Someone on FB used the Continental super eco whatevers and states he lost 20% in range.gncndad wrote:I haven't waded through all the tire posts yet, but thought I'd pose the question:
Any advantage going to a 60 series, vs. 55? 95% of our driving is 40mph or less, very rarely at highway speeds, neither of us are speed demons, looking for max efficiency.
Has anyone tried Continental TrueContact, 205/60 X 16? Currently $94 at Tirerack, Vs Ecopia @ $107.
TrueContact 70,000m treadwear vs. 40,000m for the OEM Ecopia,
OEM Ecopias and ones from Firestone have different load ratings so not the same tire in any sense. Also different mileage ratings. I have become to realize (despite the badging) that the OEMs are like Ecopia 422's while the Firestone (or Bridgestone which is one company BTW) are 422 Plus based on differences in mileage warranties (65,000 to 70,000)baustin wrote:According to other posts I have read, the after-market Ecopias are a much better tire than the OEM Ecopias. Changing tire sizes from the manufacturer recommendation will affect performance and handling of the vehicle. My advice is to go with the recommended tire size for the wheels on the car, and to get the best tires you can afford. If you want maximum efficiency, you will need LRR tires, and they usually cost more.
Just keep in mind that a tire mileage warranty just means that Bridgestone will give you a pro-rated discount if you buy a new set of Bridgestone tires to replace the prematurely-worn Ecopias. And, it requires that all tires are wearing evenly. It beats a kick to the face, but you'll probably get a better deal by waiting for a sale.DingDongDrone wrote:Whereas the Ecopia Plus has a 70k mile limited treadwear warranty. https://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/ecopia-ep422-eco For the few extra dollars, the warranty is worth it - cheap insurance on the tires.