Highway tyres for RAV V6

Submitted: Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 14:49
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I have a RAV4 V6 with the standard Bridgestone tyres still on the vehicle. We have done just over 40,000 k's and the tyres are just about history.

I have been reading up on new tyres for the vehicle and most tyres seem to be ok from what I can see on the web. I am not real happy with the standard fitted tyres from Bridgestone, they seem to be noisy & have worn quickly.

The Cooper, Hankook, Kumho, Toyo & Yokohama all seem to be OK and around the same price. The Continental, Michelin & Pirelli are more expensive than the rest.

Has anyone got any suggestions?
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 15:05

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 15:05
I had Yoko Geolander H/T's when I bought my Cruiser and they wore out really fast Only got 35,000k out of the front two

In contrast my BFG A/T's have done 60,000k ,mostly towing and still have a lot of life left.

You would find them a bit noisy and overkill on a RAV 4 I think

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Reply By: Kimba10 - Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 21:33

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 21:33
I think these days the tyres are alot softer then years ago. My wife has a yaris sedan we bought new, weighs just on the tonne so very little weight, the tyres were screwed after 30 thou, most prados running the grantreks seem to chew out fairly quick to BUT they are super quit on the road/freeway. If not using it for any off road purposes then I would stick to a road tyre, alot quiter and less resistance so will help with fuel economy. Kumho and Toyo had a failry good write up a while ago about value for money but cant say as I have never had them. Bridgestone I think are a bit over rated for the money. Regards Steve
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Reply By: rolly170 - Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 22:11

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 22:11
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Reply By: Ruffy-Dan - Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 22:14

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 22:14
You'll find most H/T's will have less tread depth and softer compound than A/T's, so don't expect alot of k's from them. A FWD vehicle of that mass is going to wear tyres.
I'll second the Yokie's.. underated tyre. Toyo also. Toyo's of always had a reasonably good rep for longevity.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 23:32

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 23:32
my geolander ht's hve lasted 110k's on bitumen
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Reply By: Member - Bruce T (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:54

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:54
We have a V6 RAV4 also and we should get just over 40 000 km out of our Bridgestones. On our previous vehicle (Mazda Tribute) we had Cooper tyres fitted as the second tyres and they seemed to go well but we never wore them out before selling it so cannot say how many km we might have got.

We will either fit Bridgestone again or Coopers.

We've found city driving wear tyres out much quicker. We got about 100 000km out of BFG ATs on our 80 Series but never got anywhere near that with our Troopy which was used for some city driving but mostly touring, towing and off road stuff.

Bruce and Di
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Reply By: guy007 - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:14

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:14
Fitted Cooper CS4 to our Honda CRV some years ago.Mostly country work on sealed roads. Have done 80000k so far and will probably get to 100000k
Very happy. Original tyres lasted for 50000k.
Have no connection to Cooper. Have heard many horror stories but on the smaller SUVs they work well.
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