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#260 of 283 Re: Michelin MXV4 V rated tires swaying problem [brianmcneilly]
May 23, 2011 (7:16 am)
It seems that wheel alignment, balancing and struts are all fine, as no swaying occurs with the older tires. What about grooves on the highway surface where you got swaying with new tires? What is the surface on that highway: asphalt, concrete or something else? Or you had swaying at highway speed on various surfaces?
By the way I keep mine tires at around 40 PSI, mainly to cut down rolling resistance and get better fuel economy, even though Toyota recommends 29 PSI for my Camry 2004.
I don't know if tire pressure could contribute to swaying. But if tire manufacturer expects modern tire to be at 35 PSI (for fuel economy and etc) and car manufacturer set "standard" for this model at 29 PSI back in 2004 when it was designed for a softer and more "luxurious" ride, then I think tire pressure is something worth experimenting with just to rule it out.
#261 of 283 2011 Camry Tire replacement
Jun 01, 2011 (11:54 am)
With only 4000 miles on the car a sheetrock screw went through the corner of RR tire. After an extensive search I found the Toyo Tire (Proxies J33) was proprietary design. Replacement was only available at the dealer, I would have to pay $100 extra for the exact match, or buy two, so the tread pattern matched on F\R axles. It was a roll of the dice, bought one tire for just $300. The tires have a non symmetrical tread pattern with diamonds to channel water on the inside and grooves on the outside. Comparable models are $150 to $190. Now I wonder is the 5,000 mile oil change really free?
#262 of 283 Re: Lug Key [mandy32]
Jun 01, 2011 (12:01 pm)
Mandy, Two prior Toyotas had problem with the "Security lug nut. Now, I have the dealer remove them at purchase. Performance Tools makes a great tool that will remove even the most stubborn lug nut lock.
#263 of 283 Re: Michelin MXV4 V rated tires swaying problem [brianmcneilly]
Jun 01, 2011 (12:26 pm)
Old fix I remember from decades ago, was to remount the tires of one side of the car so they rotate in the opposite direction.
#264 of 283 14" or 15"
Jun 14, 2011 (6:17 am)
I am the original owner of a 1997 Camry LE 4 cylinder with 85,000 miles. I am currently running the OEM 14" wheels [195/70 - 14], however, someone gave me their set of 15" steel wheels from a 2000 Camry and I'm considering stepping up to the 205/65 - 15s for appearance value only. I would buy the same brand and model tire - Michelin Harmony as I've been very satisfied with my present set [60,000 miles]. The 15" wheel was standard on the V6 models of the 1997 Camry and became standard on the 4 cylinder LEs in 2000 - same body style.
So other than having to find a set of the OEM 15" wheel covers from the 97-99 generation, is there a downside moving up to the larger wheel and tire? Road noise? Less traction in the rain and snow? Harder ride? I believe the car would sit perhaps a 1/2" higher but that's just half an inch less that I have to bend down to get into the car.
Any comments are welcomed. Thanks.
#266 of 283 Re: Michelin MXV4 V rated tires swaying problem [igr]
Dec 09, 2012 (5:34 pm)
Just a thought. Michelin makes this tire in V and H rated speeds. Make sure you really have the V rated. They look identical except code on sidewall. V rated tires were used on these cars for handling characteristics with the suspension. H rated and softer make the car handle poorly including weird trackingt or swaying. Made this mistake myself. Good luck!! Also to those reading this, if you buy a Camry used, make sure it has correct tires. Used car dealers are notorious for installing cheap but new tires.
#267 of 283 Tire pressure display
Jan 06, 2013 (7:50 pm)
The Tire Pressure Display shows 4 tires but doesn't say which is for which tire. Has anyone figure it out which is which?
#268 of 283 Re: Are Michelin Primacy MXV4 trouble? [oneadam12]
May 20, 2013 (4:54 pm)
Camry has a soft suspension set up and Primacy is also a soft tire that tends to feel softly everything; this combination is very prone to produce severe groove wandering that can be dangerous. Primacy is a good tire but ... you can't have "everything" in a tire.
#269 of 283 Re: Are Michelin Primacy MXV4 trouble? [oneadam12]
Sep 23, 2013 (4:27 pm)
My 2013 Toyota Camry XLE came with Bridgestone Turanza 93V tires. I got the 'tramlining' or side to side sway you talked about on the new and old grooved surfaces on our Iinterstate 35 here by Duluth MN. So,,,, I just recently swapped the Brigestone out for the Michelin MXV4 93V tire set and they are just as bad if not worse. 'S' rated tires on my old 2000 Camry LE and 'S' rated tires on my current Dodge Durango are/were no problem on this road. The Edmunds expert just now told me to try a different tread pattern in the same speed rating or one a notch lower ('H') that is similar to my other 'S' rated tire. Have no idea where to go with that, treads all look pretty similar to me.