New Tires For Sc430
Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:40 AM
Good luck on your selection
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:54 AM
Looking at the outer tread I'd say it maybe very good for the snow, but I prefer snow-tires during winter months depending on where you live.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:21 PM
Just today I finally broke down and got Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus ZPs to replace my Bridgestone Potenzas - the result is a very marked improvement in ride and handling. I should have done this long ago. We use our SC for "sporting" around - not commuting - so ride and performance were important qualities.
As to commuting - during the research I did do before getting my Michelins - I kept coming across a lot of praise for Continetal Extreme Contact DWS tires. They are about $120 less than my Michelins ($160 vs $280). I saw them today in the store and they looked very conventional. Maybe next I'll give them a try. Might recommend that you go to http://www.tirerack....ments=Y&index=0 and there The Tire Rack lists 108 the buyer reviews of various tires for the SC430. Take a look - I found it most helpful!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:10 PM
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:36 PM
Because of a previous tire malfunction and subsequent replacement of both front run-flats (couldn't get the original tires to match so had to buy a new pair) I now have a pair of rear run-flats that will need replacement quite a few thousand miles before the fronts. Anyone out there replace only an axle's-worth of run-flats with conventional tires? If so, which axle? I think I would want to put the conventional rubber on the front first.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:51 AM
Put a set of all season non run flats by Continental on my 2004 SC and they changed the ride and handling dramatically. No more bone crushing jolts when you hit a bump in the road. Car is now a real pleasure to drive!!!
Good luck on your selection
Hey Moeducate, Tks for the tip. What Continental tyres were they ? The Bridgestone Potenzas I have at the moment seem to create the jolts you mentinoed.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:40 AM
Hi all. I just, yesterday, installed 4 Bridgestone Serenity Plus non run-flat tires in place of the original Dunlop 5000 run-flats on my 2005 sc430 (The car currently has 8000 miles on the odometer). Like the majority of you out there, I didn't like the ride or the tracking of the run-flats. First impresssions: Much softer ride. Much quieter ride. Haven't been on the highway yet to see how they track at higher speeds. Will let you know more as I put more miles on them.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:06 AM
I ditched my RFT's last week. I'm trying to save money to upgrade to 20" wheels, but decided to keep my TRD 18" Rims for the moment. I went cheap and wrapped them with Primwell PZ900 245/40/R18 to get me by for now. I will say for being a super cheap tire ($85 each with 40,000 mile warranty), the ride is much better than the Bridgestone Potenza's I had.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:22 AM
Now that I have four new Bridgestone Serenity plus tires on the car, I am facd with the next dilemma, the spare tire. So, after reading the posts regarding aftermarket solutions, portable air compressors and fix-a flat etc., I decided to go with the factory solution, the complete spare tire kit. I ordered it yesterday on Ebay through Concord Lexus in California. Even though the price was not easy to swallow ($899) with free shipping to Florida I still think this is the best option. My wife and I plan on keeping this car for some time given the fantastic condition and low miles on the car and I like the assurance of having the correct spare tire in the trunk. Not to mention it looks great!