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Tire Wear 2006 Highlander

I am now on my second set of tires on my 2006 Highlander and it has 51,000 miles. I was told by a Toyota Technician it was the struts on the vehicle. They are actually made for a truck and this is why the excessive wear on the inside of the tires. Has anyone else heard this because I would hate to think that I would have to replace tires 6 times by the time I put 100,000 miles on this vehicle. It's getting expensive.

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problem is with over inflating the tires,causing middle tread wear,as long as you have more the 3/32 tread wear in the middle than you are ok.always set tire pressure when cold at around 33psi,check tire inflation sticker on dar jam for exact tire pressure

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Possible causes: Tire or Wheel out of balance, Loose or worn wheel bearings, struts and/or suspension components worn or damaged. 3 sets of tires is pretty excessive and if vibration has been there through most of the sets take a look at the wheel bearings. Has dealer even checked these other areas?

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SOURCE: Insurance wants to replace 1 tire after vehicle

I used to work for a insurance company. I have also been in the auto body busn. since 1980. I have seen this many times. In the past I have put the new tire on the back. Then put the best 2 of the remaining tires on the front. As long that rotation of the tires is in line with what your owners manual recomends. Very few insurance companies will put two tires on, when only one is damaged. If you do put 1 new tire on the front it might pull a little or drift a little to one side or the other.

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I have a 2006 Toyota Highlander I have 31150 miles on it and was just told I need to replace all 4 tires for the second time This will be my thiird set...the dealership gave me a nonsense excues and...


alot of things could be causing excessive tire wear i would imagine the dealership would of told you if there was front end problems so we can rule that out but two more important things are rotating tires every 3000 miles and checking and or making adjustment on alighnments atleast twice a year. the angle that would cause the worst tire wear and is almost always the angle that is out is toe. I would start with a alighnment and making sure your tires are rotated

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One suggestion is to bump the air pressure in your tires up to 35PSI vs. the recommended 30PSI.

There seem to be others with the same problem, maybe you can check out the forum at this link for more information.
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=265560

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Then only manufacturer of the 245/55R19 is Bridgestone and Toyo at this time.

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Toyo®, Exclusive Tire of 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Limited Grade
September 20, 2007– CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation announced today that the Toyo® Open Country® A20 is the exclusive tire of Toyota’s all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid, Limited grade. In addition, the Open Country® A20 is original equipment on several other models of the 2008 Toyota Highlander, both hybrid and gas.

The Open Country A20 achieved exceptional low rolling resistance performance making it ideal for the hybrid model. The tires were also specifically designed to reduce noise and improve both wet and dry braking for added safety.

Based on the model and trim level of the Highlander, the Open Country A20 comes in two sizes: P245/65R17 105S and P245/55R19 103S.

Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.


I'm surprised if it's so good at braking that it has not ripped my entire tire tread off as technicians say the treat is separating well before its time!

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