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Lexus ES 350, Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Wheels, Tires, Sedan
#12 of 41 Wheel sizes for ES 350
Dec 04, 2007 (7:01 pm)
LOVE my 350...21K in 12 mos w/o ANY problems. But car is very under-tired, what are biggest replacement tires of same height I can run on stock rims??
The Michelin 215/55 handle well, but spin easily from rest.
I assume I could get away with 235/45-17, would be same height and about 20mm, (or 1" wider) could any one comment on this??
#13 of 41 Bubble in Tire
Dec 12, 2007 (5:41 pm)
I have a bubble in one my Michelin Energy MXMV S8's. I know That I have to change the tire as soon as possible. I priced the tire on Tire Rack.com and it stated a price of $131.00. I called Lexus to set up an appointment and they said that i had to purchase the tire through their parts department. The worker in the parts department quoted me a price of $239.95 for the same tire plus I would have to pay for valves,balancing and installation which could bring the price to over $300 for one tire. I called STS and he said that he would do the same job for $195 installed (valve, balancing and installation) . Is this Ok? Would I violate anything?
#14 of 41 Re: Bubble in Tire [rphwack]
Dec 16, 2007 (7:34 am)
I went to STS and had them install the tire. Cost was $215 with tax.
So far no problems. When I mentioned to the STS Salesman that
Lexus wanted to charge me $239.95 just for the tire he laughed and said " That's because they have to get it from me."
#15 of 41 Re: Bubble in Tire [rphwack]
Dec 18, 2007 (2:47 pm)
Why don't you bring the tire to the local NTB, they will install only $18.00 include vale stem and through the old tire alway for you cause I just had it done all 4 tires plus lifetime balance and roadtate. Hope this help.
#16 of 41 Can u help w/ tire choices?
Dec 19, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Does anybody else have any suggestions for best sizing of 17" tires for the ES350?
Can I get away with a 235/45x17 or would I need the 235/50x17 to get the same tire height?? The 215/55 michelins just arent serious tires...
Apr 15, 2008 (8:46 pm)
I last posted here 12/07, have since purchased Falken 235/50 ZE912's, which are AA/A and Z rated. While they give the car a slightly stiffer ride, they really improve control and handling...the stock Michelin MXV's are good for mileage and ride, but are clearly inadequate if you want to push the car a little. The above tires are 1/2 to 3/4" shorter, so you are actually going about 2mph faster at 70 than what the Odo says, but, who cares... and the profile is much more pleasing to the eye.
#18 of 41 ES 350 time for new tires
Apr 24, 2009 (5:39 pm)
I have an 07 ES350 with less than 25,000 miles. I have just been told by the dealer that I need two, if not four, new tires. Nothing unusual has happened to the tires; normal wear and tear (of course this is not covered by warranty) . Is this right?
#19 of 41 Re: Tires [dubldoc]
May 05, 2009 (3:31 pm)
It will be 2mph slower than the Odo says...
I last posted here 12/07, have since purchased Falken 235/50 ZE912's, which are AA/A and Z rated. While they give the car a slightly stiffer ride, they really improve control and handling...the stock Michelin MXV's are good for mileage and ride, but are clearly inadequate if you want to push the car a little. The above tires are 1/2 to 3/4" shorter, so you are actually going about 2mph faster at 70 than what the Odo says, but, who cares... and the profile is much more pleasing to the eye
#20 of 41 Re: ES 350 time for new tires [altarboy54]
May 16, 2009 (7:21 pm)
I have a 2007 ES 350 31,000/miles and today, 2-Michelin Tires had to be replaced. I take great care of the car and can not imagine getting longer wear! Was informed by the Lexus Service that Lexus has been experiencing a pattern developing whereas the Michelin Tires are not getting the normal long-time maintenance & wear, as in times past. Not sure if it's in the product itself; or something to do with the Lexus machine causing the tires to wear quickly. Would anyone have any idea about this?
#21 of 41 Re: ES 350 time for new tires [altarboy54]
Jun 05, 2009 (12:36 pm)
I also have an '07 ES 350. At 21K miles today, the dealer told me I need 1 new tire now and all 4 within 5K miles. His price is $900.
Who makes a great replacement tire at a good price?