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I have 18 inch michelin latitudes oem on my premium awd, awesome tire, it was my chosen replacement on my last suv.
 

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There are alot of choices for 235/65-18. Pretty much all of them are cheaper then the OEM option. I wonder which one is the most popular. There are a few high performance summers and all seasons that have high revews that cost less then OEM.
 

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Bridgestones?

What tires are supposed to come with the fully loaded jx awd? (20" ) Mine are are Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS. Real junk. I have sworn by and always used Michelin. The tires on my car were extremely over inflated when I picked up the car. What do all of you have?

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I believe the duelers are Oem stock for the 20's, not sure if it's the same for west coast models. Def better tires avail that will fit with the JX. The dulers aren't cheap they run around $230 each
 

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After 3500 miles on the 20" Bridgestone Duelers, I'm pretty happy. They're pretty quiet compared to many other crossover/SUVs that I've driven or ridden in. The handling is pretty good for this type of vehicle. I just don't have wet/snow experience on them yet. We'll see about that in 4-5 months.
 

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Why use Bridgestone on 20". Michelin is so much better!

Well, we got caught in a thunder storm and the tires totally suck. We slid all over the road. Inside pressure plate says inflate to 35psi. The other option for 20" is the Michelen Latitude Tour HP. Much better tire. I see Infiniti uses Michelen on the 18' but use a cheaper and awful Bridgestone. I pay more for the loaded jx awd and they inferior tires on the car. SHAME ON YOU INFINITI!!!!!
 

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Terrible Bridgestone Tires

I have the awd with Deluxe Touring Package. During a rain storm my awful Bridgestone's had me slipping and sliding. Today I am having Michelin Latitude Tour HP, 235/55r20 put on my car. I have notified the dealer and asked for a credit and when I can return the old unsafe Bridgestone's. Anyone else have this experience? I plan to escalte to Infiniti if I do not get a satisfactory response from my dealership.

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What tires are supposed to come with the fully loaded jx awd? (20" ) Mine are are Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS. Real junk. I have sworn by and always used Michelin. The tires on my car were extremely over inflated when I picked up the car. What do all of you have?
I have the awd with Deluxe Touring Package. During a rain storm my awful Bridgestone's had me slipping and sliding. Today I am having Michelin Latitude Tour HP, 235/55r20 put on my car. I have notified the dealer and asked for a credit and when I can return the old unsafe Bridgestone's. Anyone else have this experience? I plan to escalte to Infiniti if I do not get a satisfactory response from my dealership.
You seemed to have made up your mind already that the Bridgestone was junk before the rain storm.
The surveys and the tests done at tirerack do not seem to agree with your observation though. They seem to compare well with the Michelin Latitude.
 

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Did your dealership or Infiniti give you credit for the new 20" Michelins?

I have the awd with Deluxe Touring Package. During a rain storm my awful Bridgestone's had me slipping and sliding. Today I am having Michelin Latitude Tour HP, 235/55r20 put on my car. I have notified the dealer and asked for a credit and when I can return the old unsafe Bridgestone's. Anyone else have this experience? I plan to escalte to Infiniti if I do not get a satisfactory response from my dealership.





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I was going to purchase a JX with the 20" tire/wheel option tonight, but decided against it after speaking to my friend, besides being a $1700 option, what turned me off was the future cost and scarce availability of these tires, they're $50-$75 more each tire, plus I didn't see alot of choices to choose from at this point.
 

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I would not be concerned with the 20's. I was actually happy that the 20's came with Duelers and NOT the Michelin Latitudes. I had the Latitudes on both of my previous Armada's (also 20") and they were TERRIBLE tires! Nice and smooth when new, but always scary as hell in snow and ice. They were a little slick in rain, but slush was pure hell!
 

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Remember, the vehicle comes first, then the tire selections. With the Pathfinder having the same size 20" tires, there will be more and more options available as time goes on.

To me, well worth the $1700 I paid for the Forged Polished Rims!!!!
 

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Our Mallfinder will arrive in December. We got the Platinum package, which has 20" wheels. I would rather have 18's. For my snow set, I already bought some 18" Blizzaks and new take-off OEM Murano 18" "5-Y" wheels. I will be able to immediately put the snows on the for the winter, and have 4 months to sell the brand new 20's and shop for another set of 18" summer tires/wheels. So, whatever tires come on it will be gone anyway.
 

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Remember, the vehicle comes first, then the tire selections. With the Pathfinder having the same size 20" tires, there will be more and more options available as time goes on.

To me, well worth the $1700 I paid for the Forged Polished Rims!!!!
thats so true, especially with the pathfinder being the poor mans JX :D
 

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thats so true, especially with the pathfinder being the poor mans JX :D
Or, you could could say, "That's so true, especially with the JX being the _______ man's Pathfinder". I could have filled in the blank with a number of derogatory adjectives, but didn't because everyone buys what they do for their own reasons.

Notes: 1. Sentences begin with a capital letter, 2. "that's" is a contraction requiring an apostrophe, 3. "man's" is singular possessive which also requires an apostrophe, and 4. "Pathfinder" is a proper noun that should be capitalized. I guess I should point out for you that an adjective is a word that describes a noun. "Poor" was the adjective in your sentence. Get it? Hmmm.... maybe I need to point out that derogatory means "bad" (in simple terms). By the way, I'm an engineer, not an english major.

But thanks, I needed a good laugh this morning. It makes me marvel at how some people can afford their payments.

My wife and I currently have 3 cars and a truck. My Chevelle, a toy we drove 550 miles this year, is worth more than your JX. Dollars weren't in the decision matrix. Search my posts, you will notice I've never asked any questions about financing...

For our particular choice, I would say "A Pathfinder is a gearhead man's JX". I wouldn't have been happy with a JX knowing that the Pathfinder has the newer generation CVT. I like the idea of lockable full time 4 wheel drive vs sensed all wheel drive. We need real metal, stand off roof racks. We like the more mainstream styling much better. Those were our deciding factors for switching from our JX order to Pathfinder.
 

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Well spoken gibbons. For me, I had actually decided on waiting for the Pathfinder, I was going to get the Platinum Premium (we have two young boys). I ended up selling my Armada for the asking price, so I was fortunate enough to toss down an extra $4500 on the purchase of the JX (since I sold my Armada, I had to have a vehicle right away).

I have had many Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. I am a huge fan of the styling of the Infiniti, and I love Xenon lights. I do like tech features, although they are not necessarily a must have. My wife loves the safety features of our JX, especially the back up collision intervention. About 7 years ago at our previous home, our next door neighbor was backing his Tahoe out of the garage about 10 feet so he could get his riding lawnmower out, I am not going to get into details, but he backed over his 2.5 year old son, instantly killing him. That day will be forever imbedded in my mind, and my wife's mind. Also, a couple of years ago one of our state senators who lives in our neighborhood, did the exact same thing to his granddaughter.............as crazy as it sounds, this is two lives that could have been saved by possibly back up cameras, but most certainly the JX's back up collision intervention. So my wife has a high regard for some safety features. Also, not that it is needed, I have a fond appreciation for an EXTRA QUIET interior, and a more luxurious feel, but I would not have purchased the JX had it not be for me selling my Armada outright, I would have gone for the Pathfinder and been perfectly happy.

If it were my choice, I would take a JX, the Pathy's 4WD system, Pathy's CVT (with slightly better MPG, towing capacity is nice, but I have never towed closed to 3500lbs), JX's engine (nothing wrong with 5 extra hp and 8lb extra of torque), or better yet, a turbo version of the 3.5, with the same MPG.
 

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Remember, the vehicle comes first, then the tire selections. With the Pathfinder having the same size 20" tires, there will be more and more options available as time goes on.
//\\ This!


Oh, and Gibbons, I'm usually the grammar nazi. Nice to see I'm not alone.


 

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lockable full time 4 wheel drive vs sensed all wheel drive

This is a big reason for me to like the Pathfinder. Wish the JX had locking diff.
 
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