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Toyota Highlander, Tires, SUV
Sep 22, 2012 (8:06 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 788 Re: Tires [08hubb]
Sep 22, 2012 (8:39 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 (5:41 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 (6:29 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 788 Re: the Goodyear's [beachfish2]
Sep 25, 2012 (9:54 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 788 Re: the Goodyear's [beachfish2]
Oct 07, 2012 (8:52 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!
Oct 07, 2012 (12:40 pm)
I took a road trip to Harrisonburg on the 30th to visit my mother at the nursing home and wish her a happy 88th. I didn't notice the tires and that's good; they performed very well. It's 263 miles round trip and I've done it regularly (usually weekly) since 2/07.
I have no complaints at all about the tires or how the car handles. I drove back from Harrisonburg with the sunroof open and a couple of windows partially open and didn't notice any objectionable tire noise even with the stereo off, but I was doing 72 to 79 because 80 is reckless driving in VA.
I used the store at Gaskins and Broad. Four tires cost me $1020.43 plus $69 for the 4-wheel alignment I agreed to even though the free alignment check said it was borderline just within spec. I consider it insurance, and I don't mean road hazard. That figure includes everything from mounting, balancing and tax to disposal fees. And $4.90 for shop supplies, but that would be there no matter who you pay to put them on.
An on line place I checked would have been $948 plus $51 shipping for 4 tires. Of course, it can all change if there are rebates involved. There wasn't one on the TripleTreds when I bought my tires, but one on line dealer is now showing a $20/tire mail in rebate.
The local dealers know what the net stores are charging. I even went in with printouts.
#770 of 788 Re: TripleTreds [beachfish2]
Oct 14, 2012 (9:11 am)
I purchased a set of 4 Goodyear Triple Treads in late June 2012, then drove our 2009 Highlander Ltd to the Yukon Territory of northern Canada, a 3400 mile round trip from Vancouver, BC. The tires had a chance to perform in virtually all conditions other than in snow. I was particularly impressed with the performance on muddy side roads. We drove at least 300 miles in these conditions, staying between the ditches all the way. The 4WD had to also show its stuff from time to time. I'm now waiting for winter here in Vancouver to see whether the tires can perform in the wet snow we often encounter.
#771 of 788 Re: 2011 Highlander Limited [damifinomike]
Oct 23, 2012 (5:01 pm)
I ended up going back to the dealer for new tires. I got the Yokahama Avid Envigor 245/55/19...so far so good (about two months now). No new nails collected, lol. The tread looks more agressive on these than those pansy Toyos I had as original equip. And yes, it ended up costing me about $1,100.