Street/Sport Truck All-Season light truck tires are for drivers who want a combination of aggressive, low-profile tires/large rim diameter wheels to enhance their vehicle’s appearance and handling withall-season versatility, including traction in light snow. Street/Sport Truck All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are sometimes used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on 2WD and 4WD light and medium-duty pickup, crossover and sport utility vehicles.
O.E. Street/Sport Truck All-Season light truck tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range andspeed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.
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I very much dislike these tires. At the 33psi recommend by Lexus, these tires develop flat spots when parked overnight. It takes many miles to smooth these out each day. Ride is less than smooth and they tend ‘jiggle’ at highway speed at the Lexus recommended pressure. I am looking for best and quietest ride for a 6,000 pound SUV. I have found that the Dunlop tires are not as smooth as the Michelins that came as standard equipment on my 2004 Lincoln Navigator and don’t ride as well. I got 134,000+ miles out of those Michelins which are no longer made (I think I know why). I like the Lexus LX-570 but not the tires and the ride from the Dunlop tires. I test drove an LX with Michelins and assumed that my new LX would also have them…..shame on me for that assumption.
Well these were standard equipment on my new lx. I am skeptical as my previous lx’s had Michelin ltx’s or latitude tours each of the two sets for these vehicles went 60,000 mi. And I replaced them with tread remaining. the replacements cost $190 ea. I noticed the replacement dunlops cost $340ea. That’s a pretty steep price difference . The dunlops would have to demonstrate something amazing in terms of mileage or off-road performance for me to consider them when replacement time comes around.
Tires develop flat spots when parked overnight. It takes 20+ miles to get them to round back out. Ride is very sloppy and if you are looking for a smooth ride luxury feel, this is not the tire to use. They came as OEM and I can’t wait to get rid of them. From the tread wear that I am seeing, they won’t last long.