Suspension Is Fine - It's the Tires That Are Too Stiff - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test

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edited May 2015 in Lexus
imageSuspension Is Fine - It's the Tires That Are Too Stiff - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test

With a car like the Lexus RC F, you have to expect things like a little extra road noise. It's the price you pay for serious performance.

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  • opfreakopfreak Member Posts: 106
    I've actually read the pss are really soft and like to roll over. (from alot of 2 series forums)
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    According to Tire Rack's actual PSS owners, the tire in addition to being the absolute best performing max performance summer tire, is the absolute best riding and lowest noise max performance summer tire.

    And at risk of beating a dead horse, I will repeat that at this price point, the car needs adaptive suspension.
  • grijongrijon Member Posts: 147
    You're not using 467 horsepower to hum along at highway speeds...LOL!
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    So.. it's not the tyres but back to the suspension tuning.
  • charizard1charizard1 Member Posts: 4
    I defintely don't agree that the Michelin PSS is the reason for road noise since I've had experience with them and they are the quietest tire options available for Lexus. On my previous GS, it came standard with Bridgestone, and major improvement in handling and road noise when switched to Michelin. My current GS was fitted Dunlop and they are just as loud as Bridgestone, but grip more. Point is...Michelin PSS are not harsh.
  • apex_itapex_it Member Posts: 6
    It goes back to the suspension tuning. The perfect balance between ride and handling has been evading Japanese OEMs for decades compared to their German rivals who have seemed to crack the code very well. I've had these tires on my M3 and now Carrera S and they are very quiet and handle exceptionally well, especially compared to Pirelli P-Zeros and PS2s.
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