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I noticed that there are a few topics on here relating to tyres for the NX. I've done 28,000 miles now on the original Yokohamas so decided I had better start doing some research. The consensus seems to be that the Michelin Cross Climates are a sound choice but I had a slight panic as availability seemed to be an issue for some forum members. I went down to my local ATS and they said that they could get the tyres that I wanted tomorrow and as there is a deal on they would be £150 per tyre. If you look on the website you could be forgiven for thinking that Michelin doesn't do a tyre for the NX as everything is listed except those.

I'll be getting four cross climates fitted next week. There is loads of life on the rears which is a shame but I will be happier with some decent tyres

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Hi Malcom, I am thinking about these as well but as you I have now enough tire thread to last me until next cold season so I will wait, but these tires are on top of the list!

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Hi Malcolm. Have you tried blackcircles.com. 

They are offering Cross climates for an NX at £141.12 fully fitted, with an extra 10% off this week as you can see below.

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I have used them before and they are very good.  Most Lexus dealers will price match too, so well worth giving them a try.

 

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We had Crossclimate+ on our V70, and I have them on my Nissan Leaf also. 

They are a SUPERB tyre. They are supremely quiet, extraordinary in the wet and capable in the snow with a good ride compliance. Wear life is excellent. Downsides? The wet weather performance comes at a rolling resistance cost - slight in the dry, but significant in the wet (and really noticeable as a range impact on the Leaf) - expect to lose a bit on mpg in the wet. They occasionally "sing" when they hit a particular type of road surface, make a peculiar "squirming" or "rustling" noise in dry/hot conditions (but you'll only notice with windows open) and have a slightly unpredictable side-slip behaviour (noticeable in wet/snow on significant cambers (meaning about 20-30% camber) at very low speed.

If you are a Costco member then there are often deals on sets of crossclimates there - I got £60 off the set for my Leaf. 

Other manufacturers are starting to catch up, with strong offerings now from Continental (Allseasoncontact) and Bridgestone (A005). However, the Crossclimate remains a superbly strong choice. 

Our GS450h will be getting a set when the current tyres wear down (but it came on a brand-new set of P Zero Nero GT, so not binning them!). 

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23 minutes ago, sheri1 said:

Hi Malcolm. Have you tried blackcircles.com. 

They are offering Cross climates for an NX at £141.12 fully fitted, with an extra 10% off this week as you can see below.

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I have used them before and they are very good.  Most Lexus dealers will price match too, so well worth giving them a try.

 

Hi Ian,

Thanks for that. No, I hadn't looked at Blackcircles as I was so surprised to see that ATS were only quoting £150. I had a GS before and I would end up paying £200 per tyre

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I switched from Yokohama to Cross Climates and they transformed the car. I definitely recommend them. I did have issues with availability, but the tyres were very new at the time, at least in NX size.

Incidentally, the best price I got was from my local Lexus dealer.

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I had mine fitted at Lexus Bolton. £560 for the set 4 weeks ago

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I just had a quote from Lexus Birmingham - £165 each. Looks like I may have to move to Bolton

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6 hours ago, hunslet said:

I just had a quote from Lexus Birmingham - £165 each. Looks like I may have to move to Bolton

Try www.motokiki.com they will tell you cheapest around where you live. You could then show lexus the price and see if they will price match if you want them to do it.

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On 3/18/2019 at 12:33 PM, sheri1 said:

Hi Malcolm. Have you tried blackcircles.com. 

They are offering Cross climates for an NX at £141.12 fully fitted, with an extra 10% off this week as you can see below.

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I have used them before and they are very good.  Most Lexus dealers will price match too, so well worth giving them a try.

 

Thank you, I used exactly this advert and ordered them from Black Circle, had 4 of them delivered to my local Lexus dealer and had them fitted and the 4 wheel alignment. 

Needed to get 4 fitted as the existing tyres were odd and had a puncture in one only a month into ownership.

Left with 2 Bridgestone Duelers with 5.2/4.8/5.4 and 6.3/6.2/5.7 mm across them, plus an Avon ZX7 with 6.6/7.1/6.8 on it, any ideas on what to do with them? Don't really think I will need them with 4 new Cross Climates and I assume no good even as spares due to different tread patterns etc?

Is there a sales and wants area on here? I have not located it as only just moved over to Lexus from Mitsubishi.

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Welcome Gavin, how long have you had your NX ?

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5 hours ago, LexusIS300h said:

Welcome Gavin, how long have you had your NX ?

Thank you. I have had my NX about 2 months, its a year old, ex Lexus staff car.

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19 hours ago, gavwhite1972 said:

Thank you, I used exactly this advert and ordered them from Black Circle, had 4 of them delivered to my local Lexus dealer and had them fitted and the 4 wheel alignment. 

Needed to get 4 fitted as the existing tyres were odd and had a puncture in one only a month into ownership.

Left with 2 Bridgestone Duelers with 5.2/4.8/5.4 and 6.3/6.2/5.7 mm across them, plus an Avon ZX7 with 6.6/7.1/6.8 on it, any ideas on what to do with them? Don't really think I will need them with 4 new Cross Climates and I assume no good even as spares due to different tread patterns etc?

Is there a sales and wants area on here? I have not located it as only just moved over to Lexus from Mitsubishi.

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Stick them on ebay or something for a like £50 each they'll probably go fairly quick 

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