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Toyota Matrix, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#255 of 265 Recommendation for tires
Sep 09, 2011 (7:38 am)
I own a 2009 Toyota Matrix S AWD. I amapproaching 40,000 miles. I know I will need to be in the market soon for tires. Any suggestions?
#256 of 265 Re: Recommendation for tires [diva2008]
Sep 09, 2011 (8:04 am)
I got a set of Hankook Optimo H727's for my '07 Matrix (and my wife's '99 Corolla too) and like them very much. I had a little trouble getting my local mechanic to get them (he wanted to sell me what he wanted to sell me) so I just ordered them online myself (Tire Rack) had them delivered to my house, then installed by the local guy. Turned out to be cheaper that way, too.
It seemed strange at first to have tires delivered right to my house (UPS) but it worked out perfectly. I could also have chosen to have them delivered directly to my mechanic...
They were highly rated by Consumer Reports, for what it's worth. That aside, they're good, and seem to be wearing well.
Hope this helps
#257 of 265 Re: Recommendation for tires [calinmd]
Oct 31, 2011 (7:58 pm)
Just put a set of Hankook Optimo H727's on my Matrix over the weekend. Very pleased in the last 3 days.
#258 of 265 toyota....my last one for sure
Nov 01, 2011 (5:13 am)
My wife drives her Toyota very gently. I reversed the tires on the rims last fall-like 13 months ago. Now they are cupped again. I found a shop that understands the problem. The wheel alignment specialist and I talked for some time and I trust him. I have been a mechanic for 45+ years so he was up front and honest with me. He is going to make the camber come back to where it should be. Like I said in previous posts, Toyota is not going to admit to any fault in this. They still have the runaway cars dangling around their necks and it has brought them down. I bought Toyota on the success of their racing programs. That was a big mistake. I will never buy anything Toyota ever again. Seeing them dance around this problem and the runaway cars is an exercise in politics. Since the economy has gone south most industries have gotten real picky with warranty claims. The auto and motorcycle industries both are well known "dancers" when you want something fixed. If the economy is strong you could write some emails and keep after them and get your own way but not in today's world. For the few dollars it would cost to fix this properly Toyota has lost a customer for good. I tell everyone I know about how they danced like little monkeys around the solution and lied to my face. The service manager with his innocent routine made me so mad. I never reveal the depth of my understanding of the problem. Just go into my Columbo routine and see how much condecendence they give me. Friday
#259 of 265 Re: 03 matrix & camber adjustment kit???
Jan 20, 2012 (9:21 am)
I have a 2003 matrix fwd and after reading all of the compliants pertaining to the tire issue I was think that perhaps I should do the same to my vehicle and have the Camber Adjustment kit K929 MOOG installed on the matrix...also did the solution completly repaired it for you vehicle????? and has any other issue pertaining to the tires come up and if so what was the next steps that you had to take to solve it. Taxminia0311hotmail.com
#260 of 265 Re: PROBLEM SOLVED, APPARENTLY [rocky101]
Mar 08, 2012 (11:26 am)
All I keep reading is blah, blah, blah, but no one has come up with a permantly resolution witht the matrix tire issue.
can someone pleaseeee ******* tell me that the issue was solve and how instead of blabbing out garbage that no resolution to the tire issue please ppl get with the program...and I want a permant resolution not a temporary one...thank you Dam
#261 of 265 Re: PROBLEM SOLVED, APPARENTLY [taxminia0311]
Jan 22, 2012 (9:07 am)
It has been discussed. MOOG makes a repair part. On mine, I saved the $$ of buying a part and had the alignment tech open up the adjustment slot so the camber could be set at a value that made the tires "flatter" on the road. My car is alot quieter now. The MOOG part has been discussed and a part number was shown. Toyota won't admit to any problem-EVER! This is my last Toyota. I got the biggest runaround ever by them. I have 45 years heavy duty truck repair and a racing background even longer but just played dumb like Peter Falk in the Columbo TV series. They will never get a penny from me again. Rick in Ohio
#262 of 265 Re: PROBLEM SOLVED, APPARENTLY [friday414]
Jan 22, 2012 (10:25 am)
Can you please give me the beakdown of how and what did you do to solve the issue so that I can have my mechanic do the same on my 2003 matrix xr and did this solve the entire issue pertaining to the tire wearing down sooner that the warrenty also I also live in ohio and was wondering what "All season tires" do you recommend for the type of cars that we drive...Thanks dude Lorain, ohio. Taxminia0311hotmail.com
#263 of 265 Tire 60 series for 2009 Matrix base/touring
Feb 20, 2012 (11:56 pm)
Is 205/16"/60 tire are okay? I am planning to change my tire, so far the ODO is 100200kms.
It seems the 55 series is noisier than 60.