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Old 10-18-07, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default What is the absolute quietest, smoothest tire for a 2000 ls400 stock?

Please provide some rec's. Been very unhappy with the kumo ecsta's......really want quiet.....talk on the phone in my car alot.

Thanks a ton for any advice
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Old 10-18-07, 01:18 PM   #2
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The Michelin Primacy MXV4 or the Toyo Versado LX.
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discount tires direct has $100 off 4 tires now.
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make sure your hands free. its dangerous and i dont want anything to happen to you.
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Old 10-18-07, 06:55 PM   #5
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what do you mean?

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make sure your hands free. its dangerous and i dont want anything to happen to you.
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Talking on cell phone while driving. Plenty of threads about cell phone drivers.
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Old 10-18-07, 09:57 PM   #7
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Talking on cell phone while driving. Plenty of threads about cell phone drivers.
Yes - and also, don't text or use your BlackBerry while driving(unless you're making a phone call via Bluetooth). I've seen girls texting while driving - not a good idea.
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Michelin MXV4's are hard to beat for what you are looking for and they last over 50,000 miles when maintained properly.
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I just installed a set of the Goodyear comfort treds and they are indeed very smooth and quiet. Keep in mind, they are only a T speed rated tire and are in no way a performance tire. Like you, I like smooth and quiet. So far, they have delivered. They also performed well in the one rain shower I drove through. We'll see this winter how they perform in the snow. In some reviews, people claimed loss of MPG but I have not witnessed that on my 98 LS400. Hope this helps.
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i've installed kumho SOLUS tires on LS's and they were very quiet. teh ecsta's are more of a performance than cruising tire, so they will handle a bit better but be a bit louder.
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The Michelin Primacy MXV4 or the Toyo Versado LX.
The Versado is also sold as the Toyo Tourevo LS at Les Schwab as well.
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don't judge people for talking on their cell phones in the car. Thats lame. I talk on my phone alot because of my work and I still give driving 100% priority.

i've heard the Primacy's are even better than the MXV4. They mxv4 is discontinued. I've heard good things of the kuhmo Solus as well.
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I'm with Omarg. It really depends on the person. I'm for hands-free to be mandatory though...I've noticed that when I walk around my campus, it's always idiots blocking the way while walking in front of you or driving. Pure bovine.

There should be a scientific study on cellular phones effectives on motor coordination and reflexes.
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Turanza Serenity's by Bridgestone are very quiet and good for all season. Cost a little more than some of the tires mentioned, but worth the money.

Why do people start talking on the phone after they get in the car?
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For what its worth, my Michelin Hydroedge tires are very noisy and harsh.
They hum like a snow tire at highway speeds, even with low mileage on them.
I definitely wouldn't recommend them.
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