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Tires,tires, Looking For A Great All Season Tire

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looking for info on a great set of tires for 2001 lexus gs 300 size 215/60r16 or 225/55r16 any input would be greatly appreciated looking for good traction in rain and snow thanks joey g

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There is no such thing as a "great" all-season tire, IMHO. Look at the past threads on this board. Tires have been discussed in detail on many occasions.

Personally, especially in the world of Lexus Rear Wheel Drive, you absolutely should have a set of good summer and/or all seasons for the good months, and a set of snows for the winter. The safe alternative is letting your GS spend the winters in your garage.

Of course, this is all opinion. One suggestion is head on over to Tirerack and take a look at the various tires available for your vehicle. Many tires have previous buyers' opinions and overall ratings for them.

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Check out the Michelin A/S Pilot Sport tire.

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Michelin X ones are amazing all seasons althought all my cars have snow and summers now.

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I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but the Dunlop Sport A2's are turning out to be a sweet tire.

steviej

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I agree with whats been said. I run Michelin 17" Pilot A/S for most of the year and have a set of 16" wheels and tires with Firestone Blizzaks for the winter. Bought the winter set up from this forum.

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Please post your final selection and periodic updates to let us make comments, snide remarks, and second guess you.

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S are a fantastic tire but VERY expensive!! :( It's fair to say there is no such thing as a fantastic all season tire, but you can come close! I suggest the Michelin or consider a set of Toyo Proxes TPT's! There is more info in this section about them if you do a search. Welcome to the club & good luck! B)

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I went with the Yokohama DB S2s for my GS300. 18x8.5F 18x9.5R wheels.

245/40/ZR18 F 275/35/ZR18 R tires.

I haven't driven enough miles to test traction, but they are EXTREMELY QUIET and give a very smooth, soft ride for 18s.

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I've heard good things about them Lex, I hope you like em! B)

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I run the same sizes and the 275 rear tire really gives the car a stable base and very sporty look (especially from the back). Are those Yoko's all-season?

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You may want to try Turanza LS-Z ....

I have four of them in my garage 235/45/17 ..... It was for my Audi ... but ... I sold them but i havent sold the tires yet .....

Overall .... The tires have preety good handling all around ....

Good Light snow traction too ...

Anyway ..... Check tirerack rating about it .....

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S are a fantastic tire but VERY expensive!! :cheers:

I paid $150 a tire for 4 16" Michelin Pilot Sport A/S for my LS430, mounted, balanced, new stems, etc. A local tire dealer matched the best price I could find on the internet.

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How do you find them? I noticed they are just awesome in the rain, & taking hard corners is like the car is on rails with those shoes on!! B) Excellent treadwear for an ultra high performance tire to boot!

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I Just put 4 Yokohama Avid V4S: Avid V4S 235/60/16 on my 90 LS. They are all season V speed rated, smooth quiet, 500Tread Ware Rating, and only $80 each.

Highly recommended.

Walton

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I considered putting them on my ES wws, they were on my short list but only came in "H" rated for my tire size & I needed "V" rated. I've heard good things about them.

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I have the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 245/45 17". Good Tire for only the first 4000 miles and then it becomes rough after that. Not worth the $1,000 / set. There are better ones out there like the Pirelli NZero and the Continental ContiExtreme.

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The conti is a nice looking tire & a very reasonable price.....I agree the Pilot Sport A/S were expensive, but to be honest with you, I put over 15,000 miles on them & never a problem at all.......best tire I ever had in the heavy rain too! B)

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I wrote another post (somewhere?) on this before but to sum up my experience with the ContiExtreme: it is a very grippy tire wet and dry, good value, but for me was ultimately too loud and rough riding at higher speeds to buy again.

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Unfortunately, that's the price one pay's when they buy an ultra high performance tire (all season in this case)....almost all in that category are.

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You might want to look at the Zexius? They have a nice tread design for light sport, and descent tread wear rating around 360. Its a Japanese tire sold at Les Schwab for $88 a piece, and I paid a little more for the siping- even though I only use them for summer (225/55/16). Worth a look.

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I have heard that the Falken 512's are excellent as well. Cheap price with outstanding performance (first overall in a recent major consumer magazine test of 18 high performance tires). Too bad they have very few dealers for after sale service :(

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