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Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:01 am
by f1geek
Yet another dealer full of BS. Tires are not unique for e-Golf to my knowledge. You can check on Tirerack.com as I did and I saw no mention of special design for e-Golf Ecopias.

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 pm
by msvphoto
According to Tire Rack there actually is a "VW version" of the Ecopia EP422 Plus, they sell both.

The differences appear to be mostly max pressure (51psi for the VW version vs 44psi for the non-VW version), lower treadwear rating for the VW version (540 vs. 640) despite same starting tread depth of 10/32", and slight dimensional differences (VW version slightly wider).

Given that, I wouldn't mix the two versions side to side and if you had to buy a non-VW version you would probably want to buy two (or a complete set of something else).

Also, if you like running pressures up around 44psi you would be at max pressure for the non-VW version but well within spec for the VW version.

Based on the above, for an eGolf, I would stick with the VW version of the Ecopia EP422 Plus vs. the non-VW version, but there are many other good tire options out there.

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:37 pm
by f1geek
Ok. I stand corrected. It is so easy to disregard what dealers say because I've been given so much misinformation about tires (mine told me multiple times that the Ecopias are run flat tires). Still, Tire Rack can ship tires very quickly, so if the dealer was providing good customer service, it could give you a loaner car while waiting for tire to arrive.

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:00 am
by JoulesThief
f1geek wrote: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:37 pm Ok. I stand corrected. It is so easy to disregard what dealers say because I've been given so much misinformation about tires (mine told me multiple times that the Ecopias are run flat tires). Still, Tire Rack can ship tires very quickly, so if the dealer was providing good customer service, it could give you a loaner car while waiting for tire to arrive.
I would not expect a loaner for a 1 hour job, installing, balancing 4 tires, from VW. Lack of planning on the owners part doesn't make it VW's problem. Tires are a wear item.

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:25 pm
by miamor
RonDawg wrote: Sun May 20, 2018 3:24 pm

Just buy one tire. The two original remaining Ecopias on my eGolf still have 7/32 on them and
I am sure most don't read the manual nor care what it tells us about this. But I just had a similar need to replace 1 tire. You must not do so. It is spelled out to replace both on the same axle so the diameters are equal. Has to do with the computer, you know how it uses the diameter to relate to RPM for the low pressure warning. So there's probably more to it that uneven RPM from L to R on the same axle messes with the system. Whatever. It's in the manual!

P.S. I bought 4x Yokohama Avid Ascend, and don't expect a quality tire to "shred" as the thread starts. To me it makes sense to travel w/o all the spare stuff when the likelihood of needing it is low enough for the refill kit to suffice most events that may happen.

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:36 pm
by miamor
msvphoto wrote: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 pm
The differences appear to be mostly max pressure (51psi for the VW version vs 44psi for the non-VW version), lower treadwear rating for the VW version (540 vs. 640)
This would have been great to know before I had Firestone order a tire and put it on. Lucky I verify stuff and noticed the above differences when they returned the car to me. I asked for my old tire to be put back. We both felt frustrated because none knew what was going on and Bridgestone, who owns Firestone, had zero tech support when I called and later wrote them.

This started a long journey on what was going on, most shops did not know. And therefore now I own very nice Yokohamas! And they do have nice support on their customer call in line.

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:59 pm
by f1geek
I use Tire Rack and get great customer service ( and the right tires).

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:50 pm
by miamor
f1geek wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:59 pm I use Tire Rack and get great customer service ( and the right tires).
so how does that work? they show 3 steps: select, order, ship
does a non corporate shop work the best to have it installed?
does the free road hazard really work?

In my case I used a corporate shop and paid about $100 extra for hazard insure for a $600 set of [treadwear score 700] Yokohamas because they are going to last 5 years easily. And in that time it's quite possible to hit something that will ruin the tire. I already hit a nail (in 4K mi) really close to the non-repair zone at edge of tread. But I think I can be anywhere in USA and get a free replacement in the event a tire is ruined. Then I'd expect 2 because of the car's requirement to replace both on same axle at the same time. This is what would make me concerned using an online shop and road hazard coverage. Which by reading their terms, lasts just 2 years and requires lots of hassle online and email....

Re: SPARE TIRE NOT!

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:53 pm
by f1geek
It works fine for me. I have always shipped tires to my independent repair shop. I never needed to try to get warranty service on a tire because they have worn out before I had any issues.