Allow me to open the can of worms known as tires.
I live in the DC area and need to replace my OEM Bridgestones--on 18" wheels/RX 450h--soon.
I'm looking for a longer-lasting, comfortable riding tire that is all season and will have a tread wear warranty of at least 60K. Good wet weather braking would be a plus. I don't need tires rated over 120 mph--I doubt that this vehicle could go that fast. I won't be carrying heavy loads or towing a trailer. The less money they cost, the better, though I realize I'll have to spend over $100 per tire.
Suggestions would be appreciated. Currently there are too many out there to even begin to contemplate, and I don't keep up w/ tires these days, anyway.
2003 ES300 - 209,000 miles
I have developed a "clunk" that seems to be coming from the passenger side trunk area when hitting a pothole or pavement change. First thought is a strut or mount going/gone bad so will probably replace all 4 struts. Need suggestions on whether to use OEM parts or aftermarket parts and sources. I prefer a smooth ride versus performance handling. Suggestions on the parts and process appreciated. Should the struts be replaced BEFORE or AFTER a full alignment? The work will be done by a shop, not by yours truly.
So I shopped for tires (P235/55R19) over the weekend and received conflicting information from various tire shops. I prefer to stick with Michelins but am not opposed to other recommendations. However, the information I received over the weekend was specifically related to Michelins. I used to have a 2001 RX300 Silversport and had about 4 sets of Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires over the life of the vehicle while in my possession. Those tires were great for treadwear. So, should I stick with the Defender LTX MS for the 2015 RX350 or should I go with a different Michelin or a different tire all together? The other Michelin choices are the Premier LTX, Latitude Tour HP, and Primacy MXM4. Thank you for your help & recommendations.
Is 235 55 R17 tire ok for Lexus ES350 2010 ? Standard tire is 215 55 R17. Also which brand is better and which store is best ?
I am mostly in Houston TX so high temperature and rain ..mostly city highways ...