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#22 of 40 Tire monitoring system... false security....
Sep 20, 2007 (12:50 pm)
I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla S with the ABS - tire monitoring system options. I recently had a flat on the expressway on my rear tire doing 70 mph. The only thing that lead me to believe I had an issue was a loud roaring noise like a wheel bearing was going out. I checked the dash for a light and there was none. When I pulled onto the side of the expressway I noticed that it was flat. I changed the tire, still no light with the temp spare. I took the car to the dealer and they checked it out and the system was OK. The said it detectes it using the ABS system not air pressure. So this system is a false sense of security and a $100 lesson due to the buying of a new tire.
#23 of 40 Is tire monitoring necessary?
Sep 25, 2007 (8:55 am)
I don't want anyone taking this the wrong way if they truly need it, but I'm curious as to what's wrong with just walking around the car in the morning before you drive off to see whether your tires are low on air? I keep a tire gauge in the door at all times, so I'm curious. Is technology really doing us a favor, or is it just trying to take the place of common sense? Thanks
#25 of 40 Re: Is tire monitoring necessary? [irismg]
Sep 25, 2007 (6:28 pm)
The tire monitoring is great for leaks that develop while driving on a long trip, but nothing will take the place of a good manual tire pressure gauge used every two weeks. How many people do this? Safety is #1, and tire pressure is critical to your safety.
#26 of 40 205/60-15 tires on stock 2007/08 "S" rims????
Oct 07, 2007 (10:22 am)
The tire "calculater" indicates that 205/60-15 and the stock 195/65-15 tires are the same height.
I would like to upgrade the stock tires to something better using the stock "S" rims. Consumer Reports rated the Goodyear TripleTred as the best of the ones they tested. I would also like to go to a more "sportier" look and therefore the 60 series tire. Any comments would be appreciated.
#27 of 40 Replacing the little 'doughnut' spare with a full size tire
Dec 10, 2007 (8:05 am)
I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla sedan and was thinking about replacing the 'doughnut' spare with a full-size tire mounted on a generic steel rim.
Can I get a full sized tire in the spare tire well in the trunk floor and replace the cover over it without it sticking up?
#28 of 40 Re: 205/60-15 tires on stock 2007/08 "S" rims???? 
Dec 12, 2007 (8:12 am)
The second number of a tire size is the height of the side wall and the percentage of the first number.
So, 60% of 205 = 123.
And, 65% of 195 = 126.75.
Thus, the 195/65-15 has a higher side wall and is a "higher tire".
#29 of 40 Re: Replacing the little 'doughnut' spare with a full size tire [hike]
Jan 04, 2008 (7:04 pm)
I was able to do it in my '96 Corolla without a problem. To be sure, you could either measure one of your full size tires on the car, and the spare well to see if it'll fit, or take one of the full size rims with the tire on it, off the hub and try it in your spare well. Good luck!
#30 of 40 spare wheel
Apr 02, 2008 (3:29 pm)
I have a 1995 Corolla and the spare wheel does not lay flat and makes the boot look uneven with the carpet on top. Does anyone else have the same problem?
#31 of 40 Tires for a 2004 Corolla
Sep 10, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Hi, I'm new here and trying to help out my girlfriend. She is in need of new tires for her 2004 Corolla and I have checked a few other sources but am not sure what is the best/most reliable kind of tires she can purchase.
I searched through the discussions here but didn't find the information I needed. I'd really appreciate any assistance in this matter and maybe a link that could help. Thanks alot.