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Old 01-29-19, 02:45 PM
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Hello all. Any recommendations on tires for IS 350 f sport? I prefer a tire that would reduce road noise/be quieter over pure performance. Thx
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Hello all. Any recommendations on tires for IS 350 f sport? I prefer a tire that would reduce road noise/be quieter over pure performance. Thx
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Avoid Dunlop tires... 😀
They slip and don't brake well
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Continental DWS06
This. Super quiet, great wearing, great performance, great price. I've had several sets on several cars and loved them all.


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Agree with above comment. have used both the DWS06 and the Continental PureContact on Lexus and Infiniti, both are exceptional.
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Would you guys suggest the DWS06 or the Firehawk Indy 500s? I live in California so it "rarely" rains although lately seems to rain everyday lol.
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Would you guys suggest the DWS06 or the Firehawk Indy 500s? I live in California so it "rarely" rains although lately seems to rain everyday lol.
I don't have experience with the Firehawks but they look like they probably handle really well! But they're also much softer and will not last as long.
Looks like good performance for the price...but short lived.
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I don't have experience with the Firehawks but they look like they probably handle really well! But they're also much softer and will not last as long.
Looks like good performance for the price...but short lived.
Ah I see, I heard that they handle really well but that not really my interest as I'm not tracking the car lol. I was going to go with the Michelin AS3+ but heard they have really bad road noise during high speed like around 70. So might just go with the DWS06.
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I had the Michelins and found the road noise at highway speed intolerable. I have the Continentals and agree with others that the DWS is a good choice.
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Ah I see, I heard that they handle really well but that not really my interest as I'm not tracking the car lol. I was going to go with the Michelin AS3+ but heard they have really bad road noise during high speed like around 70. So might just go with the DWS06.
I drove a friend's IS 350 with the DWS06 installed, and I found the tires to feel a bit "soft" but definitely quieter than my setup. I am running the BFGoodrich Comp-2 A/S, and it's a bit sportier than the Continentals, and cheaper. However, there's slightly more road noise. I wouldn't call it unbearable on the highway, though - and on some surfaces, it's quieter than the OEM tires were. Depends on your priorities as to what you should get. If more comfort-focused, the Continentals seem appropriate. If you want a little better performance, the Michelin or BFGoodrich tires will be a better choice.
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Would you guys suggest the DWS06 or the Firehawk Indy 500s? I live in California so it "rarely" rains although lately seems to rain everyday lol.
Firehawks are awesome tires from the performance standpoint, I think they're rebranded Bridgestone RE003s.
I like them, they're reasonably affordable, they perform well for spirited driving from my personal experience, but i cannot comment on how well they wear.
My friend who runs them dogs on them every chance he gets, and I just put a fresh set on my girlfriends A3, replacing her contiprocontacts. I think they're plenty quiet.

I bought the tires directly from firestone, and they do offer a military discounts. Was able to get that with their lifetime alignment on the A3 as well.

If it were for my weekend grocery getter/daily commuter, I'd get the cheaper of the 2, and think about trying the other when it's time to replace the tires again.
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