Michelin tires for Camry?

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Old 25 Sep 2004, 11:39 am   #1 (permalink)
Allan
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Default Michelin tires for Camry?

Ready to replace the Michelin MX4's that came with my '99 Camry 4. Quite
satisfied with the balance of traction, ride, comfort and overall
performance. (They have a Treadwear Rating of 420.) However, Michelin has
now changed their lineup of passenger car tires and Harmony seems about
the only choice (do not want Directional tires like the Hydroedge). The
Harmony's have treadwear rating of 680 and don't seem to have full depth
siping whjch has always been a feature of Michelins. This suggests to me
that these might be a long life tire, but harder and slippier than the
originals and that , I don't want.

Any experience with these tires and any alternate suggestions?

Thanks, allan
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Old 26 Sep 2004, 06:28 am   #2 (permalink)
Steve B
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Allan,

I have the Hydroedge, which you've already stated you do not want.

You might check www.tirerack.com and read both their and user reviews on
various Michelin products.

Steve


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Old 26 Sep 2004, 06:57 am   #3 (permalink)
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I have heard issues of tire noise on the hydroedge.

Any reason why you don't want directional tread designs? If your answer is
that they wear out fast, then your alignment is out of wack.

I put a set of Harmonys on my Buick and they are great. They are a S rated
tire and Toyota prefers T, H, or V rated tires (on 2002 models.. your as
well I believe)

I would probably go with a set of Goodyear ComfortTred tires as they are T
rated, very quiet, and give a good ride. Problem is that these comfort
laden tires turn your handling into mush. You could try www.tirerack.com,
www.1010tires.com, and other sites to see what you like. Toyo makes a
Proxes TPT and Yokohama make a AVID H4s tire that goes 100,000 km (60,000
miles) and make the handling better.







Allan wrote:
> Ready to replace the Michelin MX4's that came with my '99 Camry 4.
> Quite satisfied with the balance of traction, ride, comfort and
> overall performance. (They have a Treadwear Rating of 420.) However,
> Michelin has now changed their lineup of passenger car tires and
> Harmony seems about the only choice (do not want Directional tires
> like the Hydroedge). The Harmony's have treadwear rating of 680 and
> don't seem to have full depth siping whjch has always been a feature
> of Michelins. This suggests to me that these might be a long life
> tire, but harder and slippier than the originals and that , I don't
> want.
>
> Any experience with these tires and any alternate suggestions?
>
> Thanks, allan



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Old 26 Sep 2004, 08:28 am   #4 (permalink)
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I have a pair of Harmony's on my 97 Camry
for about 4,000 miles. Very smooth, good
in the rain and quieter than the Dunlops
I was using. They claim to be 80,000 mile
tires..Local NTB tire shop tells me othere Camry owners like them. Look at the
reviews in Tirerack.com also.
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Old 26 Sep 2004, 11:10 am   #5 (permalink)
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>I would probably go with a set of Goodyear ComfortTred tires as they are T
>rated, very quiet, and give a good ride. Problem is that these comfort
>laden tires turn your handling into mush. You could try www.tirerack.com,
>www.1010tires.com, and other sites to see what you like. Toyo makes a
>Proxes TPT and Yokohama make a AVID H4s tire that goes 100,000 km (60,000
>miles) and make the handling better.
>
>
>



I put Goodyear ComforTred Assurance on my Audi A4, but I put on the
H-rated variant. So far, I am very impressed with the handling.

The car used to have V-rated Goodyear Eagle RS-As and at first, the
new ComforTred's seemed like they were 'wandering' a bit, but after a
few thousand miles, that seems to have gone away.

For me, they are quiet and very smooth.

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Old 26 Sep 2004, 09:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Allan wrote:
> Ready to replace the Michelin MX4's that came with my '99 Camry 4.
> Quite satisfied with the balance of traction, ride, comfort and
> overall performance. (They have a Treadwear Rating of 420.) However,
> Michelin has now changed their lineup of passenger car tires and
> Harmony seems about the only choice (do not want Directional tires
> like the Hydroedge). The Harmony's have treadwear rating of 680 and
> don't seem to have full depth siping whjch has always been a feature
> of Michelins. This suggests to me that these might be a long life
> tire, but harder and slippier than the originals and that , I don't
> want.
>
> Any experience with these tires and any alternate suggestions?
>
> Thanks, allan


I put Michelin X Radial on my 97 Camry 4. Got them from Costco for total of
less than $300. I am very pleased with their handling, noise and ride
properties.


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Old 27 Sep 2004, 11:17 am   #7 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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crazy@axion.net (Allan) wrote in message news:<crazy-2509040839150001@204.244.233.139>...
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> Harmony's have treadwear rating of 680 and don't seem to have full depth
> siping


> Any experience with these tires and any alternate suggestions?


Yokohama Avid Touring have full depth siping, comparable treadwear
rating, smooth quiet ride and good handling, reputation for quality
tires, plus a lower price.
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Old 27 Sep 2004, 01:30 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. Think I'll go with the ones from Costco as they seem
pretty much the same tire as the Harmony but at a better price.

Allan
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Old 28 Sep 2004, 08:54 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Michelin tires for Camry? - UPDATE

Went to my local retailer to get the Yokohama AVID H4s and they didn't have
those in stock. I ended up putting Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus H rated tires
on my 2002 Camry LE V6 and the car drives soo much nicer on the highways.
No more wander, it is very quiet and stable and feels like those upsale
german cars with stiff handling. It turned my mushy family car, into
something more fun to drive. Consumer Reports rated these tires as quite
good.



"Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:UdSdnYDstJssM8vcRVn-hA@rogers.com...
>I have heard issues of tire noise on the hydroedge.
>
> Any reason why you don't want directional tread designs? If your answer
> is that they wear out fast, then your alignment is out of wack.
>
> I put a set of Harmonys on my Buick and they are great. They are a S
> rated tire and Toyota prefers T, H, or V rated tires (on 2002 models..
> your as well I believe)
>
> I would probably go with a set of Goodyear ComfortTred tires as they are T
> rated, very quiet, and give a good ride. Problem is that these comfort
> laden tires turn your handling into mush. You could try www.tirerack.com,
> www.1010tires.com, and other sites to see what you like. Toyo makes a
> Proxes TPT and Yokohama make a AVID H4s tire that goes 100,000 km (60,000
> miles) and make the handling better.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Allan wrote:
>> Ready to replace the Michelin MX4's that came with my '99 Camry 4.
>> Quite satisfied with the balance of traction, ride, comfort and
>> overall performance. (They have a Treadwear Rating of 420.) However,
>> Michelin has now changed their lineup of passenger car tires and
>> Harmony seems about the only choice (do not want Directional tires
>> like the Hydroedge). The Harmony's have treadwear rating of 680 and
>> don't seem to have full depth siping whjch has always been a feature
>> of Michelins. This suggests to me that these might be a long life
>> tire, but harder and slippier than the originals and that , I don't
>> want.
>>
>> Any experience with these tires and any alternate suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks, allan

>
>



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Old 29 Sep 2004, 06:55 pm   #10 (permalink)
David
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Default Re: Michelin tires for Camry? - UPDATE

I bought an '05 SE model and noticed that only the XLE models had Michelins.
The LE and SE models had Bridgestones. Don't know what people think of
Bridgestone, but I don't think much of them, so I insisted the dealer change
the tires on my new SE to a pair of Michelins that were on an XLE. They did
so, including the spare, balanced all 5 tires, and ate the cost of the
labor.

I've had a good history with Michelins, and I figure that if they only come
on the top of the line XLE models, they must be a better tire than the
Bridgestones. Maybe not, but I feel better with the Michelins anyway. And
I guess it shows that some dealers will do whatever it takes to close a
sale.

"Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:7_OdnaCA3fdxiMfcRVn-og@rogers.com...
> Went to my local retailer to get the Yokohama AVID H4s and they didn't

have
> those in stock. I ended up putting Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus H rated

tires
> on my 2002 Camry LE V6 and the car drives soo much nicer on the highways.
> No more wander, it is very quiet and stable and feels like those upsale
> german cars with stiff handling. It turned my mushy family car, into
> something more fun to drive. Consumer Reports rated these tires as quite
> good.
>
>
>
> "Car Guy" <ac222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:UdSdnYDstJssM8vcRVn-hA@rogers.com...
> >I have heard issues of tire noise on the hydroedge.
> >
> > Any reason why you don't want directional tread designs? If your answer
> > is that they wear out fast, then your alignment is out of wack.
> >
> > I put a set of Harmonys on my Buick and they are great. They are a S
> > rated tire and Toyota prefers T, H, or V rated tires (on 2002 models..
> > your as well I believe)
> >
> > I would probably go with a set of Goodyear ComfortTred tires as they are

T
> > rated, very quiet, and give a good ride. Problem is that these comfort
> > laden tires turn your handling into mush. You could try

www.tirerack.com,
> > www.1010tires.com, and other sites to see what you like. Toyo makes a
> > Proxes TPT and Yokohama make a AVID H4s tire that goes 100,000 km

(60,000
> > miles) and make the handling better.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Allan wrote:
> >> Ready to replace the Michelin MX4's that came with my '99 Camry 4.
> >> Quite satisfied with the balance of traction, ride, comfort and
> >> overall performance. (They have a Treadwear Rating of 420.) However,
> >> Michelin has now changed their lineup of passenger car tires and
> >> Harmony seems about the only choice (do not want Directional tires
> >> like the Hydroedge). The Harmony's have treadwear rating of 680 and
> >> don't seem to have full depth siping whjch has always been a feature
> >> of Michelins. This suggests to me that these might be a long life
> >> tire, but harder and slippier than the originals and that , I don't
> >> want.
> >>
> >> Any experience with these tires and any alternate suggestions?
> >>
> >> Thanks, allan

> >
> >

>
>



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