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#206 of 225 Re: Share your BF Goodrich Advantage T/A experience [bwia]
Jul 27, 2009 (6:21 pm)
I pulled the trigger and bought the Goodrich Advantage T/A tires at Costco but I was duped. First, I bought a $50 membership card with the intention of getting the $70 promotional discount. The tires were not in stock so I had to wait for 5 days, however, when they presented the bill it did not include the discount claiming that the discount was on selected Goodrich tires which did not include the Advantage T/A.
Second, when I returned to have the lug nuts re-torqued I asked the service manager how did the Advantage T/A stack up against the Michelin MXV4. He said the Michelin was a superior tire. I told him how could he say that when to me there was no difference in handling and NHV. He said to wait until January and I will see the difference and that the Advantage T/A is no better than the Track T/A which it replaced.
So far I have driven 118 mostly highway miles on smooth and rough surfaces. The car felt competent on all surfaces but the noise level was a little more noticeable than the Michelinís on the rough surface. By the way, the tires were inflated with nitrogen at no extra charge but in terms of handling I canít tell the difference between nitrogen and regular air. Final price for the set of 4 tires including tax, installation, warranty and disposal, $442.36.
#207 of 225 Re: Share your BF Goodrich Advantage T/A experience [bwia]
Jul 27, 2009 (8:32 pm)
About the N.... the most noticeable difference will be on a very hot afternoon on the interstate. Tire pressure will remain nearer the original cold setting and the car will feel a little more stable. Most other driving will not produce any meaningful difference for the majority of drivers. Extreme cold weather is also better handled by N but you can't feel it as much especially on snow. Good luck with the tires, keep us all informed, they may be winners......
Oct 21, 2009 (2:43 am)
Hello everyone... I've got an 07 Avy that has a set of Turanza's on it. Sadly enough, these tires are shot at only 31,000 miles.. on top of that I was never satisfied with the ride I got from the tires. I've had so called "experts" tell me that because the tires are a lower profile tire with less sidewall space, I'm not going to get a "soft" ride out of any tire. Anyway It's time for me to change them out and I was wondering what people thought about these 2 tires... one is the Micheline Primacy Mx4 ( h speed rating / 60K mile tire ) the other is the Toyo Versado Lx ( V speed rating / 40K mile tire ). The problem with both these tires is the cost.. the total out the door cost for the Michelins ( includes alignment ) is $980.00. The Toyo's Versado Lx cost including alignment is $840.00 But even at that, the only reason the toyo's cost less is because I know the owner of the tire store and he said he would sell them to me at a discount to help out on the cost.... otherwise they would have cost an additional 160 bucks, making them cost more than the michelins... I've read mixed reviews on the michelins and I have to be honest, almost all the reviews on the Versado Lx's have been good... but my god, I just hate to spend over 840 dollars for a 40,000 mile rated tire.. any thoughts? bear in mind the most important factor for me is ride smoothness... thanks.
#209 of 225 Re: New Tires [rpfingsten]
Oct 21, 2009 (6:16 am)
I've got an 07 Avy that has a set of Turanza's on it. Sadly enough, these tires are shot at only 31,000 miles..
I only got 27K out of mine. However, I guess I could have squeezed another thousand or two. Anyway, I can you that I put Goodyear Eagle GT and was never happy with them. My car was leased so I had to put a "V" rated tire on. My choices were limited and the Eagle GT was the lowest price option at 750. They had great grip but were noisy and harsh. Michelins wear like iron, but ride firm for some people. I would look at Goodyear Assurance Comforttread. I hear nothing but good things about them on various vehicles.
#210 of 225 Re: New Tires [rpfingsten]
Oct 21, 2009 (7:12 am)
At 28k I put Nexen tires on my '07 Limited. Now at 46k and so far they are every bit as good as the Michelin tires I have used for decades. Ask your local dealer about them and see what he says. Have never driven them on snow so that's an unknown but beyond that, a great ride at a bargain price.
#211 of 225 Re: New Tires [tjc78]
Oct 21, 2009 (9:57 am)
I put Goodyear Assurance Comforttread on my wifes 03 Avalon with the KYB suspension upgrade and Energy performance bushings. Queasy feeling at first. I assume they had not bonded to the wheel yet. Fine now. There is also a similar Tripletread but both may have been supersceded by now. Suspension upgrades detailed on 04 and previous Avalon forum. This car is actually BMW like and fun to drive now. Quick and precise. Ceramic brakes are a big improvement in feel too. Very secure and sporty feel.
#212 of 225 HELP! Who has the cheapest OEM rims for my 2005 Avalon Limited?
Oct 22, 2009 (3:07 pm)
I could really use some help from all the WONDERFUL members here on the Avalon forums.
We were forced hard into a curb today by an 82 year old man who cut us off while he was turning onto a local boulevard we were traveling. Thankfully we avoided colliding with him but our evasive measures took us into the curb and trashed my front passenger side rim. He felt really sorry for not seeing us and offered to pay for the damage, but after calling around to 3 local dealerships, a new OEM rim is $455.19 plus another 50.00 or so install on the rubber.
Does anyone know where I can get a better price on an OEM rim for my 2005 Avalon Limited? It is the stock rim for that year. I LOVE my car as it is " my baby" ( a long story ) . I only drive it on nice days, hand washed and waxed only by ME, parked in the netherlands, etc... So I can't do refurbished.... Any help on finding a place to order a cheaper rim to save this guy a few dollars would be REALLY appreciated.
Best regards, Laura
#213 of 225 Re: HELP! Who has the cheapest OEM rims for my 2005 Avalon Limited? [savedbygrace]
Oct 22, 2009 (4:45 pm)
Look in the trunk. Does this model come with a full size spare and mag wheel? If so, just put it on the ground. If not, try local junkyards or some internet sales sites, such as e-bay. In any case, check the alignment, make sure you get a good wheel and that the TPMS is working when you reinstall. Others will have more ideas...
#214 of 225 Re: HELP! Who has the cheapest OEM rims for my 2005 Avalon Limited? [fin]
Oct 22, 2009 (5:37 pm)
Thanks Fin for the reply!~
BTW: posted under my hubbies account earlier today....many of you may remember us now, as I used to post frequently under "DandL" when we first purchased our car.
Anyway, yes Fin, I do have the full size spare wheel and alloy rim, which is a really nice feature for the Avalon.
I could swap it out and put this horribly scraped up rim in the trunk for a "backup" but it just kind of twists my gut... This is my first (and only) new car I will ever own ( a gift from my deceased mom) . I really want it to last me a long time, and I take extremely good care of it. I just would really like to maintain the integrity of the vehicle as best I can. Hope to hear from more reponders.