Some help with tire decisions

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Scarlet347, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Scarlet347

    Scarlet347 Junior Member

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    I am looking around for tires to put on a 2011 model Five. Current tire size is 215 45 17. I live in Northern California and am mostly on curvy 2 lane roads and some dirt roads. City and Freeway driving probably no more than 20-25% of the time. I would love to find a tire that would give me a less noisy ride without losing too much mileage. Costco is running the Michelin rebate but the total price still seems pretty expensive. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. bisco

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    continental is supposed to have some decent LRR models at good prices.
     
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    Scarlet, I only had the smaller 15" wheels on my 2010 model 2. That said I put 3 sets of the Bridgestone Ecopia 422 tires on my vehicle, each set lasted right up to the 70K mileage warranty. They were a good tire in my opinion. I live in Sonora CA and drive them freeway and highway miles along with snow when it gets low enough to fall at my house. You could wait until next month when Costco changes to the Bridgestone special.
    My newer 2018 Prime has some Yokohoma tires on it from the factory. Once I wear them out I will probably go back to Bridgestone.
     
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    Continental True Track are a good tire for the price. Very good wet traction.
    I would suggest that you go to Tire Rack web site and do some research. They have excellent data bases for just about anything you want to know about specific tires.
     
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    At least where I live, Costco usually goes back and forth with their tire rebate, from Michelin to Bridgestone.
     
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    I am using Continental PureContact LS and I am pretty satisfy with them. And yes, look up Tirerack website for comment and reviews to see what particular brand and model works for you.
     
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    Is this the one your talking about? I recently bought a 2016 Prius three touring & was looking for a great all season tire that will last 50k or more
     

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    It's possible that you could get the same Michelin tires somewhere else cheaper than Costco, but maybe you'll just have to settle for cheaper and lower-standard tires if you don't like the price. Is Costco offering the major discount on installation as well at present? If not, maybe you should wait for that.
     
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    Yes. I put a set on my ex wife’s car and could feel the improvement immediately. My car has the slightly more aggressive PureContacts. It too, is a good tire but a little noisy due to the duplex tread design.
     
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    A PC member said non-LRRs tires will net you 3-5% less mpgs compared to LRR tires so you’ll have to do the math to find the savings on the tires you want to buy.
     
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