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Question Best tires for my RAV4

I am in the market for new tires for my 2007 Limited 2wd V6. I am not easy on my vehicle and I like to use the V6 engine, if you know what I mean. Which tires are the best ones out there? I have looked into the other forum about tires but they all suggest different brands. I have not had luck with tires on my old Ford and I need to get tires on my RAV soon. Help!

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Have these Firestone Destination LE2s on ours. They have performed incredibly well. Even up on an untreated snowy/ice forestry road in the mountains. Excellent ratings across the board.
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I'm absolutely LOVING my Michelin Latitude HP Tour tires. They are extremely quiet and exceedingly good under very wet conditions.

These are my summer tires. I do not know how well they would perform under icy/snowy conditions, though I gather they would at least do fairly well.

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What are you looking for in those new tires?

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All season...good weather all year?...high mileage...light off roading...performance handling...mostly wet or dry...there is no one tire that is perfect for it all...I have Hankook dyna pro atm and they are the best year round, snow belt suv tire I have ever owned...
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I am in the market for new tires for my 2007 Limited 2wd V6. I am not easy on my vehicle and I like to use the V6 engine, if you know what I mean. Which tires are the best ones out there? I have looked into the other forum about tires but they all suggest different brands. I have not had luck with tires on my old Ford and I need to get tires on my RAV soon. Help!
As other mentioned, might be easier to qualify what you mean by "best". Otherwords, what features are the most critical for that tire you are looking for. Also would help to know if you RAV4 is bone stock or if you have any mods on it - could be a big influence on the tires. On my 2009 Rav4 Limited - I have Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia. Good all around tire, good tirewear so far (have about 40K on them, looks like they will make it atleast double that). Great hydroplane resistance, has more grip than the chassis can put out, worked out surprisingly well in this past blizzard (we got over 3 feet of snow in NoVA, even with 60% worn tires).

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To narrow down your choices, look at the tread wear and traction UTQG ratings to eliminate lower rated tires. You can compare those ratings with your oem tires.

My new Firestone Destination LE2 has ratings of 520 tread wear and A traction. My oem Yokohama Geolander G91a had ratings of 280 and B. Oem tires lasted only 30k miles of non-sporty driving.

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Nitto Crosstek! I'm on my second set because I like their dry and wet performance with my V6....

These tires are made for turning hard.


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I am getting new tires on my 2007 Sport tomorrow. Highly recommended were Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S+. I looked online and found high ratings and good reviews.
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I'm very happy with my Michelin Defenders on my 2010 V6. Quiet, seem to be wearing quite well, handles very well in dry and wet. Never driven them in snow as I'm a snowbird!
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