I bought these tires right after I purchased my 2004 4 Runner to get rid of the Dunlops that were standard on that vehicle. What a difference right from the start. These Michelins are the perfect tire for this vehicle. I keep this SUV in the garage and it has never seen snow or ice. I still own an 86 4 Runner for those conditions, but the new 4 Runner(2004) IS beautiful to drive any for all other conditions and the tires make this vehicle ride like a dream. Great on the open highway especially. No noise, nice traction, great ride. I just hope Michelin continues to make this tire for many years to come.