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2017 AWD XLE - New Tires - Bridgestone Ecopia to Hankook Dynapro ATM

A lot of tire post question come and go so I thought I would add my experience. There probably aren't many highlanders on all terrain tires! My 2017 AWD highlander came with bridgestone ecopia tires which have been really bad on ice and snow. My previous vehicle was a 2009 yukon that had hankook dynapro atm tires that performed great. I didn't want to swap to snow tires so I went with the same tires I loved previously. They are a 255 width as they aren't made in a 245 that the OEM 18"s are. No regrets!

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Cor....Recall sometime ago, member here installed HKDP's on their HL. I assume tread design gives better traction in snow, but on ice ? Notice any changes like road noise, handling, stopping etc VS oem tires. Tnx

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We just got about 6"s of snow overnight and the snow traction is much better. Stopping on ice is better as well but the highlander has overly aggressive anti lock breaks imo. An example of the better traction would be backing out of a parking spot and having the front end skip while turning, the new tires no longer do this. The road noise is definitely higher and the ride was stiffer until I aired them down into the mid 30s instead of low 40 psi. The driving dynamics feel exactly the same with city driving as well as on the interstate. No regrets at this point!

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Not sure about AT tires, but above 40psi is kinda pushing it. There is a tire thread that someone posted in, and it shows the loss of traction with increased air pressure. This is not good for braking and handling. It can be dangerous. I mention just in case its something overlooked.

I have found with little testing, but some deductive reasoning that 37psi to be a pretty good spot (give or take 1psi) for a balance of grip, even wear, noise, mpg and such on the Michelin Latitude OE tires and the Pirelli Verbe Scorpions (I much prefer the Scorpion over the Latitude in noise and grip. *Wear life yet to be seen).

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A lot of tire post question come and go so I thought I would add my experience. There probably aren't many highlanders on all terrain tires! My 2017 AWD highlander came with bridgestone ecopia tires which have been really bad on ice and snow. My previous vehicle was a 2009 yukon that had hankook dynapro atm tires that performed great. I didn't want to swap to snow tires so I went with the same tires I loved previously. They are a 255 width as they aren't made in a 245 that the OEM 18"s are. No regrets!

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This is great, i posted a thread inquiring about 255 on our HL'S seemed no one knew if the fit without rubbing. Im glad you did it because i pick my HL up today from the dealer (just orderd it) and already have some 255 AT tires on the way to be swapped out. Thanks for the reasurance. This is the look im going for.
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Also to note, if you actually use a tire size calculator comparison the height difference is about 1% . Comparing the speedo to GPS while doing 75mph the speedo would register almost 2 mph slow. With the slightly larger tires its probably .5mph off.

The tire size is very similar.

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I was wondering if anyone has tried fitting a 265/60-18 tire. It comes up as an option on some tire sites, and there are a ton of options in this size. They are about .9" bigger in diameter, and many tires have deeper tread. Michelin Defenders have 10.5/32 deep tread in the standard size and 12/32" tread in this size, and the life rating goes from 720 to 800. Plus I bet it just looks better!
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I was wondering if anyone has tried fitting a 265/60-18 tire.
I'm running 265 40 22, outer diameter of 30.3", with no issues. When I get new tires for my stock rims I'll go with 265 60 18 (30.5").

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A lot of tire post question come and go so I thought I would add my experience. There probably aren't many highlanders on all terrain tires! My 2017 AWD highlander came with bridgestone ecopia tires which have been really bad on ice and snow. My previous vehicle was a 2009 yukon that had hankook dynapro atm tires that performed great. I didn't want to swap to snow tires so I went with the same tires I loved previously. They are a 255 width as they aren't made in a 245 that the OEM 18"s are. No regrets!

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They look great. Now that you have had them for while, any rubbing issues?

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No problems with rubbing and no regrets at all!

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HKDPs 255/60-18

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The road noise is definitely higher and the ride was stiffer until I aired them down into the mid 30s instead of low 40 psi. The driving dynamics feel exactly the same with city driving as well as on the interstate. No regrets at this point!
Road noise (sound heard inside) from my oem tires increases/decreases, depending on road surface. Increase in noise is definitely louder on rough surface VS smoother. Just wondering do u notice same or just road noise higher regardless of road surface with HKDPs? Tnx.

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I haven't really noticed a different in road noise on different surfaces. Overall I have gotten pretty used to the different in road noise from the OEM to these tires.

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I currently have 265/60/18 Michelin Latitude Tour HP installed with a matching spare that fits underneath.

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I was wondering if anyone has tried fitting a 265/60-18 tire. It comes up as an option on some tire sites, and there are a ton of options in this size. They are about .9" bigger in diameter, and many tires have deeper tread. Michelin Defenders have 10.5/32 deep tread in the standard size and 12/32" tread in this size, and the life rating goes from 720 to 800. Plus I bet it just looks better!
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