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Snow Tires Rx 330

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Does anyone have any advice on snows for this vehicle. At this point the snow handling is disappointing.

Dealer recommends snows with rims at $2500. this seems steep!

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Regretably there is really no such thing as an AWD RX300.

An AWD RX300 is a figment of Lexus' marketing's imagination.

On a 4WD dynamometer the 01 RX300 tested 95/5% F/R torque distribution and 75/25 F/R only after several minutes of "forced" F/R disparate rotational rates to bring the VC out of its normally "flaccid" state.

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please tell me that the 1999 awd car that i spent more money for has some advantage over the 2wd that i could have spent less for. figment of lexus imangination? boy am i bummed out if thats true.

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Laurak - What problems did you experience with the snow tires?

I live in NJ and we recently got hit by a blizzard. I had to take my wife to work which was about 20 miles from our house. The roads were a mix of plowed and unplowed. There was about 6 inches of snow and slush, sometimes double that.

My AWD RX330 has the snow+mud tires on 18-inch rims. I found them to be very grippy. The traction control, TCM/Snow Mode, stability control, et. al. worked in concert to get me where I needed to be. I've never felt more secure before.

I have driven other AWD/4WD (Toyota RAV4 and Jeep Liberty) and found the RX330 to be the best.

B) Myk

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Lexus doesn't do a good job of describing the AWD system in any of their literature. I just bought a new RX 330. Hope the AWD system works in Buffalo, NY this winter.

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Tell me....

With such radically different final drive ratios for the new RX330 in the front versus the rear how can the front/rear engine torque distribution be 50/50 F/R??

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