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Hello to all. I am new to the forum. Just purchased my IS F two week ago. I am 38 and live in Sacramento, CA. My IS F has only 500 miles on it and I am already noticing major feathering on all tires. I have owned several other sports cars and have never experienced this so fast. I have read all the posts regarding how fast these tires wear. Can someone tell me if the tires are wearing out on the edges or evenly all the way across. Also if any one has heard of this issue.

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What Brand of tire? Michelins or Bridgestones? If I had to guess, I would say Bridgestones. There has been some discussion, that on the F the Michelins are a better choice. The Bridgestones don't handle as well, show wear a little quicker, and are noisier than the Michelins. I have the Michelins and have a wee bit over 500 miles with no such issues.

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Welcome to the site and congrats on your F! :cool:

Did you buy it new or slightly used (I would guess new by the miles)? Also, did you check the tires when you purchased it to see if they were used on another car? Haven't heard of a Lexus dealership putting on used tires but it's worth asking and checking. I would take it back to the dealership and show them what is going on. I would also have them take pictures to document it and change them out with PS'2's :D

I haven't heard of feathering on the F tires yet. I would also guess they are Bridgestone RE050's as most of the F's come with those from the dealership and not the Michelin PS'2's. Do yo have any pics of the wear?

Keep us updated as to what happens and what you decide to do
 

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I have over 17k miles on mine at this time and still have a lot of tread left. Would guess that I should get at least 22-25k miles out of my Bridgestones

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tire wear

Thanks guys. Kind of what I thought. The car was new with 43 miles. The tires did not look used and did not have feathering on them when I purchased it. What air pressures are you running and are you using nitrogen or air?

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Thanks guys. Kind of what I thought. The car was new with 43 miles. The tires did not look used and did not have feathering on them when I purchased it. What air pressures are you running and are you using nitrogen or air?

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And the brand was:confused:

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feathering on the edges of the tread blocks are usually signs of one of two things or both: the alignment of the car may be slightly off, meaning you might be pushing the tires down the road at a slight angle (this angle is not really noticeable to the eye) or the car is being driven around virtually every corner at a very brisk pace. It would be worth having the alignment checked at the dealership if you aren't pushing the car hard on the street in the corners. IMO , tires are along for the ride and respond to how we treat them. Driving style, air pressure and wheel alignment are 3 main factors to consider when deciphering strange wear characteristics, regardless of the brand.:cool:
 
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