Last post on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:16 AM
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Lexus IS 350, Lexus IS 250, Tires, Sedan
#85 of 94 2009 IS 250 Tire Issue
Feb 15, 2011 (2:17 pm)
I have an 09 IS 250 RWD with 19950 miles on it. Last night I was driving down a residential street and my drivers side rear tire blew out. I thought I ran something over, like a nail, but there are no holes in it. Turns out the tire ripped on the side wall, a good inch or so long. The tow truck driver said that's a defect in the tire and I should talk to my dealer. What do you think? My tread is like new, he said. Just wondering if a rip on the outer tire wall has happened to any of you and what you or your dealership did about it? I have the premium package so I do have the 18" wheels and seemingly low-pro's. Any advice is appreciated, I need to get this fixed by like tomorrow!
#86 of 94 Re: 2009 IS 250 Tire Issue [greeneyespsu]
Feb 16, 2011 (5:35 am)
This does not sound like a tire defect. Consider you have nearly 20K miles on the tires - and defects would show up pretty quickly.
It does sound like what you've described - a rip - which is usully caused by some debris that snags the sidewall.
#87 of 94 IS 250 wheels "pimpling"
May 02, 2011 (7:52 am)
Have any readers here had a problem with their painted alloys "pimpling"? (Raised little bumps like pimples). All 4 of my wheels have them - some wheels worse than others. On the positive side, I emailed the dealership with a couple of pictures and they are replacing all 4 wheels under warranty - no questions asked! I could not believe how easy this was. I was ready for a bit of a fight.
#88 of 94 IS250 front tires
May 02, 2011 (11:37 am)
I have a IS250 with different sized tires. The rims are the same size. If I replace the front tires with the same size as the back (245/45R17) will there be any consequences? Will they fit?
#89 of 94 Alloy Wheels
May 28, 2011 (9:17 am)
The finish on my '07 IS 250 alloys were blistering. Without even asking to see them, they ordered me 4 new ones under warranty. If every issue were this easy to resolve!
#90 of 94 Re: Summer tire replacement question [louiswei]
May 28, 2011 (9:26 am)
For the same reason, I have my tire changes done at the dealership also. I was told that some tire shops occassionally wreck a tire pressure monitor now and again. Those can be expensive to replace,
#91 of 94 IS 250 wheel rim touch up
Mar 30, 2013 (9:49 am)
I did the unforgivable and scraped my rim on the curb; the dealership does not carry silver/chrome color touch up paint; has anyone had this issue and found paint to match? Thanks!
#92 of 94 Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists
Mar 30, 2013 (1:58 pm)
My front rims were badly scratched from hitting too many curbs. Contacted Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, moble unit came to my house and did an excellent job of refinising the rims. found them on Google
#93 of 94 IS 350 tires
Aug 20, 2013 (9:51 am)
I have to replace my tires and found a great buy on a set of used 255 x 40 x 18 from an estate. My question is, my front tires are only 225 x 40 x 18. .. and the rears are the larger 255 size.
Will these larger sized tires fit on the front rims without rubbing anywhere or causing any problems.
#94 of 94 Re: IS 350 tires [dennis56]
Aug 21, 2013 (5:16 am)
No, the larger tires will NOT fit on the front. Not only are the wheels different, but there isn't enough room and the tires will rub. If one of those deflates, it could result in a dangerous situation.