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Did a lot of research and listened to a few tire folks' advice regarding new tires for my 2017 RAV4 XLE. Talked myself into purchasing the new Bridgestone Turanza Quiettrack. Pretty sticky and quiet tire....... below 50mph. At first I thought I was being too critical and hearing noise that really wasn't there, but it seems the tires get noisier when I get up to 60+mph and it doesn't matter what the surface is. I've had these for about 4 days now and I swear the faster I drive the noisier they get (I think they're noisier than the crappy Yokohamas that came with the SUV which didn't last 35,000 miles). I have 30 days to return the Bridgestones if I don't like them but I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue with this model of tire. Originally I was looking at Michelin Defender T+H tires and now I'm wondering if I indeed made a mistake.
 

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Did a lot of research and listened to a few tire folks' advice regarding new tires for my 2017 RAV4 XLE. Talked myself into purchasing the new Bridgestone Turanza Quiettrack. Pretty sticky and quiet tire....... below 50mph. At first I thought I was being too critical and hearing noise that really wasn't there, but it seems the tires get noisier when I get up to 60+mph and it doesn't matter what the surface is. I've had these for about 4 days now and I swear the faster I drive the noisier they get (I think they're noisier than the crappy Yokohamas that came with the SUV which didn't last 35,000 miles). I have 30 days to return the Bridgestones if I don't like them but I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue with this model of tire. Originally I was looking at Michelin Defender T+H tires and now I'm wondering if I indeed made a mistake.

Well, checked tire pressure on the new Bridgestones and they were right around 38psi. Sticker on my RAV indicates max for that size tire is 33psi so I backed the air down to 34 which did help some. Maybe I'll back that psi some more to 32psi and see how that works out.
 

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Well, checked tire pressure on the new Bridgestones and they were right around 38psi. Sticker on my RAV indicates max for that size tire is 33psi so I backed the air down to 34 which did help some. Maybe I'll back that psi some more to 32psi and see how that works out.
Did a lot of research and listened to a few tire folks' advice regarding new tires for my 2017 RAV4 XLE. Talked myself into purchasing the new Bridgestone Turanza Quiettrack. Pretty sticky and quiet tire....... below 50mph. At first I thought I was being too critical and hearing noise that really wasn't there, but it seems the tires get noisier when I get up to 60+mph and it doesn't matter what the surface is. I've had these for about 4 days now and I swear the faster I drive the noisier they get (I think they're noisier than the crappy Yokohamas that came with the SUV which didn't last 35,000 miles). I have 30 days to return the Bridgestones if I don't like them but I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue with this model of tire. Originally I was looking at Michelin Defender T+H tires and now I'm wondering if I indeed made a mistake.
Well, took the Bridgestones back and swapped them for Michelins under my 30-day ride and try. MUCH better ride. Live and learn I guess.
 

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How many miles were on the QtTs before the swap? The Defender is a standard all season tire and the QuietTrack is a grand touring tire. Overall tread life vs overall traction in dry & wet. I had driven a car with a set of Defender T+H tires and didn't really care for them as the steering feel was vague and unpredicatable in the wet. Hence, I lean towards grand touring tires.

I am about to mount a set of QtTs on a '00 Avalon. I am going to give Bridgestone a shot after my experience with the short treadlife of the Michelin Premier A/S.
 

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How many miles were on the QtTs before the swap? The Defender is a standard all season tire and the QuietTrack is a grand touring tire. Overall tread life vs overall traction in dry & wet. I had driven a car with a set of Defender T+H tires and didn't really care for them as the steering feel was vague and unpredicatable in the wet. Hence, I lean towards grand touring tires.

I am about to mount a set of QtTs on a '00 Avalon. I am going to give Bridgestone a shot after my experience with the short treadlife of the Michelin Premier A/S.
I drove about 300 miles on the Bridgestone QTs. I was limited on the time at which I could exchange them for something else. Below 40mph, very quiet sticky tire. However, when I got up to 45+mph it's as if the tire morphed into hard rubber. They became very loud at highway speeds even louder that the crap Geolanders showing wear bars that I replaced. Didn't matter what the surface was either. It was quite a difference. So I replaced them with Michelin Lattitude XPs which are designed for SUVs. The difference was like night and day. I realize the Lattitudes have a lower milage rating but I go for comfort and quietness on my tires. I did have one of the tire guys go for a ride with me and he couldn't believe it either. So far I have not regretted my decision.
 

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My 2019 RAV4 came with Michelin Premier A/S tires. I am a quiet and smooth ride person. These fit the bill. Last month I installed Michelin Latitude X ice-2 Winter tires. The difference between the two is: X ice has 1" wider tread, almost as quiet with a slightly stiffer ride, OK but not as soft as the Premier..Fuel milage wise could be less however as I am dealing with longer warm up times, Winter fuel, stiffer everything due to cold and more rolling resistance at times due to snow + slush. Absolutely no warming-up idling involved.
 
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