Last post on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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Scion tC, Coupe
#21 of 24 Re: Tire Life for tC [bitantay]
Jan 04, 2010 (4:15 pm)
I bought my tc new in 2006. I had to replace the stock bridgestone tires (which run almost $200.00 a piece on a $17,000 car...go figure.) 17 months after purchasing the car. I replaced them with coopers which 22 months later need to be replaced. Personally I am getting friggen sick of replacing tires at $600.00+ without getting more than 25,000 miles on them (I have 42,000 miles on my car.) Additionally, this car really really stinks in the snow. I have problems regardless of whether it's a dusting or a storm and when I'm on call for work, I am in a constant state of anxiety if there's snow predicted because I spend the entire day and night shoveling my driveway to keep it down to pavement. I'm thinking of spending the big bucks on michelins but don't know if it's worth it.
#22 of 24 Re: Tire Life for tC [laurag64]
Jan 07, 2010 (12:34 pm)
Time for a set of snow tires.16" should be good for TC.
#23 of 24 Snow Tire Recommendations and then some
Jul 28, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I drive and love my 2006 Scion tC. I have just over 40,000 miles on it and the dealership has been tracking my tread wear and I am getting close to having to replace them because they will be legally bald soon. Should I put the stock back on- Bridgestone Protenza or something else? It looks like I have gotten good life out of the ones I have based on other reviews. I am a mostly city driver maybe putting on 10 miles a day in school season.
Any recommendations for snow tires? I live in Cleveland and fishtail a lot in the winter. I had a pair of Blizzacks for a Dodge Stratus and loved them. Would they work for my Scion? Could I get away with just outfitting the front two like I did with my Stratus or do I have to do the four?
Potholes are killer around here too any suggestions to soften the blow when I can't avoid them or didn't see them?
Thanks for the time!
#24 of 24 Re: Tire Life for tC [laurag64]
Oct 24, 2012 (12:20 pm)
I just got back from a stay in Germany where I had my 07 Scion TC. First off... I love that car. It did great on the Autobahn and all that. Part of that was the tires though. I'm from Texas, so the whole winter and summer tires thing was a new experience. I found that the Dunlop Winters were awesome. Granted, I drive a manual, which is a bit better, if you know how to drive them, in the more harsh conditions. 3 winters with the Dunlops and no problems. The traction was incredible even with the hills and such that I had to travel each day. Even at 120-130 MPH they did real well.
To clarify something right quick too... In Germany, you have to have the winters on from October-Easter. So... I wasn't just driving them in the snow, but a lot of rain as well.