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Re: ALL NEW NITTO NT421Q in 265/50 VR 20

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J-a', I run the Forteras at 38 psi...what do you think that's going to do with the Nitto NT421Q when I get them in a few months?
With any tire you choose I always say play with the tire pressure until you find a set up you are most happy with.

For me in this tropical climate 38 psi give me an overly bouncy ride.

I make sure the tires are cold when I check the pressure.

I use a digital gauge that read half psi increments.

What I have noticed is that the truck reads psi in full increments.

For example if I put 36.5 psi in the tires the display will read 37. So don't necessarily use the display readout when you are fine tuning your optimal psi settings
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These tires are awesome

They saved my wheels many times from curb damages
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Re: ALL NEW NITTO NT421Q in 265/50 VR 20

Omar, I'm glad you are enjoying them!

I'm about to buy a set the end of this week...I've been debating back and forth about replacing my OEM tires now or in the fall (currently at just under 38K miles) but we have a two week long, 2000+ mile family vacation coming up mid-August. (after about 1000 miles of additional business travel between now and then) Even though the OEM tires are still at 6/32", I'm inclined to move forward for maximum safety since there will be about 1000 lbs of humans and luggage on that trek. I'll probably order on Friday and schedule installation in a week or so on an available day...
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Re: ALL NEW NITTO NT421Q in 265/50 VR 20

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Omar, I'm glad you are enjoying them!

I'm about to buy a set the end of this week...I've been debating back and forth about replacing my OEM tires now or in the fall (currently at just under 38K miles) but we have a two week long, 2000+ mile family vacation coming up mid-August. (after about 1000 miles of additional business travel between now and then) Even though the OEM tires are still at 6/32", I'm inclined to move forward for maximum safety since there will be about 1000 lbs of humans and luggage on that trek. I'll probably order on Friday and schedule installation in a week or so on an available day...
UPDATE...'just ordered them and will schedule install with my local dude for the week after next. I'm looking forward to these new "shoes"!
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Baby's got new choos!

Baby's got new choos! And I'm liking them already. A little more noticeable on rough roads because they're not as soft as the OEM tires, but they still feel great, even with only 6 miles on them. They should really kick in nice after a few hundred...which will happen tomorrow. And interestingly, even after over 38K miles, the alignment came back nearly true with minimal tweaking necessary...so little that they only charged me for an alignment check rather than a full alignment.





BTW, I bought these from DiscountTire. The valve stems that DT sent were not compatible with the TPMS so they will have to go back. Small thing, but I thought I would mention it.
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Re: Baby's got new choos!

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Baby's got new choos! And I'm liking them already. A little more noticeable on rough roads because they're not as soft as the OEM tires, but they still feel great, even with only 6 miles on them. They should really kick in nice after a few hundred...which will happen tomorrow. And interestingly, even after over 38K miles, the alignment came back nearly true with minimal tweaking necessary...so little that they only charged me for an alignment check rather than a full alignment.





BTW, I bought these from DiscountTire. The valve stems that DT sent were not compatible with the TPMS so they will have to go back. Small thing, but I thought I would mention it.


I'm glad that you like them since you've been considering these for a while.

The set on the '11 are fine but I picked up a screw the tire repair guy had a heck of a time getting the plug in it.

The set on the '12 (red one) just past the 2000 mile mark and now I can feel the ride smoothing out more over bumps and the handling improving.

I would compare these tire to the Continental cross contact UP tires for a fraction of of the cost.

These sucker are a little heavier but generally a good tire.
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Re: ALL NEW NITTO NT421Q in 265/50 VR 20

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These tires are awesome

They saved my wheels many times from curb damages
I just lucked out with that feature last week. Some dumbass in the left lane decided to move over into mine, and I moved over to avoid him and brushed the curb at 40 mph. Luckily the sidewall took the hit.
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Re: ALL NEW NITTO NT421Q in 265/50 VR 20

That is a really good looking tire and it has some impressive stats. I don't need tires right now, but probably will come next fall. I was reading through some posts and saw these. I also have run several sets of the Michelin LTX M/S on different vehicles and really want those, but I don't want to go up to a 275/20.

I wrote Michelin about wanting the 265/20 LTX and told them a lot of the folks on this forum want them as well. First thing they wrote me and said was to buy their Latitude, yada, yada, yada...I told them I didn't want the Latitude, and they told me they would send my request to the proper marketing department.

Keep us updated on how you all like these after some time.
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1600 miles and loving them! Quiet, grippy, look great, what's not to like?
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Glad to hear you are enjoying them! I am sensitive to steering input. Do you feel the extra weight of the tire over the OE at all?
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Glad to hear you are enjoying them! I am sensitive to steering input. Do you feel the extra weight of the tire over the OE at all?
The weight, no. But there is a stickier feeling overall that I like very much.
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