MPG with new Goodyear Fuel Max tires

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by blamy, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. blamy

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    Got the pressure set to 42/40 and the first tank came in at 49.7 mpg and the second at 52.3 mpg. They are 195/60/15's Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max to be precise. No drop what so ever between these and the Integrities. They also ride better and produce less road noise. I agonized about which new tires to buy for about two months before going with the Fuel Max. With my speedo on 70mph my Garmin is telling me I am doing 68mph. Hope this helps someone else decide on tires.
     
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    I do not yet need new tires, but I'm beginning to think about it. Gosh, with testimonies like yours, I'm sold on those babies!
     
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    I got stuck doing what was convenient and buying the yokahama's from the dealer. I will not make the same mistake again. Thanks for the advice/feedback.
     
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    I installed the Goodyear fuelmax on my 07 7,000 miles ago. I have experienced similar results. They are quieter and I think they are as good so far mileage wise as the integrities.
     
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    I must be doing something wrong. Today, I drove from north of Denver to the far south (DTC for other locals), 68 mile round trip mostly on I-25. I'm running the factory Yokohama tires and the on-board computer calculated 60.1 MPG for the trip. I set my inflation to 38/36. I took pictures; I haven't downloaded from my iPhone this evening. --TK
     
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  6. blamy

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    Just thought: I had my the Dealer here order these tires (they weren't carried normally) with no problem but Earlier I had called another Dealer and was told that Toyota wouldn't let them order the Fuel Max or any other tire for that matter because Toyota wants us to use only the Integrity! DUH!! My local Dealer didn't even flinch when I told him I wanted the 195/60/15 vs. the 185/65/15 originals! I really think that it is just a matter of luck as to who you talk to at the dealers. Too bad as sometimes it really makes them look like morons!!! LOL! Advice is: if at first yoiu don't succeed get there name and next time you call talk to someone else!
     
  7. dayoff53@gmail.com

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    Does anybody have an impression about how long these tires will wear yet?
     
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    Not an answer to your question, but the Fuel Max has a tread life warranty of 65,000 miles (the OEM Integrity has a 50,000 mile warranty).
     
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