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  Reply # 2062761 26-Jul-2018 08:49
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nakedmolerat: />with regards to my last ecopia set, they lasted over 60k.


I've had 3 sets of Ecopia. 1st set behaved like OEM Turanza 47k, 2nd set much harder rubber lasted 90k. 3rd set, got so used to driving to the limitations of the 2nd set I haven't checked it's wear/performance numbers. Point being they share a marketing name but there's quite a variation.

 

 

 

i found Thailand made does a bit diff than Japan made for same brand , same model. 


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  Reply # 2062764 26-Jul-2018 08:57
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I had some Ecopias on my Primera. I hated them.  Too hard and consequently not enough grip for my liking with the driving I was doing at the time (a lot of winding roads). I did save some fuel, but only because I found myself driving significantly slower in winding sections.

 

I haven't tried the Michelins, so I can't comment on them.





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  Reply # 2062765 26-Jul-2018 08:58
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timmmay: I can only go by reviews, since I know nothing about tyres. I appreciate the thoughts.

Won't be buying four tyres, no point throwing away two good tyres for what I imagine is a marginal advantage of a matched set.

 

 

 

what brand is it the other two tyres? why don't you get the same brand/model? 








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  Reply # 2062771 26-Jul-2018 09:14
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I do tend to put a couple of psi extra into my small car but i run recommended pressure for this car. Better comfort on family vehicle.

Have continental tyres that are expensive and haven't lasted long, so going to another good quality brand.

Michelin it is. Tony's would beat the price by $20 if I called them back again, but I'm not impressed with them. Last time I got tires from there they didn't inflate them properly, only half inflated, driving on the was quite dangerous. They also don't give you a good price up front, you have to call around and call back multiple times to find the best tyre and get the best price. I'd rather go with Beaurepaires who gave me a good recommendation and a good price upfront with no messing about.




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  Reply # 2062806 26-Jul-2018 09:56
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well you can't go wrong with either.

 

i know Tony & Bridgestone are owned by same company - but the manager will undercut one another for sales.






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