BlueMarril
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Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

Hi all,

2015 Soul EV here. Does anyone have recommendations for alternative tire brands that fall into low rolling resistance? Nexen tires seem like shite and local tire person is warning me against them since they've been discontinued and may be sitting in warehouses for long periods of time. Sorry if this topic is obvious or has been discussed before. New here!

Any help appreciated! Oh and I'm in the US.
EVDee
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Joined: Sun May 12, 2019 6:53 pm

Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

Mine is currently riding on a complete set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus. Not sure how they compare to the Nexen's but I've never had any problems or complaints.
BlueMarril
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Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

Cool! Thanks for sharing, I'll look into that for possible tire replacement for my Soul.
notfred
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Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 2:28 pm

Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

There's a big thread on the Leaf forum https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=18857
The Leaf originally came with an OEM version of the Ecopia's that were almost as terrible as the Nexen's that we have, but the consensus seems to be that the retail version of the Ecopia's is a lot better.
notfred
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Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

I recently swapped to Nokian One tyres https://www.nokiantires.com/all-season- ... tyres-one/ at the recommendation of my local tyre shop.

It's only been a few weeks and I haven't driven much, but overall I'm very happy with them, nice and quiet and a smooth ride over rough pavement. They aren't the ultimate performance tyre in sharpest of handling, but I've got no complaints when tossing the car at a roundabout enthusiastically.

I saw a thread in a Bolt forum about them, and I very much agree with what was said there https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/anyon ... one.37999/

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