Need New Tires = Please Advise ....

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by priusguy84, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. priusguy84

    priusguy84 Junior Member

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    2006 Prius here.
    Need all new tires.
    Tire Kingdom recommends Michelin Premier A/S ( 205 / 60R15 = little wider than stock )
    My previous tires: Michelin Pilots 205 / 60R15 ).
    I like my tires wider than stock because I drive on freeways and feel safer with a wider tire.
    I understand wider tires affect MPG negatively.
    Will buy tomorrow at Tire Kingdom.

    Please Advise.

    Thank you all so very much!
     
  2. jadziasman

    jadziasman Prius owner emeritus

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    My 2 cents.

    Buy the Michelin Defender instead. Better tire wear rating (820 vs 640 for the Premier A/S) and $25 cheaper per tire.

    If Tire Kingdom doesn't sell the Defender, shop somewhere else.
     
  3. Okinawa

    Okinawa Senior Member

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    My opinion is the same as your's. Michelin Defenders.
     
  4. Mendel Leisk

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    Well I'm a premier fan right now. They've got tread that supposedly gets better as it wears, very good traction/breaking, and rolling resistance should be lower than the Defender.

    We've got pilots right now, thinking the next tire'll be Premier, so have a selfish interest: if you go with Premier would like to hear how it works out.
     
  5. bisco

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    if you like the premier, get the premier.
     
  6. jadziasman

    jadziasman Prius owner emeritus

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    The OP stated that the tire store recommends the Premiers. Cha-Ching!
     
  7. priusguy84

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    Premier A/S vs Defender .... Which handles better?
     
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