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post #16 of 147 Old 11-06-2012, 10:20 AM
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What about 225/55/18? Anyone knows if this size will cause problems? It's a tad bigger than the 225/50/18. That's the size I normally have on.
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What about 225/55/18? Anyone knows if this size will cause problems? It's a tad bigger than the 225/50/18. That's the size I normally have on.

I have 235/35/20's in the front and don't have any issues...

Once you get into the 245 range... then yes...
My rears have 245 and they rub during hard bounces or extra weight in rear.


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225/60/16 tires will be no problem/have no issues.
Other than slightly reduced gas mileage, which occurs with a fatter tire, they should be ok.
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post #19 of 147 Old 11-12-2012, 04:50 PM
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if someone doesn't mind, what are all the sizes that would be compatible? I have an XLE so stock is 17 inches, I'm looking at 16 inches for winter tires...

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225 on 215s

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I no one person said they didnt have any problem's but just wanted to hear from u did they fit.. any rubbing?? Or???

Im looking to buy some 225s (should b the 215s) for the camry just wondering if the 1.8% difference had any negatives for u?
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OEM Michelin Primacy MXV4 93V Tire Update

Did my second tire rotation today at 18,000 km, with a careful measurement of the remaining tread, which started out new at 9.5/32". I was surprised at how much wear there was, and that it was not even across the tread. Here are the average measurements in 32's" for the 4 tread grooves, from outside to inside"

7.6 - 7.3 - 7.3 - 8.1

The minimum tread depth I measured was 7/32".

At 8,000 km the average was about 9/32". At the rate they are wearing they will only make 40,000 km when they reach 4/32". I see the Michelin warranty is supposed to be 100,000 km. It appears there is no way they will get close to that even if you went down to 2/32" as the warranty requires.

Any thoughts on how to go about getting a tread life warranty on these tires? In the past I have found tread life warranties are almost impossible to collect on.

The other issue here is that I have been running the Toyota recommended maximum pressure of 38 psi. However, it appears the center of the tire is wearing more than the outside, and there may be a downside to running the higher pressure. I adjusted the pressure back down to the standard pressure recommended by Toyota of 35. Will see in future rotations if that makes any difference.

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In my case (2007 TCH) they lasted only about 45K miles (original) and the 2nd set has about 36K miles. Will make only 40K miles this time. Tires are rotated every 5K miles and balanced and aligned often. This is one thing I don't like about Michelin tires. We still have a corolla and Hankook cheapo last 85K miles everytime (supposed to last for 80K).
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Had them on my Saab 9-5 and put over 40k on them. When I sold it they were still going strong with at least 20k to go. Those were H rated though, may have been a harder compound. If I don't get 50k out of these I'll be pissed, after removing a perfectly good set of Bridgestones.

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Had them on my Saab 9-5 and put over 40k on them. When I sold it they were still going strong with at least 20k to go. Those were H rated though, may have been a harder compound. If I don't get 50k out of these I'll be pissed, after removing a perfectly good set of Bridgestones.
In the Camry 17" wheel size the H version has 11/32" for starting tread depth. The V version has 9.5/32". Interestingly Michelin provides a 100,000 km tread wear warranty for both versions regardless of starting tread depth. Consumer Reports however gives an excellent for tread wear to the 11/32" version and a very good for the 9.5/32" one.

In miles these ones I have look to be heading for a 25,000 mile life. The Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S on my Mazda 3 looking like they are going to make 43,000 miles. Consumer Reports only rates them as good.

Something seems fishy about how long these Primacy tires are lasting... Perhaps I blew it by running them at 38 psi. The Pilot Exaltos are run at 32 psi.

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Something seems fishy about how long these Primacy tires are lasting... Perhaps I blew it by running them at 38 psi. The Pilot Exaltos are run at 32 psi.
Based on your tread depth numbers it would appear that way but I ran mine at 38F/36R on my Saab. Interestingly, since you mention it, I had Exalto's on my other 9-5 since it was more performance oriented and they didn't last as long as the Primacy's. 40k was about it. They were V rated of course. Both tires in same exact size - 215/55-16.

You're right, something fishy about such short tread life. I hope they didn't change the tread compound. I may have to air down a bit also which will hurt my highway mpg.

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I am not overinflating mine so far just running at the 35 PSI as they came off the dealer lot. I would be tempted but the MPG has been stellar so have not seen a need. I think it finally got up to 80 F couple weeks ago and the tires read 40 PSI when warm. I don't want to go much higher than that with the recommended max of 40 PSI cold and that much variance from warm/cold.

I hate buying tires has also big factor in approach thus far, and figure it is probably a given they will wear out faster if overinflated.
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I'm still running my mxv4 93V tires at 40 psi winter and summer. (read while driving) I checked the tread depth on all 4, but I only found the reading on the rears.

I only have around 17K miles on them. I have the tires rotated and balanced ever 5000 miles to keep them in good shape. The rears tires read 9.4 on one side and 8.9 on the other. I think the 9.4 reading was the outside tread. I will recheck all 4 tires on my next rot & bal in about 2000 more miles.

The strange wear worried me some due to the rear toe being 0.05 deg out on each side or 0.10 total toe. They were reset tot the correct 0.30 reading. The fronts were set to 0.10 deg and reset to specs, 0.00. This was found when the dealer did a 4 wheel alignment due to the steering tracking not meeting specs. After the alignment the steering was much better. I put the mxv4 primacy's on the car 2 days after I bought it to replace the oem bridgestones. The alignment was done maybe a month or so later held up due to the dealer changing to a new lager toyota building.

The wear I see now on the rears may be due to the direct rotation from the fronts that were on the toe edge of the toyota specs.

If you try for a in warranty alignment due to pulling or to sensitive steering, make sure maybe in writing, they will be no charge and will be shown in as warranty work. My dealer tried to hit me with a $98 charge once the alignment was done on a 2 week appointment. I reminded the service tech this was due to a alignment problem from he factory and should be in warranty. He marked it as such and didn't charge me anything.

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I had 3-4 different michelins (running Primacy MXV4 97H-rated right now) and all of these sets lasted 50-55% of what they should've. in US 97H rated Primacy rated at 60K miles, not expecting more than 35K out of it.
bought just because they were on sale and $70 rebate came on top of it.
running 39 front 37 rear- 12K on these tire s and they wear perfectly even.

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My tires were rotated at 8,000 km and now at 18,000 km. I was a little late on the second rotation. Both times I used the pattern C shown below. This forward cross pattern equalizes time front and back as well as side to side. It takes 4 rotations before they are back to where they start. In theory at least that provides for maximum tire life, but it can only be done with tires that are not directional. With directional tires you are stuck with just rotating them front to back on the same side.

At the rate these ones are wearing, I'm not sure they are going to make more than one complete rotation.


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My owner's manual shows direct rotation from front to rear, staying on same side of car, so they think my tires are directional.
Mine are Michelin X Green Energy Saver A/S P205X65R16, on a 2012 Camry Hybrid LS.

I remember my 08 Corolla had this same tire rotation in owners manual.
If these tires are directional, could the cross rotation make premature wear?
I don't know, I'm asking.
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