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Author:  AgingHippie [ Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tires

asavage wrote:
AT 52k Oct2017, I ordered and had installed at Costco the Michelin X-Tour All-Season T+H 225/65R17 102(H) with 80k treadwear warranty. I bought the TPMS service pack, too.


These Yokos seem to be giving me a bit of a rough ride, but I can't tell if that's the tires or my developing DU problem. Fortunately, I bet against myself and got a service plan with the car, so now it's just an issue of convincing them that it needs replacing, and with a range of 66 with the A/C on, and a whine that drowns out the radio, and a deceleration vibration that you can actually feel in the steering wheel, I don't think I'll get much argument from the dealer about fixing the car, even if it needs a new traction battery and onboard charger to go with the new DU.

Anyway, I never pay any attention to the tire maker's warranty, because it seems to be just something they make up, like "better ingredients, better pizza". I go by the NTSC codes on the tires, and I've always found that to be a good indication of how long they'll really last (and doesn't jack up the price like high mileage warranties do).

Author:  TonyWilliams [ Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tires

I just installed my second replacement set:

1) Yokohama originals - 40,000 miles
2) Michelin Defenders - 60,000 miles (90,000 warranty)
3) Michelin X-Tour All-Season T+H 225/65R17 102(H) from Costco (80,000 mile warranty)

Author:  asavage [ Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tires

AgingHippie wrote:
asavage wrote:
AT 52k Oct2017, I ordered and had installed at Costco the Michelin X-Tour All-Season T+H 225/65R17 102(H) . . .


These Yokos seem to be giving me a bit of a rough ride . . .


Well, I wouldn't call the ride exactly smooth, but that's more a function of tire pressure and spring rate. I will say that I'm a lot happier with the Michelins than the Yokos, but I admit that I run Michelins on everything I own. Like Snap-On tools, Interstate batteries, and Von Duprin exit devices, Michelins cost a lot more than they really should . . . and never give me any grief. Worth the premium, to me.

Author:  Oreotedd [ Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tires

TonyWilliams wrote:
I just installed my second replacement set:

1) Yokohama originals - 40,000 miles
2) Michelin Defenders - 60,000 miles (90,000 warranty)
3) Michelin X-Tour All-Season T+H 225/65R17 102(H) from Costco (80,000 mile warranty)


I had Yokohama originals before, wasn't really happy with them. They are wearing too fast. Switched to Pirelli Tires (all season)

Author:  Golfpilot [ Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tires

So I bought new tires for mine. I got something I haven’t seen listed on here yet.
I got Goodyear Assurance Maxlife Tires. Previous tires were at 3/32” and couldn’t step on it even in non sport mode without the tires spinning. The previous car owner also put not H rated tires on there.
Will be nice to have the appropriate tires on. Will update here with my experience with them
$515 installed AFTER $110 of mail in rebates.

After 20 miles they did pretty well. averaged 3.0 kwh/mi on the way home, and grip is significantly better than what I had. Less road noise too

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