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Old 01-09-2020, 11:23 AM #1
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Best Tires for hwy use?

My 2007 4-Runner needs a new set of tires. I'm looking to put a really nice set on her "IF" they improve the ride. Truck is a daily use commute truck. No towing, no heavy work at all, just back and forth to work.

I replaced the shocks 3 years ago with "Bilsteins" thinking this would improve the ride, boy was I wrong. Just as harsh as ever, but it is indeed a truck. Just trying to smooth the ride out as much as possible.

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My 2007 4-Runner needs a new set of tires. I'm looking to put a really nice set on her "IF" they improve the ride. Truck is a daily use commute truck. No towing, no heavy work at all, just back and forth to work.

I replaced the shocks 3 years ago with "Bilsteins" thinking this would improve the ride, boy was I wrong. Just as harsh as ever, but it is indeed a truck. Just trying to smooth the ride out as much as possible.

Thanks all!
First things first. What size tires do you have currently? What brand/model/etc are they? What PSI are you running them at?
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If you can afford them...it is hard to beat a nice set of Michelins.
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If you can afford them...it is hard to beat a nice set of Michelins.
Another vote for the Michelin's. You'll pay a little bit more, but you'll get it back in ride quality and longevity. Take a look at the Defender's or the LTX A/T 2. You must have sold some of your AMD
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X3 for Michelin. Have the defenders on both my 4runners and on my GMC, yes you pay a little more but they wear like iron, you could pick up a few MPG, and you will get a smooth ride. Plus if you live in snowy areas they are great on the snow.
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X4 - We’ve got Michelin Defenders on our ‘14 Outback. Great ride and massive 90,000 mile treadwear warranty.
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For on road performance and quality... Michelin

I had the Michelin LTX MS2 and it was absolutely fantastic... I think its replacement is the Defender LTX M/S

P load range would be my pick.

Tire was quiet, smooth in operation, wore nicely and gave good life and mileage. Road traction is great in all conditions. Even abused off-road they held up very well. Would not hesitate to buy again.
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The Costco in my area is a Zoo… I’m sure it depends on your area, but where I live I will take Discount Tire / Americas Tire over Costco any day of the week… better service, shorter lines/waits, and less hassle for things like on schedule rotation and even air top off.

They also match Costco sale prices, so it’s really a non-issue. Go where service is better.
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X8 for Michelins for the win!!

90,000 miles warranty is hard to beat and smooth on the road for me!
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Michelins? Christ. Well everyone here says they are excellent. They are. However, they dry rot. I had my LTX MS/2 replaced 2 in a period of 5 years (prorated) and finally threw in the towel on the last set. My mom's lexus also had Michelins. Guess what? Yep (dry rot). After a few years, they just don't hold up. I was a Michelin fan for decades until a few sets took a crap on me. It's a shame, they ride/drive nice. I have Bridgestones now, meh, they are ok.
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Michelin Defenders have been exceptional for us. Even on light dirt, logging roads, snow and rain/standing water.

Damn they’re great tires.
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