Michelin 80K Mile Tire?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by MadHungarian, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. MadHungarian

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    A friend in Ohio left a message for me asking what I know about Michelin tires for his '04 Prius offered by Sears with an 80K mile warranty. Can anyone help me out with a response for him? Thanks in advance.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MadHungarian @ Aug 25 2006, 01:39 PM) [snapback]309408[/snapback]</div>
    HydroEdge. Have 'em, love 'em, recommend 'em.
     
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    I have a set of Goodyears with a 60,000 mile warranty and it looks like they'll last no more than 30,000. B)
     
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    Another vote for the HydroEdge. 50,000 miles on mine so far and a long way to go. Excellent under all weather conditions, but incredible in heavy rain. Worth the money.
     
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    Michelin X Radial from Costco, less expensive than hydroedges, but better rated for rain ( imagine that ) and overall by Consumer Reports. I have them on two Prii and they are great.
     
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    another vote for hydroedge...!

    did you go to the michelin website?
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MadHungarian @ Aug 25 2006, 01:39 PM) [snapback]309408[/snapback]</div>
    I just picked up at set of Michelin Destiny tires for my '05 Prius at Discount Tire in Arlington, TX. They come with a 80,000 mile warranty which covers workmanship /materials. The total cost of installation, lifetime spin balancing, lifetime road hazard repairs and taxes was $506.80. I initially inquired about Goodyear's ComforTreads but my store didn't have any, however, they gave me the Michelin Desitny tires for the same price of $90 each.
     
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  8. autoxic

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    I now have 65,000 miles on my HydroEdges on a 2004 Prius, and there is 10-20K of tread left I estimate. Very good tires, and I still get 48 MPG, mostly highway.
     
  9. patsparks

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    My Prius has 96,000km on it, I normally don't get better than 60,000km from a set of tyres. I have just removed the factory fitted Michelin Energy XM1's last week and replaced them with a set of Michelin XM1+. I think roads here are harder on tyres.

    The Energy XM1+ tyres are much quieter and have more grip, I haven't had the traction control interupt my fun since I got them, and the roads have been wet! Michelin claim the XM1+ tyres get 25% more tread life, so I'll report back in 6 years and 120,000km when I might be replacing them again.
     
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    For the lazy Prius owner I have questions.
    What tires work best in locations such as Chicago that experience extreme weather conditions including snow?
    Also, what service center offers oil changes with tire service? I would like to get a highly rated set of tires (when I need them) have balancing and rotation included in the tire purchase and be able to get an oil and oil filter change at 5000 mile intervals. I would also like the ability to make sure the service center uses oil and oil filter of my choosing, even if it cost me a little extra.
    I love my little Prius but I do not want to be running around having the service intervals occur at different places on different times.
    I may be b presumptuous but I think other Prius owners would like this too.
     
  11. FireEngineer

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    The previously mentioned X-radials are good. For the best winter traction and low rolling resistance the Nokian WR and WR-G2 are the best.

    Wayne
     
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    I installed Hydroedge 195s about 3K miles ago. Very nice difference. Steering is a bit stiffer, which I like. Cornering feels a bit more solid.

    MPG dropped about 5% (42 to 40) for the first 1000 miles or so, but now it's back where it was before.

    The tires are quieter and smoother than the OEM Goodyears.
     
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    My HydroEdges (740 treadwear, back then) would have made it to 80,000 miles just fine had it not been for bad seasonal timing. It was the peak of snow fall. I replaced them with fresh HydroEdges. What a great decision. That thick heavy snow was a reminder why I upgraded to them in the first place all those years ago. Great tires!

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