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Old 12-30-09, 09:49 PM   #46
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The PS2 sounds like a good choice for you, and I'm sure you'll be happy with them.

As for myself I still have not made up my mind as to size or manufacture, I know I have always had good luck with Toyo, Goodyear, and Michelin, so I am still doing my research and will make a decision when the time comes. As for now I only have 5600 miles on the Bridgestones with plenty of tread remaining.
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Old 12-31-09, 05:53 AM   #47
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Well it seems everyone has their oppinion on a tire...It all depends on what you plan on using your car for and how much you really push its limits...

I think majority of the people on the forum don't push their car to its limits or on a track... So it would not matter if they went with PS2's or not.

Those that are head strong on performance and have the cash should deff. go with the PS2's that are ISF specific it makes the most sense, because lobux has proven that these tires are specific for the car.

Until someone can throw on some Kumho's and take it to the track to prove they are better the PS2's would be the winning decision.


FYI: My Toyo's feel much better with the 275's in the rear. Especially in wet acceleration.

I remember my Bridgestones would break lose easily when accelerating slightly hard in a straight line on wet pavement. These Toyo's hold the ground much better... still have only 100 miles on them though... so far great though!
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Old 12-31-09, 09:11 AM   #48
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I would venture to say that for 90% of us on this forum the difference in lap times that we could put down between PS2's, Toyo, Dunlop, etc. is a negligible. Now for a highly experienced driver like the pros we road with at the Lexus track events that is another story, tires to them will make a difference. For the rest of us what will make the biggest difference is experience.

I too am leaning toward the T1R's. I apoligize if I have already asked this but did you go with 245 F, and you said 275 R, and in the short time have you notice any rubbing?
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Old 12-31-09, 09:57 PM   #49
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My vote is for the vredestein ultrac sessanta's had them on my G35, the M3 Z/G and vette guys like them a lot great bang for the buck imo.
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I would venture to say that for 90% of us on this forum the difference in lap times that we could put down between PS2's, Toyo, Dunlop, etc. is a negligible. Now for a highly experienced driver like the pros we road with at the Lexus track events that is another story, tires to them will make a difference. For the rest of us what will make the biggest difference is experience.

I too am leaning toward the T1R's. I apoligize if I have already asked this but did you go with 245 F, and you said 275 R, and in the short time have you notice any rubbing?

Yep. 245/35/19- Front and 275/30/19- Rear...

No rubbing yet... its also lowered at where the tires meet the fenders...

I'm going to raise it a bit for camber issues, but they work great!
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My vote is for the vredestein ultrac sessanta's had them on my G35, the M3 Z/G and vette guys like them a lot great bang for the buck imo.
I have read many reviews on this tire and most all were positive so they may be very good option, and for less than $800.00 a set. wow
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Old 01-02-10, 07:50 PM   #52
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I'm on the OEM PS2's now and I will be trying the Vredesteins next time around in 255/275 FWIW.
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I'm on Vredesteins now and they're great tires. Compared to the stock Bridgestone they have a stiffer sidewall, handle quite good on corners, great grip on dry and wet conditions, I'll use them again in the future.
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I have had the 245/35 and 275/30 Vredesteins on my car for over 10,000 miles and do not have rubbing even at the track under hard cornering.

One word of caution to all. If your tire pressure monitor indicates a low tire check it immediately. In early December we had a cold weather spell and my TPM indicator said I had a low pressure tire. This had happened before and I just had slightly low pressure in one tire (32 psig). I ignored the TPM for about three days. When I got to work one day I was told that I had a flat tire on my left rear. Changed tire and took it to NTW for repair. When I went to pick up the tire they told me it was not repairable. They then showed me the inside of the tire where the rim had torn up the interior of the tire.

When driving to work that day there was no indication that the tire was anywhere that low. The car handled as normal, not what you would expect with a tire with ultra low pressure.

That was on the Monday right before I was going to a track weekend so I had a new tire flown in from California (Performance Tire).

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I have had the 245/35 and 275/30 Vredesteins on my car for over 10,000 miles and do not have rubbing even at the track under hard cornering.

One word of caution to all. If your tire pressure monitor indicates a low tire check it immediately. In early December we had a cold weather spell and my TPM indicator said I had a low pressure tire. This had happened before and I just had slightly low pressure in one tire (32 psig). I ignored the TPM for about three days. When I got to work one day I was told that I had a flat tire on my left rear. Changed tire and took it to NTW for repair. When I went to pick up the tire they told me it was not repairable. They then showed me the inside of the tire where the rim had torn up the interior of the tire.

When driving to work that day there was no indication that the tire was anywhere that low. The car handled as normal, not what you would expect with a tire with ultra low pressure.

That was on the Monday right before I was going to a track weekend so I had a new tire flown in from California (Performance Tire).

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Are you running them on the stock wheels?

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Old 01-04-10, 07:49 PM   #56
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Default Anyone tried RE-11s?

As the title asks... Reason for asking is my background's in autocross running an SSM turbo Honda S2000 on 285/30/18s front / 295/30/18s rear, and I see a TON of folks running RE-11s and Direzzas in the ST* classes...

Sooo looking at Tire Rack in 245/35/19s and 275/30/19s it looks like there's a fitment for RE-11s. :-) Anyone tried 'em yet in that size?

Also curious what people are seeing on IS-Fs alignment-wise. Please share what you've measured at stock ride height / from the factory, for example...

Front
Camber 1.2 deg negative
Caster 8 degrees
Toe .05" in

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Camber 1.5 deg negative
Toe .15" in

Looks like a great car and I'm planning to pick up an '08 or '09 and stuff an OS Giken LSD in it (and leave the rest alone / just have fun on the street).


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Did the OP finally pick up some new tires? What did you go with?
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Did the OP finally pick up some new tires? What did you go with?
245/35/19 and 275/30/19 Toyo T1r's


So far after my trip to Savannah and back... I've put a lil bit over 800 miles on the tires and they are pretty responsive!

They grip very well and there is less understeer... When I point the car in a direction it makes it there much faster and with less effort required.


I think the ideal tire size for our cars are deff these specs...
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For those curious how the 245s and 275s look on the stock rims.

http://www.lexusfforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2242
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For those curious how the 245s and 275s look on the stock rims.

http://www.lexusfforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2242
They look great on your car, thanks for the pics.
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