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Link: http://www.tyrepress.com/2014/08/bridgestone-dueler-oe-on-lexus-nx/

"The Lexus NX will hit the European market in October 2014 and will be equipped with the following fitments: The 225/60R18 100H will be fitted in Japan, Europe, Australia and China. The Japan, Europe, Australia, North America, South Korea will also have 235/55R18 100V tyres."

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This is good IMHO...H/L is the high end luxury tire from Bridgestone...quiet!
 

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Glad to hear that we are getting good tires for the NX. What reason do you think there is for not offering both types of tires in all markets?
 

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Based on the first paragraph alone I think I'll junk them right off the bat...

Bridgestone has confirmed that its Dueler H/L 33 tyres are being fitted as original equipment on the Lexus NX. According to the manufacturer, the tyres are “engineered with low rolling resistance [and] will play a key role in the vehicle’s ability to deliver impressive handling, stability and fuel efficiency.” The latest news comes as part of a continued strategy of targeting SUV OE, according to the official announcement.
low rolling resistance being the key term. I see them being HARD, not grippy and AWFUL in the rain. But I always junk new tires, never bought a car that came with sufficient OEM rubbers...

good find BTW.
 

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Glad to hear that we are getting good tires for the NX. What reason do you think there is for not offering both types of tires in all markets?
Maybe the road types?? 235/55 is lower profiled...which means that rough roads can be quite bumpy and noisy with these tires??

But, IMO, more likely, 225/60 is for the NON-turbo NX...base model. While the lower profiled tires are for 200t and hybrids.

Does anyone here have experience with these tires and know how good they actually are?
Dueler H/L is good. May not be good enough for sports car junkie, but they are for highway and normal driving...quiet, smooth, efficient. You guys will like them...unless you're mojo! :)

Based on the first paragraph alone I think I'll junk them right off the bat...

low rolling resistance being the key term. I see them being HARD, not grippy and AWFUL in the rain. But I always junk new tires, never bought a car that came with sufficient OEM rubbers...

good find BTW.
Actually, a lot of tires out now are low rolling resistance tires. These are not ECO tires that you see on Prius etc.. Lots of non-sports car tires are low resist nowadays. I think that tires OEM started doing this a few years ago due to the rising gas prices and poor economy.
 

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Well, i would take Bridgestone H/L over Dunlops any day of the week!!!!:(
Indeed, I'm wondering what the specific break down of rubber is. I doubt 300h, 200t and F sport will share the same make of tires. Sometimes you'll even see two or three different tires coming factory equipped, but that's usually a regional variable and not easily tracked...
 

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From what I read so far, the US model F Sport has two different wheels, the 235/55/18 Graphite Wheel which comes with Summer tires and the 225/60/18 Aluminium with Black Wheel which come with All Season tires.

Both the Bridgestone Dueler H/L and Dunlop GRANDTREK ST30 are All Season tires so I don't think they will be on the US model with the 235/55/18 Graphite Wheels.
 

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I just saw the Bridgestone Dueler H/L on a Graphite Wheel on a video. I guess they aren't using summer tires with the Graphite Wheel. It would be so much nicer if Lexus would release all the info and pricing already so we can just build and order our NX's.
 

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I just saw the Bridgestone Dueler H/L on a Graphite Wheel on a video. I guess they aren't using summer tires with the Graphite Wheel. It would be so much nicer if Lexus would release all the info and pricing already so we can just build and order our NX's.
i think they have some newsletter setup that will notify you of when this will happen, it might be worth it to subscribe to that.
 

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i think they have some newsletter setup that will notify you of when this will happen, it might be worth it to subscribe to that.
I am subscribed and waiting for my salesman to give me a call. Thanks anyway for suggesting it. I need to replace my current SUV and was going to order the MB GLA 250 but found out the Key-Go (push button start) may not be available until December which would delay the delivery so I'm waiting to see if the NX can be order shorty.
 

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CyberDude,

Agree with you on the lack of info in the US. My Lexus sales person contacted me yesterday wanting to know colors and features I wanted as they were meeting with the Lexus rep, presumably I hope to place orders. I complained on Lexus's lack of information.
 
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