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#3780 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [j06]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:06 am)
A few thoughts: First of all, the Badyear OEM tires on my 2010 Corolla were about half-shot at 10,000 miles when I changed them out, EVEN WITH rotation. I suspect your tires wouldn't have done that much better even if you had rotated. Second, the Badyears also have no warranty and are junk too. I suspect that Toyota, esp on lower end cars like Corolla, get the cheapest crap the manufacturers will make that meet the bare minimum requirements.
Finally, I DO think that knowing to rotate was YOUR responsibility, not the dealers. To be fair to the dealer, they get accused all the time of upselling. I actually prefer a dealer who does exactly what I request and doesn't bother me with sales pressure. Perhaps IF YOU HAD ASKED WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE at 5000 miles or 7500 miles, they were negligent for not suggesting tire rotation. But honestly most people know to rotate at 5 to 10K and they might have assumed that you had it done on your own. So don't blame the dealer for this. It's your fault. Suck it up, man! Again, either way you'd be buying tires sooner rather than later. Be sure that the new tires, even if you go for the Bridgestone deal, has some sort of mileage warranty...or don't take the deal...so you're not farked if they new tires only last as long as the old tires.
#3781 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [terceltom]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:12 am)
It's strange how tire experiences differ...my mother had the same Bridgestones on her 2010 Legacy. She rotated them once and at 19k miles had enough tread life to probably make it to 37-38k miles. But the tires performed so poorly last winter up here in the Sierras she didn't want to go through next winter with the same tires. Traded them in to Discount Tire ($100 for the four Bridgestones) and she utilized Michelins $70 rebate and got a good price for a set of Primacy MXV4s.
The OE Goodyears on my Corolla did have a really soft rubber and the ride was very soft. I put on the Michelin X Radials and it's a much harder compound and the sidewall doesn't seem to flex as much...which I actually like. I don't feel like I'm getting tossed around in the driver's seat now when I take some of the corners down these windy roads up here. Plus, an 80k warranty from Michelin is totally worth it. If I get 55k+ I'll be pleased.
I will be ecstatic if Toyota actually fixes this obnoxious rattle. I was looking at trade-ins and used cars, that's how frustrated I am with it!
#3782 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [terceltom]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:26 am)
I only put up 6K per year…. Both are good rated tires.. I am confused which one to choose from. Hankook is v rated. Is there any problem going from H to V rated ?
#3783 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [daryll44]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:38 am)
I understand its my mistake.. but without rotation the tires are worn out at 15K.. no tread left ..
my confusion is which one to choose from Bridgestone Turanza W/Serenity or Hankook Ventus V4 ..
any one have experience with Hankook Ventus V4 ??
#3784 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [j06]
Oct 31, 2011 (9:09 am)
If you're going with H rated tires I'm guessing you have the 16" alloys on your Corolla. Going up to a V speed rating won't harm anything.
I'd recommend the Bridgestone Turanza w/Serenity from those two tires.
I don't want to inundate you with information, but there's a lot of other options. It depends on what you want. Do your tires see snow? Do you see rain? Do you prefer handling over comfort? Do you value traction or could you utilize a low-rolling resistance tire for some improved MPGs? How important is tread-life to you? As I read online, with tires you have these options: Comfort, Tread life, traction. Pick two.
The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Tourings get very good reviews. If you don't need the best traction the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max are decent low-rolling resistance tires that should improve your MPGs. Yokohama AVID TRZ (H rated) are probably some of the most commonly bought tires for a Corolla with good traction and tread life. The General Altimax HP sacrifices some tread life for excellent traction in all conditions. The Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 and Yokohama AVID ENVigor are a cheap high-performance tires that performs very well.
#3785 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [windgrace]
Oct 31, 2011 (10:56 am)
Price is one of the main factors. Checked with dealer, they are running over priced buy 4 get one free deal. $145 for GY Eagle & $165 for Comfotred.
Average drive is 6K per year. Looking a set for the next 5 years. If I get 50% discount will definitely go with Turanza. $100 for road hazard, $50 for installation. But for every 5K I have to spend another $20 for rotation
Regarding Hankook Ventus V4, $85 per tire. Buy 4 get one free. $80 for installation with free lifetime tire rotation. $40 for road hazard. From 60 reviews from 1010tires Ventus V4 is a surprise tire. Smooth, quiet ride, good dry/wet traction.
#3786 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [j06]
Oct 31, 2011 (12:04 pm)
Do you have a Discount Tire around you? I think dealerships overprice tires. Discount Tire has some pretty competitive prices. If you have a Costco membership they have excellent prices on tires (that's where I got my Michelins).
Have you priced either of the Yokohamas I mentioned? They both get great reviews, and the Sumitomo's get very good reviews and are some of the cheapest tires via Tire Rack.
The Bridgestone Turanza w/Serenity gets great reviews everywhere, I think that should be the 1st choice here.
I've called Discount Tire and Tire Rack (the latter I called on 2 separate occasions to get two opinions) and nobody really recommend Hankooks. They said for a little more money you can get much better performing tires. But, many have had great experiences with Hankooks. But I don't know much about that specific tire, either...
Is this the tire you were looking at? Looking under the "Survey" tab I see some issues, and under the "Test" tab I see the tire placed 4th (last) in TireRack's tests.
#3787 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [windgrace]
Oct 31, 2011 (12:39 pm)
Yes, I think it’s the same tires. I know it might be rated low by tirerack. But according to personal reviews by 60 users 1010tires, they are really good considering the price.
Found online.. $160 mail in rebate for Good Year comfordtred with Sears Card. $116 per tire, $70 for installation but they charge $23 per tire for handling .
I have to check with the local store for their price. If they don’t charge handling it will be great.
#3788 of 3855 Re: Tires for 2009 Corolla [j06]
Oct 31, 2011 (7:03 pm)
Yeah, the 'Survey' tab is based on user reviews on Tirerack and it looks like you could get some better performing tires, but that's just my opinion. Finding a tire recommended by several sites is hard...For example the user reviews of the Hankook H727 are excellent. Tirerack rates it as one of the poorest performers in their testing, and Discount Tire said they'd recommend Yokohamas before the Hankooks. Tires are just a crapshoot, I think!
Shopping with different stores for tires is tricky. tirerack has cheap prices but you have to add shipping. Some shops charge less for installation but more for other things. It's insane.
Like I said, I'd price the Yokohamas and Sumitomos. These also rate very well outside of tirerack. Michelins are probably the safest bet, but they are veery expensive. The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity would still be an excellent choice, so if they price the cheapest I don't see why you wouldn't get it.
Also, look up cooper tires. The Cooper CS4 Touring gets great reviews everywhere, they probably have them in your size and speed rating. If Michelin didn't have the $70 rebate when I bought tires, I would have bought the Coopers because they were the cheapest from what I priced.
#3789 of 3855 trim piece name
Nov 01, 2011 (11:02 am)
'05 Corolla-exterior molding/trim-grey plastic runs from under driver's door to rear door. Need to know name of part to order online