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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 450h, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#63 of 92 Re: Replacing runflats [prema1]
Jul 12, 2009 (4:04 pm)
Is the handling negatively impacted? Tons of better tires to replace those crapy RF's. The tech said the suspension settings are designed for RFTs? That's BS
#64 of 92 Re: Replacing runflats [addams]
Jul 13, 2009 (3:07 pm)
I ended up buying the Michelin PilotSport PS2s with ZP (runflat). They are awesome. Feel very similar to the non runflat PS2, and offer tremendous grip. The ride is noticeably softer than the Bridgestones and quieter over bumps.
#65 of 92 o3 GS300 steering problems
Aug 31, 2009 (9:33 pm)
I have an 03 GS300 that i purchased used with clean carfax 2 years ago. 60,000miles. When I drive on the highway around 70+mph I get a lot of vibration from front suspension and the car wants to pull left or right really bad. There is a lot of play in the steering at those speeds and feels really unstable. All the tires are new and just got an allinment. Im scared to drive my 2yr old son in the car because it feels so unsafe. Can anyone help me solve this problem. No money for dealer to look at. please help.
#66 of 92 Run flat tires '07 GS350 AWD
Sep 22, 2009 (8:21 am)
I live in an area that gets snow and ice quite often and being in Central Oregon most of the tire dealers don't have equipment to service run flat tires or they don't have any run flat replacement tires. I elected to have the dealer install non run-flat tires before I picked up my new car. They installed Dunlop (which I think are about the cheapest tires they could find) and installed them. The ride and noise was really bad so I purchased Hankook studless snow tires and have about 20K on them and they're quiet handle well and I don't have to change out to studded tires in the winter. They handle well in snow and ice. I've put Michelin Xice on our Honda Pilot and have been happy with them as well. They tell me they wear out more rapidly than an all season but I don't mind as I like the ride and no noise and save at least $100 a year in changeout costs. So far I like them. I installed Yokahama on my honda pilot studless ice tires and they lasted 3 years with no issues as well. I don't like waiting in line for hours for the tire companys to change out from summer to winter tires. Just my $.02
#67 of 92 Need recommendation for tires - LexusGS300
Dec 08, 2009 (5:54 pm)
I would appreciate a recommendation for NEW tires. I live in Illinois with terrible winters, so it needs to be good in SNOW. Also, this car is a rear wheel drive. Thanks, KKELexusGS300
#68 of 92 Re: Need recommendation for tires - LexusGS300 [kkelexusgs300]
Dec 11, 2009 (8:01 pm)
If I lived in Illinois I would switch between summer tires and snow tires.
However, I would recommend the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S if you want all season tires.
#69 of 92 gs300 tires
Dec 19, 2009 (7:36 pm)
need new tires for my 2006 gs300 live in tennessee and suggestion like to get
tires with some milage warrenty the v rated tire don't last long
#70 of 92 Re: gs300 tires [jjnxr7n]
Jan 05, 2010 (9:28 pm)
I have a a gs 350 07. had it since it was new.. drive 30k miles a year so i have experimentd alot. Best tires are the recently introduced(august 09') Kumho LX Platinums. Thet are z rated and come with a 60,000 mile tread warranty. First of its kind. Very quiet and super smooth. Plus they are all season. I have 20k miles on them and can tell by the tread I will go another 25k easy. they are still quiet and as long as your not running a slalom course you'll be fine. They are in high demand so your local tire shop may have to order them in advance. I paid about a grand installed on them(CAlifornia price) which is extremely reasonable) good luck.
#71 of 92 2008 GS460 Drifting on un-even road
Feb 04, 2010 (10:40 am)
I have a 2008 gs460 that I had aligned about 2 months ago due to constant pulling to the right and aggressively drifts to either side when driving over uneven road. So much so that I now drive the car like an old lady because the car is so unpredictable. On a couple of occasions the car drifted so fast that I would have ended in the next lane had I not turned the wheel a 1/4 turn just to keep the car straight. One thing I've notice is that it random. Sometimes the car drives fine and other times it's completely unpredictable. I have taken it to the dealer twice and both times they focus on the aligment. Is anyone else having this problem? if so, can you offer a fix. The dealer said it's a defective front tire. They're full of crap cause I had the front tire rotated to the rear and it's still drifting.
#72 of 92 Re: 2008 GS460 Drifting on un-even road [juanjohn]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:11 pm)
According to TSB-0174-08
Vehicle Pulling Caused by Wheel Alignment
Vehicle Pulling Caused by Tire Conicity
Your dealer did the alignment twice and the problem still exists. That sounds like
the pulling is caused by the tires.
One test you can do.
if the car is constantly pulling to one side, you can swap the front tires, L to R, R to L,
and see if the car pulls to other side.
From the TSB:
Conicity is lateral force resulting from uneven formation of the left and right sides of the tire. The direction the lateral force is exerted depends on the hardness of the side walls and the difference in height between the left/right sides of the tire.
^ In the case of vehicle pulling caused by tires, the lateral force which is exerted as a result of conicity has the greatest effect. On a flat road, if the steering wheel is held without exerting steering effort for 109 yards (100 m) when traveling at 62 mph (100 km/h), the vehicle may drift as much as 5 feet (1.5 m).
^ When vehicle pulling is due to conicity, the amount of drift can be reduced and the direction of drift can be changed by changing the location of the tire or reversing the tire when installing it on the wheel.