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Old 05-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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USA Replacement tires for 2012 camry se 4 cyl

My wifes 2012 SE 4 Cylinder has 26,000. Looks like we might get about 30,000 until new ones needed. Dealer wants to sell me junk fot $750.00. The car has Bridgestone. What tire is recommended, for South Florida, no snow ice etc. Probably should go V rated, so what would be a decent tire that wont cost an arm and leg? Thanks in advance!
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I have the hybrid but, perhaps a couple of tires you might want to consider are the Micheline Primacy MXM4 which has a 55,000 mile warranty and the Micheline MXV4 that has a 60,000 mile warranty. Reviews on both tires are positive on Tirerack.com. I am watching the Bridgestone Serenity, a relatively new tire, that should have a track record when I need tires in a year or so. Good luck.
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I would recommend going with the Michelin Primacy MXM4. I have the Bridgestone and although I really don't have any complaint I will most likely go with Michelins when the time comes to replace them. I just bought some MXV4 for my wife's ES350 and they are great tires. Make the car ride better and are quieter than the original Bridgestone it replaced. We only had 28k miles when we replaced them about two weeks ago.
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I would recommend going with the Michelin Primacy MXM4. I have the Bridgestone and although I really don't have any complaint I will most likely go with Michelins when the time comes to replace them. I just bought some MXV4 for my wife's ES350 and they are great tires. Make the car ride better and are quieter than the original Bridgestone it replaced. We only had 28k miles when we replaced them about two weeks ago.

That's good to know. I'm about to upgrade my wife's stock 17s on her se to some 18s and those are the tires I was looking at. Now I feel better about purchasing them. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good weekend to get tires:

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/9569...t+Frontpage%29
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Michelin Primacy best tire

The OEM non-bridgestone Michelin tire on the SEI4 and all XLE's is Michelin Primacy MXV4 V rated with a UTQG rating of 500. The H rated Primacy has a UTQG rating of 620. Both have a 60,000 mile warranty.

The 2012SEV6 albeit with 18" wheels uses the MXM4, a higher performance tire. The MXM4 is highly rated on tirerack. The MXM4 is a V rated tire with a 55K mileage warranty. This tire is available in 215/55/17 for the I4SE.

I have and recommend the #1 ConsumerReports.org rated Primacy MXV4's (H speed rating). They currently have have 49K miles on them and they will probablly go to 60K if I chose to. However, for "spirited driving" or for curvy mountain roads, I'd recommend the MXM4.

The OEM Bridgestone Turanza EL400's are virtually worthless. I replaced mine at 8,500 miles.

Why no Love for Bridgestone tires on SE???

See also:
recommend all-season tires 2009 Camry?
(posts #31 & #32)

and

Replacement tire update - Consumer Reports Nov 2012 Issue

Tirerack surveys grand touring all season. Although the serenety plus is rated #1, it has nowhere near the proven long term capabillity and when you weed out the owner reviews by type of car, looks like Primacy is right for Camry.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=GTAS

I see you live in Florida. If you live anywhere near a Discount tire location, they have a deal ging now similar to this at post #18:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es35...ml#post7044176

[The H rated Primacy is a favorite with Avalon & Lexus ES350 owners, too]

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never was a big fan of V-rated tires. they just don't last.
currently got Primacy MXV4 H-rated. pretty good tires, quiet and comfy. pretty soft walls and weak rain and snow traction. should work fine for FL.
got 12K miles on them and very doubt they will make to 40K.
michelin offering $70 rebate on set of 4 tires, go and see local michelin dealer or tirerack.
if you are not afraid of lower speed rating go with T-rated Pirelli P4- best tires I ever had: quiet, great rain traction and long lasting tread.
p.sjust received email from TireRack: pirelli offering $80 rebate.
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MXM is a more performance-oriented tire; I would probably go with the MXV4's if neither of you care too much about handling. They're a soft, comfy cruising tire and an excellent (albeit expensive) choice. H would be just fine.

I got 65K out of a set of MXV4 V-rated tires once. Granted, they were on a pathetically underpowered Saab, but they were good tires.
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I buy tires from Costco as they include lifetime balancing/rotation, road hazard warranty and nitrogen.

I used to goto Pepboys for tires but they are crooks who pad the price with services mentioned above (costs extra) without even asking you. Caught them pulling this scam couple of times.

Plus Costco is currently offering $70 off on Michelins. If you dont have a membership get it, it is well worth it.
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My wifes 2012 SE 4 Cylinder has 26,000. Looks like we might get about 30,000 until new ones needed. Dealer wants to sell me junk fot $750.00. The car has Bridgestone. What tire is recommended, for South Florida, no snow ice etc. Probably should go V rated, so what would be a decent tire that wont cost an arm and leg? Thanks in advance!
Are you going to keep the same size or going with 225/50/17?
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Are you going to keep the same size or going with 225/50/17?
225/55/17 looks better
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I buy tires from Costco as they include lifetime balancing/rotation, road hazard warranty and nitrogen.
Additional info on the warranty. It is in effect as long as you have your tires rotated every 3000 or 5000 miles (sorry don't remember which exactly).
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225/55/17 looks better
if u like taller sidewalls 50 is closer to oe wheel diameter
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