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I bought my lexus isf used with 15,000 miles on it and the ps2s were basically bald, everyone is telling me to get the same ps2s but I wanted to see if there were better any of you know, also some f owners told me to get 75s in the back which do you think?
 

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You'll get lots of advice here. The PS2 is a great tire, but very expensive. Also from everything I've read, we can upsize to 245/35/19 in front and 275/30/19 in back, with the stock wheels, and not have any rubbing issues. In the past, I've been a fan of Dunlop Hi-Po tires, I've been using them since the 90s with very good luck. With that in mind, when it's time for me to retire, I plan to go with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT in the sizes I have specified above. The tire is new, so not much has been written about them yet, but as I said, my past experience tells me that this will be a great tire.

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PS2 is perhaps the best tire, but sure is priced as such. I am running Toyo T1R's and am quite happy with them.. there are several threads here and on clublexus you can search..
 

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Lots of options. Personally I will go with the upsize mentioned above and the new Sumitomo HTR Z III as they get excellent reviews and are dirt cheap compared to the Michelins. The Mechelins are a good tire, just very over priced in my book.

You probably do NOT want to up size the rear without up sizing the front too since this car understeers already.


LOWRIDER, you may want to check out the Sumitomos as well as they are owned by Dunlop and probably have similar technology and performance as you are used too, but at a lower price.
 

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Michelin PS2's are my favorite. If you're looking for something lower priced, but very excellent performing Japanese tires, Toyo Proxes T1R is superior IMHO to any of the Korean or the other low budget brand tires like Falken, Nitto and etc.
 

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LOWRIDER, you may want to check out the Sumitomos as well as they are owned by Dunlop and probably have similar technology and performance as you are used too, but at a lower price.
You might find the attached chart interesting:

www.rubbernews.com/subscriber/rankings/whoownswhom2007.pdf

I'm stickin' with my Dunlops. Ownership of affiliation does not mean the tires are the same or even similar, but thanks for the suggestion.

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PS2 is perhaps the best tire, but sure is priced as such. I am running Toyo T1R's and am quite happy with them.. there are several threads here and on clublexus you can search..
Hows the tread rating compared to the Michelins?
 

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^^^Treadwear rating is developed by the manufacturer, and there is no standard for determining it. Therefore it is only useful for comparing tires within a single manufacturer's range. It should not be used to compare the wear from one manufacturer to another.

However, the chart I have attached below might help:

Note - I tried to attach a chart from The tire Rack to show their survey ratings for Hi-Po tires, but Discount Tire has some sort of block here that changes the address to go to them. I guess that's OK, since they are a sponsor:eek:

Note - Sort of funny, because I do buy my tires from a Discount Tire store, but I find The Tire Rack's web site invaluable to gather information from:cool:

Lou
 
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