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Bridgestone Potenza RE050

225/40-18 (Reading the Tire Size)

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4.3  
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Rating
4.3  
Review Date
January 16, 2012
Vehicle
2006 LEXUS IS 350 SEDAN
Location
SAN DIEGO, CA
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for
1 year
Miles Driven on Tires
12000
Ride Comfort
3.0  
Cornering/Steering
8.0  
Ride Noise
1.0  
Tread Life
1.0  
Dry Traction
8.0  
Wet Traction
8.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again No

Tire Pros

Good traction, cornering

Tire Cons

Noisy, wears unevenly, doesn't last long

These are the OEM tires for Lexus IS vehicles for the most part, and I always hear how awful OEM tires are, and these are living proof that OEM tires suck. These tires are great for the first 5-10k miles, after that, forget it. They are noisy, wobble, and when your car is rolling to a stop have excessive vibration due to the uneven wear (and yes my car is perfectly aligned to factory spec have had it checked 2x- it's the tire not the alignment). Avoid them at all costs, and speaking of which there are much cheaper tires out there for less money so why would you torture yourself? Oh wait, they are chosen by Lexus, so they must be good right? Not!

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