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HEY GUYS JUST WONDERING Y THEY OFFER THE PS2 TIERS ON SOME LEXUS ISFs AND IF THER NOW PUTING THEM ON ALL THE NEWER ISFs JUST WORNDERING BECAUSE I SWITCHED OVER TO THEM AND I THINK THER 10TIMES BETTER THEN THE BRIDGESTONES ON THER WHEN I GOT IT
 

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woohaa there all caps :p

The PS2's were designed specifically by Michelin for the IS-F. I don't know for sure why they don't put them on all F's but I would assumte the reason they don't stock all PS2's is they want to give individuals a chance to choose their tire and so they need more then one option. Plus, aren't the Bridgestones a tad cheaper then the PS2's? That would be another reason why they would offer more then one tire.

I am burning through a set of Bridgestones and will have the PS2's put on next. Why are they so much better if you mind me asking? Just because of the sticker compound? :cool:
 

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well i put them on and right away i felt a diffrence as i pulled out the dealer high way driven ther quiter and much more nimble and firm on the road also if your going to change them go wit a 275/30/19 in the rear looks amazing gives the wider stance and aslo more grip put the tier is a world of diff
 

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Both Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Bridgestone Potenza RE050's are both OE Spec tires for the IS F. I've asked the same question to my corp contacts and they were unsure with production as well. For every 10 IS-F's i've seen at dealers, only one has the PS2's. I remember hearing that the PS2 size for the IS F was on a worldwide back order, which is why there are more Bridgestones on the current F's.

As for the treadwear for both tires, both will last about the same time. The PS2's in my opinion are a lot more stickier than the Potenzas so treadlife will be a lot less less.
 

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My F came with the Bridgestones. When I was making the deal to buy it, I told my dealer, no sale unless they tire swaped to PS2s. They took a set of wheels off another F, and swapped them. So far, I like the tires a lot.

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Flipside, that would make sense as to why there are so few with PS2's installed. That, along with the price difference would answer the original question! :) Thanks for the info, we can always count on ya'll to answer our questions!
 

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better tires stickier compound so faster wear. all these expensive items is making me step away from the F but i love it so much over the 335i Sedan
 

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better tires stickier compound so faster wear. all these expensive items is making me step away from the F but i love it so much over the 335i Sedan
Tires with a softer compound wear faster whether they are on an F or on a Honda. Why should that scare you away? If you don't want the ultimate handling that the F was designed for, put something harder and cheaper on. Also, if you can afford this car, you should be able afford to maintain it.

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yeah i'm 21 with no job and if my dad buys me the car i do have money saved up to maintain it but business is slow right now so i'm having second thoughts to hold off on getting a new car.
 

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yeah i'm 21 with no job and if my dad buys me the car i do have money saved up to maintain it but business is slow right now so i'm having second thoughts to hold off on getting a new car.

Enough Said!

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Well I love my carr all day and will have a Lexus for the rest of my life but don't get me wrong I have a 2008 550i sport and it's a great driven car and might I add it's just as fast ; }
 

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is-f is just a fun daily car to drive imo... comfortable and has the kick when needed
 

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I checked the prices between the two tires on tirerack.com and the PS2's are a bit more expensive. What I don't understand is the warranty rating. The Potenza gets a 4 stars, while the PS2 only gets 3 1/2. Can someone explain?
 

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This is directly from their website. It explains how they figure the warranty rating. There is also a link below, hopefully it answers your questions :D

*Tire Rack's Tire Warranty Rating is an overall rating given to tire warranties after subjectively evaluating their value for the consumer. Warranties are rated on a scale of 0-5 with 5 being the highest. This rating combines all of the aspects of each tire's warranty where applicable, including: mileage/treadlife, materials and workmanship, balance and uniformity, replacement tire cost, warranty duration and any special manufacturer's warranties that apply. See official manufacturer's warranty brochure for specific details.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Warranty.jsp?make=Michelin&model=Pilot+Sport+PS2&vehicleSearch=true&index=1&partnum=24YR9SPTPS2XLV2&partnum=535YR9SPTPS2XLV4&tirePageLocQty=%26frontTire%3D24YR9SPTPS2XLV2%26rearTire%3D535YR9SPTPS2XLV4
 

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better tires stickier compound so faster wear. all these expensive items is making me step away from the F but i love it so much over the 335i Sedan
Funny because the treadwear rating for the Potenzas are lower than the PS2's. 140 vs 220 and has better traction ratings A vs AA respectively. The PS2's out handle the 050a's anyday in my opinion.
 

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Funny because the treadwear rating for the Potenzas are lower than the PS2's. 140 vs 220 and has better traction ratings A vs AA respectively. The PS2's out handle the 050a's anyday in my opinion.
Not really, AFAIK, the ratings on the sides of tires are rather subjective, and are computed by the tire companies and not any outside agency. Therefore a ratings comparison can only be done within a tire brand between different models. As can be seen by the test and the buyer ratings done by Tire Rack, these two tires seem to be very close to each other, with the edge going to the PS2.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=50

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=MP

With all that being said. I glad I'm insisted that my F come shod with the Michelins.

BTW, Merry Christmas everyone:)

Lou
 

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I've flogged many IS F's in the last 2 years. Majority of them had PS2's and for good reason. The Potenzas get awful loud after a few hundred miles of hard driving. The PS2's on the other hand, still ride very smooth after a hard track day. The PS2's proved themselves well at Laguna Seca and California Speedway for me. I'm glad my 09 came with them.
 

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and thats y i wanna now y they give some wit ps2s and some wit potenzas every car should come wit ps2 its a better tier i seeen a sticker wit ps2s on it and it wasent more money
 
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