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Old 05-14-19, 11:46 AM
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Seems archaic even Pilot Super Sports, full blown summer tires that came on Ferrari 599's, came with a 30k warranty when not staggered. How 15k was derived is very 1998 if you ask me (let's cut a realistic number at least by half). My RE050A's lasted 41k, and not from wear on the front, fronts were at 6/32, the rears were done....

I am wondering if it is a Lexus platform thing? Seems like the tires they are using are of decent quality and treadlife. But just seems odd an Avalon does not carry the stickers. Or any of the new Corolla SE models with 40 series tires
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Yes! I remember when the 2GS came out and this was on the 17" optioned cars. Ahhh the brief moment when Lexus made the fastest production sedan in the world...
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My 2014 IS350 had the 15k disclosure sticker when I bought it in 2013. My 2015 GS350, as well as my 2019 GS350, had it too.
My '07 IS had the same thing.
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Old 05-14-19, 02:29 PM
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Part of it might be the front suspension design. ISs are known to have inner tire wear in the fronts, and they are usually toast by 20k.
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I know is Dec 2005 my 2006 2IS had that sticker and I believe it said 18K
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The interesting thing is that while everyone is concerned about treadwear, as mentioned, full blown summers like Pilot Super Sports and Pilot Sport 4S, often considered the cream of the crop, have 30k warranties. On the other hand, highly rated Michelin Premier all-season tires, in which Michelin did the 59 oz orange juice thing, i.e. start the tires at 8.5/32, have been known to be tossed as early as 25-35k. They are not high performance tires yet made from sunflowers. Go figure.
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