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Toyota Highlander, Tires, SUV
#759 of 793 Re: 2011 Highlander Limited [damifinomike]
Aug 20, 2012 (8:58 am)
Thanks, about the only thing positive I can say about Toyo is that they haven't gone flat. One tire has 3 nails in it, and I know the other tires each have at least one nail in it. I have had this vehicle for 17 months, only a little over 12000 miles. But it is so disconcerting to see all those nails in the tire and wonder....at what inconvenient point will it go flat. The one guy at Firestone looked at it and said they could not be fixed the way the nails were in the tread, and it would be better to leave the nails in than try to remove them. He did say he could order Toyo if I wanted them for replacements....Really don't want to go that route....
On another topic, do you or anyone here know if the 2011 Highlander Limited's TPMS is a tricky thing for non-dealers to work with if they put on the tires instead of Toyota. The owners manual makes me think it could be an issue in itself the thing about the computer recongnizing the TP valves by number. Maybe they could use the same valves in the new replacement tires?????
Sep 20, 2012 (5:51 am)
I'm having 4 Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred installed Monday morning on my 2010 Limited. A local Goodyear store is doing the entire job, including an alignment check, for very little more than just the tires and shipping from a big internet tire dealer. I thought the difference would more than the price of a couple of car washes.
I talked with the sales guy two different days and he knows more about Toyota TPMS than I do. Of course, this is a suburban store in a high rent location, so they probably see a steady stream of newer Toyotas. The written estimate listed 4 new valve stems for a total of $20 or so, and I asked about this charge vs. the much higher cost of new Toyota TPMS valves. This is their way of charging for dealing with the TPMS hassle.
Fwiw, I started out looking at the Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max model, but the TripleTred was rated a little higher and only cost a few dollars more.
We will see.
beachfish, aka john
#762 of 793 Re: Goodyear [beachfish2]
Sep 20, 2012 (9:54 am)
Thanks for the post on your Goodyear tires. I have 2008 Highlander Limited and also bought the same tires. I have some tread left on the Toyo tires currently on vehicle and have new ones in my garage until we get some winter type weather in Michigan. I've had good luck with the Assurance type of tires on past vehicle and they performed real well in snow/ice/wet roads and provided a comfortable, noise-free ride. Got mine at local Discount Tire Store and they honored Tirerack.com advertised price of 231.00 per tire. Got a rebate from Discount tire coming to me as well in form of Visa prepaid card for $100.00. Interesting comment about the valve stems. Discount tire wishes to install a TPMS rebuild kit for $22.00 for 4 wheels. I may have them install good valve stems like you suggest. Let me know how you like tires and thanks again for the post on these tires. Wish US luck.
Finally, a 19 inch tire that will hopefully provide trouble-free driving instead of those darn TOYO tires. Never again, but back then... "nobody" had a decent 19 inch tire being offered in correct size for Highlander Ltd.
Sep 22, 2012 (7:06 am)
I am new to this site and looking for the best tire for my 2008 Limited Highlander. We had Toyo's at 1st, and they had no thred at 29,000 miles. We replaced them with Hankook's, and now need to replace them with only 20,000 miles on them. They wore abnormal. The inner 2 inches of each tire is bald. Toyota told me the alignment was good, and we had regular rotations and proper tire pressure. We are looking at our options for different tires. Any suggestions?
#764 of 793 Re: Tires [08hubb]
Sep 22, 2012 (7:39 am)
Would recommend you go back through about the last 2-3 pages of this thread and you'll get some opinions about tire choices for your 2008 Limited.
I personally have had good luck with Toyo H/T tires.
Sep 22, 2012 (4:41 pm)
Greetings: Prior posting responses/comments are correct. Some have had good luck with Hankook but depends upon the model/style, I guess. Me, I have 2008 Limited and just purchased Goodyear Assurance CS version. Found the tires on Tirerack.com and my local tire shop (Discount Tire) honored the cheaper price per tire. Presently, I have TOYO Open Country H/T version with approx. 33k on them and they are ready to be changed out in preparation for Michigan Winter. Original TOYO tires (Open Country) were horrible on snow and ice and worn out at 24K. At the time, TOYO was only game in town having 19 inch tires, so I was kinda forced to buy another set but that time, I got the H/T version and they have been just so-so tires.
I have had good luck with Goodyear Assurance tires on other vehicles on wet roads, snow roads and it appears they have favorable reviews. One past poster indicated he too was putting them on his Highlander. Stay away from Bridgestone Duelers -- too noisy, etc.
Another good way to "review" tires, is go to local library and read the condensed version of Consumers Report Magazine, the 5x7 review book and make some informed decisions that way too. My Goodyear tires will be mounted on vehicle in early November and will let you know how they handle in the snow and rain. Might be too late for you though. Appears you need tires NOW versus later... Happy Shopping. Tire websites often have reviews of owners of various tires too. I've heard good stories about Michelin tires too, but not Hankook or Bridgestone or TOYO.
Sep 24, 2012 (5:29 pm)
As planned, I had 4 Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTreds installed on my '10 Limited this morning. I haven't driven it far, but so far I am very impressed with the handling, ride, noise, etc. I just retired the first of the month, so it takes a lot to make me any happier than I've been recently.
Leaving the suburban Goodyear store's location just off the Interstate required me to pull out into a right-turn lane on a major road, merge after the turn and then accelerate uphill while moving across 3 lanes to get over into the left-turn lane at the top of the hill and then make a u-turn at the light to go back down the hill to take the left at the light to get back to the looping righthand onto I-64 back to the interchange at I-95 where I get off. The paving blocks on Monument Avenue present a different sort of test when it comes to ride and handling, but the tires are very good.
The original tires had some tread left after 27k miles, but only in the center. The edges were rounded off somehow.
So far so good on the new ones all the way around. And the black coffee was good and so was the magazine selection.
#767 of 793 Re: the Goodyear's [beachfish2]
Sep 25, 2012 (8:54 am)
Good deal and thanks for follow up on those tires...will be putting mine on in about one month...keep me posted as you drive about in your happy retirement years....Me too and love the freedom and ability to go tire shopping during the week instead of weekend...enjoy the black coffee, just don't spill any in that Highlander......will stay tuned for more feedback and trust I too, made good buying decision.....
#768 of 793 Re: the Goodyear's [beachfish2]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:52 am)
What Goodyear did you use and can you tell me what you paid? Im in Chesterfield and I have the EXACT same issue (Duellers wearing on the outside but center is still good)
I am looking to replace ASAP as my wife just saw thread on one of the back tires.
I like the reviews of the goodyear tripetreads and really want a longer lasting tire that is quiet! I dont get down to monument often but when I do I dont want to have it loud and to bumpy!