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HIt a construction hole in the road that was fenced off due to the barricade having been knocked flat onto the sidewalk and the anchoring sandbags being blown apart and obscuring the hole. It was city speeds, and still got a bulge in the sidewall. I'd probably write this off to this being no ordinary pothole given that I've driven over a few in Chicago already (fact of life here in the season).

Two questions:

1. Has anyone else had any durability issues with the tires? I understand it's a low profile tire, so not as forgiving as the ones spec'd on the LX/EX.

2. Procontacts or equivalent should give better driving performance in winter vs. Energy Savers, but curious how much MPG one would gain back if you put equivalent Energy Savers on the Touring's 17" wheels.
 

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HIt a construction hole in the road that was fenced off due to the barricade having been knocked flat onto the sidewalk and the anchoring sandbags being blown apart and obscuring the hole. It was city speeds, and still got a bulge in the sidewall. I'd probably write this off to this being no ordinary pothole given that I've driven over a few in Chicago already (fact of life here in the season).

Two questions:

1. Has anyone else had any durability issues with the tires? I understand it's a low profile tire, so not as forgiving as the ones spec'd on the LX/EX.

2. Procontacts or equivalent should give better driving performance in winter vs. Energy Savers, but curious how much MPG one would gain back if you put equivalent Energy Savers on the Touring's 17" wheels.
If you're changing just one tire, it might be best to use the same stock tire, due to the indirect TPMS. Check this thread out for more info.
 

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Buying a lone repaired matching tire from eBay that happens to be a shop in town. They offered to ship cross town for free and I matched tread depth to the one I'm replacing. Going to give a try at $65 vs. $105 new. Hopefully TPMS doesn't give grief.
 

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Buying a lone repaired matching tire from eBay that happens to be a shop in town. They offered to ship cross town for free and I matched tread depth to the one I'm replacing. Going to give a try at $65 vs. $105 new. Hopefully TPMS doesn't give grief.
Tire is replaced. The replacement had a single patch, probably closer to the edge of the tread and not on the sidewall. My mechanic gave the car a check over since I didn't get it inspected when I bought it used (an hour away, mechanic near in that area told me to save my time and $ if it was only 3 mo old with 3K miles). No other issues found with the car.

First time replacing a solo tire at a discount in this manner.
 
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