I needed to replace the original Toyos on this vehicle. They were low profile and had always been very noisy. At my 25,000 mile service they were worn out, which was shocking to me! I decided I wanted the quietest tires I could get and these have not let me down. They have greatly improved the noise and ride of my vehicle. I can even take speed bumps without the jarring jolt I had with the prior set. I no longer worry about scraping the ground effects, either. Thanks to the Tirerack reviewers, you were right!