azuldiamondavid

Yokohama or Michelin Cross Climate's?

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Hi

Just been to lexus and it seems that I need to replace the front tyres.

Lexus has recommended me the Yokohama ones I said I prefer Michelin Cross Climate's.

They claim (Lexus) that the Michelin Cross Climate's are not as good and they will make a lots of noise when driving.

Also they said that the Yokohama are softer then better.

Well I think they are pushing me to buy something I do not want and lying a little bit to sell something they have in stock.

Can someone advise me about this?

Many thanks!

D

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Then insist you want the cross climates(they are a cross between summer and winter tyres)not sure about the Yokohamas,although they are good tyres 

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Cross Climates are extremely quiet. 

You will not regret having them. 

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11 hours ago, azuldiamondavid said:

Well I think they are pushing me to buy something I do not want and lying a little bit to sell something they have in stock.

Bingo.

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16 minutes ago, rich1068 said:

Bingo.

Michelin without doubt.

Chelsea FC are sponsored by Yokohama and their form is sliding all over the league table !!

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I changed the yokohama tyres on my NX after 5k to Michelin cross climate.  Never looked back. Better ride and quieter. Even the salesman at Lexus could not believe the difference when I let him have a drive after fitting.

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Another emphatic vote for CrossClimates.  Quite, nice ride and good in last winter's snow (not seen any yet this winter!).

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I recently changed all four tyres on my NX and I am really pleased with them.  I can't remember what was on the car previously, I think that there was more than one make though.

The Michelin are spot on, the ride is excellent and they are certainly not 'noisy'

See the link to my original post above.

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Another vote for Cross-Climates. They're definitely quieter and have a smoother ride than the tyres fitted as standard (Bridgestones?).

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The CrossClimates SUV could have been designed for the NX. Quieter ride, terrific wet grip, and good wear. Only v minor reservation is that I don't think turn-in is quite as sharp as on my original Bridgestones.

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No experience of the Michelin Cross Climates, but can say with certainty that my Bridgestone Blizzak full Winter tyres are significantly quieter than my Summer Yokohamas (fitted when the car was new) which tells me the Yokos are on the noisy side...

They'll be replaced this year at the end of the Summer, and I'll be returning to Falkens with which I've had excellent experience previously on a number of vehicles, with both full Winter and Summer tyres.

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Many thanks!  This is a non Brainer.  Cross Climates will be then.

 

Cheers!!

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2 minutes ago, azuldiamondavid said:

Many thanks!  This is a non Brainer.  Cross Climates will be then.

 

Cheers!!

And please tell us what you think of them after a couple of thousand miles David.

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What miles are people getting from their tyres before needing to change them?

I am keeping an eye on my tyre wear, but with 11,000 miles on the car now, it could be a long time before I can switch to all season tyres.

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Yet another vote for Michelin Cross-Climate. They seem nice and quiet, though I haven't had any other tyres to compare. I've driven another, newer, IS300h with different tyres - possibly Bridgestone - and I think the Cross-Climate was more comfortable and quieter.

The thing that has impressed me is how little they wear. They're down about 1-2mm in 15,000 miles. I think they've done around 30,000 miles so far, (though I can't be certain because they were on the car when I bought it) and they still have 4mm on the back and 5mm on the front. At that rate, they should last around another 10,000 on the back and maybe even 15-20,000 on the front before they need changing at around 3mm.

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The yokohama's are dangerous in the wet. I ended up with some back on my car when the mitchelin cross-climates were not available. Regretting it now.

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I too switched from Yoko to X-Climates. The Michelin are much quieter than the Yoko and great in rain and snow. The ride is also much more compliant.

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Late in the day, but the Michelin Cross Climate also very good on the IS250, quiet and very grippy on streaming wet roads

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I did spend a load of time deciding when i changed my 4 tyres last month and in the end as i now do little mileage decided to go the "other" route often mentioned on this forum and chose Avon. ATS did have a "special" at the time that helped Avons being almost £70 per tyre less than the Cross Climates. Very happy with my choice very marked difference with road noise.. in fact so pleased with them have replaced the tyres (needed) on SWMBOs Clio with the same.

Doing the low mileage i now do i am guessing that i will be replacing well before they wear out due to age factor.

 

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