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Old 02-27-19, 08:25 AM
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I have the 18inch tires/wheels The tires at Sam's Club were $159.72 each, plus tax plus fees plus mounting minus an $80 rebate for buying 4. Came to $666. And I live near the Pa Turnpike; your quote is accurate, unfortunately.
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Old 02-27-19, 09:17 AM
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Interesting topic of discussion. I can't believe I actually read entire thread here and if this is the worst of what some of the Lexus RX issues are, then I will take it any day. Coming from BMW ownership with various models over the last 20 years with both standard and staggered setups, this entire "tire brand' topic discussion almost makes me laugh and reminds me of the BMW forums I participate in where the tire topic is like Apple vs. Android opinions. You'll see a whole spectrum of opinions, experiences, like and dislikes, fanboys, which tires and brand are the best or worse, the back and forth jabs etc..

Bottom line is, in my personal opinion is if the OEM tires that came with your vehicle then run them for what it's worth until the end of their life and if they are crap or don't like the way the handle, feel, drive or sound then do your own research, check out the various wheel site reviews, test results and/or You Tube online reviews and of course the forums but forums tend to leave you with more questions than answers and often can be confusing. Just go with with what you think will fit your needs and budget but don't compromise just to save a few bucks. Tires are one the one very few products where safety is my number 1 priority so I never go cheap in this department and you certainly pay for what you get when you go with the cheaper brands and "value tires" as I have learned in the past. Better value or "cheaper" tires is not always a good idea so I stick with what I know and have personally had great experiences with both Michelin and Continental tire brands over the last 25+ years in various vehicles ranging from sedans, sport cars, SUV and crossovers. Weather it's being for dedicated winter tires such as the X-Ice winters, Primacy, Pilot Sports, DWS, ContiProContacts etc.. Michelin and Continental have never let me down.

Here is what our recent purchase of a 2017 RX with only 7,350 miles and look what tires they came with. Luck me



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Old 02-27-19, 11:14 AM
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Have a 2017 RX 450h with 235/55/20 tires. Just talked to Tire Rack and they are recommending a new Michelin Primacy Tour A/S. They come with a 55,000 mile warranty. Going to try these because with the 20 inch tire there is a limited number of choices. The original Michelin's are only going to last 25,000 miles. Has anyone bought these and if so what are early impressions?
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Old 02-27-19, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by HontoKuro View Post
Interesting topic of discussion. I can't believe I actually read entire thread here and if this is the worst of what some of the Lexus RX issues are, then I will take it any day. Coming from BMW ownership with various models over the last 20 years with both standard and staggered setups, this entire "tire brand' topic discussion almost makes me laugh and reminds me of the BMW forums I participate in where the tire topic is like Apple vs. Android opinions. You'll see a whole spectrum of opinions, experiences, like and dislikes, fanboys, which tires and brand are the best or worse, the back and forth jabs etc..

Bottom line is, in my personal opinion is if the OEM tires that came with your vehicle then run them for what it's worth until the end of their life and if they are crap or don't like the way the handle, feel, drive or sound then do your own research, check out the various wheel site reviews, test results and/or You Tube online reviews and of course the forums but forums tend to leave you with more questions than answers and often can be confusing. Just go with with what you think will fit your needs and budget but don't compromise just to save a few bucks. Tires are one the one very few products where safety is my number 1 priority so I never go cheap in this department and you certainly pay for what you get when you go with the cheaper brands and "value tires" as I have learned in the past. Better value or "cheaper" tires is not always a good idea so I stick with what I know and have personally had great experiences with both Michelin and Continental tire brands over the last 25+ years in various vehicles ranging from sedans, sport cars, SUV and crossovers. Weather it's being for dedicated winter tires such as the X-Ice winters, Primacy, Pilot Sports, DWS, ContiProContacts etc.. Michelin and Continental have never let me down.

Here is what our recent purchase of a 2017 RX with only 7,350 miles and look what tires they came with. Luck me


Those are the OEM Michelins - we have them as well. I expect to get 35K or so out of them - perhaps 40K. I'll never expect to get 50K plus from an SUV like this regardless of tread warranty.
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Old 03-14-19, 07:05 AM
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This video might clear up some myths & confusion with new vehicle tires. Yes, I know it’s not about Lexus, but it’s about new car tires not lasting. BTW, it sounds like the Lexus RX folks have it good compared to the Ford SUV folks:

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