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 Post subject: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:43 am 
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So, right rear tire has slow leak, took it to tire place. Of course, can't be patched (never had a tire that could, I think they're lying about patching them).

Anyway, discovered that front tires and back tires are not the same brand, and the ones on the back are not LRR. Many questions:

Does anyone know the specific brand and model Toyota put on the RAV4 EV when it was new, and is it still available?

If the original tire is no longer available, is there a current recommendation from Toyota?

How important is LRR for range?

Is LRR worth 50% more for the tire?

Is there any benefit to LRR when only the front tires have it?


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:15 am 
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they came with Yokohama Geolandar G055.

I replaced mine with Finnish-brand Nokian

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:54 am 
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eplantz wrote:
they came with Yokohama Geolandar G055.

I replaced mine with Finnish-brand Nokian


Thanks. From what I can tell, the Yokos aren't LRR either. The Michelins on the front are LRR, but the Dunlops on the back aren't - I'm thinking the dealer was forced to replace the tires because of California law (tires have to have 1/2 their tread left when car is sold), so he got the cheapest thing that would fit.

Are the Nokians you got LRR?


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 pm 
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no, not LRR. But, better tires all around. The Yokohamas were too hard and prone to slipping.

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 pm 
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I put on some Continental CorossContact LX20's.

They've been pretty good. About the same efficiency as the original tires. Supposed to be LRR, but they still have plenty of grip.

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:28 am 
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Has anyone used the MICHELIN DEFENDER T + H tires on the Rav4EV?
Its about time to buy new tires and thats what America's tire stocks for this car.

I presently have the Continental Cross-Contact LX20s and i like them now (and didnt notice a range change when i put them on)

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:01 am 
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I put in MICHELIN PREMIER LTX 225/65R17 102H BSW ALL SE from Costco about 4 months ago.
So far they've been pretty good. Good traction, not much of a drop in the GOM that I could notice.

I paid the heavenly price of $666 after all fees, taxes, etc. which is about the same price they have today plus some promotions if you have their cc.

https://tires.costco.com/Product?ItemNo ... 7C%7Cen-us


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:47 pm 
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n3ckf wrote:
Has anyone used the MICHELIN DEFENDER T + H tires on the Rav4EV?
Its about time to buy new tires and thats what America's tire stocks for this car.

I presently have the Continental Cross-Contact LX20s and i like them now (and didnt notice a range change when i put them on)

If you like the LX20's, I would get them again. Someone complained about the T+H, but I don't recall specifically what their complaint was.

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:13 pm 
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If someone doesn't want to buy my Rav4 soon, I am going to put the Premier LTX's on. $624.96 installed. Unless someone tells me there is a better deal out there.
The person before me had put non H wheels on practically disabling sport mode for me... Thing squeals if I try.

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 Post subject: Re: Tires
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:02 pm 
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KurtManz wrote:
I put in MICHELIN PREMIER LTX 225/65R17 102H BSW ALL SE from Costco about 4 months ago.
So far they've been pretty good. Good traction, not much of a drop in the GOM that I could notice.

I paid the heavenly price of $666 after all fees, taxes, etc. which is about the same price they have today plus some promotions if you have their cc.

AT 52k Oct2017, I ordered and had installed at Costco the Michelin X-Tour All-Season T+H 225/65R17 102(H) with 80k treadwear warranty. I bought the TPMS service pack, too. 7.7% tax at the Grace store ("Woodinville", not really, two blocks outside, so no city tax, so it's the Costco to use for large purchases), $70 "instant rebate" from Michelin, came to $697 out the door. I didn't have a Costco CC at the time; I believe that's worth 2% add'l rebate, IIRC.

14k miles and a year later, I've been really pleased with these tires. Sure, wet uphill traction from a start is still dicey, but I don't think tires are going to fix that problem, and the Michelins are a lot better than what were on there. I run them at 32 PSI, not 40; I don't need the extra range and appreciate the comfort of more tire compliance.

I had Continentals on the MB when I bought it, and had the traction control light on all the time on freeway onramps, so it got Michelins, too. Never liked those Contis, sold 'em to a Lexus owner via CraigsList, made him a good deal.

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