Low Rolling Resistance replacement tires: Current List

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. ASRDogman

    ASRDogman Senior Member

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    The Continental ARE good tires! Very good fuel mileage, but, they are noisey.
    Excellant in the rain! And lasted 80,000 miles....
    I have the Ecopia now, and they are very good also, not near as noisey.
    I was fortunate and got them from walfarts clearence for $80 each.

     
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    You are correct about the economy of LRR tires. But, cheap tires have other quality issues besides not being LRR. If one is willing to spend ~$100/tire anyway, then choosing an LRR that gives fuel economy as well as other desirable tire characteristics would be fine. Picking a tire is always a compromise. One always has to trade one characteristic for another opposite characteristic. By definition, you can't have the best LRR tire that also gives you the best grip. So it is a matter of prioritizing what trait of the tire characteristic is more important. If the cost is the most and only consideration, then yeah, go with the cheapest non-name that sells for ~$50/tire.
     
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    Here are the Continental TrueContact at 75,000 miles and 6 years. These have been at 44 psi (sidewall max for the T speed rated) their whole life, and 51.8 mpg over that span:
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    I'm going to replace them at the end of the summer with the same tire in 91H.
     
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    They've lasted what they were supposed to last. I liked mine.
    Except for the noise. If I had an amp for my podcasts, I wouldn't have noticed the noise.

     
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    Wow 6 years on those Continentals! I'll be looking at those when I got replace my Nano's on my 21 Prius. My wife's 17 Prius had those Nano's but there were almost bald at just 24,000 miles so I'll not be buying those things. We even got a flat on the Nano's, which was the end of them, and thankful I was with her and her car has a spare tire. My 21 Prius did not come with a spare tire so I bought one and it's in the back, just in case.
     
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    Anyone used hankook kinergy st?
    How was the mpg?
     
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    My ’05 G2 is currently running on Continental ControlContac Tour A/S Plus ECO/something; +/- 1-yr old, 2-3 psi over. I’m getting an ave. of 60-mpg. I bought these tires using a coupla filters as for choice ... mainly good name and best price. They were on sale at the time and I got a very nice rebate to go along. My great mpg “could” be helped by these tires but I’m thinking that it’s moreso because I drive like a grandmother and this car is tuned/tweaked right to the edge. Back in my days of being a snotty punk kid with a cool muscle car I never got any kinda good mileage. I’m much older and wiser now.

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    m of the belief that it takes a long serious look to actually see any difference in the cost basis of LLR tires over the life of the tire. Sure ... I could be wrong.
     
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