Ultra High Performance All-Season tires are for driving enthusiasts who want a combination of a performance appearance, responsive handling and Z-speed rated (or higher) durability along with all-season traction, including in light snow. Ultra High Performance All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on sports cars, performance coupes and high performance sedans.
O.E. Ultra High Performance All-Season 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 and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.
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This tire has a rough ride and produces lots of road noise at high speeds. It handles well. I am going to try a new set of tires upon replacement, probably Michelins.
These tires came with the car when it was purchased new 15 months ago. The dry traction is quite good and I have had no complaints with traction on wet pavement. Live in NC near the mountains so the roads have many curves and the tires handle them well. Only two light snows since owning the car and the tires were OK, but snow melted by the next day so I have have a limited experience to judge this aspect. As the tread has worn down some I do notice a little more in the way of road noise now. I doubt these are the best tires for this car, but as far as OEM, which usually is fair at best, these tires were not bad. I would be interested in a tire rack test/review as they have the advantage of trying out mutiple tires and comparing performance
These tires make my new Lexus drive like a pickup truck at speeds over 45 MPH. I feel every imperfection in the highway and as someone else said on the Lexus website “the car seems to dance” at higher speeds. I wouild never buy these tires. I am going to switch out for Michelin or Continentals.
The 5100 handles well but is getting louder and louder.If you run over a bathroom paper cup,you feel it.Harsh ride.I’m not going to wait much longer to get rid of these crap tires.
Don’t buy a vehicle with this tire – demand to replace the tires first before making a deal. Tires like these should not be sold OEM. Lexus quality is rapidly going down year after year with the choice of low quality parts.
These Dunlop tires were on a 2013 GS350 I bought with 16000 miles on it. Horrible ride, noisy, felt like I was all over the road. I had expected this from the tire rack survey, so I was not surprised. I put on a set of Michelein All Season Pilots like I had on the 2006 BMW 5 series I traded in and the difference was amazing. Ride has improved, noise is down, and the car feels connected to the pavement.
Quiet and smooth with great tread wear. I will get 60,000 miles on them. Mediocre handling.