Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Fourth Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Need help on tires + wheels for an F-SPORT conversion

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-13, 01:16 AM   #1
SAA
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SA
Posts: 1
Default Need help on tires + wheels for an F-SPORT conversion

I own a Lexus GS 250 (sounds strange but its not from the US market) and I'm trying to do the conversion to F-SPORT. So I found an OEM bumper for a with the rear lip spoiler for a bargain price.

The F-SPORT wheels and tires are whats giving me the headache now as the staggered OEM wheels are very expensive compared to the aftermarket replicas, the tires too.

My 4GS came with bridgestones on it (18" rim). What I found was that only 4 types of tires come in the sizes of 265/35 R19 and 235/40 R19 those are :
  • Continental ContiSport Contact 3
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport
  • Bridgestone Potenza
  • Dunlop SP Sport Maxx

I'm not thinking of the bridgestone at all coz its giving me nightmares (NOISY and uncomfortable) but the handling is close to perfect, Conts and Michelins are the best choice but expensive. I don't know about the Dunlops but its the closest for me to choose and thats for the price tag factor.

What does anyone else suggest ?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
SAA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 10:15 AM   #2
sydtoosic
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
sydtoosic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 4,283
sydtoosic
Default

there should be some members here willing to part with their OEM wheels and tires, seems as though most 4GS owners are going aftermarket wheel and tire set ups. so if you ask real nice i'm sure someone will chime in and cut a deal with you. Dunlops are good tires, had the Dunlop sport maxx on my LS, now i have the Continentals.
__________________
13 LS460
sydtoosic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 01:13 PM   #3
advan34i
Rookie
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 67
Default

best tires i have owned hands down are the michelin pilot super sport. they are priced very well and the most gripy before going R compound.
advan34i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 07:57 AM   #4
josmat
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
josmat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: tx
Posts: 13
Default

Im looking to get rid of some Fsport Michelin Pilot Supersport if you are still interested.

Front: 225/40R18

Back: 255/35R18

Ill let em go for cheap
josmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 11:16 AM   #5
LGSFS2012
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: EastCoast
Posts: 204
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by josmat View Post
Im looking to get rid of some Fsport Michelin Pilot Supersport if you are still interested.

Front: 225/40R18

Back: 255/35R18

Ill let em go for cheap


Now these are good tires. Cant go wrong here..
__________________
2013 GS F Sport / BC Coilovers / Velgen Driver SIde VMB8 & Pass Side VMB5 / Hankookv12 - Sold

2014 Nebula Grey GS350 F Sport. BCR / VMB5 20x9 & 20x10.5
Root Beer Finish.
LGSFS2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 11:38 AM   #6
ItzFilyO
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
ItzFilyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,143
fsaptadi
Default

FSport comes with 18s?
__________________

2014 GS 350 F SPORT RWD 2GR-FSE
Liquid Platinum | Cabernet | Mark Levinson
ItzFilyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 12:09 PM   #7
Afrosheen
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 544
afrosheen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ItzFilyO View Post
FSport comes with 18s?
No, he's converting. The F Sport factory rims are 19's, which is why he's quoting tires for the 19's, which aren't very universal and hardly anyone makes that size.

Quote:
What I found was that only 4 types of tires come in the sizes of 265/35 R19 and 235/40 R19 those are
I think the OP confused a few people with this thread.

SAA, have you thought of going aftermarket and getting 18's instead, or another brand of staggered 19's? This will give you alot more tire options and you may be able to save a few bucks on the wheels too.
Afrosheen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 01:05 PM   #8
ItzFilyO
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
ItzFilyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,143
fsaptadi
Default

But Josmat's FSport wheels are 18.
__________________

2014 GS 350 F SPORT RWD 2GR-FSE
Liquid Platinum | Cabernet | Mark Levinson
ItzFilyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 01:08 PM   #9
ItzFilyO
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
ItzFilyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,143
fsaptadi
Default

Yea the FSport tires are odd size. I think I'm going to plus size them when I get a new set.
__________________

2014 GS 350 F SPORT RWD 2GR-FSE
Liquid Platinum | Cabernet | Mark Levinson
ItzFilyO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-14, 07:44 PM   #10
gotink
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
gotink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: B.C
Posts: 45
Matt_13harris
Default

F sport are 19" wheels the rear wheel drive is the staggered setup he's is talking about. ...
gotink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-14, 09:12 AM   #11
LexRuger
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
LexRuger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: California
Posts: 704
JayR2004 JayR04 JayR04
Default

You're gonna be spending close to 2k US on a set of F-Sport wheels/tires. Plenty of listings on ebay.

Or go aftermarket 19s or 20s and spend about 1200-1500 US. And keep in mind if you find aftermarket wheels with a nice design, you could always have them powdercoated to match the f-sport color wheels.
__________________
LexRuger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-14, 01:33 PM   #12
jtspea2
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: KY
Posts: 2
Default 19" F-Sport Wheels

I currently have a full set of 19" F-Sport Full Face Wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires I've listed locally on Craigslist, getting ready to list on ebay. Tires average @ 70% tread left.
Wheels are in great condition @21lbs each, aftermarket will be less expensive but also much heavier unless you go with high price forged. Let me know if you would be interested.
jtspea2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-14, 01:33 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project quieter GS F-Sport / Dynamat + Tires Howiiieee GS - Fourth Generation 38 09-16-14 07:49 PM
Tires on your GS350 F Sport hopVIP GS - Fourth Generation 20 08-10-13 12:36 PM
2013 F Sport Tires What Did Your Car Come With? 052SI GS - Fourth Generation 27 02-21-13 09:14 PM
How is everyone liking the F-Sport Bridgestone Tires? Rexus300 GS - Fourth Generation 19 03-31-12 05:15 PM
Advan vs Potenza: Which tire to choose? IS350JDM IS - Second Generation 20 02-06-09 06:25 PM


Tags
conversion, lexus, sport

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:50 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info