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Tire Sizes--and Lack Of!

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Why is there such a very limited number of tires to choose from (in the oem size) for the lexus lx 470???????

What size tire do the 470's run?

There seems to be a fair number of options for the 450's. Granted it's not going to be in stock on every street corner tire store because they are a little bigger tire than most SUV's I've seen. In the all terrains (figuring in either a 275 or 285), you've got Michelin LTX, Bridgestone Dueler Revo's, BF Goodrich AT Ko, Dunlop Grandtrek, to name a few. I'm sure Firestone makes one and probably Goodyear too. If you get into mud terrains, there's whole nother set of options.

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He posted the same question on another Lex forum. Apparently he was having problems with tire choices for 18" wheels.

Options are out there, if one looks under the right rocks...like the www.tirerack.com rock or the www.tires.com rock...

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I understand. However, the 470 began its life with 16" wheels, then 17" were optional, then the 18". All 3 would be considered OEM size.

Sticking with the 18" wheels yours came with, unfortunately reduces your options.

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ah...I understand.

I just dont know why there are such a limited amount of choices

As Doug mentioned, I'm sure it all revolves around demand. Just not enough people out there running that size for companies to justify getting into the mix.

Not what you want to hear, I'm sure... but that's just how it goes.

Good luck.

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Why is there such a very limited number of tires to choose from (in the oem size) for the lexus lx 470???????

There is also a lack of 18" wheel choices. Its just a small market for the LX470.

I like my Michelins on my 2004 LX

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18" wheel market is pretty small. 15" and 16" have the most choices. I noticed there even aren't many 17" choices. There should be more, as the 4runners use mostly 17" wheels (and 16"), and since toyota sold well over 100,000 units last year (excluding the tundras/sequoias), it'll be a matter of time until more choices are available. For years, even 16" wheels had limited choices, as 15" was (and still is) the offroad standard.

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