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What Tyre Brand Would You Choose?
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I have a set of 18" Lexus alloys for sale fitted with a set of Winter Tyres - Vredstein Wintrac Extreme
All four tyres have at least 6mm of tread remaining
The alloys are a Lexus OEM style and are in general 'good' condition. There are a few minor marks, there's one small paint bubble on one, and the chrome inserts have a little bit of tarnishing but otherwise they're OK.
The tyre sizes are 245/40R18 all round
I bought them to fit my IS250 but there isn't enough clearance to accomodate 245 width tyres on the front. I did think about replacing the front tyres but I've decided to sell
Would consider splitting alloys and Tyres
Collection from Middlesbrough or could arrange a meet-up for fuel costs.
Looking for £350
By Baz Dee
I have a Jan 2008 Lexus GS 300 which I have owned for the last 3 years. It was purchased and serviced for the last 3 years at Lexus Chester.
This year I noticed a low frequency humming noise coming from the rear at between 55-60 mph and took it to the above for investigation. I was told the rear axle needed changing , cost £3070 !! I subsequently lodged a complaint with Lexus UK as the vehicle had only covered 68k. Lexus UK were brilliant and covered half the cost of the axle (rear axle cost £2k) and negotiated reduced rates for the repair, well done Lexus UK !!
The rear axle was replaced BUT the noise continued.
In summary, the axle from the vehicle was sent for examination and found to have no faults whatsoever !!!!! The noise was found to be generated by the tyres which were changed.
I've toyed with the idea of winter tyres for years but I don't do a high mileage and I don't commute by car so in the end have never bothered with the expense. Looking recently are replacement options for the CT200h 215/45 R17 W 87 tyres on the oem wheels I've noticed that Michelin Cross Climate tyres are now available in 215/45 R17 W 91 XL size. Cross Climates get great reviews and seem to be idea for the kind of usage pattern I have (low mileage with very occasional snow in winter).
Has anyone else experimented with these on a CT200h? I note they are of a higher load capacity than the stock tyres and while perfectly legal I'm a little concerned they might cause different handling/a harder ride?
Anyone tried Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres for their LS430?
They are offered as both a normal tyre and a run flat version. Strangely the external road noise is less for the run flat format. Yes, the external noise is not the same as that experienced in the cabin but for both versions tyre noise is very low and I want to preserve the quietness of the LS as much as possible.
I know the reasons why run flat tyres are hated by many but for my wife's car they may offer the advantage of being more robust and keeping her going.
These tyres also include a protective kerb band which might save the alloys a little.
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