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Lexus SC 430, Tires, Convertible
#2 of 46 Forced to buy run flats
Apr 04, 2006 (5:04 am)
I am trying to purchase a 2006 sc430 without the run flat tires. My dealer tells me the are not available but that they will change the tires (for a price). I have not found one person that likes the run flat tires. Does anyone know if I truley have to replace them myself? THis does not seem as safe to me as buying the proper tire factory installed etc.. Please help
#3 of 46 Re: Forced to buy run flats [kcrosby]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:29 am)
As far as I can tell the runflat tires are a $400 option. You should be able to get a credit towards regular tires. I would check with a couple of dealers and use it as leverage to close a deal, without the change no deal. Spare tire kit is the question. Is that standard because the runflats are an option? I have an '03 with a new set of Goodyear Eagle F1s that are phenominal. I do not carry a spare but I do have the Conticomfort kit, which is a fix a flat type prodcut that is safe for the tire pressure sensors. I hated the Flintstone cement runfalts. What a beautiful car with the proper tires. Good luck
#4 of 46 Re: Forced to buy run flats [jtmav]
Apr 04, 2006 (3:02 pm)
The dealer is charging me $900. to modify the trunk and to add a spare tire (donut). All of the literature about the car states that the run flat is an option but....he told me that they are all sent to the US with the run flat now.
#5 of 46 Re: Forced to buy run flats [kcrosby]
Nov 15, 2006 (8:50 am)
I just bought a 2003 SC430 with run flat tires. Since
I don't like the ride and need to drive the car sometimes
in the winter on an emergency basis, I bought a spare tire
kit from lexus-parts.com for around $600 and did the change
over myself-takes about an hour to do. Am now waiting for
my Pirelli Nero's to arrive and replace these RFTs.
#6 of 46 Re: Forced to buy run flats [molly123]
Nov 15, 2006 (12:39 pm)
i have the pirelli neros. great ride and so far good in rain
i carry a can of fix flat or aaa.
#7 of 46 Drifz Rims?
Nov 26, 2006 (6:38 am)
I am looking for some rims for my SC430. Were shown some Drifz 518S wheels and wanted to know if they were good ones. The price was $850 installed.
I think I would like some spoke wheels but can't find them in Raleigh,NC
#8 of 46 lexus sc 430
Dec 05, 2006 (1:35 pm)
Can you have RFT repaired//
#9 of 46 Re: Forced to buy run flats [mortee]
Dec 22, 2006 (5:15 am)
Both the Pirelli Neros and the Eagle F-1's are "summer" tires not recommended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures or snow and ice. We don't get much of the latter here (Tennessee), but plenty of the former. Any other recommendations for SC 430 run-flat replacements (all-season)?
#10 of 46 Re: Forced to buy run flats [heatmiser]
Dec 23, 2006 (8:44 am)
I recommend Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. They are doing a nice job on my wife's SC.