'99 RAV4.1, '06 Yamaha Rhino 660 UTV, '96 Newmar Mountain Aire 40' Diesel Pusher Class A Motor Home
No, it's likely not the tires. The front tires would only scrape on full lock up likely only on that "bump" at the rear lower wheel well. Remove it and no more scraping, note I said scraping and not clunking. Sounds like your CV joints are on the way out, not too difficult a repair. See 1996 - 2000 Toyota Rav4 CV Axle Replacement, plus Transmission (Drive Shaft) Seal Replacement:New to the site. Hope I’m doing this right. Just bought a used 2005 RAV4. Discount Tire talked me into putting on 225/70r16 to replace the 215/70r16. ( it was a swap with my totaled Highlander-long story) anyway.... now it makes a clunking noise when I brake going slowly. And sometimes a clunking noise at a slower steady speed. Like a rotational clunking. Could it be the tires rubbing something? It’s an automatic transmission. Thank you!
A recommendation for everyone is to add a signature block similar to mine with your RAV4's basic information so that when/if you ask for help those that want to help can see at a glance what you own.