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I am currently running on two plugged/patched rear tires. I guess I've just had horrible luck with getting punctures the last few weeks. I have a 2200 mile road trip planned soon and I'm considering just replacing the rear tires as I don't want to get stranded at some point on the trip. The last rear is leaking air again to the point that the pressure warning goes off again 3 hours after I've added air.

Is there any reason that these Michelin tires wouldn't work as a replacement for the rears? They are slightly less expensive than the Bridgestones, but they don't come up on Tire Rack when I search by vehicle instead of size.

All advice is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Size: 255/45ZR20
Eco: Michelin Total Performance
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Load Range: XL
Serv. Desc: 105Y
UTQG: 540 AA A
 

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Should work fine. I am pretty sure the Bridgestones that come from the factory are not special, just the AO Audi Original mark.
 

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I think you should have your tires properly patched, as there is no reason to replace the tires if they are done right. The fact that one is leaking means there's either another puncture, or the patch was done wrong.
 

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I think you should have your tires properly patched, as there is no reason to replace the tires if they are done right. The fact that one is leaking means there's either another puncture, or the patch was done wrong.
The right rear tire that was plugged seems to be holding air mostly fine, the left rear I've had to add air once or twice a day and tonight I got the warning an hour after adding air. Pulled over and found a screw right next to the nail that was already in the tire. WTF?! Do these tires attract metal? Immediately drove home after adding air and will get that tire patched tomorrow. I'm not driving 2100 miles round trip on these patched/plugged tires. The Michelins are being installed next week.
 

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Well, let's be reminded that these EV tires are typically coming thru with relatively short tread, so 20K miles is likely all you'd get out of them anyway.
I've only gotten 8K miles out of some Pirelli performance tires!
Here's some information about the Michelin Pilot Sport EV. Really poor mileage warranty at 20,000 miles. View attachment 6277
 

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I'm considering just replacing the rear tires as I don't want to get stranded at some point on the trip.
Is there any reason that these Michelin tires wouldn't work as a replacement for the rears? They are slightly less expensive than the Bridgestones, but they don't come up on Tire Rack when I search by vehicle instead of size.
All advice is very much appreciated. Thank you.
If you do that, then you'll have 2 different brands of tires set up in your vehicle? The fronts are EV tires and the rears will be std. tires? Two different front and rear tire footprints will result in less than optimum performance.

EV specially designed and constructed tires are generally more expensive than regular tires. The 20" size tires are also more expensive to replace than the lesser sizes.
I personally wouldn't go with the non EV tires.

Have you checked the Continental EcoContact6? These are OE tires on the Tesla and ID.3

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The Continental flyer focuses on the "instant torque" of electric cars, and how the tires need to be made stronger to deal with it. But that is very dependent on the driver. I would prefer a tire that maximizes economy while still having a sufficient load rating. Not interested in drag racing.
 
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I am currently running on two plugged/patched rear tires. I guess I've just had horrible luck with getting punctures the last few weeks. I have a 2200 mile road trip planned soon and I'm considering just replacing the rear tires as I don't want to get stranded at some point on the trip. The last rear is leaking air again to the point that the pressure warning goes off again 3 hours after I've added air.

Is there any reason that these Michelin tires wouldn't work as a replacement for the rears? They are slightly less expensive than the Bridgestones, but they don't come up on Tire Rack when I search by vehicle instead of size.

All advice is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Size: 255/45ZR20
Eco: Michelin Total Performance
Style: Blackwall
Load Range: XL
Serv. Desc: 105Y
UTQG: 540 AA A
Is there an EV tire that is a drive flat tire, my corvette ran Goodyear drive flats. Allowed you to make it a service station without having a spare tire.
 

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If you do that, then you'll have 2 different brands of tires set up in your vehicle? The fronts are EV tires and the rears will be std. tires? Two different front and rear tire footprints will result in less than optimum performance.

EV specially designed and constructed tires are generally more expensive than regular tires. The 20" size tires are also more expensive to replace than the lesser sizes.
I personally wouldn't go with the non EV tires.

Have you checked the Continental EcoContact6? These are OE tires on the Tesla and ID.3

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Thanks for the information on this
 

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I do find it interesting that the Alenza Sport A/S is entirely missing on Bridgestones website

If you do that, then you'll have 2 different brands of tires set up in your vehicle? The fronts are EV tires and the rears will be std. tires? Two different front and rear tire footprints will result in less than optimum performance.

EV specially designed and constructed tires are generally more expensive than regular tires. The 20" size tires are also more expensive to replace than the lesser sizes.
I personally wouldn't go with the non EV tires.

Have you checked the Continental EcoContact6? These are OE tires on the Tesla and ID.3

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Good question, and I have no answer. I go back and forth on considering same as well, if they are available when I need replacement. Wouldn't have to carry a spare/jack or inflator/goop. Some mileage loss as heavier and more roll resistant. Also somewhat firmer/noisier. And of course more expensive. However we have run-flats on my wife's GLA and don't really negatively notice them when swapping vehicles. I very well may ...
Is there an EV tire that is a drive flat tire, my corvette ran Goodyear drive flats. Allowed you to make it a service station without having a spare tire.
 

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Thanks for the information on this
You're welcome.

That was just my 2cents, and besides, I'd like to have front and rear matching pairs.

I do find it interesting that the Alenza Sport A/S is entirely missing on Bridgestones website
That's weird. And yet TR sells this particular model. Beats me.

Btw, are those Bridgestone A/S tires? there's no EV marking on the tire sidewall at all?

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Is there an EV tire that is a drive flat tire, my corvette ran Goodyear drive flats. Allowed you to make it a service station without having a spare tire.
I'm not sure, but I won't be surprised if one of the big tire mfrs has come up with the run-flat tire technology. One thing for sure is it'll be very expensive.

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