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Anyone else removed these terrible tires and have their vehicle completely transformed for the better?

I have purchased some different alloys to mount some existing Blizzaks I own, and they came with some Nitto Motivos. I decided to mount them and run them off until October when the snows will get mounted, holy cow is this a different handling vehicle. The heavy steering has been lightened considerably. The vague highway driving is much more precise; it doesn't get pulled by the ruts/troughs created by the trucks in the slow lane. And I don't know how, but they are softer over the bumps yet feel stiffer in the corners and therefore handle better. It just looks a little worse as they stocks are 19" while these are 18".

When looking at those Turanza EL42 reviews on various tire sites, others feel the same as I, these are terrible tires. Why does a manufacturer supply such a good vehicle with such sub-standard tires? How many more would they sell if they mounted a quality tire?
 

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Alright ~ Hopping in a 5 year old Thread today -

YES. The Turanza is a TURD of a tire . . . They Suck - Noisy - too narrow for the QX50 ( I got a '16 with the 19" Wheels )

Bridgestone must have been the lowest bidder when INFINITI ( Nissan ) went to source the Tires out . . .

Mine have just 15,500 miles on them . . .

Well ~ Except for 1 of them ~ a $375 replacement Turnaza EL for one that had 2 plugs in it ( road debris sucks too ) ~ and eventually was a big leaker that would no longer hold air upon re-plugging the bigger puncture wound . . . so one expensive replacement tire is NEW - purchased 2 months ago -

in Hindsight, I should have replaced all 4 tires with a different manufacturers but . . . Who replaces 3 tires that have tread and hold air with just 15,000 miles on them ?

I actually did price full sets out ~ Continental Conti-Tracs were $900 a set of 4 were the most economical major branded choice as I recall

Feel free to bash the Bridgestone Turanza EL - OE Tire . . .

I'll start . .

Besides Noisy and too Narrow: ~ too short ~ harsh feel ~ less than confidence inspiring when pushed to limits ~ suck in the snow ( even a light dusting of snow ~ worse on icy conditions )

On the upside ~ Not too ugly of a Sidewall ~ but this tire is way too undersized for a 19" wheel . . .
 
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