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Toyota Camry Tires and Wheels

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  • olddog7olddog7 Posts: 23
    I have a 2007 Camry LE with 19,000 miles and already the tires seem to need replacing. I'm a bit pissed. The tires have been rotated regularly. Can some quiet road tires be recommended? There are some sales going on around here, buy 2 get 2 tires free with the following tires: Goodyear Integrity, 50,000 mile, Dunlop Signature, T 75,000,H 60,000mile, Falken ZE-502. I dont know if they even come in the size I need. They also have Michelin mxv4 primacy, approx 120 per tire(not buy 2 get 2). So I'm looking for comfort, longer lasting, and a deal. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • I put Michelin Primacy MXV4's on my 09 LE V6 when my worthless and noisy Turanzas wore out prematurely. They are great and have a 60,000 mile warranty and improved the cornering ability of my car.. I did a lot of research .... and that research was confirmed with the test results release by consumerreports.org on 9-28-09..

    They tested 15 V rated tires and 14 H rated tires. Michelin Primacy was the best H rated tire and Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S was best V rated.

    Results will be published in the November issue. I cant send you a link to the internet posting because you have to be a member to join.

    http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2009/09/new-tires-ratings-and-a-new-look.h- tml
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    Felt the same way about my OEM Bridgestone EL400's that came on my Acura TL; had so many problems with them and since they were Bridgestone's they were the only one I was able to work an adjustment out on and get the top of the line Serenity's on the car for a really reduced price!! thankful to say the Serenity's are ten times better in all areas compared to the EL400's that came with the car but they still have a little bit too much road noise for my taste and don't compare to past Michelins and Kumhos I've had in regards to quietness and ride quality;

    I will say that the Bridgestone Serenity's are probably one of the top three tires I have ever had but they are God awful expensive (almost $245 a tire for my TL but luckily I had the adjustment from Bridgestone); they are the best tire I've had in regards to performance, road feel, handling, and road grip but again while it is pretty good in ride quality and road noise it hasn't been able to beat Michelin and Kumho in those two areas; I'm most likely going to replace the Serenity's with the Primacy's when they wear out
  • petras2petras2 Posts: 104
    I purchased two sets of michelin X tires from Sam's Club in recent years. That tire rated very high in a C/R report. I've been very happy with the ride comfort, quietness, and threadwear so far..
  • olddog7olddog7 Posts: 23
    OK this is what I have been quoted so far: falken ze-502 4 tires out the door: $346, supposedly v rated. Primacy mxv4 $743 otd. toyo versado $502 otd, and cooper cs4, $473, with $50 rebate( approx $422). The first two sets have a free or discounted alignment, the second 2 sets have $50 alignment. I can buy lifetime alignment for $139/149, which I'm thinking of doing as I plan to have the car for at least 5 more years. possibly longer. The falkens are by far the best deal, but I dont know how those tires are, they said they were v rated and 65k tires. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.PS this is all in S. California( no snow, hardly any rain)
  • olddog7olddog7 Posts: 23
    Has anyone got any input on the Falken ze-502 tires? Or any other reasonable priced set of tires? Thanks for the input.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    If you haven't received any responses, I'd recommend Tire Rack to see how the Falkens stacked up. I have no experience with them myself.

    I've found the original equipment Michelin MX4 SV8 tires to be fine in spite of the bad-mouthing they seem to receive. But all Michelins are so expensive these days.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    I agree about the MX4V S8 tires. I have them on both Camrys, and even though original equipment tires are not the best, these tires are better than most original equipment tires.
  • I feel like I'm being taken for a "ride".... I have to replace my tires after 18,000 miles. It's a 2007 Camery, I've had the tires rotated and take good care of the car. I live in upstate NY and need good tires because of the snow.
    Is this normal, or should I be pushing this issue, with Toyota?
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Can be normal, based on an aggressive driving style, or lack of attention to air pressure.
  • I should push Toyota to help you pay for the tires. No tires should be replace at 18,0000 unless it's really a cheap tires. I've recently replaced my tires at 35K miles, and it's not cheap. Almost $150 each for firestone tires. If they won't do anything for you, i would contact the mediation center on my previous posting. Toyota is going to the dump if they continue to build these kinds of cars.
  • thanks, good sugestioin.
  • I have a 2008 Camry Hybrid w/ 22K miles on it and I've got to replace my tires also. It's a shame that they put these "cheap" tires on these cars knowing they won't last very long.

    Have you had any luck contacting Toyota? If so, would you mind providing me with the contact information you used?

    Thanks
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    What tires came on the vehicle, how much are they on www.tirerack.com? How cheap are they?
  • Hi! I have a 07 SE v4 with about 53K miles on it and have to get all 4 tires as the tread is running really this. The car has the original tires - Michelin Primacy MXV4 right now.

    The only quote I have is for -
    1. Falken ZIEX 912 buy 3 get one free ($142 before discount)
    2. Mounting & balancing ($12 per tire)
    3. Rubber valve stem ($2.50 per tire)
    4. Disposal ($3.00 per tire)
    5. Alignment $65

    Total comes out to be about 604 with tax, etc. ( I live in PA :( - 6% )

    Is that a good tire ? Any suggestions on getting other deals ? I have looked at the tirerack.com, but don't know what is a good tire to settle on. If there are any tips on choosing a good installer for the West Chester / Delaware area that would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I replaced w/Michelin's, didn't need an alignment.
  • We recently purchased a 2005 Camry LE with the stock 15" metal rims and want to replace them with something bigger but don't want the wheels/tires to hit the body or shocks or cause other problems.

    What size tires would be best with 17" rims, or if 17" is too large, what size tires for the 16".

    The reason I'm asking specifically about the 17" is that a neighbor has a set of 17" factory wheels taken off 2008 Toyota Avalon for a very good price. Would these fit my 2005 Camry?

    Thanks!
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    My advice would be to skip the 17s. 16-inch wheels were standard on the XLE of that year (I have one), and the proper tire size is 215/60R16. The speedometer and odometer will be minimally affected by this change, and there obviously would be no clearance issues with the tires.
  • I am now on my third set of tires on this car. The good news is the car came new with tires that had a warranty, and the follow on replacement tires have also had a warranty. I will not put tires on any of my cars without it.

    The previous sets were both Bridgestone Turanza's, and now have Yokahama Advan S series on the original 16" rims. I live in Texas, so snow and ice aren't a factor. The tires ride well, aren't noisy, and perform well in the rain. So far, after 10,000 miles I am happy with the Yokahama's, and when they wear out, I'll get another set with a warranty. My Toyota dealer was right on top of the wear on the previous sets, and replaced them without any issue. I have had the car lined up after each set has been mounted. The alignment has never been off that far, at least according to the shop that performed it. Hope this is helpful...
  • Alright, thanks for the advice on sticking with the 16" rims.

    BUT, if I were to move up to the 17" rims what would be the consequences and what would be the best bet for tire size? Yeah, I'd rather not have to worry about changes to the speedo but it's hard to pass up 4 essentially brand new rims for almost free. I know the tires will be more expensive than 15" or 16" but that's a given.

    Thanks again.
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