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#691 of 788 Re: Toyo HTs in 245/55 R19 at Les Schwab [jim_bo]
Sep 19, 2011 (10:35 am)
My original Toyo tires P245/55R19 103S which came on my 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd (bought new in July 2009) wore very quickly. We replaced them with another Toyo set early last winter in 2010... and Toyota is already monitoring the tread depths. I did an internet search yesterday to see what was out there for a winter tire to at least use in the winter - since I got stuck in my own driveway with only 4inches of wet snow on blacktop and was severely unhappy with this supposedly 4WD capable AWD on demand vehicle.
I found a tread I really liked on the Goodyear Ultra Grip ICE - BUT only available in a P255/60R19... I read that they are suggesting a P255/55R19 on the Hybrid Ltd's BUT will a P255/60 work? I heard that an all-season in this size came very close to the rear struts. (These are rated as superb winter traction - especially on ice. They also boast ice over winter silica tread compound which enhances traction on Ice and Snow.
Also available is a Goodyear Ultra Grip ICE WRT (Commuter Touring) for $243 each in OEM size of P245/55R19 BUT tread is very different. Also boasts the winter grip compound and has two and three dimensional blade technology in tread pattern which channels water and slush away (similar to the Fortera tires). I'd have to see these in person to make a final decision.
The third I found with an aggressive tread was the Sears Bridgestone BLIZZAK DM-V1 P245/55R19 103R for $197.96 each. They boast UNI-T technology to handle ice and snow conditions like a pro...
Curious if anyone else has used these and personal comments on the wear and quality???
#692 of 788 Re: Toyo HTs in 245/55 R19 at Les Schwab [newelca]
Sep 19, 2011 (10:45 am)
I had the Blizzak's an they worked well. I bought a Lexus CT200h so I have a full set for the Highlander Hybrid, mounted on Toyota wheels for sale right now. I liked the Blizzaks so well I just purchased a set for the CT.
#693 of 788 Re: Toyo HTs in 245/55 R19 at Les Schwab [newelca]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 19, 2011 (2:07 pm)
255/60-19 would be huge difference from 245/55-19.. Even if they fit, they wouldn't fit, you know?
#694 of 788 Goodyear FUEL MAX 245/55 19
Sep 19, 2011 (2:09 pm)
I changed my tires at the end of June and it's being 2 months with those tire. I do not happy with those because of noise. Even I turn my car in parking lot with 5 to 10 mph, it makes lots of noise as I do the drifting. I'm waiting for the snow and hope they are better than Toyo A20(OEM) and Bridge Stone Dueler.
#695 of 788 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
Nov 13, 2011 (8:47 pm)
I've been reading through some of these tire posts after noticing my Wifes 08 Highlander with Toyo A20s are showing a lot of wear with 25,000 miles on them.
I was reading that alot of you likes the Hankook Versus but wondered if anyone tried the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1? Looks like the Hankooks would still be hard to get this year.
The Blizzaks have a good traction rating in deep snow but I wonder if the tread would be too rough or noisy around town on dry pavement.
Any suggestions on other tires? I am looking for a good all season or light truck.
#696 of 788 Re: 2005 Highlander SE Tires - Second Set [crvdc]
Nov 14, 2011 (8:41 pm)
You may need a cam kit. I needed 2 new tires on my 2005 when it was new and only had 4,000 miles on it. After the third set of tires I found out the dealer who told me they checked the alignment really didn't check it. Since getting the cam kit the tires have been wearing well. I now have yokohama tires. Very disappointed that they place inexpensive tires on a new vehicle which costs $30,000
#698 of 788 Hankook Tire update
Dec 09, 2011 (10:28 am)
Hi All, I have had the Hankook Ventas tires on my 09 Highlander for 2 years now and 25,000 miles later. I rotate and balance my tires every 5k miles. Just had them rotated and balanced and sad to report the tread life is now at 5/32, marginal for one more winter. These are pro-rated for 65,000 miles but I won't see that out of them, maybe 40-45,000. Handling in snow and rain has been good to this point. I guess I will have to see what kind of allowance Hankook will be offering when I go to replace the tires.
#699 of 788 Re: Hankook Tire update [davem18]
Dec 09, 2011 (10:56 am)
I'm going into my 2nd winter on these tires. They are rotated regularly, but I need to have them checked. This morning I slid a LOT. Could be that there was a lot of ice on the roads. Up until today I haven't had a problem. I drive about 22,000/year, so these have about 35000 on them. Keep us up to date on the warranty info.
#700 of 788 update on Toyo H/T tires
Dec 11, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Now at 24 months and about 27,000 miles on my Toyo H/T tires.
Original tread depth 12/32nds. Now at 10/32nds.
Great snow traction!
They are a little noisy, and ride a little stiff when weather is really cold, but otherwise very good. MUCH better than the factory A20's.