Last post on Mar 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330, Lexus RX 350, Tires
#5 of 66 Re: Tire Question - - difference in Michelins [jpsherfy]
Dec 11, 2007 (6:32 pm)
Have you checked out the Tire Rack on-line store? Lots of good information about lots of different tires. You can enter your vehicle type, year, and wheel size and it will give you a large selection to chose from as well as test data and user reviews of each. You will see several Michelins offered. After doing all the research I could I was ready to buy Bridgestone Alenzas as they seem to be well liked by the using community. Then I went to a highly recommended local tire dealer and he recommended either the Alenza or the Toyo HT that I ultimately purchased for about $180 a pop.
If your RX has 17 inch wheels your selection will be even greater. 18 inchers reduce the selection and seem to increase the price too.
#6 of 66 RX Tire Recommendation
Dec 26, 2007 (12:16 pm)
I own a 2000 RX 4wd. Currently have 115k on the car. Replaced the factory Goodyear's with Michelin Cross Terrains about four years ago. After a completely satisfactory run of 68,000 trouble free miles, I had another set installed last year.
Unless you do a lot of off-road work, these babies are hard to beat.
Feb 23, 2008 (8:19 pm)
will they fit on my 2001 Rx 300
#9 of 66 Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection
Mar 01, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I am buying an RX 350 and have a question regarding Lexus Tire and Wheel protection. The dealer said the list price for this coverage is $795, but will sell to me for $599. It covers the wheels and rims for 5 years, no deductible. I called another Lexus dealer, and this protection was roughly the same amount. I have read on the forums about people paying $29 / tire for road hazard protection. Can that just cover the tires and not the rims? I can't imagine it would be the same coverage offered for $599. I am not inclined to take this coverage at that price.
For $29 / tire, I would definitely take it.
Any advice, on the pricing would be greatly appreciated.
#10 of 66 Re: Tires - Tracking, Wear, Recommendations [shooter4]
Mar 27, 2008 (2:33 pm)
I have a Lexus RX300 and the tracking is horriable to the right. 100,000 miles and 2 sets of tires but 4 extra on passenger side front?? with my experience it's the auto. The best way to fing out is to buy a pair of Michelin's..... Buyer BEWARE I found out my recent set of Michelin's were not Michelin's at all, rather genrics built by Brigstone I believe? best of luck
#12 of 66 Re: Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection [carlovernj]
Apr 08, 2008 (6:17 am)
I just paid $450 for the road Hazard insurance at Sterling Mcall Lexus in Houston this past weekend. The 5 year policy....no negotiation on the price...yes wheels are covered.
#13 of 66 Re: Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection [mephross]
Apr 09, 2008 (9:01 am)
Just curious but how many wheels and tires have you had to replace due to running into something since you have been driving? I have been driving for 45 years and can only recall two incidents where I had to replace the tire and never have had damage to the wheels. Not saying that taking out road side wheel/tire hazard insurance is not worth it ...............yea, I guess I am. Also I took out the road side hazard warranty on my new RX 350 in February against my better judgment at $29 a tire x 5 = $145 but my guardian angel must have been looking out for me. The finance guy screwed up his math so I ended up getting the warranty at no cost but I look at it this way. They made plenty off of me so I came out a little bit better. I found out when I got home and did some calling around and did some internet surfing I could have got the same tire warranty at $19 a tire. You can take out the warranty at other tire stores that carry your brand so you don't have to take it from Lexus. The way I look at it I can replace a tire for the cost of the roadside hazard insurance. The chances of having to replace two or more tires or slim and none from my driving experience. The chances of damaging a wheel is remote to put it mildly. Just my $0.02.
#14 of 66 Re: Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection [mephross]
Apr 09, 2008 (1:26 pm)
I recently purchased the RX 350 and I ended up turning down the road hazard warranty from the dealer. They wanted $599, sounds like you got a better deal. I ended up buying a tire road hazard warranty from a local tire shop. I paid $19/ tire which covers the tires only. Best of luck on your new wheels.