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#137 of 2168 tire clarification
Aug 31, 2000 (6:48 am)
Allow me to add a little more to the tire discussion as I have been researching this a bit:
The 1997-2000 QX4 came with the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D689 in size P245/70R16. A few 1st generation QX4's may have come with another tire like Dunlop but only because Bridgestone ran out of stock or something like that. 99% came with the Dueler.
The new 2001 QX4 gives you choices. The standard tire is the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D693 in P245/70R16. If you buy the Premium Package you get 17" wheels and tires. Infiniti is offering two tires; Michelin LTX M/S or Bridgestone Dueler H/T D693. Why the choice? Because apparently some early QX4 owners complained the Dueler H/T D689's wore out too quickly and they wanted a tire with better tread life. Enter Michelin. But to me, the Bridgestone is a better tire for the QX4 as it quieter and stickier (told to me by Infiniti, not by personal testing).
So, if you want long tread life and maybe better all-season performance (LTX trademarks), buy the Michelins. If you want better handling and a quieter ride, get the Bridgestones and replace a bit more often. IMO, these are the two best SUV tires on the market for the QX4... heck, for most any SUV.
#138 of 2168 New 2001 Owner Here!
Aug 31, 2000 (5:57 pm)
I just picked up my Titanium 4x4 last night. So far so good. When I asked about break-in of the engine, the dealer said something about "the engine doesn't need any kind of break-in period." Now, I haven't read the manual yet, but every car I've ever bought has mentioned some type of break-in. Also, mine came with the Michelin tires, not sure what dictates whether or not you get the Bridgestone's with the Premium Package, but I prefer Michelins. Anyway, enough rambling. By the way, I didn't notice any shimmy on the way home from the dealer.
For the record, to anyone who cares: I used to use GoodYear Wranglers on an older Explorer, and they kept cupping and didn't typically last very long. I eventually switched to Michelins, and I loved them.
#139 of 2168 Floor and Cargo Mats
Aug 31, 2000 (6:02 pm)
I saw a discussion earlier on floor mats: Did anyone ever find a set that fit well?
#140 of 2168 qx4_4x4:mats
Aug 31, 2000 (6:28 pm)
Try www.roadstore.com, I think that the consensus is that WeatherTech cargo mats are great, but the floor mats are universal fitting, not custom. Husky Liners seems to be best for the floors, even the cargo liner is good.
I'm waiting also from feedback from a poster in the PF forum that is buying the husky liners.
#141 of 2168 Break in and tires.
Sep 01, 2000 (1:05 am)
I believe the break in of 1000 miles was
stated in the owners manual. Also, all new
owners please check your tire pressure, mine
was picked up with 55 PSI.
The Michelin tires carry an treadwear rating
of 440 and my passenger rear tire was replaced
by the dealer at no cost.
The dealer first sent me to NTB for my
tire problem, where an NTB technician stated
that the problem was caused by an impact bubble and the vehicle owner was responsible for the cost
of replacement. NTB did not carry the same
size LTX's so I went back to the dealer and
the dealer technician diagnosed the problem as
internal tire failure.
#142 of 2168 QX4 2001 2wd Price
Sep 03, 2000 (6:57 pm)
Im looking to get a QX4 2wd loaded and the navag. system......was wondering on the price paid by people.....whats a good price to PAY OVER INVOICE?....also if anyone has any input on the RX300 vs QX4 let me know thanks nicky
#143 of 2168 Just purchased '01 QX4 w/Nav
Sep 03, 2000 (9:11 pm)
I just purchased a '01 QX4 4x2 with nav, sunroof, premium package and rear wing. List was 38,305 with destination charge. Paid 34,927, dead invoice.
Felt like I got a real good deal.
#144 of 2168 Rx300 Vs. Qx4
Sep 04, 2000 (2:53 pm)
Rx300 is not in the same class as the QX4. The Qx4 is a luxary SUV that is actually a SUV. The Rx 300 is a passenger car with a SUV body ( a 21st century station Wagon) yuo might as well buy a Volvo crosscountry. Here's why, rx300 is built on a car platform( Camry), does not have a true 4wd. system, a low towing capacity, and no 4WD low. The QX4 is a true SUV, it is built on a true truck frame( but has the handling/ride of a car ), has one of the most advance AWD systems and a 4wd w/ 4wd lo. higher towing capacity, and a great enngine( one of ten best, I love that engine so much I have in a maxima and a QX4 3.0 ans 3.5 ). Also check out the new motor trend death valley SUV comparo issue, they said some great things about the QX4 off road prowess.
#145 of 2168 Res to #157 and #156
Sep 04, 2000 (7:08 pm)
smaco, +245 over invoice was an great deal. Where did you purchase the 01 QX4? Who was the salesperson? Thanks.
As an owner of both the RX300 and the QX4, the
comparison between the two could be classified as one being a luxury hybrid minivan and the other, a compact luxury truck.
#146 of 2168 Anyone bought QX4 from Greenlight?
Sep 04, 2000 (9:19 pm)
Greenlight quote me 34,211 on QX4 with Premium Package, Heated Seats, Sunroof. The invoice is 33,361. Is this a good price?