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Posted by Mr Ed on November 1, 2008, 1:41 pm
 
Some time ago there were 4 low resistance tires listed on this net.  I went
to my Patterson Toyota dealer and said I want one set of tires on the list.
They said they had one equal to them.  Thinking that Toyota had enough sense
to advise their dealers of the importance of "Low Resistance", I stupidly
let them put them on.  They were Bridgeport's.  After a month of 10mpg lower
mileage I went back and complained, explaining that I thought they should
have known better.  So they exchanged them for Goodyear's.  They apparently
didn't get the message, but at least now I get only 5mpg lower mileage.  I
threw away the list or I'd go back and jam it down their throats. Such is
life.

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Posted by Anthony Giorgianni on November 4, 2008, 9:08 pm
 
Thanks everyone for the advice. Look like she's going with Michelin
HydroEdge, which I think is more ire than she needs (very highly rated) But
she negotatiated a really good.

Thanks again.

Regards,,
Anthony Giorgianni

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Posted by David Kelly on November 2, 2008, 2:40 am
 Anthony Giorgianni wrote:

There are those who badmouth the OE (Original Equipment) Goodyear
Integrity tires but IMO they seem to be an outstanding replacement
option. Is not the longest lasting tire. Is not the highest traction
tire. Perhaps is the best MPG tire. Price is very reasonable at Tire Rack.

Visting a friend in CA last weekend, noticed his 2007 Prius with 43k
miles looks like his original Goodyear Integrity tires will go at least
50k. Very little rain there so he might take them all the way to the
wear bars before replacement, and that might be 60k.

His tire pressure gets checked every time the tires are rotated and/or
oil changed.  :-(  Suggested he try 42 psi front and 40 rear rather than
the 35 we found. Rides a bit worse with higher pressure, but MPG
increases. And usually the wear bars show on on outer tread long before
the inner treads. This higher pressure helps even the wear.

Posted by migv1 on November 2, 2008, 9:40 pm
 I'm going to need replacement soon also, so I did my research.  I'm
going with Nokian i3's from tirefactory.net, $9 each (Nokian H's are
at $04 each, shipped) including shipping and getting them mounted at
PepBoys for around $3 each.  Don't forget to mention the original
TPMS valve stems have to stay on the wheels.



Posted by Anthony Giorgianni on November 4, 2008, 8:27 pm
 Oh, she has pressure monitoring valve stems? On a 2005? I didn't realize
that/.

Regards,,
Anthony Giorgianni

For everyone's benefit, please post back to the group
I'm going to need replacement soon also, so I did my research.  I'm
going with Nokian i3's from tirefactory.net, $9 each (Nokian H's are
at $04 each, shipped) including shipping and getting them mounted at
PepBoys for around $3 each.  Don't forget to mention the original
TPMS valve stems have to stay on the wheels.



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