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Mark_T
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Post by Mark_T » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:31 pm

So I've got just over 6,000 on my RS now so it is time to change the front tyres :)Any recommendations for replacements from other Nismo drivers?


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Post by DAVE.B » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:50 pm

Hi Mark, do you think that 6000 miles is acceptable by the way you drive? I presume that you have Continentals fitted to yours? My Nismo came factory fitted with Michelins and my RS with Continentals. I was quite impressed with the Michelins, and they still had life in them after 11000 miles. I asked if I could have them when I ordered my RS, but was told that it would probably have Continentals.


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Post by Mark_T » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:44 pm

Debatable I guess.I don't spin the wheels all the time, but I do make good use of the available power :)I've sent a query into Nissan Customer Support anyway, just in case.Were your Michelins the Super Sports or the Sport 3?


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Post by DAVE.B » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:42 pm

Sorry Mark, I cannot remember which Michelins were fitted. Let me know how you get on with Nissan.


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Post by Harbo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:58 pm

Nissan agreed to chsnge the tyres on my Rs but then changed their minds after they found out I had replaced them at my expense
I even had the old worn continentals to give them and was willing to take the new tyres off and put the worn tyres back on which they agreed to in the morning then phoned me back in the afternoon and refused

So don't replace them because nissan wont once they're off the car even though the


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Post by Bighbomb » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:13 pm

If you look through the forum there's a lot of nismo drivers that have changed their tyres (continentals) at less than 8,000 miles I had to change all four of mine at 7,500 miles on my CVT AWD nismo luckily I have my tyres in my service agreement. The continentals are very soft but you get great grip wet and dry. I don't know enough about different brands of tyres to make recommendations about other brands.


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Harbo
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Post by Harbo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:20 pm

Do you think its normal to change tyres that regular
My previous car was an astra gtc with conti sport on they lasted 18000 miles I don't expect to change the tyres after 6 months


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Post by Guests » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:30 pm

6000 miles seems a bit low, unless you race about everywhere like a hooligan


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Post by Lordharding » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:32 pm

I had to replace my continentals at 17k miles
I can normally make tyres last 25k+
I replaced them with maximus at £240 for the set of four and notice no real difference on grip and no noticeable wear after 8 k miles
The Nismo has landed and I Love it


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Post by Bighbomb » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:43 pm

Didn't expect to but all the info was out there that you would be changing at around 8000 miles. So for me that's three sets of tyres over the three years some cars are heavy on their tyres the nismo is at that extreme. Other brands of tyre may last longer but the OME work with the tyre manufacturers to give optimum performance. I would expect better grip than longevity was the mantra. To be honest I'm happier with the best grip I can get from a tyre. My longevity than that of a tyre.


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