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by rkiyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires

Thanks also for the Firestone Fuel Fighters recommendation. I can't seem to find them nearby but they seem to have a good reputation.
by rkiyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires

The General Altimax RT 43 seem to have good reviews and seems to be a LRR tire. It is available for both front and rear sizes. It is also somewhat economical. I'm going to give it a shot. https://priuschat.com/threads/general-altimax-rt43-review.172249/ In general, I've found the Prius owner forums ...
by rkiyer
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires

Thanks JPL. In the meantime, I have been able to find the stock Ecopia 150 in 185/55R15 at America Tire for the front wheels. Perhaps using a mix of those in the front and the Kumhos or Michelins in the rear might preserve some of the original range. Another option that the America Tire salesman sug...
by rkiyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Most efficient tire alternative to stock tires

It looks like I've worn out the tread on my rear tires and need to replace at least the two rear tires, possibly all four. I looked at the previous threads on this forum and unlike them, I am not particularly interested in improving the vehicle's grip/ride/performance. I just want to maintain the ra...
by rkiyer
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Value of Spark EV has gone up
Replies: 12
Views: 6615

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

I see a 14 2lt with 60k miles for $6000, how much longer is the battery going to last after 60k miles? Like the previous poster mentioned, the car has a 8 year, 100K mile warranty, so you're protected from complete failure until then. What is more likely is a minor capacity loss that reduces your a...
by rkiyer
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging frequently to full vs dropping to 30%
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Re: Charging frequently to full vs dropping to 30%

Your experience, especially with the regular summer charging, is reassuring, MrDRMorgan. I am hoping that I can charge frequently without impacting the long term battery capacity too much.
by rkiyer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging frequently to full vs dropping to 30%
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Charging frequently to full vs dropping to 30%

Is it better to "top up" frequently to 100% or is it better to wait until <30-40% charge before charging back to full. Many days, I only use about 10-20% of the battery and wonder if there's any harm in charging back overnight to full each night? I know some Nissan Leaf owners typically "baby" their...
by rkiyer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Is Spark EV BEST Budget option? What should be looked over?
Replies: 28
Views: 10819

Re: Is Spark EV BEST Budget option? What should be looked ov

1/ For the OP, one factor to keep in mind is that the Spark's trunk is almost useless for any decent sized baby strollers. Child car seats also are a tight fit. If you are confident that you will _never_ consider using the Spark for transporting kids, that is okay. Otherwise, the Prius C on your lis...
by rkiyer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Value of Spark EV has gone up
Replies: 12
Views: 6615

Re: Value of Spark EV has gone up

In Northern California, you can still pick up a 2014 Spark EV with DCFC for $8K.

http://www.veracomford.net/used/Chevrol ... hDepth=2:5
by rkiyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New (to me) 2014 Chevy Spark EV - a couple of questions!
Replies: 10
Views: 4568

Re: New (to me) 2014 Chevy Spark EV - a couple of questions!

If your 2014 is the white one with the DCFC, then it was your car I was following. How interesting! I wondered why it dropped off of cargurus.com. You got a great deal on a great car. I can't speak to Chevy dealers in the Bay Area as I live in Manteca in the Central Valley of California. I have bee...

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