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Old 8th December 2016, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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42,000 miles from a set of tyres

I'm amazed.

I changed from the OEM Dunlops to Michelin Pilot Supersports at 29,000 miles.

At my last recent service the tyres were measured at about 3mm on the rears and 3-4mm on the fronts. So still a little life left in them.

As an every day car driven in all weathers, I decided it was time to change the tyres in prep for the winter.

The car now has 71,000 miles on it, so the previous set has lasted 42,000 miles.

The vast majority of mileage in my car is on the motorway, as I use my wife's car for the "round town" trips.

At the last service I also had the rear disks and pads changed for the first time, so 71,000 miles out of a set of those.

Who said GTRs are expensive to run?
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Wow that's really impressive. I've never owned a GTR before but my one feels like its churning up the tyres everytime I turn into a road or do a three point turn. Makes a funny skipping noise.
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Blimey that is good. Were you pushing the car round rather than driving it?
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I go through 2-3 sets a year! And I only do 8,000 miles.

You car has never seen a track has it?
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I'm amazed.

I changed from the OEM Dunlops to Michelin Pilot Supersports at 29,000 miles.

At my last recent service the tyres were measured at about 3mm on the rears and 3-4mm on the fronts. So still a little life left in them.

As an every day car driven in all weathers, I decided it was time to change the tyres in prep for the winter.

The car now has 71,000 miles on it, so the previous set has lasted 42,000 miles.

The vast majority of mileage in my car is on the motorway, as I use my wife's car for the "round town" trips.

At the last service I also had the rear disks and pads changed for the first time, so 71,000 miles out of a set of those.

Who said GTRs are expensive to run?
Not bad but, by my rough calculations, that 71,000 miles has cost you around £20k in petrol!
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Old 8th December 2016, 10:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i dont mean to be rude but if you're doing that kind of mileage on tyres then you cant be driving the car very hard or been anywhere near a track... so you're probably just cruising around, sticking to the actual speed limits, probably in SAVE mode etc

why not just buy a really nice luxury car instead of a 550 BHP monster as your daily driver? Why did you pick the GTR?

again not trying to be rude just genuinely interested in why you choose to use a GTR as a daily driver if you don't drive it hard.
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I'm amazed.

I changed from the OEM Dunlops to Michelin Pilot Supersports at 29,000 miles.

At my last recent service the tyres were measured at about 3mm on the rears and 3-4mm on the fronts. So still a little life left in them.

As an every day car driven in all weathers, I decided it was time to change the tyres in prep for the winter.

The car now has 71,000 miles on it, so the previous set has lasted 42,000 miles.

The vast majority of mileage in my car is on the motorway, as I use my wife's car for the "round town" trips.

At the last service I also had the rear disks and pads changed for the first time, so 71,000 miles out of a set of those.

Who said GTRs are expensive to run?

You should be ashamed of yourself driving Godzilla so gently, put your foot down man!!
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i dont mean to be rude but if you're doing that kind of mileage on tyres then you cant be driving the car very hard or been anywhere near a track... so you're probably just cruising around, sticking to the actual speed limits, probably in SAVE mode etc

why not just buy a really nice luxury car instead of a 550 BHP monster as your daily driver? Why did you pick the GTR?

again not trying to be rude just genuinely interested in why you choose to use a GTR as a daily driver if you don't drive it hard.

Haha, I was waiting for the "Driving Miss Daisy" comments

No, I don't drive the car that hard, nor on a track (but have never used Save mode ). That said, it does get its legs stretched when and where appropriate.

I have owned it from new since 2009 and have kept it for so long as it is simply one of the best cars I have owned (R34 GTR and 996 Turbo included).

Really nice luxury cars don't really appeal to me. Even cruising on the motorway the GTR feels alive and engaging, with explosive overtaking capabilities and a lot of fun when off the motorway and onto A-roads.

I am looking to replace it, and having test driven a number of "alternatives" recently, i'm thinking only a new MY17 GTR will suffice.
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...i'm thinking only a new MY17 GTR will suffice.
Or a 911 GT3, a perfect little motorway cruiser
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I'm amazed.

I changed from the OEM Dunlops to Michelin Pilot Supersports at 29,000 miles.

Wow, that is amazing in itself, with normal varied driving the Dunlops normally last around 8k miles. If the car is driven very sedately perhaps 15k would be possible. Did you have 2 sets of Dunlops? I cannot imagine how your car has been driven to get 29k from 1 set?!!

I would dare to say that is probably a world record!

I tend to drive a mixture of laid back and sometimes more spirited, but never get oil temps into 100 so not pushing the car at all and never track it, yet every set of stock runflats lasts me around 8-9k miles, and I've been through about 10 sets over the last 4 years haha.

I tried a set of MPSS once, didn't like them at all, but they lasted a little longer (Michelin being a hard compound) at around 13k miles.
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I use Save Mode a lot on motorways and flowy A roads. I like the mapping a lot. It makes the car feel more torquey, obviously it isn't but at legal road speeds it feels that way.
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Did you have 2 sets of Dunlops? I cannot imagine how your car has been driven to get 29k from 1 set?!!
Yes, 2 full sets in that mileage.

Come to think of it, when I had the Michelin Pilot SuperSports fitted, I had the geometry set up by Sly @ Kaizer, and have each year since. Previously it was always done at a Nissan HPC.

This has made a big difference. Both sets of Dunlops were replaced because they had worn the inner edges. The Michelins were evenly worn all the way across when replaced.
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I use Save Mode a lot on motorways and flowy A roads. I like the mapping a lot. It makes the car feel more torquey, obviously it isn't but at legal road speeds it feels that way.
That's interesting! I'll try it.

Are you on a Litchfield / Ecutek map, or OEM?

I had always assumed it just reduced the accelerator sensitivity and thus made the car more docile.
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I would dare to say that is probably a world record!

For anyone interested in buying the "world record holding" most gently driven GTR ..it is now for sale at a bargain price!

https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/498601-20...-32-995-a.html
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That's one freaky phenomenon that you should document in detail and publish so that anyone in the GTR community can replicate if they so desire!
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I have an e46 m3 alongside my r32gtr, the last set of rears made just under 8000 miles lol
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