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post #61 of 147 Old 06-09-2013, 11:49 AM
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When I look here...


http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...ails#techspecs


It says the Energy Saver is 22.8 lbs.
My tire is a 94S, and they do make it in this size with other numbers

Also, my tire is a 205X65R16, not a 215/60
I looked at the complete table for the Energy Saver tire, and all I could determine is that as the speed rating goes up, the weight seems to go down. Appears to be no relationship to tread depth, as I had incorrectly guessed. In the 16" size they list as follows:

94S (112 mph) - 22.8 lbs - 9.5/32" tread
94T (118 mph) - 21.4 lbs - 9.5/32" tread
91V (149 mph) - 21.0 lbs - 9.5/32" tread

This compares to the Primacy tire that came on my XLE:

93V (149 mph) - 22.6 lbs - 9.5/32" tread

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post #62 of 147 Old 06-09-2013, 06:53 PM
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Is it a sound plan during the winter months to place 16 in Michelin Ice X-I3 tires with 16 in steel wheels on a 2013 Camry Hydrid XLE. The car currently has 17 in aluminium alloy wheels. I can not find any 17 in wheels to fit the car in steel, just 16 in.

I am hesitant to use the aluminium alloy wheels in the winter with 17 inch snow tires because of the fact that aluminium reacts with road salt. Also I believe the 16 inch tire is wider and should give me increased traction, although minimal - but every counts going up the mountain where I live.

Also anybody have any experience mounting spyderspikes which are instant on instant off chains on the 2012 or 2013 Camry Hybrid.
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Not trying to step on any toes here, but.................

Are people really so caught up in the numbers game that they'd seriously consider purchasing 4 wheels and 4 tires just to get an extra "rated" mile or two per gallon out of their vehicle? I would imagine that such an endeavor would be financially unrewarding until many years down the road. If someone cares to do the math, by all means do so. I'd be content just trying to improve driving technique or chalk up the expense difference to sheer driving enjoyment.

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Not trying to step on any toes here, but.................

Are people really so caught up in the numbers game that they'd seriously consider purchasing 4 wheels and 4 tires just to get an extra "rated" mile or two per gallon out of their vehicle? I would imagine that such an endeavor would be financially unrewarding until many years down the road. If someone cares to do the math, by all means do so. I'd be content just trying to improve driving technique or chalk up the expense difference to sheer driving enjoyment.

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Elliot,

I hope you were not responding to my post "Is it a Sound Plan" I am simply trying to put snow tires on all four wheels. If I cared about MPG I also would not have asked about SpyderSpikes (instant on - instant off chains). I need serious traction in the winter on my 2013 Camry Hybrid XLE and 4 - Michelin ICE X-I3 should provide that.
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It's just interesting to KNOW. Cuz Knowlege is power! (#GI Joe)

TCH are really neat cars and most of us are having fun learning about them, that's why we ask questions on this forum.

Everyone has their own theory and it's fun to share and discuss. I wanted to know more.

For instance Hepstein01 wants to get 16" for spyderspikes and he's a XLE.

I might want to get aftermarket rims on my XLE in 16" superlight or possibly 16" steel with aero-moon covers! (TCH doesn't really use disc brakes-right!? j/k)

and 16" Steel wheels from toyota shouldn't be hard to find. I think they made quite a few of them...
I'll need tires every 2 years. haha
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Morning,

No Hepstein, I was not referring to you particularly and safety comes first regardless of mileage, no question. Maybe I missread the gist of the thread. I'm just trying to find the happy medium between numbers and driving pleasure. I'd hate to reach a point where the mileage clouds the enjoyment of driving.

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Michelin Serial Numbers

Getting ready for the first tire rotation on our TCH.

Does each Michelin tire have an individual serial number?

I would like to have some way of monitoring the location of each tire to ensure that they are being rotated properly.


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Put a little dot on the tire(s) with a paint stick. If the dot was in front, make sure it's on the rear on the same side after rotation.
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Yep, what I've done in the past is use a #2 pencil and simply write the tire number at a specific spot. It's easy to see if you know where to look, but it's innocuous enough so that a mechanic handling the tire most likely will not see it.



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pencil/sharpy marks will disappear sooner or later. use utility blade and make smal shallow cuts in certain place (let say across TPMS) and you'll have permanent marks. get a piece of paper or something and assign these marks to locations on the TPMS screen and you'll know for sure which tire getting low on air.

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you could always mark the barrel in the wheels as well. It's not like they are taking off the tire from the rim every time.
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Can anyone give me their opinion on the H vs V rated Michelin Primacy MVX4. Is there any noticable difference in ride, handling, etc. The H are speed rated for 130mph & the V is rated at 149mph. Which would you go with & why? Thanks
Hi.

I know this is an old post but can you tell us what you choose and how it has worked out for you? Primacy H vs V rated? Or anyone else who was in a similar situation?

I have origional Bridstone that are hard as a rock and want to get something software that will hopefully not make my MPG worse.

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I have the OEM V version Primacy and based on tread wear measurements, I am not predicting a super long tread life. If I had a choice I would select the H version for the thicker tread.

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Buy whichever is on sale. The "V" rated tires will have stronger sidewalls that enable them to be stable (and run cooler) at the higher speeds.

In reality no one "needs" higher speed ratings since you'd rarely drive at those speeds, but this is merely a rating. The higher the speed rating the stiffer the tire, and theoretically, the better the turn in and handling. Since most cars using the higher speed rating tires are sports cars, the tread is also usually softer to increase the grip along with the stiffer sidewalls.

Check the tirewear ratings, too, along with the speed ratings and get the ones that offer you the best compromise.

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Can I use 15" steelies as winter tires?

Just got my Camry hybrid XLE a month ago, found some good information on this form regarding fuel economy and eco mode etc... couldn't find whether or not my current winters will work on my car though. I have winter tires already from my last vehicle, 215/70/r15. The overall size is comparable to what the camry has, but is a 15" rim big enough to fit over the brakes?
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