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Re: New Tires

Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:05 pm

I'm surprised Bridgestone lets Nissan install inferior versions of tires. My confusion is an example of how this can hurt their reputation.

It's pretty common for a manufacturer to negotiate with a tire maker for lower priced, lower spec OEM tires. Toyota had a deal with Continental for years, and may still. Camrys used to come with Continentals that were rock hard and had terrible wet traction. They may still, for all I know.
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Re: New Tires

Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:09 am

I ended up buying the ecopias at Costco. They had a weekend deal that included free installation and combined with the $70 bridgestone rebate I was out the door with 4 new tires for ~$440. Not bad. Same tires at firestone would have been close to $800 after installation and taxes.

I purchased the car with 14,000 miles on it and it was clear the previous owner had some tire issues. There were 3 ecopias - one of which was completely bald, the other 2 had less than 5,000 of life left on them. There was one oddball tire that was a cheap replacement, but still had a lot of life left. I ended up scrapping it because it was cheaper to buy 4 tires instead of 3 because of the discounts. It also would have voided the warranty.

After scouring the internet it seems that the aftermarket Ecopias have good performance and tread life. They also have a 70,000 tread wear warranty so...

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Re: New Tires

Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:52 pm

I replaced my Ecopias on my 2015 Leaf S at 36,000 miles with Michelin Defenders at Costco. I have the same model on my Honda Odyssey and I like their wet weather performance. The Ecopias gave me 3.7 m/kw while the Michelins are giving me 3.9 m/kw.

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Re: New Tires

Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:27 am

+1 Costco tires are a great deal, and you cant go wrong with any tire they put on. People should stop fussing about unusual tires to put on a simple Leaf...

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Re: New Tires

Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:30 am

Decided to go with new 17" rims and Ohtsu FP0612 A/S tires from Discount. They had a great labor day rebate sale - the entire deal was under $550 for new tires and rims. Will post the miles/KWH (there WILL be some reduction, I'm sure) and any good/bad experiences. Initial feel is very good handling and ride, but only a few miles so far.

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