[Oeva-list] tires for leaf

Chris Arnesen chris at darkstarpro.com
Sun Jul 21 17:14:08 PDT 2013


No need to change anything, just install and drive! :-)

--Chris

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From: Paul Wallace <ianaudio at aracnet.com> 
Date: 07/21/2013  12:44 PM  (GMT-08:00) 
To: OEVA list <oeva-list at oeva.org> 
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] tires for leaf 
 
How do you change rim sizes? Won't you need to inform the computer(s) of this?

Paul Wallace

On Jul 21, 2013, at 12:35 PM, Chris Arnesen wrote:

I've been running my Ecopias at about 44 to 46 PSI since I got the car and I'm on track to replace them       this summer at about 50k miles.

I'm looking at moving to 17" rims as those look great on the 2013 Leafs. The types of tires I'm looking at are the Yokohama YK580 or       going back to the Ecopia EP422, though I'm really leaning toward the YK580.

The tough part for me is finding nice 17" wheels that look similar to the ones on the 2013 Leafs. Nissan will gladly sell them for $300 per wheel, but when aftermarket wheels go for less than half that I'll just find something similar for a lot less cost.

Sincerely,
Chris Arnesen

On 7/21/2013 9:49 AM, Karl Boekelheide wrote:
My original tires lasted 35,000 miles.  They should have gone longer except I was unknowingly running them under inflated.  I replaced them with Michelin - Primacy™ MXV4® from Costco.

At the time they were the ones           running with a $70 off coupon.  They seem to be fine.  I've had them 5,000 miles with no issues.  I think they are what           are being put on the 2013 premium Leaf.  I had no issue with stock tire other than Nissan was filling them to 32 or under.  I now run them at 40 and think they will last a lot longer.

On Jul 21, 2013, at 9:17 AM, gfifield at onlinenw.com wrote:

There was a thread awhile back about tires.
I got a quote from Costco for ecotopia bridgestone ep422
Seems like a good deal but now I realize these are the same tires that
have worn out after 24,000 miles.

I got distracted by a great article and video from Car and Driver.
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/the-nearly-10-g-nissan-leaf-getting-an-ev-to-grip-like-a-911-feature

What are Leaf drivers replacing their worn out tires with in Portland?

Gene
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