jjgilham wrote:... I had about 32K miles on the factory tires and the fronts were bald on the outside edges...
It is worth pointing out that it is "normal" for the EP422 OEM tires to be bald on the outside edges because the tread on that portion of the tire isn't full depth
. Also, unless one runs the tires at substantially higher than the Nissan recommended 36 psi, the outside edges of the tires will wear more quickly than they should. I try to run mine at 40-42 psi and some here run them quite a bit higher than that. Makes for a harder ride but better mileage and tire wear (and handling IME, I drive a LOT of mountain curves).
I mention all this because we get so many newcomers to this site that it bears repeating periodically, even though it is old hat to many here.
My experience with new EP422+ tires was much the same as yours. I also appreciate the improved snow traction of the new tires versus the old worn ones.