Why drivers with high-performance cars, trucks, and SUVs are surprised by Lionharts.
Who makes Lionhart tires?
Shopping for one or a whole set of replacement tires for your car, truck or SUV, your local tire shop owner might recommend a set of Lionharts. Priced at a fraction of a premium brand, its competitive price combined with a wide variety of sizes and aspect ratios makes them a popular choice for large tire shoppers on a budget.
First available for sale in 2013, Lionhart tires are a relatively new player to the American market.
Lionhart tires are part of the Turbo Wholesale Tire family of tires, a wholesaler established and based in Los Angeles, California with at least two lines of exclusive tires.
Turbo Wholesale Tires owns both the Lexani and Lionhart brand of tires. Lexani tires are not to be confused with Lexani Wheels, a whole separate company in a related, but different industry.
Depending on the model, Lionhart tires are either made in China or Thailand
Lionhart’s makes passenger, performance, light truck, off-road, and trailer tires. Their lineup of 19 models as of 2021 is as follows.
- LH-101– Passenger
- LH-202– Passenger, Performance
- LH-303– Passenger
- LH-311– Passenger
- LH-403– Passenger
- LH-404– Passenger
- LH-501– Passenger
- LH-503– Passenger, Performance
- LH-Three II– Performance
- LH-Four– Performance
- LH-Five– Performance
- LH-Eight– Light Truck, Performance
- LH-Ten-Light Truck, Performance
- LH- Eleven– Performance
- LH-HTP– Light Truck
- Lionclaw AT– Light Truck, Offroad
- Lionclaw HT– Light Truck, Offroad
- Lionclaw MT- Light Truck, Offroad
- LH-CTS– Trailer
Model-specific Lionhart technologies
- Harmonic Tire (LH311 Harmonic tire)- Tire technology that combines balanced, centralized and deep tread patterns to maintain constant contact with the road under any directional conditions. Results in a smooth and quiet ride
- Run Flat technology (LH-403)– This tire is self-sealing, self-supporting, and has a stiffer internal construction for stability when running over objects that can puncture and after a blowout event.
- Silica enhanced tread compound (LH-Eleven)– strengthens the tire but also reduces tread flex while improving other areas of performance including lateral acceleration, braking and reduced hydroplaning.
- Lionhart Tread depth indicator (LH Eleven)
Does Lionhart Tires have a warranty?
According to Lionhart’s website, only (4) of their tires have limited warranties.
- LH-503 – 40,000 mile limited warranty
- LH-Five- 30,000 mile limited warranty
- LH-Ten- 30,000 mile limited warranty
- Lionclaw HT- 40,000 Mile Warranty (P-Metric Sizes Only)
It’s not clear what a limited warranty entails or how to obtain warranty service. Contact Lionhart Tires by phone 1.888.546.6007 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lionhart tires has (1) recall.
A recall issued on March 3,2020, affects Lionhart Lionclaw HTs in size LT275/65/R20 with production dates between Nov 14, 2017-June 22, 2018.
According to the recall,
“Due to the structural design of the subject tires, when
manufactured using a two stage process, the tires may exhibit a reduced margin of performance durability. This condition may contribute to separation of the tire sidewall and thereby increase the risk of a crash.”
Are Lionhart tires any good?
Like any online shopper who wants to get a feel for a tire brand, I’m going to go to large third party seller sites and Youtube for reviews. My go to third-party site is SimpleTire as their reviews seem to come from actual purchasers (not bots or paid.)
According to the reviews I read and videos watched (embedded below,) it’s clear that Lionhart tires are a good Asian-made tire.
Lionhart Tires knows the tire market well. They’ve recognized the popularity of high performance light trucks (Silverados, GMC Sierras, and Ram 1500s,) SUVs (Jeep Grand Cherokee) and muscle cars (Dodge Challenger/Charger, Chrysler 300, Ford Mustang etc.)
Lionhart also knows getting bigger wheels and tires is not an uncommon upgrade so they’ve partnered with the right tire factories to provide a wide range of widths and sizes to cater to that need.
Lionhart tire purchasers are happy with the amount of performance they get for the price.
Take for example, a 245/45/20-inch tire commonly found on new Ford Mustangs and some older Corvettes. Lionhart HF-503s,LH’s Performance tire at that size is priced around $120. An equivalent sized tire from a premium brand will run you at least twice that.
This C5 Corvette owner was more than happy with his LH-503s.
“These (LH-530s) grip a lot better than I thought they would,” says John Drives Anything.
“I thought I would be doing 0-60 in six seconds because I’d be losing all that grip but these grip pretty well for what they are. For what these tires are, I’m happy with that.”
This Lionhart LH-10 review for size 295/30/22s compared his new Lionhart’s to his previous and much more expensive Nitto 420S tires. You can watch the video below, but basically he mentions how, while the Lionharts don’t grip as well as the Nittos, they do outperform his older Nittos when it’s wet. New LH-10s in that size cost around $170 while replacement Nittos would’ve cost $270.
“I have a 2008 Suburban LT with 24″ aftermarket wheels with 295-35R24 Lionhart LH-TEN tires,” comments Oscar Orozco on SimpleTire
“The Suburban handles real good and no road noise what to ever. So far so good, I am very pleased and I highly recommend these tires for any vehicle. I will definitely buy these tires again. I also have a 2003 F150 with 22″ wheels and I will be buying a set for it pretty soon.”
I particularly liked this through review of Lionharts on 22s. According to his review, not only are Lionhearts great, they give him no problems at triple digit speeds!
High performance tires for big body cars and trucks only last so long no matter how much you spend especially if you drive hard and upsize your wheels.
If you buy Lionharts to hot-lap around the track, you’re probably going to be disappointed quick.
But, if you know you just need replacements and can’t afford better than OEM tires right now but are smart enough not to drive on practically bald tires, Lionharts offer that happy medium of good-enough performance at the right price.