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Nexen Tire performance

Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 am

This thread is to help evaluate the performance of the factory supplied Nexen tires from owners.
I will start by how do they perform in the snow , what pressure are you running?
Sadly I can't contribute at this time , still no car yet :(
2019 Kona EV 64 kWh Ultimate ceramic blue
2016 Nissan Leaf 30 kWh SL pearl white
2013 Nissan Leaf 24 kWh SL ocean blue

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Re: Nexen Tire performance

Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:19 am

I do not have any experience with the Kona in snow. My experience with it in rain was only on the drive back from Vegas and it was a straight away so nothing to report.

The tires are noisy and slippery. The Kona is quick and the center of gravity is low so its easy to overdo the handling. The slightest pressure on the brake pedal in excess of 3rd gear Regen causes slipping at most speeds. That being said I worry that a quiet tire would cause serious inefficiencies. There is a Michelin that I was looking at that is designed to be both quiet and low resistance.

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Re: Nexen Tire performance

Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:34 am

Any suggestions of snow tires?

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Re: Nexen Tire performance

Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:53 pm

I have used Bridgestone Blizzaks for 2 winters in snowy Buffalo NY front wheels only. This year I am trying 4 Firestone Winterforce 2. No snow yet but They wander a bit on dry grooved pavement. Will sell at the end of this winter and go back to Blizzaks

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