Last post on Nov 04, 2007 at 7:10 AM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 350, SUV
#6 of 10 Re: Lifespan of the Goodyear tires on RX350's [avery1]
Jun 20, 2007 (4:01 am)
On the RX 350 I just bought, the tires are Michelin. I have the "standard" 17" wheel/tire combo. The 18" set are Goodyears (badyear in the trade, LOL). Those are a "high performance" tire, which are of a harder rubber compound that wear faster. You get better cornering, but pay for it 3 ways; ride harshness and less tire life. Also, the sales rep suggested a separate set of snow tires would be appropriate if the 18" option was purchased as those tires are not the best in snow. The 17" set have a more agressive tread design to accomodate snow to a degree we get around here.
#7 of 10 Re: Lifespan of the Goodyear tires on RX350's [jasdmw]
Jun 20, 2007 (8:32 pm)
I'm surprised that Lexus would put a performance-type tire on an SUV. Do you mean to say that the Goodyears are a V-rated tire?
That's what I had on my 2002 Maxima, except they were Bridgestone Potenzas. I would have thought most SUV's would have H-rated tires.
A friend that I work with has a 2005 RX330 and
she got almost 40,000 miles out of her Goodyears. Sounds like a little bit of an anomaly though. I hope I get at least that many miles out of my Goodyears.
Oct 18, 2007 (7:46 pm)
I have Micheline Energy MXV4 tires on my 2004 Lexus RX330 an they have 52,800 miles on them. I have not had one problem with them but I definetly need new tires. I am not sure which tires to buy. Does anyone have an opinion on great tires for this vehicle? I can go with the same tires, but looking for better if there is.
#10 of 10 Re: Tires [jeremyholly]
Nov 04, 2007 (7:10 am)
Depends on what you are looking for in a tire, such as quiet & comfort versus better handling versus improved traction in wet conditions, etc. I found that the handling and wet traction of the original Michelin Energy MXV4's on my '07 RX350 weren't what I wanted, so I quickly switched to Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's. The dry and wet handling improved quite a bit, though at the cost of being a bit noisier and the ride is harsher. I suggest you look at all available tires at www.tirerack.com, review their tests and owner surveys and select a tire that best meets your particular needs. Good luck!