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Posted by Richard Warren on September 8, 2007, 6:34 am

Thanks for all your responses.  I've gone about 20,000 miles and it looks
like I'll be lucky to get another 5000 miles out of my tires.

Posted by Mike Rosenberg on September 8, 2007, 1:33 pm

Now THAT is decidedly rapid wear if you have the Goodyear Integrety
tires.  Have you kept them inflated to at least 35 psi in front and 32
psi in the rear?

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Posted by Richard Warren on September 9, 2007, 2:57 am

Actually, I've been running with what was recommended to me for max
mileage - 41 front and 40 rear.

Posted by Ike on September 8, 2007, 3:11 pm
 Richard Warren wrote:

Something's wrong. Are the tires equally worn? Properly
inflated? On one of our prePrius cars, an alignment problem
destroyed tires prematurely, and rotation spread the evidence.

Posted by ninnypoppa on September 11, 2007, 6:23 am

My experience isn't a lot different, Richard.

I replaced the original Goodyears at 30k (with identical Goodyears)
and questioned that at the time but didn't get overly excited about

At my 60,000 mile service the service writer came to the waiting room
and told me that my tires needed replacement right away!

I wasn't as calm this time and asked to talk to the Prius tech. Very
nice young man came out and I asked him what was going on with the
tires. He told me that this was a common problem with the Goodyears
and he'd suggest that I put on a new set of Goodrich tires. According
to him the Goodrich are a bit harder rubber and they will last longer.
I said something to the effect that I sure as h##l hoped so.

I'm now at around 80,000 miles and the Goodrich tires appear "like
new". Oh yes, I always over inflate (trying to play that gas mileage
improvement game) and I check pressure frequently. I have also had the
car aligned twice since it was new - once conventional and once
digital. The consumer can't do much more than that.

The conclusion that I'm operating under is that the original equipment
Goodyears are too soft. As for me, I'm not buying anymore of them.

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