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Hi Folks,
Excellent Site,

Sorry to hear Mitsubishi is pulling out of the UK.
Whatever the case I’m sticking with My EC for the long run.
Need your help folks,
Please recommend a summer tire for lovely wet Irish weather. Maybe with good MPG for motorway driving.

On car at present -

Yokohama BluEarth E70 255/55R18 98H

EC owner since Dec 2018
30,000 miles driven (80% on UK Motorway Network)
Front tires – Bald ( need replaced)
Rear tires - nearly like new (WHY?)


Tires recommended on this forum:
Bridgestone Weather Control A005
Zeetex WH1000 SUV 225/55R18 102 V XL Winter tires
Nokian Nordman 7 SUV Studded 215/70R16
225/55 Toyo Proxes R44 (Australia)
Bridgestone Ecopias (USDM
Michelin AS/3s
Yokohama geolanders
larger tires. 235/70R16
Goodyear Eagle Sport tires

Cheers In advance
 

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Hi Happy Ireland,
Sorry have not reached that stage yet but when I do I will be looking for a good all round All Weather Tyre which I think Bridgestone do. Do you have a 4x4 Eclipse or 4x2. if the latter that would explain why the front tyres have worn as they are doing all the work. If a 4x4 then that would be strange for them to be so worn in comparison with the rear. However the fronts will wear a bit more than the rears due to the steering effort etc.
 

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I wonder if anyone else in 4x4 version is having the same issue with bald front tires and perfect rear.
Have the AWD model here in Australia. No issues with tyre/tire wear for me though I rotate my wheels every 5000 km as normal service and always have done. Allows me to check the tyres/tires ands wheels for damage or any abnormalities plus check/adjust the cold pressure. Whilst off I check brake pad wear and discs for any scoring. Finally, I give the wheel wells a good clean and check the hoses and electrical connections to the brakes and ABS etc. Wear on my four wheels is pretty equal all-round.

Our models in Australia don't have TPMS on our wheels so I have purchased a TPMS setup which uses the ODBII connection to connect a display that uses the wheel speed sensors to calculate tyre/tire pressure from the circumference to measure whether there is any under/over inflation. From reading, this is the method used these days in cars like the Mazda CX-3 and not an actual sensor is the wheel itself. The setting process for the Mazda is the same as the TPMS setup I have on order.
 

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I've heard good things about the Firestone Destination LE3 (Canadian site here). I know Firestone didn't have too good of a reputation a number of years ago. but since the takeover by Bridgestone, they have really upped their game. I had a set of Firehawk Indy 500s on the MX-5 and they were amazing tires. The Destination LE3s are certainly on my short list when it comes time to replace the original Ecopias, but that probably won't be until late next year. Nevertheless, the price and all-round performance in wet, dry, and even light snow seems to be right in the ballpark. YMMV!
 

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. Hands down, full stop.
You will find none better in an all season tire in terms of wet and dry weather grip, that also performs in colder temps. I promise you.

I also have the Summer variant PS4, and it does just equally as well when temps dip to near-freezing (drove it once at about 5*C out of necessity). It's surprising, but it manages to still grip (not that I'd push it, but it can - understanding the risk to safety).

Point is, Michelin Pilot Sport for a passenger tire. We have the PS A/S3+ in the Cross, and NO qualms whatsoever in the wet. I drive it like I do the Evo in pouring rain. There's a newer PS A/S4 out now, and the reviews are equally as stellar.

 
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. Hands down, full stop.
You will find none better in an all season tire in terms of wet and dry weather grip, that also performs in colder temps. I promise you.
I currently have A/S 3+s on the MX-5 and I agree - just a superb tire. I'm glad to hear they work just as well on the EC; they're now towards the top of the list when it comes time to replace the Ecopias.
 
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