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We bought our JX in the beginning of May, but that's already past the rainy season here in Northern California. We don't expect rain again until Oct/Nov. I'm just curious how the vehicle handles in rainy conditions, especially if anyone had driven theirs in the heavy rains. I guess we'll find out in about half a year.:confused:
 

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Just fine, but it got really wet..... J/K... I have the AWD JX and with the Michelin latitude touring tire it rides fine, even in heavy rain. I live in WI and we've had quite a bit of rain recently, and haven't had one issue. Just note that how a vehicle drives in wet weather/snow has more to do with the tires than it does with the vehicle. I had shitty dunlop tires on my Lexus GX470 when I got it 5 years ago and my wife had Michelin latitudes on her Toyota Sienna minivan, and even though the Lexus was 4 WD, the Sienna had better traction in snow and ice. When the latitude tires run out, I plan on getting the Michelin Cross Terrain tires. Those are the tires I replace the Dunlops with on my Lexus GX and they were the best tires I had ever owned: Got 62,000 miles out of them, had great traction in all weather and were dead silent on the road. One thing that I don't like about the JX in the rain is that the wipers on high seem to be slow compared to other vehicles. I fixed the issue by applying rain x to the windshield.....
 

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I also don't like how the left wiper pulls in some water on to the windshield on its turnaround. Maybe my blades are not installed right.
 

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I also don't like how the left wiper pulls in some water on to the windshield on its turnaround. Maybe my blades are not installed right.
My previous vehicle (Lexus GX470) did the same thing, and so does my wife's toyota sienna. I now use rain x and it helps. I also think that the wipers could be faster on high....
 

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What exactly do you guys mean? I've always used rainx. The spray and wipe kind is easy to use. Try aquapel too. It's an even better version of rainx. Lasts longer and works better.
 

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Just fine, but it got really wet..... J/K... I have the AWD JX and with the Michelin latitude touring tire it rides fine, even in heavy rain. I live in WI and we've had quite a bit of rain recently, and haven't had one issue. Just note that how a vehicle drives in wet weather/snow has more to do with the tires than it does with the vehicle. I had shitty dunlop tires on my Lexus GX470 when I got it 5 years ago and my wife had Michelin latitudes on her Toyota Sienna minivan, and even thought the Lexus was 4 WD, the Sienna had better traction in snow and ice. When the latitude tires run out, I plan on getting the Michelin Cross Terrain tires. Those are the tires I replace the Dunlops with on my Lexus GX and they were the best tires I had ever owned: Got 62,000 miles out of them, had great traction in all weather and were dead silent on the road. One thing that I don't like about the JX in the rain is that the wipers on high seem to be slow compared to other vehicles. I fixed the issue by applying rain x to the windshield.....
Did your car come with the Michelin tires or did you have to order it with them? We saw a picture of ours and it is fully loaded and has Bridgestone tires on it? We are wondering if there is a difference in tire quality.
 

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Mine comes with Michelin tires, I think all JXs do.
I guess not. We are finally taking delivery of our car this weekend after waiting 8 weeks for the transport company to deliver our car. Dealership sent us a photo when it arrived and it clearly had Bridgstone tires. Are you East Coast or West Coast? I wonder if that makes a difference?
 

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I was driving my JX in rain these days ... not heavy rain though.
So no problem for handling in my experience
I did notice a potential issue though: after driving in rain, when i open the back gate, there's some water (rain, I suppose) going down on both sides of the edge of the trunk by the gate... i still have to experiment again where the water come from exactly but i guess there might be a minor design flaw that some rain water would go down onto the side walls inside the trunk
 

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The area does make a difference. I've seen this happen on other cars before.
Great.So does this mean some people get a lesser tire when the Michelan are supposedly the best? We are on the West Coast so I'd be curious to see what West Coast people are getting, considering our car was originally slated for East Coast.
 

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I guess not. We are finally taking delivery of our car this weekend after waiting 8 weeks for the transport company to deliver our car. Dealership sent us a photo when it arrived and it clearly had Bridgstone tires. Are you East Coast or West Coast? I wonder if that makes a difference?
I'm in Texas.
 

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In Canada, my JX came equipped with the Michelins.
 
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