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So I was just wondering what you guys thought of tires for your IS F.
I have the factory bridgestones with only 800 miles so far. They seem ok, but I remember loving my goodyear f1 gs d3s on my corvette.
So a couple questions-----

How many miles will bridgestones go? Assume spirited driving no burn outs?

Does everyone seem to agree that PS2's are the way to go?
Aka what do you think is the best tire for this beast?

Wish I could get goodyears for it but don't seem to be any on tire rack.
bridgestone, PS2's, Pirelli, kumhos, nittos, and yokahuma is all I have seen.
 

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I would say the Bridgestones are going to last 15k-20k maybeeee even 25k if you don't push the car at all. A lot of F owners with that many miles haven't changed them yet or are about to change them. I only have 7k miles so I still have a ways to go.

I would definitely agree that the PS2's are the way to go with stock tires on the F. I rode in an F with them on and I could tell a difference between them and my Bridgestones during "spirited" driving around corners and such. For those purchasing their new F's, make sure you request PS2's.

As far as the best tire, I'm not sure yet. I'm going to have to check out tire rack and see the difference ones they offer :cool:
 

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I've got the PS2s on mine and the odometer shows almost 16k. The rear tire tread is almost level with the wear bar indicators, but the fronts look like they are around 4/32" Looks like I'll be replacing the rear tires before the fronts, so maybe the second set rears will wear out about the same time as the fronts. I have a set of the rear PS2s in the closet that will go on the car in the spring that I found at a bargain price a few months back. ;)

Also FWIW I ran the drag strip with these tires a few times so that probably accounts for a few thousand miles lost on rear tread. hehe

PS...Yes the PS2s are certainly the way to go with this car at least in my opinion.
 

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it really depends on how hard you drive. with my other sports car, i usually get no more than 9000 miles in the rear and ~ 15k in the front regardless of brands.
i love eagle F1's , they provide excellent wet traction and stay quiet until near the end of usable life. they are great tires for daily drive.
 

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I've driven many IS F's extensively on the track and on regular roads, PS2 hands down. Thank god my IS F came from the factory with PS2's.
 

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I've driven many IS F's extensively on the track and on regular roads, PS2 hands down. Thank god my IS F came from the factory with PS2's.

Mine came with Bridgestone's, but I would not accept the car with them mounted. Before the sale closed, I made my dealer switch to the Michelin's from another F on the Lot. Also, IMHO, the car is undertired. I expect to go with at least one larger size for both ends when I get new tires. The problem seems to be that the choices are very limited in a 235/40/19 and a 265/35/19. I hope that more options pop up soon, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Mine came with Bridgestone's, but I would not accept the car with them mounted. Before the sale closed, I made my dealer switch to the Michelin's from another F on the Lot. Also, IMHO, the car is undertired. I expect to go with at least one larger size for both ends when I get new tires. The problem seems to be that the choices are very limited in a 235/40/19 and a 265/35/19. I hope that more options pop up soon, but I'm not holding my breath.

Lou
i wish i knew there was a choice when i bought mine.
 

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See I don't get that because if you go to good year's website it and put in is f it says they do??? But I trust tire rack. What gives???
 

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I whent to a 275/30 in the rear if that helps and in the ps2 it looks soooo much better wider and not so streached like they do stock
 

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See I don't get that because if you go to good year's website it and put in is f it says they do??? But I trust tire rack. What gives???
Goodyear says they do for the Rear tires, but not the Front. Just as the Tire Rack web site says. Look at the link below:

http://www.goodyeartires.com/goodye...8&make=LEXUS&model=IS+F&option=Standard+Front

I whent to a 275/30 in the rear if that helps and in the ps2 it looks soooo much better wider and not so streached like they do stock

275/30 is almost a half inch too short for the rear of the F, you really don't want to use that tire. Also, IMO, the 255/35 does not look streatched on a 9" wheel. I do believe that the F is undertired however, and I will be ging larger when I retire.

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Goodyear says they do for the Rear tires, but not the Front. Just as the Tire Rack web site says. Look at the link below:

http://www.goodyeartires.com/goodye...8&make=LEXUS&model=IS+F&option=Standard+Front




275/30 is almost a half inch too short for the rear of the F, you really don't want to use that tire. Also, IMO, the 255/35 does not look streatched on a 9" wheel. I do believe that the F is undertired however, and I will be ging larger when I retire.

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Your rite but if your going wider (275) you should go smaller on the side wall(30) it would look like a mustang
I'm willing to give pics if needed
 

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Flip, ever drive any IS-F's with Bridgestones for comparison? They both have their benefits for sure.
Yeah I have. The Potenzas aren't as sticky as the PS2's in cornering, but they will last longer. I've noticed the Potenzas have a lot of resonance after a couple thousand miles on the ODO, especially on smooth surfaces during cruising speeds. I guess i'm biased with the PS2's which is why i'm very happy my F came with them.
 

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Your rite but if your going wider (275) you should go smaller on the side wall(30) it would look like a mustang
I'm willing to give pics if needed
To keep all the electrics and the speedo and odo working properly, you should try and maintain the stock sidewall height. Also, too small will leave a larger fender gap, too large will increase the chance of rubbing. In addition, you should try to keep the front and rear ODs at the same height, as the stock tires are.

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To keep all the electrics and the speedo and odo working properly, you should try and maintain the stock sidewall height. Also, too small will leave a larger fender gap, too large will increase the chance of rubbing. In addition, you should try to keep the front and rear ODs at the same height, as the stock tires are.

Lou






 
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