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Hello,

It's time for new tires. One shop offering me 2000-2001 ES chrome wheels $150 for one.

presently i have 205/65-15 He saying this is original lexus wheels but you have put new tires

205/60/16 total cost including wheels+tire(Michelin Primacy)+Tax=~$1300.

http://shop.wheelsrims.net/inventory-8759.html

Mileage on car is high (346XXX)

What should i do?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

It's time for new tires. One shop offering me 2000-2001 ES chrome wheels $150 for one.

presently i have 205/65-15 He saying this is original lexus wheels but you have put new tires

205/60/16 total cost including wheels+tire(Michelin Primacy)+Tax=~$1300.

http://shop.wheelsrims.net/inventory-8759.html

Mileage on car is high (346XXX)

What should i do?

Thanks in advance.

http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/index.cfm?...playCatalogid=0

A little under $1100 for all 4....

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Hello,

It's time for new tires. One shop offering me 2000-2001 ES chrome wheels $150 for one.

presently i have 205/65-15 He saying this is original lexus wheels but you have put new tires

205/60/16 total cost including wheels+tire(Michelin Primacy)+Tax=~$1300.

http://shop.wheelsrims.net/inventory-8759.html

Mileage on car is high (346XXX)

What should i do?

Thanks in advance.

I don't know anything about IS wheels (maybe they fit), but I'm 99% certain that any wheel wheel from a Lexus or Toyota sedan up through the 2005 model year will fit your 97 ES300. I've seen plenty of ES300's with LS400 and LS430 wheels. I know that the wheels from my 90 LS and 00 LS fit our 98 Camry and that Camry and ES wheels are interchangeable.

I wouldn't recommend spending $1300 on wheels and tires for an 97 ES with 346,000 miles. That's probably more than the car is worth. Michelin Primary are probably nice tires but they sure seem to be over priced the way I look at it. I'd recommend looking at Tire Rack and buying some decently rated inexpensive tires -- look for "closeouts". The last time I bought Dunlop tires in the 205/65-15 size for our Camry -- same size your ES uses -- I paid only about $50 each.

If your current wheels look really bad or are bent, you might try the on-line Craigslist for your area. From my experience, excellent used Toyota and Lexus wheels can sometimes be obtained on Craigslist for less than $200 for a set of four or five or for as little as $25 per wheel.

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Just told my 2002 ES300 with 9 spoke 16in chrome wheel has bead leak and should be replaced - Per Discount Tires.

Checked w/Fife Lexus - $793/wheel w/o tax!

They suggested ebay or craigslist......

As far as I know, wheel has not been hit...they tell me its the chrome coming off and falling within the bead.

Anyone else had this issue?

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