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Minnesnowtan

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 9:48:08 AM

Tire rack (dot com) has a posting about the Bridgestone Ecopia tire ( /blog/docs-advice-on-tires/bridgestones-ecopia-tires-help-you-save-fuel ). A test report can be found here: /tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=155 .

I have a set on my 93 Accord and they really helped the car ride better than the old tires, which were nearly down to the wear bars.

I think that I'm getting better economy, but it has only been a week.

[Edited by: Minnesnowtan at 11/16/2012 9:51:20 AM EST]
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:06:45 PM

2% for an unknown brand? Get real, Lucille.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:26:56 AM

You don't need to advertise for them on this site, rookie.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:28:22 AM

I will stick with performance tires for my car.
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lissyking
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:32:22 AM

I will check it out
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:41:14 AM

I'll stick with my Goodyear Eagles
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 8:14:39 PM

Does that 2%savings take into account the price of these little beauties ??
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 9:06:57 AM

Check air pressures regularly and buy whatever tire you can get at a reasonable price and don't fall into the name-brand trap... and of course, the most important; SLOW DOWN.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 8:54:03 AM

2% is not very much. Just out of curiosity, how much more did these tires cost you and will it make up for the 2% mileage your are supposedly going to gain over the life of the tires?
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Z12
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 7:56:18 PM

Maybe
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 1:02:54 PM

Believe I'll stick with Michelin...they've served me well for the past 50 years...
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jrferrari
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:19:45 AM

2% is not that much, it would be barely noticable. In order for you mileage to change even 1 mpg your car would need to get over 50mpg to start with. If you get 30 mpg the savigs would only be a little more than 1/2 gallon.

I'm certain that the premium that you are paying for the tires will not be recovered over the life of the tires in savings.
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