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post #121 of 147 Old 06-12-2014, 07:01 AM
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Also, at the Pirelli site, I see (at least) 3 different versions of P7:

Cinturato P7
Cinturato P7 All Season
Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

It's confusing. I wish they didn't do that.

Although for the 215/60 R16 size they show only the last.
I was referring to Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.
LE/TCH LE comes with 205/65/16, no?

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Did you mean to refer to something else than P7 in the below post?

https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...ml#post5691169
yeap, I was talking about older Cinturato P7's, not the "Plus" P7's.

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I was referring to Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.
LE/TCH LE comes with 205/65/16, no?
Yes. You seem to have a typo in the below post, where you mentioned you had P7 on your car. Did you mean to say P4? If so, you may want to correct the post so people aren't dissuaded from considering P7 Cinturato:

https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...ml#post5691169

UPDATE: I made this post before I read David's post above that he was referring to the plain Cinturato P7 in the other thread.

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New Tires.........Wow!!!

I just replaced my Michelin Energy MXV4 S8 tires with Firestone Affinity Touring.
Wow!! a 50% reduction in road noise and smoother ride and handling!!
Now I will just have to drive a while and see how much of a gas mileage hit I take?????


I have a 2010 TCH, I never have liked the old tires.
In recent heavy rains they gave me very poor traction and seem to hydroplane. 40,000 miles on old tires.
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I just replaced my Michelin Energy MXV4 S8 tires with Firestone Affinity Touring.
Wow!! a 50% reduction in road noise and smoother ride and handling!!
Now I will just have to drive a while and see how much of a gas mileage hit I take?????


I have a 2010 TCH, I never have liked the old tires.
In recent heavy rains they gave me very poor traction and seem to hydroplane. 40,000 miles on old tires.
With 40k miles I would expect some hydroplaning, eh?
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That is very interesting! Thanks for the info. I need to look in to those next time if we still own the car.

Funny thing about that.... I remember switching from Michelin tires to Firestone Destination A/T tires on my truck a few years ago. The difference was night and day! The Firestones had a better ride, were much quieter, wear more even and do better off road. All around a better tire.

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Snow Tires

Is anybody using Blizzak snow tires on their TCH? How well are they working?
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I run X-Ice 3s, which are quite good. Blizzak WS80s are well regarded in the snow, although I believe they are softer and may wear more quickly.
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I don't have a hybrid but have used the x-ice in the past. I would probably go with the blizzaks were I to buy winter tires today.
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OK, I ordered up a set of tires. Anybody got a link to a set of wheels, either factory originals or another set that will work?
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I like discount tire direct for looking at wheels, they have a good database and an application to allow you to see them on your car.
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My best NEW tires purchase was through Tire Rack and shipped to discount tire.
As of the winter tires.... Unless I live in 90% winter driving state - why bother? I went to Mexican place, bought 2 75% studdies and 2 steelies. With install and balancing and all that $120. I used them TWICE, for 2 days each time, in 4 years.



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I like discount tire direct for looking at wheels, they have a good database and an application to allow you to see them on your car.
My Blizzaks showed up today, I'll get them mounted up on the car tomorrow. I bookmarked the Discount Tire site and will get some wheels in the spring. My factory tires are about shot so will get some summer tires at that time as well.
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Hello:
I didn't see multiple threads in this topic, so I'll just ask my question here. I hope I'm not out of bounds here. If so, I apologize in advance.

I have a 2016 Camry Hybrid that had Firestone Affinity tires on it when new. They just about wore out at 25K miles so I decided to replace them, (based on positive reviews) with General Altimax RT43's. The Firestone tires had a good ride but terrible traction and wear.

To make a long story short, I have had terrible ride issues with these new General tires. At lower speeds the car wobbles and bounces. (Like out of round tires) Two of the tires have been replaced after multiple trips back to Pep Boys but the same thing is happening since they were replaced. We aren't getting shaking in the steering wheel and the bounce at lower speeds seems to be coming from the back tires as we don't get a shake in the steering wheel. Once you get about 50mph it really smooths out. At about 75 you start to get a sense of shake again. It's worse from about 20-45mph. Pep Boys has checked the balance multiple times. There are no signs of alignment issues with the car.

General Tire is allowing me to replace them for full credit under their 45 day customer satisfaction warranty. In fact, they are allowing me to buy other brand tires as well. I'm down to either the Continental Pure Contacts, (About $120 more than the Generals) or Michelin Premier A/S (About $240 more than the Generals)

First, has anyone had ride issues with the General Altimax RT43's? I have the T rated tires. All I can figure is that General had a bad batch of tires and I got some. The Generals have been rated well and I really wanted to like these tires, but my Camry seems to hate them. Pep Boys thinks that they might just not be compatible with the Camry for some reason. This doesn't make any sense to me.

Second, what would you recommend for the replacement tire between the two other options? Consumer reports rates both tires really well, but states that the Conti's only got 55K miles with their testing and the Michelin's got 85K, so maybe it's worth the extra money to get the Michelin's?

I'd keep trying to replace the Generals but I'm running out of time with their customer satisfaction warranty and am really getting tired of dealing with these tires. I'm glad General is being Generous with their warranty, but I sense I'm dealing with some defective tires and not sure I want to keep trying to get 4 good tires.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. This has been very frustrating, (and time consuming) to me.

Thanks in advance.
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