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View Poll Results: What make of tyres do you use?
Goodyear 112 11.83%
Continental 32 3.38%
Toyo 181 19.11%
Pirelli 40 4.22%
Michelin 41 4.33%
Dunlop 67 7.07%
Bridgestone 199 21.01%
Avon 25 2.64%
Yokohama 104 10.98%
Falkens 146 15.42%
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Old 18th August 2010, 12:42 PM   #281 (permalink)
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Are you talking about the Falkens 451's?Going to get some on Saturday at a cost of £118'ish.
Why not falken 452 ? I am curious. Can you tel me the difference and car type?
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Old 18th August 2010, 12:44 PM   #282 (permalink)
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i had them on my car and had the same problum, changed them for hancok ventus and had no problums for around £80 pound a corner they are excellent value and grip better than my bridgestones
Which bridgestone did you have and how is the wear going on your Ventus?
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Old 2nd September 2010, 08:40 AM   #283 (permalink)
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My normal daily drive tires are Dunlop Direzza Star specs, fantastic tire. for race use I run the michelin pilot sport cups... Very good dry only comp tire.
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Old 6th September 2010, 06:11 AM   #284 (permalink)
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Nankands anyone?
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Old 6th September 2010, 10:37 PM   #285 (permalink)
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Nankands anyone?
Do you mean Nankang, presumably the NS2?

You'd be a brave man to run these on a high powered skyline. I had a set on an MR2, fine in the dry for road driving, push on and they grain and lose all grip. Too hard to work well in the wet.

Lasted for ages though.
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Old 7th September 2010, 08:16 AM   #286 (permalink)
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Oops, typo. Yeah I meant Nankangs. I'm about to put some of the the NS2 on my GTR. Had them before, I don't mind them. Fine in the dry, just have to take it a bit easy in the wet which I do anyway. I like my car too much to wrap it around a pole in the wet.
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Old 7th September 2010, 01:44 PM   #287 (permalink)
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I'm currently using Falken FK452 but don't really like them...

Next time I'll go for Advan A048
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Old 7th September 2010, 01:58 PM   #288 (permalink)
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I'm currently using Falken FK452 but don't really like them...

Next time I'll go for Advan A048
Lots of people have given strong reasons to go with falken 452. Can you elaborate since I dont understand the reasoning behind your answer.?
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Old 7th September 2010, 02:17 PM   #289 (permalink)
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Old 26th September 2010, 10:03 PM   #290 (permalink)
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T1R's are very good and aint too bad in price
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Lots of people have given strong reasons to go with falken 452.
That's why I bought them first (and because the price is fair).

You definitely get what you pay for. The Falken are okay for inspirated faster driving but when you really start to push the car to the limit the tires heat up very fast and then they start to become very slipery...

...this is fun to drive (I really like to hang the ass out of the corner) but you're not fast hence I'll be not going to buy them again.

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Old 10th October 2010, 11:40 AM   #292 (permalink)
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Which of these would be better Kumho KU31 or Federal SS595? Both around the same price.
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Old 11th October 2010, 06:55 AM   #293 (permalink)
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The Ku31 gets the better reviews.
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Old 23rd October 2010, 08:35 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Avon ZZ3

Hi, has anyone tried Avon ZZ3's. Im also thinking of going for 275 35 18 instead of 265's, I wonder if it will affect the handling.
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Hi, has anyone tried Avon ZZ3's. Im also thinking of going for 275 35 18 instead of 265's, I wonder if it will affect the handling.
Generally quite soft sidewalls, I'm not sure if they'll suit a high powered skyline and I hear a lot of people moaning about punctures. Could be nothing but one of those things that puts me of the ZZ3.

Loads of choice in 275/35 r18 so you're not limited to only a few tyres, is that why you're making the change up a size?
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275 35 18

I went on line and the 275 35 18 is closer in size to a 245 45 17 standard tyre than the 265 35 18 I am currently running.
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Old 12th January 2011, 03:11 PM   #297 (permalink)
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I have Falken 452's on my 430bhp GTS-T on the rear (265x35x18) which almost killed me the other day. They are OK when they have loads of tread but when it goes down they become horrible especially in the cold.

I just bought a pair of Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta to replace the Falkens having read plenty of good reviews. They were even cheaper than the Falkens price-wise, so I shall report soon.
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Old 12th January 2011, 03:57 PM   #298 (permalink)
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I've used the following in Summer:

- Yokohama Advan A048s, MH Compound when used for half a season good when above 20oC, anything under greasy.

- Falken RT615, Good in Dry, OK in Wet. Overall OK Street tire

- MT ET Streets, Kick Ass in Dry on the Street and Strip, Never tried in Wet and don't recommend you do.

- Nitto Invos, Good in Dry, Good in Wet. Overall Good Street Tire.
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I,ve just bought a set of federal 595 RSR,s to try.My car has 888,s on at the moment but to replace them would have been to much for the amount i use the car so i thought i,d try these 595,s.I bought them off of SPD automotive who gave me a good price and delivered them on time.They are 265 35 18 and worked out less than half the price of 888,s.I,ll post up how they compare after my next trackday.
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Kumho Ecstas. Lovely grip.
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