Right, finally got the 285/35 fronts fitted and went for the TSW Nurburgrings Iain's demonstrator has sported for a while now.
Even my fairly tame drive home scrubbing in the new tyres was a complete revelation. The 285s up front genuinely feel like a completely different make and model of tyre to the previous 255/40s.
No "will it, won't it?" uncertainty as I turned into corners, just a solid, planted front end which is exactly what I was looking for.
The fact that the front TSWs (10" wide with a 40mm offset) are a half inch wider and give a wider track than the stock front wheel, definitely helps with front end stability and turn-in too.
The rear TSWs have a similar offset (and identical width) to the stock rear wheel, so in comparison could do with a 15mm spacer to match the front stance. I am currently looking into sourcing some; can anyone help? Moff shop said they had none in stock.
I love the matte gunmetal finish. It perfectly complements the whole Stealth Zilla theme.
The final touch I added was some GT-R centre cap stickers, that cost a whole £20 or so from ebay! Very good quality, thick laminated plastic over foil, I think they set off the wheels perfectly.
All in all, very pleased. Fantastic service from Iain and his crew as usual and as it actually didn't rain yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed the drive there and back.
Right, just need to pin down that Richard Meaden to get him to set a "before" laptime at Bedford prior to fitting Iain's suspension and doing an "after" time...