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#2494 of 3411 Re: Tires and maintenance [cyrus]
Mar 21, 2005 (2:50 pm)
I am new Edmunds forums but have tried to read quite a few posts (100+) before writing this. Sorry if this issue was addressed. Please advise.
I am from Chicago were 6 months out of the year we live under weatherperson threat of snow. I am sold on the FX. I love the look/feel of FX45 (yes, I test drove) but turned off by requirements of premium gas requirement, teens of miles to gallon and gas prices jumping quick. Plus I have a V6 today that earns me plenty of speeding tickets – no need for a V8. So, I THINK I want a FX 35 (test drove that too – and loved it).
Hence, I set out to pick up a used 2004 FX35 with AWD+Sport+Tech where not only are they proving almost impossible to find, notes on this forum regarding problems in handling 20inch tires under snowy conditions was making me pause to reconsider. Then, I ran into someone in my condo that bought a 2005 FX35 w/Sport in January this year. Person drove car over all the bad snow so far this year and claims ZERO PROBLEMS and superior handling. Well aware that people who posted their stories about 2004 cars were for real, would my assumption correct that Infiniti modified the snow handling for this vehicle to make it more stable under slippery/snowy conditions? Please advise. I have become a bit of a fence sitter. If that is true, my answer might lie in a 2005 vehicle. Thank you in advance for your input.
#2495 of 3411 Replacement Tires for '03 FX35
Mar 21, 2005 (9:30 pm)
Hi fellow FXers! I love my 2003 FX35(well, actually it's my wife's ride, even though I work 80 hours a week).
Looking for anyones experience with purchasing replacement tires for the factory 20" Good Years.
I would like an all-season performance tire with adequate handling, speed rating, and most importantly -- I'M LOOKING FOR MORE THAN 30,000 MILES of treadwear. And maybe a softer ride. Am I delusional?
Any thoughts? Good experiences or bad? I've looked at Falken, Hankook and a few others.
Appreciate your time....Scott
#2496 of 3411 Re: Replacement Tires for '03 FX35 [struct32]
Mar 21, 2005 (11:29 pm)
Welcome aboard, Scott!
While you're waiting for a reply here you might want to drop in on the tire specific Tires, tires, tires discussion where you can pick up good tips and info.
#2497 of 3411 Re: Replacement Tires for '03 FX35 [struct32]
Mar 22, 2005 (12:12 pm)
I found this recommendation on some bulletin board and saved it for future reference:
Since I haven't seen very many posts about tire replacement for All Season, I figured I would put my two cents in.
After getting 37,400 miles out of the stock 20" Goodyears, I needed to replace the them. As most of you know, there are about 5 options for high performance all-season tires.
After much consideration, I opted for the Toyo Proxes ST. All I can say is wow. These tires make a huge difference. The ride is much better than the Goodyears. 80 feels like 60. Absolutely no road noise. Since we have had only 11" of snow in MN this year, I haven't tested deep snow performance but it has to be better than the Goodyears. The tread is much more aggressive and match the looks of the FX better.
They are not cheap at $1200 installed but so far they are worth the extra $$$ over the Goodyears. Highly recommended.
#2498 of 3411 Re: Replacement Tires for '03 FX35 [dante]
Mar 22, 2005 (7:21 pm)
Did you buy these tires locally. I have only 18,500 on my '03, but eventually it will need new tires. I would like to buy them from a local dealer if possible. You must not be in the southern metro area-otherwise last week you would have had a chance to drive in snow. Of course this week the melting snow is making a mess of the Infiniti-well it's keeping the car washes busy.
#2499 of 3411 FX35 RWD or AWD?
Mar 23, 2005 (1:26 am)
I am interested in the FX35
how is the performance difference between RWD , AWD in regular, snow, and weather.
Which one is worth the price, and I've heard the FX RWD handles fairly good in snow conditions,
#2500 of 3411 Re: FX35 RWD or AWD? [steven123]
Mar 23, 2005 (6:19 am)
Personally, if you even have a chance of getting snow, I would only consider AWD. And AWD is not only good for snow but for any slick conditions. It is worth the money in my view.
#2501 of 3411 mpg in the fx 35
Mar 23, 2005 (7:57 am)
just got back from fla and into my place in connecticut.
at under 65 mph the fx delivered 24 to 26 mpg
at under 75 it dropped to 22
at under 80 it dropped to 21
at under 90 ,usually 80 to 90 cruising it went to 20.4 mpg.
overall mpg with driving at 80 minimun most of the trip and peaks into 90 with 30 % cruising at 85 mph it gave a total average of 20.7
and by the way,i was not the fastest on the road.
now that i am here i read that we will get snow tonite.
#2502 of 3411 Re: mpg in the fx 35 [ffb13]
Mar 23, 2005 (8:49 am)
Really?!?....WOW!..you are getting more than the manufacturer posted number for highway.......you are getting 24 to 26? I am trying to get to 20 mpg on freeway and I can't. My average is only around 16-17 and I do not rev it up I keep it under 4000 rpm. Tell me your tricks.
Mar 23, 2005 (2:59 pm)
take yours in and have your timing adjusted. I have always gotten over 20 mpg in highway driving and on my trip out to So Cal got almost 22 at an avg speed of 76 mph. My in town mpg has never been under 16. Are you up north or in CA. It could be the gas. I know in Chicago in the winter (oct - apr) my gas mileage was terrible. Also out here in CA I am only getting around 16 mpg in my daily driving while back in texas I was around 17-18 mpg. I alsoo drive fairly aggressive.