[ausev] EV tires
ullearn at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 15:33:53 GMT 2008
I would recomend looking into the bridgestones that come factory on
the honda insights, I run mine around 40psi.
On Dec 12, 2008, at 9:05 AM, Derek Bridges <bridges at ieee.org> wrote:
> The online Greenseal report on LRR tires that Brian mentioned has
> several pages of material on of LRR background and test methodology
> it culminates in a scatter graph of test results without anywhere
> mentioning specific brands and models of tires. It includes a URL
> to a
> 55 page report from the California Energy Commission that again avoids
> mention of specific brands and models. The Greenseal report does say
> that manufacturers sometimes publish artificially poor LRR numbers on
> their cheap tires to make their expensive tires look better.
> Brian, where did you get the numbers that led you to choose the
> Sumitomo tire? What easy-[for lazy people]-to-find information
> resources are out there?
> Derek Bridges
> Brian Lassiter wrote:
>> ... This puts me in the position of wanting tires that have a low
>> rolling resistance AND can carry a lot more weight.
>> ... After much looking around,this is the tire I have settled on, but
>> have not bought yet: Sumitomo HTR 200 - P195/65R15 - 91H -
>> 1356lbs @ 36psi (max 51psi) -25.0" diameter
>> The Sumitomo HTR 200 is mentioned as having a low rolling resistance
>> by Green Seal: http://www.greenseal.org/resources/reports/CGR_tire_rollingresistance.pdf
>> and the tire can carry over 200 lbs more per tire. That is a win-win
>> in my book.
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