I’ll wait for some actual reviews, but my guess is that Goodyear just sees another marketing opportunity.Thoughts? Is this really an issue for us EV owners?
Thoughts? Is this really an issue for us EV owners?
Yes, or it’s just clever marketing.Normally you would think a larger road contact surface would lead to higher resistance and possibly decreased range, so it must be a big gain from the type of compound they use to make the tire. I like the profile though. That tire with a lighter weight set of mags might be an easy mod to squeeze a bit of performance out.
You are right Timbolt, and the demonstration video didn't do much to answer that question either. Its the kind of thing I would be willing to try though if I needed new tires and the price was comparable. I'm gonna have to find a car to put them on first mind youGoodyear doesn’t indicate what this tire is being compared to...Nobody knows.
You can get brand new 15" steel wheels for a Sonic as well, you could then use 205/65-15 tires, the tires and wheels are about 10lbs lighter than my stock wheels and Kumho Ecsta PS31 tires.I plan on using a narrow tire with a taller side wall, I do think I might have to add a spacer to move the wheel outward so I can clear the spring base plate.
My 215/65/16's snow tires have very little clearance, less than the stock tires, I can just about get my fingers in between the base plate and the tire.
I may just buy another set of Sonic 16" wheels to use for my experiment, last set cost me 250 shipped.