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I ran over something the size of a lug nut that punctured the tread. The tire place didn't know what the object was. To me it looked like a tip off of a powerwasher. So I need at least one tire to be replaced. I have a 2008 Toyota Highlander with 4-wheel drive. Generally, you want all the tread on the tires to be the same depth. Right now, the tires have 6/32 tread left. The original depth is 10/32. My tire dealer says that a vehicle like mine can have a difference in tread depth of 4/32 which puts mine right at the edge of being okay by their standards. I called the dealer and officially they say all tires should have the same tread depth. Off the record, they said I'd be okay.

Right now, the plans are to replace two tires with the same brand which are General Grabbers. I'm starting to rethink that. I'm thinking that instead of replacing two so I can get another 10K to 20K miles, I just go ahead and put a new set of four tires on it. My plans are to switch to Michelin LTX M/S since the current tires are my second set of Generals that are not getting much more than 40K miles on them. I know a few people who are getting close to 100K out of Michelins.


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