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For the current owners here that have changed tires already. Do you still get low rolling resistance tires or do you go with just regular tires now? If you still went with the low rolling resistance tires whats a good one to get? If not did you notice any change in mileage when you went with regular tires?
 

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I think Bobby means a harder compound.

Here is a good article written by a retired tire engineer. Note the comments on the 3-way trade off between traction, tread wear, and rolling resistance. Also note that there is no industry standard to define low rolling resistance or fuel saving. It is what each tire manufacturer calls it.
Search the web for Barry's Tire Tech, then his Rolling resistance and fuel economy

Tirerack.com has some info on customer favorite low rolling resistance tires. Search using your tire size, then check the low rolling resistance LRR box.
 

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I think Bobby means a harder compound.

Here is a good article written by a retired tire engineer. Note the comments on the 3-way trade off between traction, tread wear, and rolling resistance. Also note that there is no industry standard to define low rolling Tires for Prius or fuel saving. It is what each tire manufacturer calls it.
Search the web for Barry's Tire Tech, then his Rolling resistance and fuel economy

Tirerack.com has some info on customer favorite low rolling resistance tires. Search using your tire size, then check the low rolling resistance LRR box.
Thanks for the nice topic. I am also looking a good Tires. Would you please suggest me, a top one Tires under $80? Thanks to Bobby.:):)
 

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Already one year gone, but I haven't my answer?
One year since WHAT.......you just joined two months ago.

Maybe you should be looking at other sources for the information ??

If you are on a really tight budget, a non-LRR tire can be had for a LOT less.......I think.
But your gas mileage likely will go down, maybe around 5 MPG.
 

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Not sure if the OP is still shopping, but I can recommend Bridgestone Ecopia tires. I use them on my 2007. When I started using them (I think it was when the factory tires wore out), I noticed a consistent 2-3 mpg better mileage.
 
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