As far as I know, Bridgestone offers the Driveguard run flats, but not Ecopia run flats. I suspect the Driveguards will drop range a bit compared to Ecopias. There is a thread somewhere here that describes experience with Driveguards. Costco refused to sell me one size larger than stock Ecopias even though the stock size was not readily available so I refused to buy from them.csmeutah wrote:Costco is telling me I have to upgrade to the runflat version of the tire at a $25 premium. any experience with that?
The Guess-O-Meter is basing its prediction on the power use over the last few miles, so its ERRORS are not affected by the tires. It is incorporating the performance of those tires in its guess. It will be equally wrong regardless of the tires, but changing the tires will change the prediction of the GOM if the tires are better or worse than the previous set.nateads wrote:I might have missed the post that states this if so I apologize, I'm curious the range increase when using the eco tires with the leaf vs a generic brand. I know my pre owned leaf came with some cheap MotoMaster AW II tires and I feel as though the GOM is off and I'm not sure if it's because of the tires. e.g. gauge says I've lost 24kms on a 16km trip. I'm not sure if that's normal or within the acceptable range.
Wow a close to 10 mile difference is a fairly big gap. I kind of wish I had negotiated for the dealership to put on eco tires before buying.BuckMkII wrote:My GOM predictions when charging to 100% at work were 92 miles on the old tires and 83 on the new tires. That difference is fairly proportional to the actual range I'm getting, even if that number is not very believable.
I guess the good news is that if the LRR tires were inflated to the suggested 36psi, and the new tires were to be inflated to, say, 44psi, the difference in range would be quite a bit smaller...nateads wrote:Wow a close to 10 mile difference is a fairly big gap. I kind of wish I had negotiated for the dealership to put on eco tires before buying.BuckMkII wrote:My GOM predictions when charging to 100% at work were 92 miles on the old tires and 83 on the new tires. That difference is fairly proportional to the actual range I'm getting, even if that number is not very believable.
We've driven 3k miles on the Ecopia 422+ replacement tires. These tires are much better than OEM. I have no issues whatsoever. Quiet, adequate grip, no significant mileage loss. I would buy them again.gncndad wrote:Sigh...wife rear-ended an F-150...slid under the right rear corner, peeled the Leaf LF fender back to the A pillar. $5,700 damage.
Tire was damaged, so...at 26k miles, replaced all 4 tires with Ecopia 422+, OEM size.
MUCH quieter than the well-worn OEM tires, seem much more compliant, as well. Too early to tell if there will be mileage loss. It'll be hard to tell anyway, as all our driving is <30mph, stop-and-go.
FYI, repair job was superb, new hood, bumper, LF fender, excellent paint match, still zero rattles in the cabin, tracks perfectly straight. Impossible to tell it was repaired, and I've got a very critical eye.