Replace 1 or all tires after 24,000 miles - 5/32" left

toyota
sienna

#1

2008 Sienna XLE FWD has a slow leak in one tire that is not repairable.



Original tires are Michelin LX4 and have 5/32" thread depth. I think I might be able to get another 10-12,000 miles out of the 3 good tires. Can I get away with buying just one Michelin Destiny for now or is that asking for trouble?



Also do I need to buy the TPMS Rebuild Kit that Discount Tire sells?



Thanks for the help.


#2

Not worth messing with. Get four new tires.

This way you have balanced braking and steering. And with the ABS, that new tire will have a tendency to lock up before the other worn tires in slippery conditions, and could cause the ABS to engage under what would be normal braking conditions.

Tester


#3

I think that the proper way to go would be to purchase 2 new Michelin LX4 tires and put them on the rear. However, I replaced one rear tire on my Chevrolet Uplander when I had a non-repairable puncture and had about the same amount of tread left as you have. I was in a hurry to get to a meeting in a town 20 miles away, so I pulled into a Big-O tire store and bought a new tire. The tires on the Uplander were Goodyear. I was going to go back to Big-O and buy a matching tire but the franchise closed down. It reopened as a National Tire and Battery so I just forgot about a matching tire. This was a couple of years ago and I haven’t had any bad effects.


#4

If you encounter winter conditions 5/32" is not worth keeping on as it will offer poor traction and a serious traction imbalance in winter.

Alternatively if money is tight you should replace a pair of tires and place on rear of van.


#5

Or ferret out one used tire…Not ideal, but $25 is better than $450…


#6

How do you use this minivan? If you do a lot of highway travel with your family on board, then you should buy 4 new tires and be done with it. If your driving is primarily around town and you have another vehicle for highway travel, then maybe you could go with 2 new tires on the rear.


#7

The minivan is used for driving around the Phoenix, AZ area - a mix of street/highway travel and winter conditions are not an issue.

Based on the feedback I’m leaning towards getting 4 new ones if I can get a break on the $600 price.

Anyone knows whether I need the $9/tire TPMS Rebuild Kit or is that just an upsell?


#8

I was in the same situation with my wife’s 2006 Sienna, i.e. 1 bad tire after 25k miles. I replaced the OEM Dunlop SP4000 tires with the Yokohama Avid Touring S from Tirerack. The tires were $70 each, with shipping the total with $327. I had the tires drop shipped to my regular mechanic and he installed them for ~$70. The total price was around $400 for 4 tires. So far, my wife and I are very happy with the tires.

Ed B.