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Old 03-19-10, 09:47 AM   #1
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I have a 2008 Ls460 Dealer is telling me I have outer bald spots on 2 tires and the other 2 are near replacement worn. I only have 17K miles and have been putting on winter tires from Nov to March since I bought the car. I asked them why they didn't notice the wear in Nov and let me drive the snows for six months with poor alignment. they had no answer.

Anyway they only carry 2 tire brand the veranza stock tires and Toyo versado lx. What do you guys suggest I do?
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Old 03-19-10, 09:54 AM   #2
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from my experience, dealerships never have the best prices on tires and installation.

i would get tires from tirerack, have them shipped to a shop (can find a list of their authorized installers), and change them there

for tires, personally, i think michelin is pretty good. others can chime in too
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Old 03-19-10, 01:22 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-10, 02:21 PM   #4
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Clearly tires are not your dealer's forte, why buy tires from them?

Ditto on both Tire Rack and Michelins.
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Agreed.. never buy tires from a dealer. Tire Rack or NTB and even Discount Tires are fine.
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Buying tires online can be hit or miss. I purchased tires from Tirerack and 2 out of the 4 were out of round. Sure, They took them back, but had to order new ones, and pay to get the whole process done again.

Wait for a Costco sale on Michelins. Can't beat 'em!
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Buying tires online can be hit or miss. I purchased tires from Tirerack and 2 out of the 4 were out of round. Sure, They took them back, but had to order new ones, and pay to get the whole process done again.

Wait for a Costco sale on Michelins. Can't beat 'em!
if it's tirerack authorized shop, from what i was told, you shouldn't have to pay extra. happened to me before, i still pay one single price, but they took it back (out of round) and told me to come back another day for another install (no extra charge)
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Old 03-19-10, 06:10 PM   #8
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which tires have you specifically used. if i stay with a touring tire the michelin
pilot hx mxm gets lousy reviews while the pilot sport a/s gets good reviews but i'm concerned that a high performance tire like the sport a/s will make the ride more harsh than i'm used to. i have an 09 awd and live in michigan but prefer to use an all season tire not snow tires
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Old 03-19-10, 07:30 PM   #9
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Through all my research, these a the two best tires I've found for the LS 460.
Personal preference comes into play when you consider:
Tread Pattern, Length of Warranty, Quietness and Performance.
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My LS 460 came with the Bridgestone tires, horrible tire. Noise and hard road feel, felt like driving with SUV tires.
I bought a set of Michelin Piolt HX MXMX in the same size. It is the difference between day and night. The ride is soft and I can not hear or feel the road through the tires anymore. Best tire I have seen on the LS460 and I have driven different cars with different tires at the dealer.
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The Bridgestone Turanza EL42 are terrible tires. The Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity are wonderful.
The Michelin Pilot MXM are very good, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus are superb.
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The Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity are wonderful.

Serenity now!!!!!
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus is a great tire, I replaced the factory tires on my 07 GS350 with them and was very pleased. rode great for a GS and they were quite too. When the OEMs wear out on my LS460 I will get another set. Bought them from Tire Rack and will do so again.
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The Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity are wonderful.

Serenity now!!!!!
wow, $326 for a 19" tire at Tirerack. That's more expensive than my corvette Ultra sticky KD's
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The Bridgestone Turanza EL42 are terrible tires. The Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity are wonderful.
The Michelin Pilot MXM are very good, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus are superb.
I second this opinion. The orginal tires (EL42), were in need of replacment at 22K miles. The Bridgestone Serenity, looks and drives like the EL 42 but is a 45K tire. My Lexus dealer ordered the Serenity and gave me a price competative with my local Tire Plus dealer. Get the Serenity
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