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Old 01-09-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Nitto NeoGen review

I took a chance on some Nitto NeoGens and I have to admit I'm impressed. I waited until today to do a review since we finally got some rain.

My previous tires were Kumho 712s.

Pros:
The Nittos seem like a better deal. They have better grip when cornering, quieter, better riding, and are cheaper. They don't squeal. Wet traction seems about the same as the Kumhos. Keep in mind I am comparing brand new NeoGens to some pretty worn Kumhos. I still think the Nittos are better in these categories.

Cons:
I haven't tested threshold braking with them, although my gut feeling is that it won't be as good due to the tread design (less aggressive tread and M+S compound on the inside of the tire + negative camber = compromise in braking?). Also, turn in seems a little worse although my steering rack bushings are so mushy it's hard to tell exactly what is happening. I'm also running less pressure than the Kumhos right now.

I like the theory behind the NeoGen's design. They are intended for cars with negative camber. They have the harder compound and all season tread on the inside. They have much more aggressive tread on the outside. This supposedly keeps the tire wear more even (assuming negative camber) as well as giving you a "best of both worlds" tire - aggressive tire when turning, docile tire when driving straight.
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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Finally someone who has actual experience with them. Thanks for the review scott keep us updated on how they wear.
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Old 01-10-2004, 12:39 AM   #3
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i'll stick with the falkens unless proven different, i don't care that much about tread life, cause thats the trade off of good tires
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Old 01-10-2004, 01:48 AM   #4
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I also have these in the 215/45/17 size and have zero complaints. The wear is totally even, they are quiet, and they grip excellent! The max pressure is 44lbs and I've found the best performance is when they're aired up - 42ft/ 40rr...

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Tread wear is a factor for me since I can't afford new tires every 20,000 - 30,000 miles Thanks for the review...
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Old 01-10-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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I also have these in the 215/45/17 size and have zero complaints. The wear is totally even, they are quiet, and they grip excellent! The max pressure is 44lbs and I've found the best performance is when they're aired up - 42ft/ 40rr...

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I haven't tried upping the pressure yet. I'm sure turn in will feel a little better once I do.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:32 PM   #7
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i had some FuZion ZRi tires on my 17" rims, and i liked them alot. but I wanted them to last a little longer, so when they wore out, I got some HRi Fuzions. Needless to say they feel terrible, like soggy left over jello. The tread looks like they would be great snow tires, but not very good anything else.

anyway, i like the look of the NeoGen tires. Can anyone compare these to the Fuzion ZRi? Like, what rating is the compound and how many approx miles should they last?

thanks!
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