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#389 of 788 Re: Toyo tires [doubles3]
Oct 20, 2009 (6:04 pm)
This is odd; both my brother and I bought new 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrids; him in late 2008---and mine a holdover (2008) that I bought in 2009, BOTH OF WHICH HAVE THE 255-55R-19 at original equipment. Now I'm seeing various folks tell me that this is what some Highlander owners "are going to"----suggesting an up-sizing, which is NOT the case. The 255 size are what came on the car originally---as mine only has a few thousand miles on the Toyo A-20's.
So, not sure it helps to reinforce that point, but for some 2008 Highlanders the 255 size was standard/OEM.
#390 of 788 Re: Toyo tires [steve1979]
Oct 21, 2009 (6:51 am)
I've never seen a 2008 or 2009 Highlander with anything other than the 245/55 19's than came on my 2009. However, I never looked at a Hybrid so I'm thinking that perhaps at some point Toyota was using the 255 size on the Hybrids only. Certainly is curious though.
#391 of 788 Re: Toyo tires [steve1979]
Oct 21, 2009 (7:30 am)
I also have a 2008 hld over Hybrid and looked at an 09 and both had the 245/55/R19's
#392 of 788 Re: Toyo tires [kharris]
Oct 21, 2009 (7:34 am)
Yes, as I said, both my brother and I have 2008 Highlander Hybrids (bought new in 2008 and early 2009)---and I just checked again and BOTH have the 255/55/R19 size, Toyo A20's. So you’re probably right, it must have to do with them being hybrids? However, I thought in some of the other chats various people referred to the 255 size as well being on their Highlanders?......while other's referred to it as being a mistake to "move up" to this larger sized 255. Curious is right!
Oct 21, 2009 (8:07 am)
I just went to the Toyota site and looked at the 09 Highlander specs and it states...
19-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels with dark silver-painted accents, P245/55R19 tires and full-size spare tire on alloy wheel
And nothing on 255's
#394 of 788 Sorry, I apparently can't read numbers!
Oct 21, 2009 (8:22 am)
To all who I've unintentionally mislead: I clearly mis-read the numbers on the tire and between the garage and my office transposed the "55" number to be 255-55-R19 size; IN REALITY---as just pointed out to me by Bob 259, the tire size on my 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is 245-55-R19. Getting old I guess as I can't seem to remember a number long enough to walk from the garage to my office. Sorry for the confusion---but I guess when I saw others referring to a 255 size (as an over-size), something clicked in my brain and I remembered the wrong number.
Having now admitted my error, can I ask if anyoen who is reading this message have the Michelin Latitude tires---or is this tire not made in the (correct) 245-55-R19 size?
#395 of 788 Re: Sorry, I apparently can't read numbers! [steve1979]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:48 am)
LOL... getting old and can't remember isn't the half of it, I have tri-focals and still can't see half the time
The only ones, at this time, offering the 245/55/R19's, are Bridgestone and Toyo. but Michelin said it maybe offered by them next year as more vehicles are installing that size tire. I was complaining that I wanted the Michelin x-Ice winter tires and had to order the Blizzak's instead. Their loss as it will be awhile before I need new snows.
#396 of 788 New HT Tires
Oct 22, 2009 (7:37 pm)
for those of you interested in the Toyo HT's, I had the tires installed yesterday on my 08 Highlander Limited. I like the ride, actually they are a little more smooth and quiet than the A20's.
I only got 11,000. miles out of the A20's, so I'm not happy about that !
These tires were purchased and installed for 815.00.
Blue Ridge Tire in Salem, VA. They had 3 sets as of yesterday !
Good luck to all still needing tires.
#397 of 788 2008 Highlander Sport Tires
Oct 24, 2009 (6:20 pm)
Just bought the Toyo H/T's. Very nice cost $1074 out the door for all 4 tires. Bought them at Les Schawb in Sacramento, CA. They were able to order these tires and gave me a bit of a discount due to the headache I ve been going through in getting new tires for this car. Only got 27,000 miles out of the Toyo A20's, not to bad since the tire is rated at 300, but not happy that Toyota put such crappy tires on a $$$ car. Love my HL though and the new tires. Les Schawb gives a milage warrenty and rotates them evey 5000 miles for free. If the tires ware out sooner then they will credit me back the difference. Not happy to have to buy more Toyo's but at least Les Schwab gave me a milage warrenty for up to 60,000 miles. That is better service then I got from Toyota and Toyo, at least there are still some good guys out there!
#398 of 788 Re: 2008 Highlander Sport Tires [christyp1]
Oct 26, 2009 (11:37 am)
This is a little off topic but might be useful for those looking for replacement tires. Yesterday one of my relatives left his vehicle with me for the week. It's a 2008 Mercedes ML 350. It is very close to my 2009 Highlander sport in its dimensions, including the wheels and tires. That's right, another vehicle that comes with 19 inch wheels! I took a look at the tires(which are the originals) and here is the information:
Continental 4x4 Contact M&S 255/50 R19 360 AA 107H. The wear rating is a little lower than the Bridgestones that I have, but the temperature, traction and speed ratings are all better. I have no idea about the cost or availability of these tires but I will ask my relative when he returns about his winter driving experience. I don't know how my Bridgestones will be in the winter since I got my Highlander in April, but I guess I'll find out in a month or so.