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My IS250 failed it's MOT today! 😞

Quote: Windscreen Wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively

So after recovering from the shock (and sorting a new set of wiper blades - only the passenger side needed replacing which is why I hadn't really noticed) I got advisories on all tyres

This did shock me as they're all relatively new and decent makes

The fronts are both worn 'close to legal limit/worn on inner edge' - so fair enough I must have a tracking issue, shame as they've only done 16K miles

But also both rears damaged/cracking or perishing. They're NEXEN, 20K miles and 30 months old. 

 

So it looks like I'm needing a full set (and tracking)

I'd quite like to go for a full set of all-seasons on an 18in rim - any recommendations? 

Id prefer the same make all round but 255/40/R18 are very thin pickings so I may have to end up mix and match

 

 

 

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Perhaps change the tyre profile a bit i.e. 245/45/18 or other combo. 

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My IS250 failed it's MOT today!
Quote: Windscreen Wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively
So after recovering from the shock (and sorting a new set of wiper blades - only the passenger side needed replacing which is why I hadn't really noticed) I got advisories on all tyres
This did shock me as they're all relatively new and decent makes
The fronts are both worn 'close to legal limit/worn on inner edge' - so fair enough I must have a tracking issue, shame as they've only done 16K miles
But also both rears damaged/cracking or perishing. They're NEXEN, 20K miles and 30 months old. 
 
So it looks like I'm needing a full set (and tracking)
I'd quite like to go for a full set of all-seasons on an 18in rim - any recommendations? 
Id prefer the same make all round but 255/40/R18 are very thin pickings so I may have to end up mix and match
 
 
 

Isn’t it 225/40 18 on the fronts and 255/40 18 on the rears.


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1 hour ago, kellogsj said:


Isn’t it 225/40 18 on the fronts and 255/40 18 on the rears.


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Yeah it is, but the 255/40 is not a popular size so it looks like I'll have to have different makes front/rear or change sizes 

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Yeah it is, but the 255/40 is not a popular size so it looks like I'll have to have different makes front/rear or change sizes 

I’ve got Goodyear asymmetric 2’s on the front and Michelin pilot sport on the rear. I’d stick with the tyres sizes which are meant to go on.


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If you want all season tyres check out Good Year Vector 4 seasons Gen 2, cheaper than Michelin CC and in most situations are better. I have them on my GS, very very happy with them!

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With tyres everyone seems to have their own preference and recommend their preference to others, however in my experience certain make of tyres seem to suit certain cars better than others.

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what make came originally with the car from new ...  if available then that might be the best to have

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I'm not sure about the OEM - I wasn't the first owner. I've seen a variety of the major brands fitted to new Lexus cars so I don't think there's a brand preference.

Looks like the option of all-season tryes is out of the question, I can't find any brand that does a 255/40/R18 as an all-season option

 

 

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I'm not sure about the OEM - I wasn't the first owner. I've seen a variety of the major brands fitted to new Lexus cars so I don't think there's a brand preference.
Looks like the option of all-season tryes is out of the question, I can't find any brand that does a 255/40/R18 as an all-season option
 
 

I’m sure on mine they where Bridgestone.


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I went for 265/40/18 for mine on the back, 255/40/18 is the original size but got that extra grip now car feels fine!

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NEXEN is not a good brand.

 

Anyway, inner wear is normal I think on IS250. John here said once 'adjust tyre pressure by looking at the wear'. I also rotate tyres at every service. I have been using Bridgestone. 40k miles on each set I have pulled with even wear.

They cost a lot but been told by a person who works at tyre manufacturing company that there is a massive difference between cheap and expensive tyres.

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NEXEN is not a good brand.
 
Anyway, inner wear is normal I think on IS250. John here said once 'adjust tyre pressure by looking at the wear'. I also rotate tyres at every service. I have been using Bridgestone. 40k miles on each set I have pulled with even wear.
They cost a lot but been told by a person who works at tyre manufacturing company that there is a massive difference between cheap and expensive tyres.

Couldn’t agree more. I once put Landsail on the rears, and they were rubbish. Now I have Goodyear’s on the front and Michelin on the rear. It’s like chalk n cheese the difference.


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On 3/26/2020 at 11:31 PM, jackcramerr said:

NEXEN is not a good brand.

 

Anyway, inner wear is normal I think on IS250. John here said once 'adjust tyre pressure by looking at the wear'. I also rotate tyres at every service. I have been using Bridgestone. 40k miles on each set I have pulled with even wear.

They cost a lot but been told by a person who works at tyre manufacturing company that there is a massive difference between cheap and expensive tyres.

I agree there is a big difference between cheap, and expensive tyres, and that is in the amount of money you pay.
Why use the terms expensive, and then the more degrading cheap instead of inexpensive. There are many very good inexpensive tyres on the market, and some terrible expensive tyres. You do not always get better by paying more. Often the higher price is for profit, extra VAT, and advertising,

John.

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I agree there is a big difference between cheap, and expensive tyres, and that is in the amount of money you pay.
Why use the terms expensive, and then the more degrading cheap instead of inexpensive. There are many very good inexpensive tyres on the market, and some terrible expensive tyres. You do not always get better by paying more. Often the higher price is for profit, extra VAT, and advertising,
John.

The Goodyear asymmetric 2’s I have on the front have done roughly 10k. They’ve hardly worn at all, and the grip in the wet is second to none. Can’t really comment on the Michelin pilot sports, performance in the wet, which I have on the rear as they’ve only been on a week. They’re definitely quieter though.


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Mine's an '07 on standard wheels and I have Michelin CrossClimates all round. They work well and surely can't be that hard to source?

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