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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 450h, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#43 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Jan 23, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Different car, but lots of not so great experience with the RFTs being discussed here: BMW 3-Series Run Flat Tires.
I'm sorry. If you do a Forums-wide search you'll find other discussions on the subject as well.
#44 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [pat]
Jan 23, 2008 (1:14 pm)
I did read other discussions before I posted mine. I can't seem to find any discussion for Lexus GS350 AWD. That's why I posted it here.
#45 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Jan 23, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Posting here is good. Let's see if we can get other owners to participate.
#46 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Jan 23, 2008 (6:35 pm)
Sorry for the loss. The tire warranty does not cover road hazards.
Since the tire is only 10 days old, I would call Dunlop at 800- 321-2136 to
see if anything they can do.
#47 of 92 Replacement tires GS350
Feb 07, 2008 (1:36 pm)
What are the best replacement tires for 2007 GS350, which came with Dunlops. I want a quieter tire, but still good handling. I prefer Michelin, but I'm not sure which specific tire. Any suggestions?
#49 of 92 18inch g spider wheels
Feb 23, 2008 (7:04 am)
Just got new GS350 and it came with 17 inch wheels. I would like to find 18 inch G Spyder wheels and trade mine.
#51 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Mar 11, 2008 (5:32 pm)
I had/have the same problem. I just bought my IS 250 AWD and it barely has 400 miles on it. In the last 3 days, I've gotten 2 flats and a badly scratched rim...driving SLOWLY! I admit, i do live in a rough area, Boston, but i don't think Run Flat tires should be that susceptible to flats and punctures. Apparently, I did not do enough research before buying this car. I got a good deal when i bought it, but am losing money on repairs. Even with the road hazard and tire warranty, I am not covered if the tire is still 3/32 of an inch thick and if the rim can still hold air. I am tempted to trade this car in for something else...how unfortunate.
#52 of 92 Re: 18inch g spider wheels [moose4]
Mar 28, 2008 (5:43 pm)
you have a couple of options.
1. You can shop around at a few lexus dealers and buy the 18 inch G-Spider wheels. i just bought 4 chrome G-Spiders and they cost about $1,800
2. I still have the 18 inch stock wheels that came with my 2008 GS460 and i'd be willing to sell those to you. it's a 5-spoke wheel that you can probably see if you go to the Lexus.com site and look at the wheels on the GS tab. http://www.lexus.com/models/GS/
3. I don't think you'll find any wheel dealer that will give you any decent value for your 17" wheels.
4. Either way you still need to buy the 18 inch tires. then you need to determine if you want Run flats or regular. if you get regular tires, you'll need a spare in the trunk.
either way, let me know if you're interested in my wheels. otherwise good luck