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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:43 am 
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So, right rear tire has slow leak, took it to tire place. Of course, can't be patched (never had a tire that could, I think they're lying about patching them).

Anyway, discovered that front tires and back tires are not the same brand, and the ones on the back are not LRR. Many questions:

Does anyone know the specific brand and model Toyota put on the RAV4 EV when it was new, and is it still available?

If the original tire is no longer available, is there a current recommendation from Toyota?

How important is LRR for range?

Is LRR worth 50% more for the tire?

Is there any benefit to LRR when only the front tires have it?


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:15 am 
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they came with Yokohama Geolandar G055.

I replaced mine with Finnish-brand Nokian

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:54 am 
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eplantz wrote:
they came with Yokohama Geolandar G055.

I replaced mine with Finnish-brand Nokian


Thanks. From what I can tell, the Yokos aren't LRR either. The Michelins on the front are LRR, but the Dunlops on the back aren't - I'm thinking the dealer was forced to replace the tires because of California law (tires have to have 1/2 their tread left when car is sold), so he got the cheapest thing that would fit.

Are the Nokians you got LRR?


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 pm 
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no, not LRR. But, better tires all around. The Yokohamas were too hard and prone to slipping.

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 pm 
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I put on some Continental CorossContact LX20's.

They've been pretty good. About the same efficiency as the original tires. Supposed to be LRR, but they still have plenty of grip.

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