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 Post subject: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:12 am 
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Are low rolling resistance tires required when returning a leased Spark EV? Does anyone have any experience with this?

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 Post subject: Re: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:09 am 
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From what I remember of the GM Financial lease conditions, mismatched brands were a penalty (they don't have to be Bridgestone but they do have to be the same), worn tread was a penalty (I think below 4/32", but it might have been 6/32), and wrong size were a penalty, but I suspect you could probably put 195/55 on the front and rear without getting charged for it.
Aftermarket rims were a penalty too.

You could always run the stock tires until the fronts got near the limit, then put aftermarket wheels on it, and when you're done put the stock wheels back on it and sell the other wheels. You can get some very light wheels for $400-450, and if you don't gouge them up I bet you could sell them for $300.


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 Post subject: Re: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Well I went ahead and replaced all four with correct sizes of Kumhi Ecsta 4X II as mine were pretty worn out and it goes back next month so I wanted to have fresh rubber for my final time. I had bought them over a year ago when tire rack had a crazy sale going on for them so I wanted to try them out anyhow. Hope the mileage penalty isn't too bad but since it's going back next month I'm not overly worried.

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 Post subject: Re: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:21 pm 
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I returned a 2014 Spark EV with Kumho tires with no problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:20 am 
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I also returned my Spark with non-stock tires with no penalty.


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