Some new tires soon... which?

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Old 28 Sep 2005, 05:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
berry
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I am going to be getting some new tires soon for my 2001 Camry. I am
probably going to go with Michellen.... but haven't checked the types
yet. Any recommendations? Occasional 3 hr. driving trip out of town
but mainly city driving in the hot Gulf Coast.

Also, I've seen ads from various places selling M. tires. Do Toyota
dealers charge more than some of these other places for the same
tires? (Like Sam's Club, Costco, Sears, etc.)

Also, why did they put "Collector Edition" on the back of these
Camrys? Last year for that model, I saw somewhere. True?

Have never had one problem with this car. Very pleased.

Thanks for any info about the above...
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 06:28 pm   #2 (permalink)
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berry, 9/28/2005, <433b1f90.1413516@news.west.earthlink.net>,6:53: 57
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> I am going to be getting some new tires soon for my 2001 Camry. I am
> probably going to go with Michellen.... but haven't checked the types
> yet. Any recommendations? Occasional 3 hr. driving trip out of town
> but mainly city driving in the hot Gulf Coast.
>
> Also, I've seen ads from various places selling M. tires. Do Toyota
> dealers charge more than some of these other places for the same
> tires? (Like Sam's Club, Costco, Sears, etc.)
>
> Also, why did they put "Collector Edition" on the back of these
> Camrys? Last year for that model, I saw somewhere. True?
>
> Have never had one problem with this car. Very pleased.
>
> Thanks for any info about the above...


I got the Michelin Radial X from Costco a couple of years ago for my
1997 Camry 4 and am very pleased with them. All four out the door were
$380.

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Old 28 Sep 2005, 07:35 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Check out www.tirerack.com

"berry" <berry@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
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> I am going to be getting some new tires soon for my 2001 Camry. I am
> probably going to go with Michellen.... but haven't checked the types
> yet. Any recommendations? Occasional 3 hr. driving trip out of town
> but mainly city driving in the hot Gulf Coast.
>
> Also, I've seen ads from various places selling M. tires. Do Toyota
> dealers charge more than some of these other places for the same
> tires? (Like Sam's Club, Costco, Sears, etc.)
>
> Also, why did they put "Collector Edition" on the back of these
> Camrys? Last year for that model, I saw somewhere. True?
>
> Have never had one problem with this car. Very pleased.
>
> Thanks for any info about the above...



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Old 28 Sep 2005, 07:42 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Ditto on tirerack. I would never buy tires "through the mail," but it
gives you a good base to comparison shop in your own area...or you can
buy them from tirerack...

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Old 29 Sep 2005, 11:12 am   #5 (permalink)
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personal preference is Yokohama

low cost, high quality

Michelin should be fine, too. They just happen to be among the most
expensive brands, and not necessarily better. I have spent over $100
each on Michelin tires in the past (for another "luxury import" car.) I
suppose the Michelin Harmony might be one to check. Tirerack.com does
have good basis for comparison. Local American Tire matched their price
on the Yokohamas when shown the printout.
BTW, if you have alloy wheels, insist the installer use a proper torque
wrench for the final tightening. In any event, is healthiest for the
brake rotors if they do not over tighten with an air gun, and use the
proper criss cross pattern (not one after the other moving around the
circle of bolts pattern).

I'm very pleased with the Avid Touring, although it is now an older
design.

Southern California, mostly warm weather. Excellent tire tread life,
good handling, closely spaced tread blocks and continuous center rib
contribute to quiet ride.

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Old 29 Sep 2005, 08:17 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I have the michelin Harmony tires. They are the best I have ever had.
Very smooth, quiet, good grip and they are wearing very
well so far, no visible wear after 10,000 miles or more.

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Old 30 Sep 2005, 08:48 am   #7 (permalink)
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I bought the Michelin Hydroedge for my 1990. They're kinda pricey, but
have a 85,000 mile warranty and do very well against hydroplaning.
They're alot quieter and smoother than the Goodyears I had on it. I got
them from Discount Tire. You can check there website for pricing.

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Old 30 Sep 2005, 11:01 am   #8 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 Toyota Camry. I have Yokohama YK420. I really like these
tires. The only drawback is that my Camry requires "H" rates tires, so
the tread life isn't as long as what was on my other car. Those were "S"
rated. But they ride really well. I could have gone with an "S" rated
which is a harder tire, but I would sacrifice handling, so I didn't want
to do that.I bought them from Discount Tire. Pep Boys had a similiar tire
and Discount Price matched. Instead of $92 each they cost me $72 each. So
$340 out the door for a GOOD set of tires isn't bad. I have learned from
experience, do compromise on tires. Get the good ones. You will be
happier with them.

Also, if you keep your tires rotated and balanced, if your tires wear out
before the mileage warranty, DISCOUNT will pro-rate the price for a new
set! I paid $220.00 for a new set just recently! HA!

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Old 03 Oct 2005, 06:05 pm   #9 (permalink)
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I really appreciated all the information re new tires for my 2001
Camry.

I learned a lot from all of you and (Esp. tirerack.com) I'm going to
go with the Bridgestone Potenza 950. Hopefully, tomorrow. I read a ton
of good things about them. (But not good in snow.......No snow here
at any time..........I'd faint if it snowed, but it gets pretty wet at
times and they are excellent for that.)

My old tires are the Bridgestone Potenza 92.................a piece of
garbage. No comparison between the two, however.

Thanks again.
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Old 04 Oct 2005, 02:19 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Scared me...all I remember are the words Bridgestone and Potenza from
the JUNK tires that came as OEM on my Camry.

Thanks to that experience, I will never buy any Bridgestone Potenza
again....but as you say, I'm sure that the 950s are good.....just
should be a lesson to Bridgestone, I bet a lot of folks like me will
avoid their entire line based on experiences with that one junk OEM
tire.

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