How to improve your ride quality. Lexus IS250 and OE tires.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Brandon Lorenc
Tires are designed for different uses and with different features and benefits. Occasionally, I will talk to a customer with a brand new vehicle, who after driving it for a while realizes he/she isn't thrilled with the ride quality of the O.E. tires. Usually the complaint is that the ride is too harsh, especially when going over bumps.

There is a post right now in the Club Lexus forum that is a good example of this common complaint. The owner of a 2007 Lexus IS250 with the optional 18-inch performance tires and wheels soon realized that the ride was too harsh. Why was it so harsh? The large performance tires and wheels gave the car a stiffer ride quality because of the lower profile. If keeping the wheels is preferred, I would recommend selecting a tire that is more ride-oriented. But the surest way to solve the problem is to downsize to a 17-inch Tire & Wheel Package AND pick a nice riding tire. This would increase the profile of the tires, and with more profile, the end result is a better ride.

And besides, this person likes her car. It would be a shame to get rid of such a nice automobile when there is a relatively simple solution to the problem.

Comments on How to improve your ride quality. Lexus IS250 and OE tires.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Phil Dunlop:
Advise on the SMOOTHEST riding RAIN TIRE made by MICHELIN (size 235/45 X 18) for a 2005 Toyota Solara Convertible SLE-V6

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