Ready for new tires

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Valente, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Mike95465

    Mike95465 Member

    This might be a bit unrelated to this topic but I lost 10% range when swapping to my winter set of wheels and tires. Pretty much consistent 50 miles EV range to 45 as soon as i put them on.

    I say a bit unrelated because winter tires are going to be a bigger hit to range than any of the all season tires you guys are discussing here(maybe not the run-flats). Also I swapped to a 17” rim without those fancy aero covers.

    That being said, I agree with you and with my next set of all seasons I will be going with non-LRR tires expecting at most 5% drop in range. Whatever is the quietest tire is more than likely what I’m going to purchase. Bridgestone Turanza Quiettrack?

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  2. Wall-e

    Wall-e Member

    For me looking at the Bridgestone Driveguard tires they roughly weight 5lbs more per tire. This unsprung weight difference in addition to slightly higher rolling resistance and higher price didnt convince me this time around, but I do recognize the benefits. I am completely happy with the Continental PureContact LS tires.
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  3. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

    Since the Clarity does not have a spare, driving on run flats (RFT) is the next best thing to not being to change out a tire.

    I have been driving RFT for over 20 years and have to say that the newest generation RFT have improved dramatically.

    When it comes time to replace the Clarity tires, I will be looking at WINTER - RFT:

  4. David Towle

    David Towle Active Member

    Lousy wear rating on the Sport 4.
  5. jpkik96

    jpkik96 Member

    At 18 months and just under 28M miles I just had the same decision to make. I live in NJ where the weather can be unpredictable (usually some snow but not so much this year!) but really wanted a better handling tire in all weather conditions, without having to change out between winter and summer tires.

    I researched several options and the Michelin Cross-Climate+ seemed to be getting great reviews and met my requirements. I first installed them on my son's 2010 Civic (much lighter car) and have been happy with their overall performance, as they demonstrated good traction during an early December snow-storm and have also been good during cold rains this winter as well as dry road handling conditions. Next, my father installed them on his 2006 Acura TL 6 speed (my old car!) and he has been equally satisfied. So last night I had a set installed on the Clarity. Early impressions are good - for me, there is an acceptable trade-off between slightly increased noise for much improved overall grip. They also have a 98 load index 600 treadwear rating so should hold up. Too early to know what the impact - if any - will be on fuel efficiently but will check back in a week after I have had a chance to drive over more varied conditions.
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  6. ClarityPHEVer

    ClarityPHEVer Member

    I stopped in to get some ideas on replacement tires and this thread is very helpful. For those of you that have replaced their tires, did you have to do a special kind of alignment? My husband took my car into the dealership for service today and it’s time for the tires to be replaced. The dealership gave him the full spiel on how not only the tires we get will have a big influence on efficiency and smoothness (true!), but that a special “electric balancing and alignment” needs to be done and tire shops won’t be able to do that. That sounds shady to me...Can anyone confirm that shadiness? Thanks!
  7. Danks

    Danks Active Member

    We have never ever had an alignment done with a tire replacement or rotation. Replacing tie rods, idler arms, front suspension parts - yes. Tires, no.
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  8. Agzand

    Agzand Active Member

    I never do alignment unless something is wrong with the car, like the steering pulls one way or something like that.
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  9. Danks

    Danks Active Member

    Agreed. That has happened so infrequently for us that I've forgotten doing alignments for that reason.
  10. Robert_Alabama

    Robert_Alabama Well-Known Member

    If the old tires are wearing pretty evenly across the tread (from inside to outside), I wouldn't worry about doing an alignment with the tire replacement.
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  11. Clarity_Newbie

    Clarity_Newbie Active Member


    Shady doesn't begin to adequately describe that statement.

    Based on this one may be wise to double-check any recommendations coming from that dealership.

    Good luck.
  12. Clarity_Newbie

    Clarity_Newbie Active Member

    I'd have to second the load rating as an important parameter. Clarity + 4 people + luggage = worst case for sure...could be 5000+ lbs easily.

    Consideration's for tire selection are varied and subjective to what is important to an individual.

    To each his/her own.

    Good luck.
  13. leehinde

    leehinde Active Member Subscriber

    A friend shipped his TireRack tires to a local Big O and they installed them no problem.

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