Last post on May 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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Toyota Venza, Tires, SUV
#100 of 109 Re: Harsh,rough and bumpy ride [jaimel2]
May 24, 2010 (11:57 am)
I hear Hankook is offering Ventus AS tires in the P245/55R19 soon. I have Hankook Optimo tires on a 2003 Buick Century and for the price paid (much lower than Michilins or Toyo) am pleased with them.
#101 of 109 Re: Tendency to pull right [dave139]
Jul 18, 2010 (9:03 am)
Dave, this reply is a little tardy.
My Venza V6/AWD also drifted lightly to the right after I changed to Blizzak DMV1s on 20" rim combo for the winter. I also noticed that the steering was also very sensitive when trying to keep in my lane on the freeway. I changed back to the OEM michelins and put them on the winter black chrome rims that I realy liked the look of. The asked Toyota dealer to checkout the alignment when he changed the tires, and he said that there was no problem and indicated that the DMV1s were an aggressive tread and probably caused the sensitive feel for the steering. I can advise that the OEM michelins on the winter alloys ride as well as on the OEM rims, and I suspect that the Blizzaks may be the cause for my light steering, and will confirm this when they are used during the next winter season on the OEM rims. BTW - the Blizzaks gave no problems on snow and Icy roads (except for the lighter feel).
#102 of 109 cheapest price for 20" Michelin Tires
Nov 10, 2010 (9:32 am)
I had a flat tire yesterday, nail on the side wall so no one could fix or replace it here in Alexandria VA so I went online to order the Michelin Latitude Tour HP at tirebuyer.com for $200.oo per tire compare to $250 or more. What is nice, they can ship it directly to the repair shop of your choosing.
I spoke to NBT, the Michelin Latitude is a better tire and ride than the Goodyear RSA. I thought of Pirelli but I decided to stick with Michelin. However, I am interested to hear from anyone who bought Pirelli since it is cheaper than Michelin.
And lastly, I had to buy them in pairs, if not, the car will pull to the side coz of the newest thread.
#103 of 109 Re: Tendency to pull right [deanesfield]
Nov 11, 2010 (12:26 pm)
Pre-sumption = EPS, Electric Power Stearing.
The Blizzak has less roadbed contact surface area vs any "summer" tire. Less contact = less friction = "lighter" stearing effort = more "wondering".
You might want to consider installing an aftermarket "shock-absorber" type stearing stiffener to make up for the lack of "on-center" power assist/boost torque.
Jan 26, 2011 (5:20 pm)
I have a 2010 Venza 4 cylinder AWD that came with Toyo tires. it's a smooth ride and holds the road well. We have had a lot of snow/ice this winter and the tires have done well in the bad weather.
#106 of 109 Should I get AWD? Tire Question...
Dec 13, 2011 (3:46 pm)
In the market for a 2011 Venza (looks like 2012's aren't in yet).
In looking at the car, there is an AWD system. I've searched and searched and searched some more about the system seeing if you need to replace all 4 tires if one has an issue (diameter requirements in AWD systems).
Is this true for the Venza? What has been anyone's experience? I'm wondering if I should get get a base model 4cyl FWD vs 4cyl AWD. If it's worth the difference.
Thanks in advance!!!
#107 of 109 Re: Should I get AWD? Tire Question... [dime51]
Dec 24, 2011 (10:41 am)
Purchased 2011 Venza AWD with 20 inch rims on 9 December. Issue with sturcturing of Toyota options list. Wanted navigation package but not leather. Could not do it.
Best feature on car is 6 speed auto trans with ability to select each gear manually. Great idea for snow country.
Remote start, remote trunk door opening and keyless entry are nice. Need more range. Eighty feet is not long enough.
Received opinions, because of AWD, would not need studded tires. To this I say BULL. To go to studded tires I am going to have to go to 18 inch rims. Have not been able to find 20 inch studs. Anyone in NW Seattle - Tacoma area having experience with this, please reply to this blog.
Gas mileage observed is 22 highway and 18 around town. Something to think about in these economic times.
Car has AM/FM, Sirius, Ipod, USB and Bluetooth media center. Overall my family likes it: however, has issues pairing and maintaining pairing of bluetooth phones. Can get my Android to pair for phone use, but not media. Have to enter phone numbers manually. Will not copy phone book. Wife's older MOTO will pair for media but not cell phone use. Go figure. Once phones are paired, cannot maintain connection next time in the car.
Have to pair again. Toyota blames Android and Verizon. Following Android bogs, Androids in general and the Charge in particular have these connection issues.
BIG KUDOS, to Diane, at Verizon Customer Service. She was great help with trying to get this mess untangled.
My Car rides well. Stops well. Minimal road noise for vehicle of this size. 20 inch tires are HEAVY. If someone with low upper-body strength is going to drive this car, get some sort of road service protection plan. They will need it.
Lots of cup holders and power plugs. Sadly, only power plug for the rear passengers is in the back of the vehicle. Great place for a plug would have been in the back of console under the AC vents. I am going to do that mod myself.
Overall I am satisfied with the car. Would I buy one again or do it all over again...NEUTRAL.
#108 of 109 Re: Hello from Toyota [verndog]
May 10, 2012 (10:30 am)
I recently took delivery on a 2012 venza ltd with goodyear tires and the car rides great. each of the four tires has quite a bit of weight, more than on my 06 GTO with really big tires too and I was surprised to see quite so much. But its very smooth, and I don't intend to upset the factory balance at this time.
I suspect that there was no attempt to index the tires and the wheels which is a shame. There was no color dot on the wheel or the tires, and I have not seen any at any other dealership when I was shopping around, and I saw plenty of venzas. my conclusion is that toyota doesn't bother to index tires and wheels which save a few cents per installation. Hope that helps. RR70
#109 of 109 Re: Hello from Toyota [roadrunner70]
May 10, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Indexing tires has to do with uniformity, not balance. The result is an assembly that is more .... ah .... let's call it "round" and you'll be close.
The marks for this indexing process may not be readily apparent. It might be a small red dot on the tire that gets lined up with the valve hole. I'm not sure of the specifics for Toyota, but many vehicle manufacturers use stickers that are removed before the vehicle is prepped for delivery.
After indexing, the assembly is balanced - and that's where the weights come in.