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19" FACTORY TOYO TIRES SHREDDING

The factory 19" TOYO tires on our new 2008 Ltd Highlander (6378 miles) are shredding on the vehicle. No abnormal road conditions during the 3-mile commute to work. Stumped Toyota dealership this morning during scheduled rotation. Local tire store reports another resident 2008 Highlander owner experiencing exact same issue 4 days prior with factory 19" TOYO tires (20,000 mile rated style) and that TOYO had exclusive contract with Toyota to supply tires for '08 Highlander = NO OTHER MFR 19" TIRE AS REPLACEMENT OPTION. Need to know if anyone else has experienced this issue on their 2008 Highlanders or what, if any, options I have.We have the same problem with the Toyo tires on the 2008 Highlander, We have 20,000 miles and they are into the wear bars. Toyota does not want to do anything about these tires. Toyo and Bridgestone are the ony ones that make a 245/55 R19 tire at this time. I am switching over to a Michelin 235/55 101V R19 Lattitude Tour HP MSPN 05487, by doing a tire size calculator if your speed ometer is reading 60mph you will be going 59.11mph. The tires work good and they will last a lot longer.

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Do u mean that they are just wearing out earlier than u expected or that they are coming apart? the word shredding infers that. I have no knowledge of any systemic issue with these tires, yours is the 1st I Have read.
I have called the Tirerack.com and they show another tire for this truck, see the following: This company makes a tire that will outlast the TOYO's and out preform them.
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 (Highway All-Season)
for 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
19

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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    yadayada Apr 17, 2009

    here are some tread pictures, call the tire store and ask if they can beat this price






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