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#366 of 788 2008 Toyota Highlander Tires
Oct 06, 2009 (1:26 pm)
I have the 19" wheels and ended up switching to the 255/55/R19 Michelin Latitude tires. We have over 6,000 miles on them and they have been great. The car rides better, grips the road better than the toyo tires and we have had no issues with rubbing, cornering, or excessive wear.
The larger tire will give longer tire tread life because you have more tread on the 19" tire than on the 17 or 18" wheels. The diameter is larger so the circumfrence of the tire is longer. This assumes that the tread depth is the same on both tires.
#367 of 788 Re: 2008 Toyota Highlander Tires [hotrod28]
Oct 06, 2009 (9:49 pm)
Not (very) true about more rubber...
The diameter of 17" OEM tires/wheel combo is actually just .07" (yes point-zero-seven inches) smaller in the 17 than in the 19, and the section width is IDENTICAL! Not all that significant. Things will even up after just a little tread wear. Just a matter of mathematics. Here's an easy calculator: http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTireMath.dos to help you figure it out.
#368 of 788 Re: Decisions, decisions [doubles3]
Oct 11, 2009 (6:02 am)
I tried to order the TOYO 245/55R19 H/T tires from several sources, but they are out of stock. One of the suppliers notified me that the these tires are on a nationwide backorder with aMinimum of 30 days out.
Tires can blow up on a trip any time, therefore manufactures should design the cars (with the excetion of exotic cars) with tires that are commonly available. I don't like the idea to travel in a car that has hard to get tires. You may get stuck without a car for many days, and worse is if you are on a long distance trip.
#369 of 788 Re: Decisions, decisions [as48]
Oct 11, 2009 (9:07 am)
Yes indeed. Never thought of this 19-inch tire situation when purchasing my Highlander back in '08. I hear same story about the Toyo tires from two places in Michigan. I did act quickly enough to get the Open Country Tires from Belle Tire warehouse and I guess, those will be tires of choice for now. Tires have arrived at local Belle Tire shop and will be getting them mounted within next couple of days... Just in time for snow season. Vehicle has just passed 30K and OEM tires (Toyo Open Country) are shot.
Happy shopping and hope you find tires soon.
#370 of 788 Toyo P Metric Tires
Oct 11, 2009 (7:22 pm)
Now have accumlated 6K+ miles on these tires in a variety of adverse weather conditions. Am very happy with their performance. Would not consider going to extremes others seem to want to take to get new tires on their HLs. No need to change size or go to other brands IMO. The TOYO tires are the match for Michelin in every respect. Quiet, easy to balance and outstanding performance plus are warranted for 65K.
#371 of 788 Re: New Tires [joe05]
Oct 14, 2009 (1:17 pm)
You don't need to replace all 4 unless the tread on the remaining 3 is shot or unless you can't get the same brand/size tire anymore. But tread at 18K would be worn enough that you do need to replace 2 because the uneven tread can cause problems in drivability. Put the 2 new ones on the front because that's where most of the driving traction comes from. Put 2 of the old tires on the back. Then rotate them when the front tread wears to a point approaching the rear two tires.
#372 of 788 WHOA there [herzogtum71]
Oct 14, 2009 (1:43 pm)
Before doing what herzogtum71 recommends,"Put the 2 new ones on the front because that's where most of the driving traction comes from."
Please DO YOUR RESEARCH. That is just bad advice. EVERY manufacturer and reputable tire shop will tell you the new ones go on the rear and here's why:
As I said... do your research! There's plenty more out there than just that link, but it demonstrates the reason pretty well!
#373 of 788 Re: 2008 Toyota highlander tires [klaasvd]
Oct 14, 2009 (6:00 pm)
I'm in the same exact situation as you described and after some research, it looks as though he's actually telling you the truth. The Toyo's that came on our Highlanders had a Rating of 400 (or approx. 40,000 miles) and it seems that the newer Toyo's have a rating of 640 (60,000 miles). I'm getting a set from Treadepot.com for less that $700 including shipping. That's a lot better than the $1,450 plus tax quote I recieved from my local Toyota Dealer.
Oct 14, 2009 (7:34 pm)
I bought a 08 Highlander used with 12k miles and the tires needed to be replaced then. The dealer I bought it from knocked an additional $1,000 off the price due to this. He was going to install the same toyo a20's but I didn't want them. I now have 14,500 miles on the vehicle and am working on replacing them. After reading some post, I contacted Toyo customer service complaining about their tires. I was then instructed to bring the vehicle to a toyo dealer to have them inspected and then have the dealer contact toyo which I did. All 4 tires are evenly worn with between 2/32 and 4/32 tread left. Toyo came back to me stating that though these tires don't have a milage warrenty, as a goodwill gesture they would discount my next purchase 25%!......off RETAIL! Well isn't that special! The Toyo open country H/T's retail for $289 so with my "discount" they come out to $216.25!
Big deal! I can get the tire for $190.00 ea. at a local tire dealer, or my other option is to order them thru Tread Depot for $158.00 ea plus shipping. The only thing with going that route is that Tread Depot dosn't have any due to them being back ordered. I tell you, it really kills me to put another Toyo product on my car. Hopefully it will be the last!
#375 of 788 Re: Toyo tires [gary222]
Oct 15, 2009 (9:43 am)
Well, at least they tried ... when I called them to complain about my A20 with 25K miles, they told me to go and take a hike (not literally). The A20s have no mileage warranty on HL due to this being OEM equipment. So people who are replacing A20 with A20 have no claims.
I replaced A20 with H/T for ~$160/tire. So far so good. I am in the same boat as someone earlier - hopefully Mitchellin will come up with something next time around.