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Old 03-29-18, 08:17 PM
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Default Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires installed!

Managed to install new Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires in oem specification at Longo Lexus. The service advisor John Chang at Longo helped setup everything with the LFA Technican to install the tires carefully on the wheels. Please see attached pictures! Overall impressions driving the car back is that the tires feel less stiff than the oem tires. Also, noise is actually quieter and the traction is top notch! Hope to bring it to a track or on a canyon run soon.

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That is awesome.

I always used to argue the weak link in LFA, is the tire. The Potenza S001 are good touring tires, but not great for ultimate grip. PSC tires and Trofeo R are the gold standard when it comes to proper slick racing tires. Those huge shoulder blocks are all business. Easily a 2 - 3 seconds/lap gain on the race track. Please do post detailed review and impressions.

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Managed to install new Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires in oem specification at Longo Lexus. The service advisor John Chang at Longo helped setup everything with the LFA Technican to install the tires carefully on the wheels. Please see attached pictures! Overall impressions driving the car back is that the tires feel less stiff than the oem tires. Also, noise is actually quieter and the traction is top notch! Hope to bring it to a track or on a canyon run soon.

Enjoy!




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I am putting some new wheels on mine and will be getting new tires. Did you keep the OEM sizes?
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I am putting some new wheels on mine and will be getting new tires. Did you keep the OEM sizes?
Yes! They are OEM specs.
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saw your car when i was walking through the service bay while it was here. Your car is a beauty!
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saw your car when i was walking through the service bay while it was here. Your car is a beauty!
Thank you!
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Are those DOT legal/road approved???? Looks like they're about 1 or 2 steps away from a race tire, don't get caught out in the rain

BTW white(and that crazy blue) are my two favorite colors on the LFA. I've never seen an LFA in person, so tell me is that paint like a regular white or is there a pearl coat in it? I know Cadillac has a pretty cool pearl white that has little flecks of blue in it, gives it a very cool sort of effect to the paint, aka really brings out the white and makes it super bright, as opposed to some other pearl whites that have flecks of gold or brown and make the white look more pearl or creamy.
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Cup 2s are road legal, barely
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Are those DOT legal/road approved???? Looks like they're about 1 or 2 steps away from a race tire, don't get caught out in the rain

BTW white(and that crazy blue) are my two favorite colors on the LFA. I've never seen an LFA in person, so tell me is that paint like a regular white or is there a pearl coat in it? I know Cadillac has a pretty cool pearl white that has little flecks of blue in it, gives it a very cool sort of effect to the paint, aka really brings out the white and makes it super bright, as opposed to some other pearl whites that have flecks of gold or brown and make the white look more pearl or creamy.
Color is just white but a super bright white. Doesn't have any pearls or metallics in it.
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At the time Lexus was taking orders for the LFA, I was told that Whitest White had the highest titanium dioxide content of any automobile paint.
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At the time Lexus was taking orders for the LFA, I was told that Whitest White had the highest titanium dioxide content of any automobile paint.
haha what does that mean? LoL 😝
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More reflective of light so it appears to be a bright color in the sunlight
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More reflective of light so it appears to be a bright color in the sunlight
Ah good to know! So that's how they made the color so white and bright! Thanks for the info!
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haha what does that mean? LoL 😝
titanium dioxide is one of the whitest materials known. So it will excel as a pigment in paint to be the most white
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The rain held back again
Haven't felt a drop since you went away
Outside of town, the hills are brown
I guess way out there you'd call 'em golden
Lines outside the welfare store
The clock is stopped at the bank next door
They yelled like hell when the boys left home
Now just like you, they're all gone

The river runs low tonight
And eyes are closed on the waterline
The river runs low tonight
And you're always drifting through my mind
The river runs low tonight
And nobody waits for the tide to rise
I'm gonna wait till you make
The river run high

Whoa-oh...Whoa, oooh...
The old man's gettin' on
Keeps the morning paper in his overcoat
It keeps him warm in the cold storm
And he told me today I look a little lonely
Up in the air they're heading south
The sky is light to the west of town
With a little cash I could get around
You know I'd come out there and find you

Whoa...
The river runs low tonight
And eyes are closed on the waterline
The river runs low tonight
And you're always drifting through my mind
The river runs low tonight
And nobody waits for the tide to rise
But I'm gonna wait till you make
The river run high

Whoa-oh...Whoa, oooh...Whoa-oh....

Up in the air they're heading south
The sky is light to the west of town
With a little cash I could get around
You know I'd come out there and find you

Whoa...
The river runs low tonight
And eyes are closed on the waterline
The river runs low tonight
And you're always drifting through my mind
The river runs low tonight
And nobody waits for the tide to rise
I'm gonna wait till you make
The river run high

Whoa-oh-oh...Whoa, oooh...oooooo...la-laaa....

And somehow I could just imagine flooring it in the LFA, just outside of town into that 140+mph oblivion of straight away nothingness.
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