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#2 of 24 Tire wearout 2005 Scion tc
Apr 04, 2006 (7:21 pm)
Please help, we have 2005 TC and it has 30,000 mile on it. our biggest problem is that we have gone through 2 sets
of tire already. Now we need 3rd pair on front. Does any one have similar problem with tires. If not what could be the issue our TC. It's not the way we drive because we never had this issue with other cars. Thanks in advance.
#3 of 24 Re: Tire wearout 2005 Scion tc [jadugar]
Apr 05, 2006 (2:06 am)
just above what you posted, i just posted awhile ago, that there is a service bulletin on a faulty steering rack and power steering pump.. if the rack is bad, then of course your tires will wear! There's the problem, beyond just the fact that low profile tires don't last that long either, if a steering rack is faulty, forget about a good alignment and there goes the tires..
#4 of 24 Re: Tire wearout 2005 Scion tc [jadugar]
Apr 05, 2006 (11:14 am)
I too have 2005 tc with almost 30k on it. I have gone through 4 pairs of tires - the last one lasting only 6 months. I'm going to take it into the shop today and ask about the steering rack. If anyone else has encountered this problem and has already resolved please post.
I wore about the Potenzas that the car came wiht in about a year and then i got 2 pairs Fuzions HRI (had good reviews and were cheaper). The first pair lasted me 6 months. I got the second pair put on about 2 months ago. Does anyone have any suggestions on good quality tires that are affordable (since I'll be purchasing my 5th pair now).
#5 of 24 Re: Tire wearout 2005 Scion tc [jadugar]
Apr 05, 2006 (3:41 pm)
I've had my tC since 9/04 and have about 15K miles on it. I rotated the tires at 10K and they still have decent treadlife left. BUT, the treadlife is rated as 150, which is very poor. Probably will need replacement at 20K.
You might want to go to tirerack.com and check out the continental conti line. They are rated for 80K miles.
#6 of 24 Re: Tire wearout 2005 Scion tc [madhani]
Apr 06, 2006 (9:01 am)
Before you go and spend more money on tires that are NOT lasting that long, sounds like you have a defect in the suspension. Should get that checked out and fixed. Otherwise you'll just keep putting tires on the car. Sure, the tires are low profile, but they don't need replacing every 6 months! that is extreme, sorry to say but it is. Better get your car's suspension checked out, and refer to that service bulletin about the replacement of the steering rack..
#7 of 24 Re: Tire wearout 2005 Scion tc [mark19]
Apr 22, 2006 (1:51 pm)
first things first get your alighnemnt checked. also with low profile tires you are never going to get 80 thousand miles out of a set of tires. myself being a mechanic i know that our options for tires are limited. we dont have a ton of options and what we do have for options are not all that great or cheap. but i also need to point out that tire wear rating are useless. you need to understand there is no basis for tire wear ratings. these rating are made up from brand to brand, there is not a universal standard fro wear ratings. each brand has there own system for there brand of tire. so it means nothing to base a good tire from a bad tire. i can say that goodyear is basically one of the best. i would by Goodyear Assurance if they made them min my size. they are about the best tire on the market right now.
#8 of 24 Need tires?
May 10, 2006 (8:06 pm)
Check out the Kumho ECSTA ASX - Discount Tire sells them - depending on the size they may need to special order them - but it only takes 2 days.
I just put a set on a Mazda3 - the Goodyear RS-A that came stock on the car were HORRIBLE - loud - harsh - very poor wet traction. The ASX is a big improvement. Discount wanted $770 for a set of Goodyear RS-A, the ASX were less that $400 - installed tax included. The have a wear rating of 420 traction AA temp A - I have about 1,500 miles on them and they are great.
#9 of 24 Re: Need tires? [z71bill]
May 11, 2006 (3:36 am)
um.. goodyear rs-a tires do NOT come on the tc stock at all.. it's either Bridgestone re92 or yokohama 32a tires.
and glad that the kumho's are working for you.. but most of us like the Toyo Proxes4 or Pirelli Pzero Nero m+s.. for me I'd go with the Toyo Proxes4.. Most of the tC owners who have tried the kumho just say they are way too mushy, and not that great of a tire at any price.. Might be different on a Mazda3 but not on a tC
#10 of 24 Re: Need tires? [z71bill]
May 12, 2006 (8:30 am)
what about the Avon Tech M550's? they are $20 more/tire than the Kumho's at Tirerack but how do they compare?