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#715 of 793 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited ready for 4th set of tires!!
Feb 24, 2012 (10:30 am)
We purchased my 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited 4wd new. Two years later at 21,315 miles, we had to replace the Goodyear Integrity tires. The Toyota dealership put 4 new Integritys on, my mistake I know. Two years later at 45,585 miles, we replaced them at Goodyear with the Fortera tire, with a credit for the Integrity. Two & half years later at 80,000 miles, it's time to replace them again! We were advised not to drive these tires on spring break trip. We have ALWAYS had issues with the car staying in alignment, but the last set of tires seemed to help that, and Goodyear always aligned them dead-on instead of a slight toe-in that Toyota wants to do. They have been FAITHFULLY rotated every 5000 miles by Goodyear.
I'm DONE with Goodyear!! I understand that the Highlander seems to eat tires on a regular basis, I have spoken to a few people I know that own them, they have the same issue. So, my question to everyone, what do I go with? Do I spend a lot more just to have the tires still wear out no matter what? Here are the tires (size 225/65R17) that have been suggested to me:
Continental CCLX20 - 70k
Continental ProConnect - 80k
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring - 80k
Kumho Solus K16 - 60k
Falken Z1EX 912 - 65k
Michelin Tour Latitude - 65k
Also 2 Goodyears and 1 Bridgestone, the Bridgestone Ecopia has bad reviews for even little cars!
I appreciate any feedback you have!!
#716 of 793 Re: 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited ready for 4th set of tires!! [4rohrs]
Feb 24, 2012 (10:40 am)
I went with the Toyo HT's before I sold my Highlander and they were wearing great, so I would highly recommend you look at those also.
#717 of 793 Re: 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited ready for 4th set of tires!! [4rohrs]
Feb 24, 2012 (1:20 pm)
The trick is not just to have the tyres rotated but to have a regular four wheel alignment about every 15,000 miles.
I am now on second set of Yokohama Geolander with first set running 60,000 miles. Second set looks good for similar mileage.
#718 of 793 Re: 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited ready for 4th set of tires!! [4rohrs]
Feb 24, 2012 (3:33 pm)
We will probably go with either the LX 20s (due primarily to their Tirerack rating and reviews) or the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia. The Ecopia don't have the best reviews but the DO have one thing no other tire has... "5 Years / Free replacement first 3 years" and based on our usage, we will be replacing them about 2.5 years and 40K miles in so that may be a way to get a free set of tires the next time
I've had Falken's before and they are OK for the pricde but wear fairly fast. The Michelin are expensive and the Latitudes don't wear NEARLY as well as the LTXs so I don't think they are worth those $s.
#719 of 793 Different Sizes for same vehicle
Mar 12, 2012 (7:33 pm)
I have 2008 Highlander Hybrid and it came with 245/55 R19 tires. When I go to FirestoneCompleteAutoCare.com and put in my year, make and model, it returns 245/65 R17s. Huh? How come? Also, my tires seem to last only two years, whether Dunlop or Bridgestone. All responses welcome.
#720 of 793 Re: Different Sizes for same vehicle [rdettwyler]
Mar 12, 2012 (8:21 pm)
19-inch wheels NEVER "came on" the Hybrid version of this vehicle. It was ALWAYS a 17-inch wheel. It sounds like your dealer might have "added" a non-stock wheel.
#721 of 793 Re: Different Sizes for same vehicle [ndabunka]
Mar 13, 2012 (2:35 am)
Beg to differ with you but 19" was STOCK on the limited and Hybrids and as an option wheel size from the factory.
#723 of 793 Yep -- stock 19 inch wheels
Mar 13, 2012 (3:53 pm)
I have Limited 2008 and it came with 19 inch wheels. Dealership could not would not put these wheels/tires on vehicle due to calibration of speedometer, etc. Furthermore, I discussed this with dealership and Toyota who both said if I were to downsize to 17 inch wheels and tires, my warranty would be void on my 2008 AWD Highlander. Did not know 19 inch tires would be so expensive and HARD to find a DECENT tire. A20's were junk. Now have TOYO Open Country HT with 28K miles on them. Not too bad of wear and I rotate every 6K or so. Might make it through this Spring/Summer in Michigan, but then I am looking for good replacement tires too. NOT TOYO this time though. When I was LOOKING to replace junk A20's, TOYO was about the only game in town offering 19 inch tires. Heard good things about Hankook tires and might give them a try if I can find good sale and/or rebate toward the Fall of 2012. Currently have 60,000 on my 2008 Limited.
#724 of 793 Re: Different Sizes for same vehicle [rdettwyler]
Mar 13, 2012 (4:02 pm)
Yes indeed. Tough to find a decent 19 inch tire. I have 2008 Limited with 6oK on vehicle and will be in market for tires in the Fall no doubt. Currently have TOYO set (again) on vehicle Open Country H/T. Same size as the A20's that were/are JUNK. Had to put another set of TOYO tires on vehicle when it had 31K on original because TOYO was about the only game in town having 19 inch tires. Have heard good results from past posters with Hankook tires. In my area in Michigan, you can find them on sale and sometimes with a mfg. rebate to help take the "sting" out of expensive 19 inch tires. Agree with past poster -- these came STOCK on 2008 LIMITED, period and Toyota and dealership STRONGLY advised against going to 17 inch tires and Toyota said the warranty would be VOID due to AWD and other aspects that were built around having the 19 inch tires and wheels in the first place... Don't mind the 19 inch tires, but darn, THEY are expensive. Had good luck with Goodyear Assurance triple tread tires on a Pontiac Bonneville I had in the past. Quiet riding tires, good in the snow and rain, and got pretty good rolling from them. I DO rotate around 6K, like a religion and getting ok wear from the TOYO tires, but not real big fan of them. Might try the Hankook tires in the Fall of 2008 if I can find good deal with a good looking REBATE. Happy Shopping.