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Toyota Matrix, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#184 of 265 so whats the final answer for matrix?
Dec 21, 2008 (11:37 am)
I purchased a 2005 Matrix at the beginning of 2006, with 20,000 miles on it. The dealership had put new tires on it when I bought the car. I drove it till 54,000 miles and needed to replace the tires, now it has 70,000 miles and it needs tires again. I bought Pirelli's and made the tire shop take them off because of the rough ride, they put Mastercraft on it and I got 16,000 miles on them and they are wore to 4/32 already. I have read every article, but no one mentioned a brand tire other than Goodyear Eagles or the Yokohama that somewhat held up, how did the chamber kits installed help with tire wear? Is there a Toyota recall yet or any information I am not aware of? I am having Goodyear Eagles put on next week but the tire dealer said there is no mileage warranty on Goodyear's, is that crap?
Any additional information would be appreciated.
#185 of 265 Re: so whats the final answer for matrix? [lc007]
Dec 21, 2008 (9:37 pm)
The camber kits work! I am using a relative no-name tire (cant remember the brand right now) b ut I have had NO problems with tire wear after getting the kits installed. Toyota has never recalled the Matrix, nor have they admitted any flaw. And no, they have not paid for any of the tires that mine ate before the kits were installed. I wish you luck...
#186 of 265 Re: so whats the final answer for matrix? [tamedsker]
Dec 22, 2008 (5:36 am)
Could you please forward the information on where do I order, what part number to order, cost, phone number, and can any shop install? I need to have tires asap installed and will have the kit installed, how many miles do you have on with the kit on? Did you need to have it realigned?
#187 of 265 Re: so whats the final answer for matrix? [lc007]
Dec 22, 2008 (9:30 pm)
Actually, there are several manufacturers, and you can get them from just about any full service reputable tire shop. In fact, I learned about the kits from my locally owned tire shop. Our kits have been installed for about 8 months now, and we have had no problems at all as far as alignment. I have about 10K miles on the kit, and I just had it inspected today, everything is still with in specs. Good luck!
#188 of 265 still looking for part number
Dec 23, 2008 (6:14 am)
Are you willing to share, part number, manufacturer? I have asked half dozen creditable tire shops and a local toyota dealer, no one has ever heard of the kit.
I live in Upstate NY, Rochester. It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide information for all Toyota owners to use. I am willing to provide my email or phone if necessary to get the information, I am in need of new tires and would like to have the kit installed to prevent futher tire expense. Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas.
#189 of 265 Re: still looking for part number [lc007]
Dec 23, 2008 (7:07 am)
Check the info at message #155 (or so) of this thread. Those are the camber bolts I bought. I got them online at Rock Auto. A local auto parts place should be able to get them for you, too--Ask them for a camber kit for your model and year, and they should be able to find them. They were available locally for me, just cost a bit more, so I got mine online instead.
#190 of 265 Re: so whats the final answer for matrix? [lc007]
Dec 23, 2008 (9:52 am)
I am having Goodyear Eagles put on next week but the tire dealer said there is no mileage warranty on Goodyear's, is that crap?
There is no mileage warranty on the Eagles because they are designed to be more of a performance tire, with better traction and handling than average. As a result, they are not a long-life tire - based on what I am seeing of mine, they will do about 40K miles, maybe 45K.
And I am now at 26K on mine (Eagle RSAs), no funny wear or other problems, fully expecting to get the 40-45K out of them. My Matrix is an '07 FWD.
#191 of 265 Re: so whats the final answer for matrix? [lc007]
Jan 02, 2009 (8:21 am)
I bought my 2005 Matrix new and replaced the Continental tires at 30,000 miles. I replaced them with Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S tires from Costco. Michelin lists them as All-Season Ultra-High Performance, rated 400/A/A . I was sure I wanted Michelins since I'm doing about 25K per year and researched different tires on Michelin.com, after I saw what I could order from Costco.com. I knew nothing about the tires before and no one had recommended them to me. I just liked what I read when comparing them and the price.
Costco does not keep them in stock, but you can order them or other Michelin or BF Goodrich tires to be delivered to your warehouse location free of charge. I just saw that Costco is featuring the newest version of my tire called Plus for the same price I paid. Costco runs rebates of $60 or $80 from time to time on Michelin, and with my $60 rebate, I paid about $450 out the door when I bought them. Something else to know about Costco is that you can't use a credit card in the warehouse, other than AX, but ordering online, you can.
Just turned 84,000 miles and still have plenty of tread left. I will easily make another 10K or maybe to 100,000 on this set. That means that I will get between 64,000 and 70,000 miles on them. They have a 45,000 mile warranty! You bet I'm happy!
I am an older driver, so I'm not driving them crazy, and I do drive plenty of highway miles. But I'm not a slow driver either, and I'm zipping in and out of traffic driving in San Diego, Orange an LA Counties usually at 75-80 mph. The tires perform very well on the Matrix and high speed maneuvering if great. I rotate and balance them every 5000-6000 (free at Costco). I aligned the wheels when I got the new tires, and that's it.
It will be interesting to see what I get, and you can bet I'll be buying another set.
#192 of 265 Re: Me, too...I think, Camber Bolts, 06 base [rocky101]
Jan 22, 2009 (11:38 am)
I just purchased an '06 Matrix with AWD. It definitely has abnormal wear on the outside edge of the front left tire. I think the camber kit might help.
I wanted to see if you still conclude that the kit is working on your Matrix, after a few more months.
#193 of 265 Re: Me, too...I think, Camber Bolts, 06 base [jfsledge]
Jan 22, 2009 (8:06 pm)
You DO realize that a car that is over 3 years old could just have a regular old boring, run-of-the-mill alignment problem? Plenty of opportunities in that amount of time for the former owner to run up a curb or hit some nasty potholes the wrong way.