Just got my 16" winter steelies off and 18" stock wheels back on. Feels like a sports car. lol. Pretty sad but, it is a hell of a difference. Much quieter, smoother and all the mush in cornering is gone.
Mine is a 2012, 3rd gen RAV, but I can't imagine the systems are any different.I don't know why, but I never got a TPM light over the winter. How does this system work? I parked in the garage next to the set with them in, and only drove 8 miles to work. Does the system take longer than that to turn the light on? My wife's Corolla turned on and stayed on all winter. She drives 20 miles each way. I am glad to be back on my all season set.
Plus, if you turn the vehicle off, it resets that TPMS timer, which is why many folks with 20 mile commutes might never see this warning light come on. Pretty good system IMHO, wish my other vehicles did this.Mine is a 2012, 3rd gen RAV, but I can't imagine the systems are any different.
I had that EXACT situation until my cloneable TPMS sensors got in for my second set of rims.
It takes about 25 minutes before the TPMS system realizes it's not going to get a signal and then turns on the dash light. That was true every single day for the week or so that I was in that situation, like clockwork.
I just had my summer tires and rims put back on a few days ago and completely agree with the OP: the ride is much quieter and smoother.
I got my sports car back! :thumbs_up:
I'm actually going to miss my 16" Nokian 7 snows. The ride is noticably softer than my 17" with Continental Ecoplus. Noise not really a factor as most driving is local commute, but even on freeway not too bad. And for performance, was pleasantly surprised at lack of mushiness. The road to the ski hill has 172 turns (yeah, somebody counted them) drive it lots and so plenty of opportunities to test. They seem to corners at least as well as the Contis, but will refresh my memory next week when I switch out.Just got my 16" winter steelies off and 18" stock wheels back on. Feels like a sports car. lol. Pretty sad but, it is a hell of a difference. Much quieter, smoother and all the mush in cornering is gone.