LRR tire for 2012 Elantra

Discussion in 'General' started by schuylkill, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi RedylC94:

    If you are looking, Discount Tire has some pretty huge deals.

    A $50 pre-paid MC for signing up for their Discount Tire CC. Pay it off as it is at a ridiculous 29.9 percent APR.

    In addition, Discount Tire is offering 20 percent off any purchase when using their Discount Tire CC for any purchase through Black Friday. The Discount Tire CC was approved online in just a minute.

    As of now, this deal should net a brand new set of four Kinergy PT's for $341.60 incl. tax minus $45.60 for the Black Friday deal minus another $50 of Pre-Paid MC bonus. $246 all-in incl. tax and driving away on new rubber sounds like a pretty good deal in my book!

    The TPMS sensors are cleaned and reinstalled as part of their $76 install - remove, replace, re-balance - package which was included in the price above.

    They also offer an insurance plan for $36 with full NEW replacement with the same tire no matter the wear or road damage at any Discount Tire nationwide. Blowout, Screw in the sidewall, etc. vs the prorated Hankook 90k mile warranty. I think I will skip the insurance plan as a new single tire incl. install with no discount would cost just $81 minus the prorated discount.

    4 new Hankook KINERGY PT tires are scheduled to arrive at my local Discount Tire for immediate install by tomorrow afternoon hopefully. Finger crossed.

    Wayne
     
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  2. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    I've never owned Hankooks, but the Michelins wear quite well. I usually expect 100,000 miles out of a set, so that usually equals two sets of cheaper tires. so the cost is more reasonable when you consider how well they wear.
     
  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I couldn't find this thread the other day when I wanted to add something. I ordered my Hankoook Kinergy tires online and they will
    be installed on Tuesday the 27th. The original tires have 75K miles and would probably not be too safe in the snow. After running into the side
    of a fire engine , I think about those things. And of course , not drinking and driving , lol.
     
  4. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    If the UTQG ratings are to be believed, that Hankook model should wear as well. But also according to UTQG data, the Michelin ES that Wayne says is slippery when wet rates an "A" in wet traction---not that that's a very high bar.

    I used to routinely get more than 100k from tires.
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi RedylC94:

    They are on. The 11/32 vs 9/32 of most others is probably a key to a longer tire life.

    41 mpg doing SD rideshare which means nothing. The next lengthy road run will tell a story.

    Wayne
     
  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Bad snow this morning. 40 MPG. Some white knuckle moments. I'll be glad when
    my new Hankooks are on tomorrow night !
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I reset the 18 Elantra's aFCD after the tire change 3,200 miles ago and have not reset it since. 3,200 miles of Southern California Rideshare on Winter fuel would normally allow a 42.5 mpg or so actual result. I am at ~ 42 mpg so there was a loss of 0.5 to 0.75 mpg. Not bad from a brand new set of tires.

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    When I hit 20k miles on them, I will take a depth and see if they are going to last or are just marketing hype. They are quieter and offer much better traction in the rain that we recently experienced here in Southern California but that was a given vs. the OEMs that were worn just a 32nd above the wear bars.

    My cost was $341.60 incl. uninstall of the old Nexens, mount, balance, install, and tax minus the $60 in Visa Gift cards for a total $281.60. I thought that was a spectacular deal for long wearing and decent RRc new tires myself!

    Wayne
     
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I am adding a duplicate of whatvI posted in the Elantra Eco thread earlier.

    Another 10k miles of rideshare on the new Hankooks...


    The Elantra Eco's aFCD is 7.2 percent high so 41.9 mpg actual while doing the harshest driving duty cycles in existance.

    So far I am down 1 to 2/32 up front and 1/32 out back after 21k miles.

    Efficiency appears to be off by ~ .5 mpg from the OEM Nexens so take that for what it is worth.

    In the most recent heavy Southern California rains, that new tread depth is certainly better than the 3/32 OEMs so wet traction has definitely improved as expected with new tires...

    Wayne
     
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