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Another tyres thread (2014 Nissan Leaf Acenta)

  • 14-09-2020 5:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    hi

    I have a 2014 Nissan Leaf Acenta. It will need 4 new tyres in the next few weeks.

    Tyres are 205 / 55 / 16 (and 91 V)

    Looking for trye recommendations
    Ive heard Dunlop Sport blue response are ok


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  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭ unknownlegend


    Hi Obi

    I use uniroyal rainsport 3 on my leaf. They probably aren’t particularly efficient but eeking our range wasn’t a concern for me and I found the wheel spin and wet grip in general to be quite bad on the original Dunlop’s it came with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    Hi Obi

    I use uniroyal rainsport 3 on my leaf. They probably aren’t particularly efficient but eeking our range wasn’t a concern for me and I found the wheel spin and wet grip in general to be quite bad on the original Dunlop’s it came with.




    thanks, are these expensive?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    see this link: https://ibb.co/3NgGGZQ

    all the tyres are dunlop sport blue response 205 / 55 / 16
    does anyone know why the difference in price etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    any thought on these, Kumho Ecowing es31: https://www.oponeo.ie/tyre/kumho-ecowing-es31-205-55-r16-91-v#314189586

    Had Kumhos on my last 2 ICE cars and found them good, not sure if ok for the electric type cars with rolling resistance and all this


  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭ unknownlegend


    obi604 wrote: »
    thanks, are these expensive?

    It cost 540 for all 4 with balancing. It was a place in west Dublin, PM me if you want the details. I can recommend them from the point of view of grip, that was my main criteria (if I was looking to eek out every bit of range I'd be making the rolling resistance a top criteria)


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    I just went with stock Primacy tyres, if they were good enough for Nissan then they are good enough to me and I've had zero issues.
    Still have original two tyre on the front 67k kms in!!!! No side wall degradation and even wear and still a few k away from replacement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    slave1 wrote: »
    I just went with stock Primacy tyres, if they were good enough for Nissan then they are good enough to me and I've had zero issues.
    Still have original two tyre on the front 67k kms in!!!! No side wall degradation and even wear and still a few k away from replacement.




    Do I even need to bother looking for an efficient tyre etc?
    Will any standard tyre (within reason) work ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    obi604 wrote: »
    Do I even need to bother looking for an efficient tyre etc?
    Will any standard tyre (within reason) work ?


    any comments on this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,118 ✭✭✭ 10-10-20


    Do I even need to bother looking for an efficient tyre etc? No
    Will any standard tyre (within reason) work ? Yes


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    10-10-20 wrote: »
    Do I even need to bother looking for an efficient tyre etc? No
    Will any standard tyre (within reason) work ? Yes




    ok, and im guessing I wont loose 20% range with a non efficient tyre


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,192 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    obi604 wrote: »
    Do I even need to bother looking for an efficient tyre etc?
    Will any standard tyre (within reason) work ?

    Unless you are regularly taking the car to the edge of its range I wouldn’t worry so much about having an A rated efficient tyre and focus more on grip.

    The difference in efficiency between an A and a B tyre will hardly be noticeable, imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    KCross wrote: »
    Unless you are regularly taking the car to the edge of its range I wouldn’t worry so much about having an A rated efficient tyre and focus more on grip.

    The difference in efficiency between an A and a B tyre will hardly be noticeable, imo.




    fair enough, thanks for the input.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,853 ✭✭✭✭ Alun


    Hi Obi

    I use uniroyal rainsport 3 on my leaf. They probably aren’t particularly efficient but eeking our range wasn’t a concern for me and I found the wheel spin and wet grip in general to be quite bad on the original Dunlop’s it came with.
    FYI there's a new version of that tyre called the Rainsport 5 (no idea what happened to the Rainsport 4!).


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    What do ye reckon on Kumho Ecowings ES31 for the Leaf?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ obi604


    obi604 wrote: »
    What do ye reckon on Kumho Ecowings ES31 for the Leaf?




    any comments on this?


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