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Toyota Sienna, Tires, Wheels, Van
#289 of 355 Re: RFT - Run Flat Tires [tnt2011]
Jul 30, 2011 (6:28 am)
The story on the class action suite that I heard from my dealer (I didn't get it in writing) of my 2005 Sienna, XLE AWD was that the Run Flat Tires did not live up to the mileage warranty so there was a class action suit filed by some group (of owners?) that was settled with Toyota agreeing to give each vehicle I free set of the same kind of RFTs. From your second sentence it sounds like your dealer did that? When my "free" second set of RFT started failing at 17.7K miles my dealer said there was no further warranty, so I went and bought a set of 60,000 miles standard tires from a Goodyear tire store and the compact spare I mentioned. So far so good, but I've only got a 1000 miles on them at this point. The Goodyear Dealer did an alignment check on my AWD and said the year wheels were "bowed" outward (not vertical) but there was no adjustment mechanism to correct this. I haven't confirmed this with Toyota. This might be why your tires were worn on the "inside". So you might want to check on this. Otherwise the car has provided excellent reliability and is great to drive. I usually keep my cars for 200k miles, so I hope to get more than 38K miles on my standard tires.........we'll see. Good luck with yours.
#290 of 355 Re: can anyone beat this? [my_last_toyota]
Aug 02, 2011 (7:40 pm)
My Sienna has 66,000 miles. I have the tires rotated and balanced every 5000 miles. My first set was the Michelins that came with it. The second two sets were Toyo. Tonight, we just had a flat on the interstate. The treads on the tires are already worn down and we are ready for our fourth set. Ugh.
#291 of 355 Can you increase tire with from 225 to 235?
Aug 24, 2011 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2008 Sienna. I need to replace the tires. The van has 225/60/R17 tires. I want to get the Michelin Primacy MV4 because they are rated excellent in all conditions. However, the closest size they come in is 235/60/R17. According to my calculations this increases tire with by 3/8" and the total diameter by almost 1/2". This in increases the speed by about 1.3%. So if the speedometer indicates 100 mph, the vehicle will actually by doing 101.3 mph.
All these changes seen very insignificant. Are there any technical reasons why I would not be able to upgrade to this tire size? Does it damage the vehicle in any way? The ABS, the suspension, the transmission?
The 2011 Sienna actually comes with this exact size and tire. Any reason why we could not use this tire on the 2008 Sienna?
#292 of 355 Re: Can you increase tire with from 225 to 235? [akin]
Aug 25, 2011 (6:42 am)
Ask if the tire shop will even mount it first. Some times they won't.
The usual industry standard is +/- 3%, and you are well within that.
#293 of 355 Re: Can you increase tire with from 225 to 235? [ateixeira]
Aug 27, 2011 (6:37 am)
I have the 2006 Sienna and the dealer replaced the tires once and I replaced the tirres once. Did I mention I only have 63k miles?!? I looked at putting on conventional but don't want t lose the room. After doing some research I found out there the dealer puts on the OEM tires which have NO warranty. The Bridgestone EL400's which I have only found TireRacpk to sell DOES come with a warranty. I am tring the EL400s now and we'll see what happens...
#294 of 355 2009 FWD Limited 20K Miles-Needs 2 new tires
Sep 07, 2011 (4:13 pm)
2009 Sienna Limited FWD 20K miles. The van has Bridgestone Turanza EL42 225/60R17.
The front tire tread is down to 2/32 and the back tire tread is 6/32.
Toyota Dealerships have rotated the tires twice at 12K and 16K.
We think there was actually a 3rd rotation done at 8K, but its not documented.
Dealership is willing to give us a $160 credit toward 2 new tires of our choice.
Since I am keeping the 2 rear tires, any suggestions as to what brand / model
of tire to replace the 2 front tires ? Any benefit with buying another pair of Bridgestone's
of a different model/type in terms of ride and handling ?
Has anyone else had issues with Bridgestone Turanza ?
#295 of 355 Re: 2009 FWD Limited 20K Miles-Needs 2 new tires [bhoward99]
Sep 08, 2011 (3:23 am)
From the data you presented, I don't think the tires were rotated - or at least not rotated as indicated The numbers are exactly what I would expect with no rotation.
More importantly, I think the wear rate is pretty good when you take the whole picture into account. If the tires had been properly rotated, they would have gone over 30K.
#296 of 355 2005 Sienna spare tire?
Sep 21, 2011 (6:54 am)
Just bought 2005 Sienna AWD LE, with non-run-flat tires. There is no spare tire, nor room to store a spare. What is the best solution for this problem? Can I use a mini-spare with AWD, just to get to a repair station? Is there a retro-fit kit to store a spare inside or under the vehicle? Since we use the can mostly for long distance trips, we need to have a way to fix a flat tire.... Any suggestions from your experiences would be most welcome!
#297 of 355 Re: 2009 FWD Limited 20K Miles-Needs 2 new tires [bhoward99]
Sep 21, 2011 (7:16 am)
If you are close to a Sam's Club, I would get a membership and purchase a set of Michelin X Radials. They are rated for 80,000 miles and Sam's will rotate them for free every 6,000 miles. I put them on my 2000 Sienna and got 75,000 out of them. I currently own a 2006 Sienna Limited and replaced the original Bridgstones with Michelin X Radials.
#298 of 355 Re: 2009 FWD Limited 20K Miles-Needs 2 new tires [capriracer]
Sep 21, 2011 (7:41 am)
Being very particular, I always mark the tires before I take them in to be rotated, and check them afterwards. The tires were indeed rotated both times or the service guy saw my markings, and remarked the tires.
In summary, we bought (2) new Hankook Optimo tires from the dealership where we bought the car. The dealership put them on, balanced, and re-aligned. Between the coupons and the manager discount for the tires wearing so quickly, we paid about $130.
After driving the car for about 2 weeks now with the new tires, no issues, and a quiet ride. BTW We still have the Bridgestones still on the rear.