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Old 24th May 2018, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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MY17 Tires

I'm sure this topic has been done to death, but a search didn't really pick up what I was looking for.

What have you guys done when replacing tires?

Nissan can't even give me a price, black circles have nothing, Kwik-Fit can do a pair of winter tires for the front though there's no chance the car is going anywhere near that place.

Do we just have to buy a whole new car when the tires wear out??
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Old 24th May 2018, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What Nissan can't give you a price? Where in the UK are you?
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That's from Aberdeen. They'll keep trying if I don't have any luck elsewhere, very odd I thought to hear that from the main dealer. Must be tire change season or something and I've missed the window!

I see I can actually get some in other brands, but I quite like the dunlops this far.
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Mytyres have the Dunlops runflats
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I'm sure this topic has been done to death, but a search didn't really pick up what I was looking for.

What have you guys done when replacing tires?

Nissan can't even give me a price, black circles have nothing, Kwik-Fit can do a pair of winter tires for the front though there's no chance the car is going anywhere near that place.

Do we just have to buy a whole new car when the tires wear out??
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I’m in the same boat although I’m not opting for the Dunlop Runflats. Have you thought about going for the Michelin PS4S? 265 front and 305 rear?
Also just curious how many miles have you got out of the rears? Mine are almost done and car has just done 5000 miles.

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Old 24th May 2018, 10:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Changed my tires to Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.

Litchfield recommends:
265/35/20 Front
305/30/20 Rear

I paid £1058 fitted.
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Good price, how long have you had them on and how you finding them compared to the OE Dunlop’s?

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Good price, how long have you had them on and how you finding them compared to the OE Dunlopís?

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Ive only done a few miles in them. Bought them 2 days ago.

They are MUUUUUUCH better than the OE Dunlops IMO.
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MPS4S are far better than the Dunlop’s! I just changed mines 3 months ago and oh man, what a difference. It feels like I have a new car!

Also remember the new Dunlop’s only come with 6mm tread now from new so 25% less miles already

I ordered all mine online and then got Nissan to fit them for me. Not cheap but worthwhile as they scuffed 2 x alloys and refurbished all 4 ***x1f642; the Dunlop’s are a nightmare to get off as well

Ps I have 2 x nearly new front OEM Dunlop’s for sale if your interested. Much cheaper than new!
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i have the mps4ds and done 2 track days and 13000miles and still got 5mm left...

and can do 0-60 in 3 secs in the wet...
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Iím in the same boat although Iím not opting for the Dunlop Runflats. Have you thought about going for the Michelin PS4S? 265 front and 305 rear?
Also just curious how many miles have you got out of the rears? Mine are almost done and car has just done 5000 miles.

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I've thought about the ps4s, then I found a long tire thread on here with people complaining that they bounce. Had the same on my 997 with the mpss on mixed surface B-Roads so I don't think it's the right tire for where I live.

I'm at 7000 miles and they're completely shot. Equal wear front and back, but fronts have lost some bite for sure.
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Yea I have read the same thread about the bounce, I was sceptical but apart from the bounce the reviews are really good, think I’m going to give them a go and they are also a lot cheaper than the Dunlop’s which seem to be hard to get hold of.
Strangely enough my tyre wear is different to yours as my rears are nearly shot and fronts have quite a bit of tread left, how strange!

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Costco now has the mps4 at a good price
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Has anyone tried non run flats on a MY17? Whilst they almost certainly make the ride better on the older cars the new suspension pretty much sorts that even with run flats on the 17 cars, so wonder how well it would combine with bouncier tyres.
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Not sure anyone has, I would be interested to know as I want to get the right tyres.
How much are they going for a Costco?

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Has anyone tried non run flats on a MY17? Whilst they almost certainly make the ride better on the older cars the new suspension pretty much sorts that even with run flats on the 17 cars, so wonder how well it would combine with bouncier tyres.
Bounce to top. I have a 2017 and with the litchfield handling kit, the suspension controller. I think the ride is very good so would like to know if anyone has mp4ís on the later car as tyre change due soon. I want the handling to remain good if I change.
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I ended up going with Bridgestone RE70's runflat after all that. They're more progressive over the limit than the dunlops were, maybe at the slight expense of overall grip. They're less exciting, I quite liked the snappy over the limit feel on the dunlops but the bridgestones are probably a better road tire. Better in the wet for sure.

I went with 'once bitten twice shy' on the mp4s, after the mpss being bouncy on a car a 1/2 ton lighter it was too much of a risk for me to take on the GTR.
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I ended up going with Bridgestone RE70's runflat after all that. They're more progressive over the limit than the dunlops were, maybe at the slight expense of overall grip. They're less exciting, I quite liked the snappy over the limit feel on the dunlops but the bridgestones are probably a better road tire. Better in the wet for sure.

I went with 'once bitten twice shy' on the mp4s, after the mpss being bouncy on a car a 1/2 ton lighter it was too much of a risk for me to take on the GTR.
just be careful in the wet on the Bridgestone RE70
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interesting thread, I thought the MP4S were the tyres to get on the GTR
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