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Run Flat Tires Vs Lexus Certified Sc 430 2003


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Need to replace my tires on a 2002 SC 430. Thinking about going to non-RFT. Anyone using non-RFTs? If so, happy with your choice of manufacturer and decision to go non-RFT? Manufacturer name? Anyone using less than the "Z" rated tires recommended by Lexus?

Purchased a 2003 SC430 last Sept 11, 2007. My main reasons for purchasing this particular car were that as part of the Certified Pre-Owned Program, the car had received new brakes, tires, and most likely new wheels. The mileage on the paperwork is listed at 44,242.

On or about December 27, 2007 I had my local dealership, Herrin-Gear Lexus perform an oil change and tire rotation. After this service was performed, the tire noise was extremely loud with an accompanying road-to-tire vibration. The mileage on the car at this time was approximately 47,500. This is less than 4,000 miles since I took delivery of the vehicle.

Trusting that the dealership did the right rotation, and considering the expense of the car and quality of the tires, I drove the car until April 25, at which time I had the Herrin-Gear Service department examine the tires. Mileage on the car at this time was 50,790. As you can see, I have driven the car only 6548 miles since September, and less than 3500 miles since the tire rotation performed in December. The dealership reported to me that all four tires were cupped. The most significant cupping is on the inside of the rear tires. They did not offer any explanation as to what could have caused the problem. It seems to me that the cupping of the tires is a symptom of a more serious problem.at the very least, I purchased a car that had a pre-existing mechanical problem that caused this tire wear.

Why is this tire wear appearing after relatively low driving miles? Were wheel bearings/spindles examined as part of the Pre-Owned Certification inspection?

If unnatural tire wear is the result of a mechanical problem, who is responsible for this uneven tire wear? So far, neither the dealership, Lexus of Jacksonville FL nor my local dealership Herrin Gear of Jackson MS will make the tires good.

The used car sales mgr at Jacksonville Lexus stated today you can only get 15,000 miles from RFT but at this rate I'm getting 1/3 of that!

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Guess you didn't take the time to search the board for your answer. Tire questions have been answered over and over on this board. Several of us have spent a lot of time trying to tell people about tires on the SC430.

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Guess you didn't take the time to search the board for your answer. Tire questions have been answered over and over on this board. Several of us have spent a lot of time trying to tell people about tires on the SC430.

Nope - All I saw was 2007 - all about how rapid the tires wear out - not my issue - could you update me please -

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