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17" Wheels For 99 Ls400


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I'm about to purchase to upgrade my 99 ls400 to 17" wheels

Wheels:

OZ Hydra

Finish: Bright Silver Paint

Size Selected: 17x8

Price: $238 each

Tires:

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S (Ultra High Performance All-Season)

Size:225/55-17 WR Speed Rated

Price: $188 each

Please comment on fitment and others ...

Thanks

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If you are intent on using larger wheels (an "upgrade"?), I agree that the wheel and tire size that you have chosen will cause the least damage to comfort and tire longevity. What are you trying to accomplish? The 98-00 sold in the U.S. was not designed with 17" wheels in mind. The 17" wheel option on the 2001 LS430 came with the following caution:

"Optional 17 x 7.5-in wheels with 225/55HR17 tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than the standard equipment tires, 225/60HR16. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending on driving conditions. Your riding comfort may decrease and road noise may increase during driving. Please consider all this when selecting an LS 430 equipped with this option."

Gosh. I love the comfort of my 00 LS on its 16x7 summer and cheepo 16x7.5 winter wheels. And my wife hated the ride harshness of my rather conservative experimentation with wheel/tire sizes on a previous LS.

Personally, I think an LS looks better with more conservative wheels. (IMO, the best ever were the chrome wheels - not the Coach ones - of the 97 LS.) But heck, you're in California so anything goes.

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I'm about to purchase to upgrade my 99 ls400 to 17" wheels

Wheels:

OZ Hydra

Finish: Bright Silver Paint

Size Selected: 17x8

Price: $238 each

Tires:

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S (Ultra High Performance All-Season)

Size:225/55-17 WR Speed Rated

Price: $188 each

Please comment on fitment and others ...

Thanks

I was looking the OZ Opera but could not get assuarance that if would clear the 99 LS calipers ? Where are you getting your rims from ?

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Very nice looking rims!! I have 18" x 8" rims with 245/45/18 Bridgestone Potenza S03 tires and I LOVE the ride. So much more control and road feel. The offset on that OZ rim is 40mm (OEM is 45mm) so they should work out fine. Do you happen to know if the rim is an exact fit in terms of the hub. If not, do yourself a favor and buy a set of steel hub centric rings rather than the plastic ones if you want to avoid a vibrating steering wheel.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...item=7916808840

Good luck and GREAT choice!!

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  • 3 months later...

Thank you all,

I eventually installed a set of 17" LS430 wheels and tires on my 99 LS400.

(Taken off from LS430)

The ride is much more improved!!! I wished I have installed them earlier.

Hightly recommended for LS400!!!

NO spacer, No Hub Centric Ring, No added mass ... They just fit perfectly.

Gas mileage is the same. Just the ride is firm and the feel is great!

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