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Lexus ES 350, Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Wheels, Tires, Sedan
#23 of 41 Re: ES 350 time for new tires [altarboy54]
Aug 31, 2009 (10:02 am)
I also have been told I need new tires for my 2007 ES350. I was first told at about 28,000 that I should buy 2 new tires at Firestone while I was out of town and getting my oil changed. I came back to my local Toyota dealer (no Lexus dealer in my town) for my regular maintenance and they said probably at my 35,000 mile check I should get new tires. Today I take my car in at 32,000 for my state inspection and my tires BARELY pass the Texas state inspection. I am not a happy camper!
#24 of 41 Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin?
Sep 04, 2009 (11:45 am)
I need to replace all 4 tires and have heard good things about Michelin Primacy and GoodYear Eagle and GoodYear Tripletread.
I have 215/55/17. Comments on wear, noise, traction and price/offers appreciated. I live in Charlottesville VA.
#25 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [firbird]
Sep 10, 2009 (11:31 am)
I too am looking for my ES350. I checked the survey results at tirerack.com and saw the Michelin Primacy is great, as is the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. I'm also looking at the Kumho Ecsta and Kumho Solus models as a possible savings. I was looking at the forum here in hopes of hearing from someone with the Kumhos. I'm in FL so snow traction isn't important to me, and the different models vary significantly in this regard. I was looking for low noise and ride comfort. Happy hunting.
#26 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [rocketdan]
Oct 01, 2009 (8:58 am)
The original tires I had were Bridgestone Turanza and I will not buy those again. I am considering the Michelin Primacy from Discount Tires $146 each and $70 rebate from Michelin when you buy 4. (After you pay all the disposal fees and the TPMS kit fee_-----is that necessary???- total before tax is $694.00). I am disappointed to have put 4 new tires on a car that only has 32,000 miles on it, but for safety's sake I need to bite the bullet and get it done.
If anyone has seen a better deal on another tire I am interested. I live in College Station, TX where it is hot and humid so I am not concerned about tires for snow.
#27 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [jano2]
Oct 02, 2009 (11:18 am)
I live not far from you...cypress, tx ( suburb of houston ) and purchase mich primacy 25 mos ago for 04 es330 and the ride has been excellent. Purchase from disc. tire as well 143.00/ tire plus certificates of course...not familar with tpms kit fee. Was just in for tire rotation....now have 35k miles on them and he mentioned they still had good life on them. so my thinking if I can get 50k plus milage would be satisfied.....being they have 60k warranty anything less and Discount Tire will prorate when replacements a purchased. Good luck with your decision !
#28 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [jreyna]
Oct 02, 2009 (12:29 pm)
Thank you for your reply. The TPMS kit is what measures your tire pressure and alerts you when your tires need air. I think I am going to go with the Primacy MXV4 as well.
Have a good weekend!
#29 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [jano2]
Oct 07, 2009 (1:14 pm)
I purchased the Michelin Primacy MXV4's and they have a high pitched noise that is driving me nuts. I took it back to Sears and the rep there didn't hear anything on the ride, but when I called Tire Rack to discuss between Michelin's and the Bridgestone Serenity, they said that they had noticed the "singing" or high pitched noise with the Michelins and that Serenity might be a better choice if you find that kind of thing distracting. Michelin told Sears they'd give a 50% cust satisfaction refund, and Sears said they'd eat the rest if done within 30 days from purchase (next week for me). I'm seriously thinking about the Serenity tires...anyone willing to wade in on an opinion?
#30 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [firbird]
Oct 07, 2009 (1:23 pm)
I bought the Primacy's yesterday and I have not noticed any noises. The only thing I can comment on is that they feel like they hug the road better even in the rain.
#31 of 41 Re: Tires for Lexus ES330 2005, Good Year or Michelin? [firbird]
Oct 07, 2009 (5:36 pm)
just keep in mind that even though someone might put the same exact tire on a car as someone else, if the cars are different due to weight, suspension, etc that can affect how the tires ride and sound; also outside temp and proper tire pressure can contribute to a tires noise
I had four tires a few years ago, I think they were Goodyears, that if I put to much pressure in them they made a high pitched noise while driving so I had to keep them at the recommended pressure and the noise went away
anyway, I have Bridgestone Serenity's on my 2008 Acura TL and after having Michelins, Goodyears, Kumhos, Yokohomas, and Generals on various vehicles over the years, I have found the Serenity's to have the best overall road feel, road grip, and road handling of any tire; in regards to noise and ride quality, while the serenity's are very good they are not as quiet and comfortable as Michelins or Kumhos
actually you are the first person I have heard complain about the noise on the Michelin Primacy's because they were ranked higher than the serenity's in regards to ride quality and noise level on tirerack.com; I mean you could have just gotten a batch that had a problem or there might be a problem with noise with the Primacy's but I can't know for sure since I don't have Michelin Primacy's
while the serenity's I would say are in the top three tires I have ever had they are extremely pricey (roughly $245 a tire for my TL) and the the only reason I got them was because I got an adjustment due to the severe problems I had with the OEM Bridgestone EL400's I had on my car; keep in mind, that the Serenity's are a Bridgestone Turanza series tire and I've seen the majority of Turanza tires on sports cars and cars that have sport tuned suspension because they are designed to give a sportier ride, high performance, good handling/grip, and a little bit of road noise/feel because those are the qualities you want and expect in a good sports car or at the very least a car with a sports suspension
in my experience and opinion, Michelin and Kumho give the best ride quality and lowest noise level; Bridgestone is best for high performance, handling/grip, sportier feel, etc; hope the information was helpful and best of luck with your tire purchase decision