Michelin Energy Saver A/S Review

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. our1vue

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    I have 5K on my ES A/S so it is time to rotate them. The owners manual says front to back. Since this is a non directional tire, would it be
    better to swap sides as the backs are moved to the front ? The Michelin website says that is the way to rotate front wheel drive cars. I wasn't
    sure if LRR tires follow the same rules. Thanks.
     
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    ^+1. They're a decent, out-of-the-spotlight LRR option. I've bought them TWICE now for our previous Civic Hybrid (still in the family). They only come in 195/65R15, Toyota's known to use them as OEM.

    I just would not run them in significant snow once they're down below 6/32", when all their siping is pretty much gone.
     
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    I just follow the Owners Manual, keep them on one side only.Toyota's kind of lone wolf in this though:

    I know Honda (for one) always says straight back and cross to front.
     
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    As these are non-directional tires, the "Michelin" method is preferred for the best wear and tire life if the wheels are the same. I am inclined to think Toyota recommends front to back only to avoid any confusion should the owner have directional tires installed. It's a lawyer thing.
     
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    One downside to Toyota method (so far): all our rim rash is on one side. :(
     
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    B. Roberts Hypah Milah! Ayuh.

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    Still considering a set of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 all season 205/50 17 for the Persona wheels I bought. The Continental ProContacts are also in the running, since I actually drove a Prius that had a new set installed and found that they were quiet, good riding and a fairly responsive tire. The OE Yokohama Avids are really close to the wear bars at 48,000 + miles. Definitely lasted longer than I thought they would and wore evenly through all the miles.
     
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    I just bought a set to replace my ecopa with 71,000. I put sams against sears and sears won out with 70. Rebate. They seem more quite and ride better. They also seem to roll better. Oh I paid 546. Out the door, then subtract 70.00 rebate. I also got free rotation and balance and road hazard included.
     
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    Reviving an old thread but,

    ItsI that time for tire replacement. Its the ever lasting debate between ecopia 422 plus vs Energy Saver A/S.

    Those that switched from 422 plus to energy savers, whats the difference in ride comfort? Tire noise? And wet traction?
     
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