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Tire Suggestions

Tire Suggestions

Postby knowoneuno » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:42 pm

I've got a 2006 Sport Edition V6 SE Solara and I only have 72,000 miles on it, yet I am on my third set of tires. First ones were stock when I bought the charge and it had 9600 miles on it, and it was three years old.

Second set was one I purchased at Firestone and they were HORRIBLE. Forenza or some other off-brand (at least to me) that I had never heard of. After about 17,000 miles they started making a horrible noise. Took them back to Firestone store and they said, "Oh yeah, those tires have a tendency to cup." They then charged me $400 more for a set of Bridgestones, so at that moment I was out about $1150 in tires. I wrote about four scathing letters to Firestone and I finally got a $350 refund.

Now, the Bridgestones are worn out. I did take it back into Firestone recently for rotation and they said, your tires are worn out and it is because you need new shocks/struts and we can replace those for $1700. I said, "no thanks". I'm never going to buy another tire from Firestone for as long as I live.

I've had six people recommend Discount Tire and that is where I'm going to go. What brand would you recommend? I had a 2002 Toyota Solara and I put Yokohamas on it and I loved them. Unfortunately, I totalled the car in 2009.
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Re: Tire Suggestions

Postby Aotoyota » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:35 pm

I just got a set of theYokohama yk580s for the stock 17s and love them. quiet,
great grip and smooth ride. From what I gather it is made exclusively for Discount /Americas tire.
hope this helps

fyi. my suspension is trd springs, kyb struts and a TRD rear sway bar
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Re: Tire Suggestions

Postby knowoneuno » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:37 am

Thanks for the information. I'm thinking about buying Yokohamas and I'm glad you mentioned the model number.

Do you mind me asking how much you paid for the tires?
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Re: Tire Suggestions

Postby GNasty » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Best tires I have put on my 04 Solara are Bridgestones from Tirerack--I've been buying used tires and most of the times they were loud or had patches, poor thread etc etc

The ones I will continue to use are the Turanza Serenity Plus
they were 300 for a pair shipped --i am going to get another set soon after my timing belt replacement

They are super quiet no more loud tires!
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