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Old 11-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

It's been a while since I've posted here- and I'm sure this has been asked/anwered before but I can't seem to find it. My tires are nearly bald and winter is coming to Colorado so I suppose I should search for tires.

What do you guys suggest? My biggest concern is of course keeping my gas milage up. I've read that a lot of tires can really hurt gas milage and to be perfectly honest, I have no clue about any of it.

Before I let a sales person talk me into something- I thought I would ask those wiser than myself.

Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd fit Michelin Energy for my 2 cents worth if you can get them in the USA... I have found the grip (wet / dry) to be good, they are quiet, last for ages and most importantly don't kill the MPG!

Always open to new info though!
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tire Test Results : When Round and Black Becomes Lean and Green

Tons of good data there... I'd probably go for the EnergySaver A/S or Ecopias... whichever you can get a better deal on at the time.

EDIT: Not seeing the EnergySaver in the I2's size on tirerack, so maybe the Ecopias are your best bet.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tire Test Results : When Round and Black Becomes Lean and Green

Tons of good data there... I'd probably go for the EnergySaver A/S or Ecopias... whichever you can get a better deal on at the time.

EDIT: Not seeing the EnergySaver in the I2's size on tirerack, so maybe the Ecopias are your best bet.

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Makes for an interesting read - thanks Sam
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Michelin Energy Savers are no longer available in the U.S. Michelin has come out with a new tire that replaces several in their line called Defender.
That is the tire we used for replacement in the 2012 size (on our 2010) 185/65/15. So far there has not been much of an MPG hit. But be warned, all brand new tires will give you a hit in the short term. We also have some members who swear by the Nokian WRG2 for wet and light snow use. There are a couple of extensive tire threads, just use the search.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is the main thread:

Tires Any Suggestions?

I would certainly read through it and make some notes before heading out for tires. Also, the last three sets of tires I bought had to be ordered. Here that only takes 1-2 days. Decide what you want and then mostly shop price. Never settle for what's in stock for anything expensive.
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