Last post on Nov 19, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 450h, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#79 of 92 Re: Lexus GS 350 AWD Tire Issue [thesherriff]
Mar 05, 2010 (9:37 am)
I have a 2008 GS 460 with 6,000 mile on the tires. They are Michelin Pilots 2 and they look like they are 50% worn. I spoke to the shop foreman at my Lexus service dept. and he confirmed that these cars go through tires faster than most. I will be looking for cheaper tires next time around. Are you having any steering issues like I am. The car seems to follow grooves on the road making me very uncomfortable to the point that my wife will not ride in the car anymore.
#80 of 92 Re: 2008 GS460 Drifting on un-even road [kymbiggar]
Mar 05, 2010 (9:56 am)
My 2008 GS 460 is in the shop for the same problem. It has been aligned 3 times in the past 4 months cause the service department claims it's cause by miss alignment. If that's the case, why is it going out of alignment so quick? Now they are stating that my tires (Michelin Pilot 2) are bad. I finally took the shop foreman for a ride and he confirmed that there is something wrong with my steering along with the type of tires I have. These are Original Equipment Tires. Toyota currently has a recall for defective steering which my friend who is a mechanic for toyota told me will eventually be a recall on lexus models as well.
#81 of 92 Re: 2008 GS460 Drifting on un-even road [kymbiggar]
Mar 05, 2010 (7:30 pm)
Agree with your assessments. Something is not right with the steering wheel with my 07GS350.
Couple times on a snowy & inclined road, from a complete stop I turned the wheel to the left to make a left turn, gave it a little gas, instead of going to the left, the car slided to the right. Lucky enough, there wasn't any cars around at the time.
#82 of 92 Re: Lexus GS 350 AWD Tire Issue [thesherriff]
Mar 05, 2010 (7:41 pm)
Just replaced the original run flat tires on my 07GS350AWD last week.
The tires had 40K miles on them and still passed the quarter (coin) tread depth test in the middle grooves. Inner tread & outer tread wore out evenly on all 4 tires.
#83 of 92 Re: 2006 GS 300 Tire Pressure Sensors [spear3]
Mar 11, 2010 (4:22 am)
THAT JUST HAPPEN TO ME.THERE IS A BUTTON ON THE PASSAGE SIDE UNDER THE GLOVE DEPT BOX.U HAVE LOOK REALLY GOOD ITS THERE.PUSH IT ONE TIME.PROBLEM FIXED.NO MORE CHECK SYSTEM LIGHT.I WAS HAPPY TOO.
#84 of 92 replacement tires
Sep 24, 2010 (9:39 am)
"07 GS 350 RWD needed replacement tires for 18" wheels after 20k miles. Original tires were very expensive Michelin Primacy. Very good handling but too much road noise for me. Replaced w/ Pilot Sports A/S. Couldn't be happier but they're new so time will tell.
#85 of 92 Re: 2008 GS460 Drifting on un-even road [chucko3]
Oct 12, 2010 (12:23 pm)
I have a GS350. It will drift at the smallest inperfection on the road. Kinda scary. Have to hold steering at 2 and 10 at all times. Problem duplicated with Lexus mechanic but lexus cant find anything wrong ! Say could be torque bump(?). Any answers ?
#86 of 92 Re: Lexus GS350 G-Spider Wheels [dnguyen2]
Jan 06, 2011 (7:55 pm)
Just bought a 2005 LS 430 with 18'' and will trade anyone for 17''. have all 5 in excellent cond. and tires are good.
#87 of 92 Re: 2008 GS460 Drifting on un-even road [chucko3]
Jan 28, 2011 (9:02 pm)
I just logged into this forum to find out what tires everyone was using and felt good about. I have a 2008 GS350 RWD with 27000 miles. I just notice this pulling the last two days myself at stop lights where car and trucks make heavy indentions in the road. I thought my car and steering wheel was pulling to the left awfully hard. I thought the grooves in the road must have been deeper than I expected. I have 5 cars and none of them has ever pulled so hard to the left at this stop light. If everything you say here is true about alignment. Then why is it my other cars (2004 Murano, 2005 Altima, 2001 Maxima or 1999 Maxima) do not or has ever had this issue. It was not just at this one traffic light. I also had this happen where I could hardly see any grooves in the road, but again at a traffic light.
Now that I am reading this, I can see I was not imagining this. I will have to keep an eye on this now.
As far as tires wear goes. People do need to realize this sports car with soft rubber compound. This is how they get the car to handle and stick to the road so well. It is normal for these tires to only last between 20-30,000 miles. You can buy a 280 or 320 rubber compound tire, but they won't stick the road like a Z 120-180 rated rubber, especially on wet surfaces. But a 280 should last you 40,000 miles on this car. With that said, the car will have a harder ride and more road noise in the car from the tires. Anyone who wanted an even quiter ride from their tires should have bought a ES or LS ( no road noise at all). I did not like that.
#88 of 92 Re: Corrosion on GS300 wheels [kala]
Jun 22, 2011 (1:06 pm)
I also have a Lexus GS300 with 66k, and all 4 of my rims (wheels) have corrosion and bubbling paint. I told Hoffman Lexus of East Hartford CT about the problem yesterday and when I got my car back today, they said that the wheels can be refinished for about $200 - $250 per wheel.
That's BS, this is my 6th car and I never had problems with bubbling paint or wheel corrosion with factory wheels before. This must be a defect and Lexus should warranty the repair or offer us new wheels. I think that there was a batch of wheels made that weren't properly cleaned prior to painting.
Anyone else out there? Wonder if this could be a future recall.
BTW: Get RID of your RUN FLATS; absolute worse tire ever. I switched to Continental DWS and the ride in my GS is noticeably improved. Plus they are super quiet and more forgiving on bumps.