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Topic # 222542 16-Aug-2017 16:33
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Hi

 

I am planning to replace my car tyres. I have two options now. Can anyone suggest me which one is best in the follwing?

 

1. Firestone TZ700

 

2. Michelin Energy Saver +

 

 

 

Thanks.


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  Reply # 1847681 16-Aug-2017 17:06
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what size are your looking for and whats the price on both tyres?

 

whats your budget?


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  Reply # 1847685 16-Aug-2017 17:11
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I just put Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 on my car. 215/60/16 for about $830 fitted.

 

I'm guessing they're a similar tire to the Michelin Energy Saver. Also depends what you mean by best. Once upon a time I was concerned only with grip. Now I want quiet and long lasting.


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  Reply # 1847708 16-Aug-2017 17:48
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Neither. Pirelli P Zero or Michelin Super Sport




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  Reply # 1847758 16-Aug-2017 20:09
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Michelin, but I confess I am biased.




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  Reply # 1847798 16-Aug-2017 21:47
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Thanks guys.

 

Size 185/70/R14

 

I am looking the value for money.

 

Also there is another option Michelin XM2 which cheaper than Energysaver+


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  Reply # 1847837 17-Aug-2017 00:57
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The XM2 is what I use. They offer superior grip and handling yet last a reasonable time. I settled on the XM some time ago after trying out a lot of different ones. My priority then was grip and they didn't last as long. Now I drive a lot more sedately, the grip is still excellent but they last a lot longer.

 

Speeding tickets + a few frights := sedate driving


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  Reply # 1847851 17-Aug-2017 06:18
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Between the two you listed, I'd pick Michelin without knowing any more.

Otherwise we need to know what car, what tyre size, what driving style, where do you drive.

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  Reply # 1847852 17-Aug-2017 06:42
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mudguard:

 

I just put Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 on my car. 215/60/16 for about $830 fitted.

 

I'm guessing they're a similar tire to the Michelin Energy Saver. Also depends what you mean by best. Once upon a time I was concerned only with grip. Now I want quiet and long lasting.

 

 

Ouch!

 

 


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  Reply # 1847853 17-Aug-2017 06:46
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Ripped off eh

My set of 18" Adrenalins cost less

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  Reply # 1847888 17-Aug-2017 07:57
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Batman: Ripped off eh

My set of 18" Adrenalins cost less

 

I figured anything under a grand was fine. Plus the Potenzas I had on various cars never got beyond 20,000km. So that would be three sets in the time I have the Ecopias!


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  Reply # 1847895 17-Aug-2017 08:10
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Batman: Ripped off eh

My set of 18" Adrenalins cost less

 

lol

 

given the fact you are comparing an eco tyre to a non eco tyre and different sizes etc there is no way to compare. you could have a common 18in size whrre as the 16in one may not be a common one.

 

eco tyres are about $50 a tyre more than non eco ones with similar characteristics and of the same size.

 

I could say i got a set of 20in tyres for less than that what your paid for your 18's so you got ripped off with your 18's :)

 

I had the Ecopia PZX on my accord euro, and they were great tyres, i changed to Goodyear Assurance Triplemax as they were cheaper, and i wanted to try a different eco tyre. its not quiet as good as the bridgestone economy wise, not much in it though, maybe .1L/100km.

 

I also put the Ecopias on the front of my Jazz and they have been great thus far, and im about ready to change the rears too.


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  Reply # 1847911 17-Aug-2017 09:00
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Slightly OT but there are some incredible savings in buying effectively new 2nd hand tyres where folks have upgraded the wheels on new cars.

 

My SUV runs on 255/55/18 109 rated $350 a pop tyres. But many new car buyers for some reason immediately want (IMHO unsuitable) 20" rims. I have twice now bought a complete set of 4 tyres with delivery kms on them for $600. But get this - last time I also got the brand new factory rims as well! The old ones had a few kerb scratches so I just told the tyre shop to dump them!

 

So when I think I am within a few months of replacing I just watch on TM for a set to come up.

 

 


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  Reply # 1847941 17-Aug-2017 10:17
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Do you have a link to the place where you bought your 2nd hand tyres from?


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  Reply # 1847943 17-Aug-2017 10:21
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Senecio:

 

Do you have a link to the place where you bought your 2nd hand tyres from?

 

 

Trademe. If you drill down to the tyres section under motors, you can enter a specific search on tyre dimensions, save that as a favourite and have it email any new matching listings.

 

 


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  Reply # 1847955 17-Aug-2017 10:56
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Agree, there are a brand new set of rims snd tyres for a 2014-17 Mazda 6 on trade me for $800

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