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OEM Tire Performance

Any reports out there on OEM tire performance. What can I expect; mileage -wise, quietness on dry roads, handling on wet and/or snow covered roads.
Just became owner of a 2016 NX 200t AWD equipped with Yokohama G91 225 60 R18.
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While these are not the best tires in the world they do get a little quieter with time and don't react as badly to rain grooves. They are not real good on snow but are passable. The turbo is what brings out the weakness on snow. I think that they might be good on a RAV 4.
Having said this they will not be on the NX when it is time for new tires but I will wear out this set.

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They can solve that whole turbo thing with how the tranmsmission lets power get out. gearing is everthing and it goes a long way. one thing we can't forget here.
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They can solve that whole turbo thing with how the tranmsmission lets power get out. gearing is everthing and it goes a long way. one thing we can't forget here.
A snow driving mode would help that, just have the turbo kick in at a higher RPM so it allows the wheels to gradually pick up traction and get moving.



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A snow driving mode would help that, just have the turbo kick in at a higher RPM so it allows the wheels to gradually pick up traction and get moving.
ECO mode helps somewhat. I had this same problem with early models of Subaru Foresters They just added horsepower and did not change the chassis or transmission on the early XT models.

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OEM tires should be generally fine but if you get snowfall every year, best to get a set of snow tires for the extra grip. Not worth it to save a bit of money on a second set if you ever slide into someone or something.
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OEM tires should be generally fine but if you get snowfall every year, best to get a set of snow tires for the extra grip. Not worth it to save a bit of money on a second set if you ever slide into someone or something.
Agree if you live in around and above the SNOW belt and do a lot of highway driving then a set of Blizzak tires is highly recommended/ It's a much softer rubber compound for better gripping. Since it's made out of softer compound, tires would wear faster
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Even getting studdable tires will do you some good, that's if you want to be extra safe.
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Even getting studdable tires will do you some good, that's if you want to be extra safe.
Some states (?) either won't allow those tires or you have to remove them after a certain date
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Yeah I forgot about that. I believe those that live out of the city in areas that get more snow and just overall bad winter weather conditions are allowed to have it.
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