by Richard W Smith,Sr
In 08 bought four Hydroedge from Walmart P225-60-R17 new stem, lifetime balance, rotation the 9 yards for an 04 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited. I wanted the best and nave bought Michelins exclusively since 1998 and have logged close to 300,000 miles on 96 Honda Accord EX, 98 F250, and now the Toyota.
Now the rub; from the outset they were noisy. As they aged noise seemed to increase. Then there was vibration. Walmart was super good at balancing, rotating, meeting my every complaint. Sometimes they were balanced and rotated at 4-5000 miles. Tire pressure was carefully maintained at 35# but have excessive wear On outside of tire as if driven with low pressure.I am aware that the interstates and some state roads I travel are not up to par. However these tires have vibrated, made noise and generally made me wish they would wear out so I could justify removing them, from day 1. They do provide excellent wet road traction. As for 80,000 mile and now 90,000 wear as the manufacturer suggests, mine are down to 5/32 at last and final rotation three weeks ago. Apparently the left rear has a wobble since, now that it was removed from the left front my steering wheel is steady in turns. They have a little over 60,000 miles. The noise is so bad here in South Central Florida I took it to a garage to see if the wheel bearings were shot. Report; It's your tires. Car does not need alignment, has tight responsive steering. Get some new tires.
So I am disgusted. Love the car, hate the tires. Will buy four Coopers soon.