. Great for rain and wet roads, good stopping and good on dirt. Havent been on snow much ut they seemed good there as well. I've not had any irregular wear issues.
     
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    OK. Finally ready to get some tires.
    Question: I need a little more clearance - so what are the tallest tires (using stock wheels) I can use?
    (I'm not concerned about a little mileage hit.)
    Current tires are P195/65R15's
    It appears that the tallest aspect ratio Dextero offers in a 15 is 70
    So ...
    205/70R15 96T
    OR this ...
    215/70R15 98T
    ... for the best increase in height?
    The 205 seems a good choice as I don't need a ton of extra width ...
    Dextero DTR1 Touring 205/70R15 96T Tire - Walmart.com
    Thanks ...
     
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