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Just getting normal tires?


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#21 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:14 AM

... There are a lot of gravel roads here and the LRR's don't seem good at all for them. Like, they have chunks ripped out of them thanks to the gravel roads. ...

The only thing I've seen chunk a tire is aggressive cornering on full-tread tires. It's the reason you shave full-depth tires before racing (if they aren't molded to that depth to start).

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#22 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:36 AM

With a hybrid the whole car is set up to make it as easy to "coast" as long as possible, my experience has been that traditional tires are a lot "stickier" than LRR tires and defeats the ability to coast by a significant amount - you will use more throttle to get the car up to speed from a stop and probably also need to maintain enough throttle to be forced to use ICE while driving as well.

 

I don't know if there is another LRR formulation that works better for back roads but I have noticed that it is true LRR tires don't seem to last as long as the others.

LRR start out with less tread to start with, but even so I got 64.5K miles out of two sets Michelin's Energy Savers. and working on a third set.  :)

 

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#23 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:09 AM

I think I must like the electric torque too much..



#24 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:02 PM

I think I must like the electric torque too much..

I have heard rumors about Hybrid Hot Rodders. :shift:  :lol2: LOL  BTW Michelin Energy Savers are very expensive. OUCH! :drop:  

 

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 07:36 PM

If you lose 3 - 4MPG it's less than 10% loss.  My monthly fill-up is currently about $80.  I am willing to trade a few dollars per month for tires with better grip.  The OEM tires are quiet; long lasting and efficient but they lack grip.



#26 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:00 AM

What psi are you using in your tires? I use 50 psi and I'm happy with my cornering ability.😊

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#27 ONLINE   obob

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:58 AM

 There are a lot of gravel roads here and the LRR's don't seem good at all for them. Like, they have chunks ripped out of them thanks to the gravel roads. 

 

When my tires were newer, gravel from a parking lot I used regularly use would get stuck in the treads. It was kind of small gravel. Maybe that has something to do with it.  Now that my tires are worn, that is not a problem.  


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