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    Posted: 24 January 2017 at 12:04am
Hey guys - my front i-miev tyre is flat! They were LONG overdue to get replaced anyway - was just putting it off.

I know this has been discussed before and I looked up the threads but most of what was written went way over my head :)

Just looking for safe (and if possible affordable) tyres as I mainly use the car for ferrying the two kids around :))

So what do I ask for - I am guessing the i-miev wont be in the databases of the tyre companies (it hasn't been in the databases for most stuff I have tried to do with it - get insurance, seat covers etc)?? So are my options Dunlop vs Continental?

I am located on the Gold Coast.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bindi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2017 at 12:12am
Just tried looking on a few websites for the i-Miev - not surprised to get
"Tyre Search Results
The automated product search feature cannot make a recommendation for your requirements. Please check your entry and retry or contact an authorized Store"
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Imiev Tyres are same as smart car

I've continentals in front n kumho at back at the mo.
But changed fronts to 155 from original 145

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/imiev-tyre-wear-status_topic3671_page7.html

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/imiev-tyres_topic4869.html

Edited by g4qber - 24 January 2017 at 6:07am
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What does the 145 and 155 mean? I need to get them all replaced. Should I just get the same tyres on the front and the back??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote g4qber Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2017 at 7:50am
original tyres were
fronts Dunlop Enasave 2030 145/65 R15
rears Dunlop Enasave 2030 175/55 R15

145 is the tyre width in mm
acmotor and I decided to go with wider fronts.

front and rears are different widths

others might be able to advise on your last question
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Having the same tyres on the front and back is more of a personal choice than a safety issue.

Having the same tyres on each axle is a safety issue though ie. make sure you have matching tyres on front left and front right, and make sure you have matching tyres on the rear left and rear right.
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Ah cool. So you have 155 on the front now and 175 on the back? I am guessing you are happier with the change still?

THANK YOU so much for your help!!! I obviously have no idea when it comes to tyres and I have the feeling that the tyre places won't know the i-miev well and I didn't want to be misguided. :))))
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Mitsubishi prolly wanted to keep it same as smart cars
I've seen smarts with 155 in front too.

BMW i3 has 155 front 175 back but 19 inch.
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I got this as a quote - this sounds good doesn't it?

Front Continental eco 3 155/60 15 $125 each
Rear Continental eco 3 C175/55 15 $150
Wheel alignment - if I need it $55
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2017 at 2:55pm
Originally posted by bindi bindi wrote:

I got this as a quote - this sounds good doesn't it?

Front Continental eco 3 155/60 15 $125 each
Rear Continental eco 3 C175/55 15 $150
Wheel alignment - if I need it $55


Those are the tyres I run.
Very happy with them.
Price sounds fine.
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Screw in right rear.
Getting fixed at subiaco tyres; Wayne and Tabatha Akers.
They are continental branded business.
Had a Range Rover in for its tyres.

Being a private business they can stay open till the job is done.

They've had teslas and Priuses in for tyre repairs
http://www.subiacotyres.com.au

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That's where I got my tyres.....
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I just put replaced my fronts again at 64k kms replaced with dunlops from tyresales / local bridgestone fitted them.

https://www.tyresales.com.au/tyre/size/145-65r15

ordered them Wednesday arrived at fit shop Friday
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