Well, I'll give it to you...
"I just replaced my OEM Integreties with a new set, and my milage improved!"
Ok, so it's actually been about 25k miles since I replaced them with Michelin HydroEdges, and my mileage didn't improve until I had them on for about 3000 miles. But my mileage is better. Not that I attribute the improvement to the tires (I attribute it to the use of CAN-View to modify my driving style for a slight edge in efficiency), but my mileage has improved from the Integrity days.
I'll second efusco. I replaced the Integrity OEMs at 45,000 miles with Michelin MXV4+ tires (same size). My MPG improved a little with the most noticeable improvement in cold weather (about 1-2 MPG). I'm now at 74,000 miles and very pleased with my purchase.
The attached Excel spreadsheet shows my experience to date. Judge for yourself.
OK, I gotta agree with Hyperion on this issue. I replaced the OEM tires on my '04 at 63k miles, with some tread left. I put on the OEM Integritys, and noticed no change in fuel mileage. I run my tires around 36-38 psi, checking them a couple of times per month at minimum, and rotations every 5k miles. I think that I can reasonably expect the same service out of the OEM Integrities on my '06. Could there be a quieter, softer riding tire? I'm sure there is, but I am relying on the experience of the Toyota engineers in selecting tires.
I switched to Prielli's, not racing tires, but the name sounds like they are! They handle really well, a big improvement over the OEM's. I increase the air pressure to 42/40. I still seem to get the same mileage.
In winter I use Dunlop Graspic winter tires. What a BIG improvement in snow! Also raise the air pressure. There is about a 3-5 mpg decrease, but the handling improvement is worth it.
Goodyear Comfortred versus Michelin Hydroedge Tires
Whoops! I posted this as a new topic and probably should have been here. My 04 needs a new set of tires, only 37,000 on the Integrities but the dealer told me they would not pass inspection which is coming up in Feb.
I like the Michelin Hydroedge and know a couple of you have had good experiences with them. Problem is I look at other web sites and they are slammed quite a bit for road noise. The Comfortred scores much higher in this area and very close to the Hydroedge in other areas, of course they are rated for 80k not 90k of tred life but most people that have them seem to make a point of saying how quiet they are and how they smooth the road out. Here in Western NC we have very poor roads, the interstates are in poor shape. So..... looking for advice from those of you that have the Comfortred or the Hydroedge.
I realize that tire inflation plays a large part (run the OEM at 42/40). and of course while not a deciding factor, the Michelins are about $108.00 more expensive for a set of 4.
When we replaced our Integrities (39/37) at 42K miles with Assurance Comfortred (39/37), we lost about 3MPG. But after about 3K miles the mileage improved 5-6MPG. With lower tire pressure, mileage drops. For the summer of 2008 (when we needed it) we averaged over 50MPG, which made us happy. Overall mileage for 47K miles is 44.96MPG. Update 04/2010: Overall mileage for 60K miles is 45.0.
Our Goodyear Assurance Comfortreads are still going strong and mileage is gradually improving as we approach 70K miles. I run 38-40F, 36-38R. There is little apparent wear. 48mpg is not unusual with lifetime average of 45+mpg.
I'm thinking maybe LRR tire recommendations for the 2004 Prius may have changed n the last 15 years. So what are the current recommendations? I'd be pleased (make that thrilled) to find good wet and dry traction plus good tread life in a LRR tire. TIA for your thoughts.
2014 prius w/package 5 trim.
came with 17''wheels/tires.
Winter is coming and I want to put on snow tires.
Want to get winter wheels and snow tires.
Can I downsize to 16'' or 15'' steel wheels for this car ?????
Is bolt/lug pattern the same....???
will I be messing up...
2001 prius , my old tires are dry rotted and cracked size 175/65/14 firestone ,, I have 4 new tires from another car 185/70/14 will these tires fit and not rub or cause any problems thank you in advance , tommy
Hello, I have almost reached 50k miles, and am looking to replace my tires. Does anyone have any recommendations for brands of tires that offer the best quality for the money? Falken was recommended by a mechanic...parts/labor around $580 in SoCal. Does anyone know if that is a good price...