Yokohama Nexus

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Nexus MSRP: $ 94.00
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Description:
The Nexus is smooth and wide - designed to put you in touch with the tire, and the tire in touch with the pavement. That means serious grip. A tire that bites and turns without compromise. In other words, maximum performance. Look a little closer, and you'll notice the tread features a deep, wide circumferential groove and a series of water evacuation semi-grooves. Those grooves keep the Nexus performing, even on wet roads. Available in 16-18 inch sizes.

 
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Reviewed by:
Sylvia Banks


Review Date
September 15, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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Review 1 of 3

Price Paid:  $0.00

Strengths:
none

Weaknesses:
These are the worst tires I have ever owned.

Summary:
I bought a new 2012 Kia Optioma these were the tires that came on the car. I have had the car for 6 months and put 15678 miles on the car, and already the tires are ready to be replaced. I have taken the car to both the dealer ship and to tire discounters and both have told me that I must have gotten a bad batch of tires because they make my car ride like all four tires have broken belts, but the belts are in good shape. They are louad and when I drive it makes my car feel like it is viberating at the speeds between 35 and 70. These tires SUCK.



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Reviewed by:
James Pappas


Review Date
March 11, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 years

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Review 2 of 3 , from Billerica, MA, USA

Price Paid:  $100.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 1992 Taurus SHO

Strengths:
GRIP!

Weaknesses:
No longer produced, stiff ride, low tread life.

Summary:
This was a tire that I was able to buy only because the Tire Rack was trying to clear them out for their AVS Sport line. I Picked these up cheap. They are just below the A032R in dry grip, which is amazing! They have to be the stickiest street tire around. I have hed these 2 summers on my SHO and I love them. I had the car at RoadAtlanta last summer, and they performed well at the track. Not even the AVS Sport can match the grip. They are a bit more harsh than a regular street tire, however and are not for everybody. If the Tire Rack has your size (only in 18in. now) and you want the best handling max-performance tire you can get, here they are.

Similar Products Used:
Yokohama A032R



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Reviewed by:
Lance


Review Date
March 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
6 months to 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 23.00 votes

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Review 3 of 3 , from San Diego, CA, USA

Year / Model Reviewed:
 1997 Mustang GT, 245/45-17 wheels

Strengths:
Unbelievable dry grip; excellent cornering capabilities; very stiff sidewall; like Yokohoma says, this is the closest thing you'll find to a street legal racing slick.

Weaknesses:
At approximately 10,000 miles, the tires became extremely noisy at highway speeds; as far as I know, the Nexus is made only for 18 inch wheel applications now; with a treadwear rating of 160, this tire will wear out pretty fast even under conservative driving conditions. Maybe a little costly at over $200 per tire.

Summary:
When the owner of Hilltop Tire pulled these tires off his modified Mustang with only 5,000 miles on them, I picked up the set for $140. Although I do a lot of highway driving, I've put an additional 10,000 miles on them and they have about 2,000 miles left on them - depending on how many burnouts I do before I replace them. The tire size is 255/40-17 and this is a flawless performance tire as far as I'm concerned. I'm a spirited driver, but I get scared long before I can push this tire to its limit in cornering or speed. Tire response is excellent, dry road grip is unmatched, and wet grip appears to be no better or worse than any other legitimate ultra high performance tire. On the downside, I believe they are only avaiable for 18 inch rims, they retail for over $200 per tire, they are noisy when worn down, and treadlife will be short. So, in summary, if a tremendous performance tire is your goal, and you don't mind the weaknesses I've listed, then this tire is for you.

Similar Products Used:
Goodyear Eagle ZR ("Gatorback"): Performance wise, the Nexus wins no contest. The Gatorback was a solid tire with slightly longer treadlife and a little more comfortable for day to day use, but I was not overly impressed by any one component of the Goodyear.
Falken Ziex: Again, the Nexus is light years ahead of this tire in terms of performance. However, the Falkens are an affordable tire, have long treadife (I got about 30,000 miles), and are definitley a solid high performance tire -not to mention M+S rated for those occasional ski trips. When compared side by side off the rims, the Nexus had a much, much stiffer sidewall.




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