I purchased Michelin Harmonys for the 02 Sienna about 15k miles ago. They ride absolutely wonderful in all New England weather. I've been sold on Michelin for a number of years and find their products are worth the slight cost increase in performance and aggrevation factor (re-balancing, dealing with shops...etc). I had to return the Goodyears that the sleezman (I mean salesman) talked me into after 3k miles. After 2 return balancing trips they still vibrated like crap at 65mph right through the steering wheel and FLOORBOARDS. No re-alighment or anything different, put on the Michelins...rode smooth as glass.
I have a 06 Sienna awd ltd. The factory B380 tires are wore out at 23,000 miles. I have heard GREAT reviews on the Goodyear Assurance Comfortread. But this tire is not a run flat, like the factory tires. Since their is no spare tire, should I replace the worn tires with the same brand, or move up to the Goodyear?
Here's the rtesponse I got to my similar question:
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*Sienna AWD 15k RunFlat Tire Replacement*
The runflat tires on the Sienna AWD are "good" for about 15k miles and cost twice a normal tire.
I want to replace with real tires.
Anyone know where to get a donut spare? Any place to store it?
A FULL size spare will fit into the compartment that the "60" part of the 60/40 third row fold down seats normally collapses into.
I bought a good condition used stock sized 17 inch tire for $30.00 and put it on a 17 inch regular steel rim. It fits like a glove. I put a universal sized velcro wrapper / carrier on it and lay it down axle side up. This maximizes the cargo space in that compartment.
Since there is no room outside underneath the AWD models for mounting a spare, you might as well have a full size as opposed to a compact since it inconveniences the storage just about as much.
I leave the "60" of the 60/40 side third row seat up and the "40" side down. If I need to, I can pull the spare out, lower the seat into the floor and find room for the spare inside after I load whatever it is I needed to put the seat down to carry.
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If you have already purchased your tires, this info won't help you, but I wanted to post some feedback on my second set of tires that just had to be replaced.
About a year ago, I replaced my original tires with a set of Goodyear Assurance Comfort Treads. Not real cheap, and supposed to be a good set of tires. At 25,000 miles they began to seperate and the ride got real bad. The Goodyear shop I bought them from said these tires are not a good tire to put on the Sienna (apparently), and they had been seeing a lot of problems with these tires. The Goodyears had been rotated every 5 - 7 k miles.
They prorated them out and now I have a set of Cooper CS4 Touring T's. Van drives like new again, but only time will tell if they hold up. They are 80,000 mile tires but that never means anything.
I got rid of my run flats a very long time ago, I have a 2004 (purchased in 2003) AWD. While I got a spare tire, I never actually bothered bringing it with me. I am taking chance. The van has 100K miles, and we are on the second set of COOPER tires. Each set seems to last abour 40k miles.