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  1. Bagito

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    i just bought a set of 17inch Persona rims and I'm in the market for new tires. My local tire shop is offering me the Michelin Primacy MXM4 for $115 per tire, $550 out the door. What do guys think about that price. I was also looking at the Continental Truecontact for about the same price. Which should I go for? Or do you guys think I should wait for the Labor Day sale?

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    You can't go wrong with Michelins..........
     
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    Look at the Michelin Energy Saver All Season tires also. One of the first things I did when I got the Prius was to put those on. Great tires, I keep mine at 40 psi front and back and get 49-51mpg.
     
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    That's a very good price for the tire, but I think that's a discontinued tire.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. I pulled the trigger on the Michelin Primacy MXH4. I posted pics in the "What did u do to ur Gen III Prius" thread.
     
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    Unfortunately the Energy Saver A/S don't come in 215/45R17, or anything close and compatible. Have to say that was a "noooo" moment for me, lol.

    Just to toss out another, a compromise tire, new, purportedly good LRR and not bad road manners: Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 plus. The plus indicates new version, supposedly some improvement.

    Oh, and Michelin Premier A/S is popular too. I'd suspect it's RR is a notch behind the EP422+, but it's got a good rep for traction and handling.
     
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    Did you see them yet? I'm curious if they have "rim guard" in 215/45R17. That's the raised shoulder, helps a bit if you brush a curb, as long as it's not too hard.

    Come to think of it, our Michelin Pilots, which do have the rim guard, still allowed quite a few rim crunches. :(
     
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    My '11 Camry SE came with the Michelin Energy MXV4. Terrible wear, quickly becoming very unsafe in any wet conditions.
     
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    Bridgestone's positioning this tire well, touting all the plus points, making it readily available and in myriad sizes, including our 215/45R17.
     
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    Mendel, it seems like a great tire but time will tell but for $408 it's worth a shot
     
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    I just picked up some Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus at Costco for $490.50 out the door for my Prius 2012 III. That includes free rotation for life. So I have 30 days to take them back and install the OEM Goodyear Fuel Max that took me the first 60,000 mi. We'll see if they're the latest and the greatest. I liked the Fuel Max for MPG (50 plus on average). The Ecopias are already a better ride, but I don't care as much about that as I do MPG (Unless my ears stop ringing from having the radio too loud.) It was a hard call because most of the research online seemed dated. Even the list of LRR tires on this site is 2011.
     
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    My MPG has come back 59-61mpg I am happy so far
     
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    ____There was a $70 rebate make sure you get that !!!!
     
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    If there's a rebate Costco typically takes it off at time of purchase.
     
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    YES they did on mine instant $70
     
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    There's less sales tax too. :)
     
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