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Re: New Tires

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:05 pm
by LeftieBiker
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.

Re: New Tires

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:09 am
by webb14leafs
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...

Re: New Tires

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:52 pm
by tigerhunt
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.

Re: New Tires

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:27 am
by powersurge
+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...

Re: New Tires

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:30 am
by Marktm
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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Re: New Tires

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:14 am
by Marktm
Ride and handling are really good - much improved over the last set (which had been replaced ).
Miles/KWH dropped from ~4.3 to 4.0 with about 500 miles on the new tires with essentially same driving conditions. Started at 40-41 PSIG, noticed when cooler weather came in 37-38 PSIG. Need to "pump them up" and reset the gauge.

The tire dealer admitted these are some of the best tires for price/value - although I'm sure they like to sell more expensive ones.

Any others with experience with Ohtsu FP0612 A/S?

Re: New Tires

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:00 am
by erco
Marktm wrote:Decided to go with new 17" rims and Ohtsu FP0612 A/S tires from Discount. - the entire deal was under $550 for new tires and rims.


Incredible price and great looking wheels! I heard $500 estimates just for new Ecopias!

Re: New Tires

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:00 pm
by Marktm
Only because of the $250 in Visa "gift" cards - the invoice was almost $800 with new TPS units.

Re: New Tires

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:26 am
by Leaver
I got some Nokian WR G3 205 55/16 94H XL for my 2014 S. I got these for a couple of reasons:

These tires come in a 94 load range, and because of this, the side walls are much stronger than the 89 or 91 tires that are usually offered for the LEAF. This stiffer side wall is a real benefit for the heavy LEAF and will be much easier on the shoulders of the tire where the 89 and 91 tires typically wear.

And these are great "All Weather" tires... NOT all season. The all weather rating means that they function asreal snow tires, yet they still hold up well on dry roads. So if you live in a snowy area, (like I do in Alaska), you can run these tires year round without a dedicated set of snows, and your performance in winter conditions will be as good as snows. I previously had these on my Subaru as well, and I can tell you from experience that they are awesome. And don't take my word for it, there are some good reviews if you Google them.

And, they just happen to be LRR tires as well and are great for economy.