Summer Tires Recommendation for 2011 IS 250 F-Sport - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Special Interest Forums > The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum
Log In 


Summer Tires Recommendation for 2011 IS 250 F-Sport

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-14, 08:38 AM   #1
Sango
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (10)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC / Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,203
Default Summer Tires Recommendation for 2011 IS 250 F-Sport

Hi,

Just curious, what would be a good summer tire recommendations for this vehicle? I am planning to get new tires to replace the stock Bridgestone ER33s (yikes, very noisy!!).

I know Michelin Pilot Super Sport would be the ideal choice but I am looking at other ones to possibly save on cost. Is there any input about the the other Bridgestone summer tires?

Thanks
__________________
2011 USB/Black IS 250 F Sport/F-Sport High Flow Air Filter/Philips Ultinon 6000K D4S and Xenon HID Conversion Kit 6500K H1 Projectors/3M Venture Shield/JLC Lighting/JDM Aero Underbody Panels/F1 Pinnacle 35 and 40/Llumar Air Blue 80
2007 BWB/Light Gray IS 250 AWD/F-Sport High Flow Air Filter/Philips Ultinon 6000K D4S (Sold)
Sango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-14, 06:50 AM   #2
4TehNguyen
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 19,407
Default

Bridgeston S04 Pole Position and Continental DW are 90% the performance of PSS but 66% of the price. S04 and DW are close in performance and price but I would rather pick DW because the S04s weigh 25% more than DW.
__________________
15 Mustang GT Premium, Performance Pack, Navi
14 IS350 Nebula Gray/Rioja Red + FSport + ML/Nav + JoeZ Intake/Exhaust
06 IS350 Crystal White/Black + Sport/ML + 2014 IS F Sport Wheels
4TehNguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-14, 04:24 PM   #3
FSportIS
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 2,183
Default

If you want "summer tires" only, a good one will be Hankook v12 which performance like the Michelin PSS but half its price, and then Continental DW. No matter what summer tires you choose, the tread life will be around 15k to 30k miles.

I would suggest going with "Ultra high performance all season tires" because:
1. They are more comfortable.
2. They make less noise.
3. Some such as the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 handles better than max performance summer tires.
4. Tread life is much better. They usually offer 45k to 50k miles warranty.

In this category, I would recommend:
1. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3.
2. Continental DWS. I recently have them and they are by far the MOST comfortable and quiet. Handling is still good but not as great as summer tires. On the wet surface, this is by far one of the best and has been confirmed by Tirerack testing and others.
FSportIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-14, 05:03 PM   #4
A_Grasso
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (13)
 
A_Grasso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: 626, SGV CA
Posts: 1,089
grassy91
Default

Go with the hankook v12 evo2. I just got a pair in the front and the grip is amazing. I have the older v12 evo's in the rear and have never had any issues. They are also great in the rain. I used to have Michelin pilot sport a/s but from my own experience you won't be able to take corners as fast as you can with dedicated summer tires; you will however have exceptional traction in the rain with the pilot sport a/s.
A_Grasso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-14, 05:03 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Considerations for Summer Tires AJ@TireRack.com The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 0 01-27-15 12:04 PM
All Seasons for Winter jeffw12 RC F (2015-present) 6 11-25-14 02:11 PM
All Season tire recommendations for IS 350? saturdays The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 5 10-30-14 03:34 PM
mixing summer and all season tires? jerzylexus SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 4 07-09-10 04:58 AM
Please Help !!!!!! Shmu805 The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 3 03-30-07 08:42 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 11:10 AM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info