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New Goodyear Electricdrive now available in Bolt size

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Looks like the new Goodyear Electricdrive tire has been released in more sizes including Bolt size. looks like TireRack.com already had them in stock.
Anyone want to buy these and give a review?

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Looks like the new Goodyear Electricdrive tire has been released in more sizes including Bolt size. looks like TireRack.com already had them in stock.
Anyone want to buy these and give a review?

Dealer said at my state inspection that I鈥檓 getting close to needing new tires. So I DuckDuckGo鈥檇 EV tires yesterday and these popped up. I plan on putting them on in October/November.
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I did a little more research and these tires seem to be extremely heavy. They are 27lbs! That's 4lbs heavier the than the factory Michelins with self seal. Goodyears have a higher tread wear rating at 700 vs the Michelins 480.

For the price and weight I think I'm still leaning towards the Continental Purecontact. Continentals are 21lbs and 700 tread wear

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I did a little more research and these tires seem to be extremely heavy. They are 27lbs! That's 4lbs heavier the than the factory Michelins with self seal. Goodyears have a higher tread wear rating at 700 vs the Michelins 480.

For the price and weight I think I'm still leaning towards the Continental Purecontact. Continentals are 21lbs and 700 tread wear
I鈥檒l have to look into the Conties. Pretty disappointed In the factory tires. Only got 28k out of them. I鈥檝e heard you don鈥檛 get much out of the factory tires but that seems super low.
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I鈥檒l have to look into the Conties. Pretty disappointed In the factory tires. Only got 28k out of them. I鈥檝e heard you don鈥檛 get much out of the factory tires but that seems super low.
Yeah they don't have much grip but I'm at 43k and they are at 3/32nd and dry cracking. I'm trying to hold out for a sale on the Continentals but they need to be replaced before the cold weather arrives
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The traction rating on stock could be improved. 480BB stock??
Interesting. Tires designed for an EV without one single mention of LRR (low rolling resistance) that make the Michelin Energy Savers why they come on a Bolt: range.

So these are even heavier? Sound good for wear, but everything else is questionable with no LRR rating. I will wait for feedback, might be 鈥榯he kind.鈥 Might not.

I am hoping for the Energy Saver version of the Michelin X. 80k mile wear.
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Looks like the new Goodyear Electricdrive tire has been released in more sizes including Bolt size. looks like TireRack.com already had them in stock.
Anyone want to buy these and give a review?

Sure I'll buy them. Do you want to transfer the money to my account or do you want to just send me cash over mail? 馃槤
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It's entirely possible that the tires could be "performance-oriented" EV tires, with improved characteristics all around with less range reduction than previous designs. I'm okay with the stock tires, with the original set lasting 50k+ miles, but I would like a bit more traction so I'm always on the lookout for new stuff.
It's entirely possible that the tires could be "performance-oriented" EV tires, with improved characteristics all around with less range reduction than previous designs. I'm okay with the stock tires, with the original set lasting 50k+ miles, but I would like a bit more traction so I'm always on the lookout for new stuff.
Does the Bolt chirp the tires consistently if you "give it the beans"? My Leaf (with similar HP/TQ numbers) will chirp and thump loudly if I accelerate with bad intersection seams from a stoplight. I always wondered if I would go with a better performance/EV tire once these are spent. Only problem is that I'll be selling the Leaf as soon as the Bolt order comes in. I was originally thinking about a wider tire, but figured range would suffer with a larger tire.
Does the Bolt chirp the tires consistently if you "give it the beans"? My Leaf (with similar HP/TQ numbers) will chirp and thump loudly if I accelerate with bad intersection seams from a stoplight. I always wondered if I would go with a better performance/EV tire once these are spent. Only problem is that I'll be selling the Leaf as soon as the Bolt order comes in. I was originally thinking about a wider tire, but figured range would suffer with a larger tire.
I'm a relatively calm driver, so I don't do acceleration / deceleration quick enough for the tires to chirp. However, I don't slow down as much when I'm turning and that's when I usually hear chirping as the tires are used for more than 20k miles. Also, it feels a lot less 'grippy' on wet roads compared to when I drive my backup ICEV.
Does the Bolt chirp the tires consistently if you "give it the beans"? My Leaf (with similar HP/TQ numbers) will chirp and thump loudly if I accelerate with bad intersection seams from a stoplight. I always wondered if I would go with a better performance/EV tire once these are spent. Only problem is that I'll be selling the Leaf as soon as the Bolt order comes in. I was originally thinking about a wider tire, but figured range would suffer with a larger tire.
Dew on crosswalk paint cuts 'em loose, for me.
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I had Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max on a Volt. Those are official LRR tire for Goodyear. They are not as efficient as the stock Michelin Energy Savers on a Bolt.

I will wait for someone else to buy these Goodyear Elecrtro-gizmo tires and find out what the range hit will be, they won鈥檛 be as good for range as the OEM Michelins; they have won every comparison in the range category. And Bob鈥檚 your uncle 馃槈
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My 2 cents is... I would never own Goodyear tires even if they were giving these away! After the rubber on two sets of Goodyear Eagles (two different cars) dried up and became hard after only about 2 years, I said I would never own another Goodyear tire. After a couple years and still plenty of tread, the rubber in those tires was so hard that whenever it rained, it was like trying to accelerate on ice! Not figuratively. Literally!

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Does the Bolt chirp the tires consistently if you "give it the beans"? My Leaf (with similar HP/TQ numbers) will chirp and thump loudly if I accelerate with bad intersection seams from a stoplight. I always wondered if I would go with a better performance/EV tire once these are spent. Only problem is that I'll be selling the Leaf as soon as the Bolt order comes in. I was originally thinking about a wider tire, but figured range would suffer with a larger tire.
I wondered if I was the only one trading my Leaf in for a Bolt. I asked my Bolt dealer to hold delivery until 1/1/23 and he said he would. Now fingers crossed I can get the tax credit without a price increase. Still not sure the best way to get the most $$ for my '22 Leaf.
It's only a deal when the deal is done says the seller.

The tires have mentioned noise, for EV but not a peep on any sort of LRR.
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Sure I'll buy them. Do you want to transfer the money to my account or do you want to just send me cash over mail? 馃槤
Check's already in the mail bro, go get them tires.
I did some research, and I found that these are performance tires to reduce wheel spin due to EV's high initial torque. I wasn't able to find anything on them about range from my quick google search however.
Goodyears have a higher tread wear rating at 700 vs the Michelins 480.
Treadwear ratings are arbitrary and can really only be compared between tires of the same brand.

Speed ratings, load ratings, tire sizing etc are standardized but longevity is up to each brand to guestimate. Gets fun when selecting performance tires as one brand will have a 200 treadwear tire that is hard as a rock and another brand has a 200 treadwear tire that are basically R-Comps and might last 6 months.
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I'm a relatively calm driver, so I don't do acceleration / deceleration quick enough for the tires to chirp. However, I don't slow down as much when I'm turning and that's when I usually hear chirping as the tires are used for more than 20k miles. Also, it feels a lot less 'grippy' on wet roads compared to when I drive my backup ICEV.
If I'm the front car at a stop light, if I squirt ahead of traffic I feel like I'm in first class, with the road all to myself. It also prevents me from having to deal with the possibility of other drivers drifting into my lane because they're too busy texting or not paying attention to the road for other reasons. I would recommend getting into the habit of pulling out as safely without chirping the tires as possible just for that reason alone. I still wonder if people like driving in clusters as sort of a herd mentality type thing. I find it to be unsafe not to have at least one empty lane available to one side of me for an emergency maneuver. Also, the less cars that are near me, the less variables I have to consider.


I wondered if I was the only one trading my Leaf in for a Bolt. I asked my Bolt dealer to hold delivery until 1/1/23 and he said he would. Now fingers crossed I can get the tax credit without a price increase. Still not sure the best way to get the most $$ for my '22 Leaf.
What model do you have? I bought my 2022 in December, so I am ok with getting rid of it this year. If it had a few features that the Bolt has, I would've probably kept it. One thing I will say, after only about 6000 miles, I'm not seeing the same range on a full charge that I saw when the Leaf was new. I know that I'm in the minority, but I charge my battery to 100% when I charge it, and don't charge it unless it's at 30% or lower. The pessimist in me wonders if manufacturers do not want us to full charge because we'll see the depleted range more obviously.


Check's already in the mail bro, go get them tires.
Negative ghost rider, the pattern is full... 馃お

I had my check scam quota for the year already. Some guy sent me a check for my Chevy SS Sedan when I had it on sale on autotrader (something I would avoid for the Leaf @friendswithdave ). He sent me a check for more money than I had asked for. The scam was apparently that they send you more money, and then ask you to return the difference. You deposit the fake check, send them a REAL check for the difference, and then when their fake check bounces, they have already taken your money.


I did some research, and I found that these are performance tires to reduce wheel spin due to EV's high initial torque. I wasn't able to find anything on them about range from my quick google search however.
I bought some Michelin PS4S's for my SS Sedan. I figured I'd be lucky to get 12,000 miles on them. If these can get at least that and have decent performance, I'll be happy with them. I don't expect performance tires to last more than 10K, and with EVs weighing what they do, I suspect they may fare even worse.
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