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Old 11-19-10, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Best tires for 2004 LS430?

Any recommendations on the best (sound/smooth/all weather - rain/snow/spring) tires for my 2004 LS430? (stock rims/sizes)

I was looking @ the Michelin's but they seem over prices; a friend said the Kumho and Toyos were good too.

Just wanted get some feedback from fellow owners on this.

Thanks!
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Old 11-20-10, 12:41 AM   #2
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I got Michelin Primacy.........everyone here was talking about it being "The tire for the LS 430" so i got them. I have no complaints in dry and wet conditions ..........havent tried snow yet. Happened to catch them at costco for 119$ each.............doubt you will find a deal like that anytime soon though...lol someone made a mistake

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Old 11-20-10, 04:30 AM   #3
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primacy here too.
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Old 11-20-10, 05:18 AM   #4
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Primacy for me as well.
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Michelin Primacy here also - tire started out a little rough and noisy but it got very smooth and quiet after about 200 miles. seems to be wearing very well. No issues at all.
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I have Dunlop sport 5000 on right (came with the car). Tires are ok, but sometimes the LS slams over sharper bumps and I blame the tires for it. They are pretty quiet on the highway though I can hear them on concrete.
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Oh yes (shouldve included this) I am going to try some primacys once the sunlike wear out
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^dunlops* sry I am doing this on my phone and it doesn't let me edit my posts.
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Old 11-20-10, 08:06 AM   #9
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+1 for primacy's
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Why the Primacy vs. the Energy?

Also, has anyone tried the:
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum 225/55/17
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Toyo Versado LX 225/55/17?
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I had Energy tires on my MKZ and they were not quiet or smooth enough for my taste.
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Primacy here as well. Purchase decision based on various online reviews and forum comments. 6000-7000km on them since November 2009, rides extremely quiet and smooth on new pavement (would be very easy to exceed highway speed limit if you drive by road-feel) and very smooth on normal roads. Only place for improvement is wet traction.

I lose a few psi of pressure per month but I attribute that to chrome rims and lack of vehicle use (I drive less than 3 days a week and the car is garaged when not in use).

Also check out thread http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls43...5-ls430-2.html
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I do live in the Seattle area, so wet traction is important - but I want something all season - including being able to handle basic snow/slush when it occasionally happens.

Will check out the thread. Thanks!
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BTW I can't seem to find the difference between the MXV4 and MXM4?
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Any recommendations on the best (sound/smooth/all weather - rain/snow/spring) tires for my 2004 LS430? (stock rims/sizes)

I was looking @ the Michelin's but they seem over prices; a friend said the Kumho and Toyos were good too.

Just wanted get some feedback from fellow owners on this.

Thanks!
Mine are 245/30R22 Falken FK 452. Too noisy. Had before Pirelli P0 Nero and will buy Pirelli the next time. Michelin has no 22's
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