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Old 10th March 2019, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What’s your GTR like in the Wet?

Hi, I recently purchased a 17 GTR like 2 weeks ago and i haven’t had the chance to drive it properly. Last night I was driving down the M1 and it was Raining heavily, I was travelling between 60-70mph and it was such a handful to maintain, it really does aquaplane is this normal? I have had experience with other 4wd vehicles this was a scary one lol at the moment it’s running the Dunlop’s I’m looking to upgrade to the Michelin PS4 hopefully this will help in the rain. What’s your experience on the motorway in rainy conditions?
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Old 11th March 2019, 06:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11th March 2019, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not very good in the wet, big chunk of torque and slippery surfaces not really a good combo.
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Old 11th March 2019, 07:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've recently changed from the Dunlops to MPS4s on MY17 and the difference is night and day. No more tram lining, better dry and wet grip and due to the smaller circumference of the MPS4s the car accelerates noticeably harder.
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The runflats are known for being a handful in the wet. You will see a big improvement when you change to the mp4s.
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Old 11th March 2019, 01:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Rain.. Wet... What's that? My cars don't see rain... Lol
So, when it rains you break out the umbrella & walk? Surely one of the advantages of a car is that it can keep you from getting wet when it rains???
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So, when it rains you break out the umbrella & walk? Surely one of the advantages of a car is that it can keep you from getting wet when it rains???
Na I just press a button and a big umbrella pops out of the roof and covers the whole car... Lol I don't take it out in the rain I got a second car as a daily for that... Mi good old audi A3 diesel runs on fresh air and only £30 a year tax and bullet proof
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I don't recall mine being that bad in the wet on dunlops, how worn are the tyres?
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Rain.. Wet... What's that? My cars don't see rain... Lol


Likewise, dry weather use only
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If you've got handling issues cruising in the rain at 60-70mph on a UK motorway something is drastically wrong.
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If you've got handling issues cruising in the rain at 60-70mph on a UK motorway something is drastically wrong.
Agreed

Tyres too inflated, or no tread left are my first two thoughts
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I've recently changed from the Dunlops to MPS4s on MY17 and the difference is night and day. No more tram lining, better dry and wet grip and due to the smaller circumference of the MPS4s the car accelerates noticeably harder.
what size tyres have u got on??

I've found MPS4S are good in the wet, and allow you to have fun too... Basically like MPSS but improved! Bridgestones in the wet where terrible for me.. not tried Dunlops
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Thanks for replying and for your input guys, So I just popped in to kwick fit and ordered the MPS4. I had the current rear tyre thread measured and it was just below 3mm it’s shocking as I picked the car up two weeks ago from a main dealer. I guess it’s also my fault for not checking before purchasing ***x1f62b; this tyre thread explains my shocking experience. I was just unsure about the drive on the car as I never owned a gtr before and this helps me clarify a few things. I appreciate your feedback thanks
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Thanks for replying and for your input guys, So I just popped in to kwick fit and ordered the MPS4. I had the current rear tyre thread measured and it was just below 3mm it’s shocking as I picked the car up two weeks ago from a main dealer. I guess it’s also my fault for not checking before purchasing ***x1f62b; this tyre thread explains my shocking experience. I was just unsure about the drive on the car as I never owned a gtr before and this helps me clarify a few things. I appreciate your feedback thanks
When you say main dealer, do you mean Nissan? If so, I thought it was their policy to not sell a Gtr with less than 5mm of tread on tyres.
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Yes I purchased it from West Way Nissan in Manchester they told me they can’t release a car if it’s below 3mm and when I purchased the vehicle it had 3.1mm I feel that’s taking the p*** especially now it’s costing me £950 for tyres ***x1f61e;
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Thanks for replying and for your input guys, So I just popped in to kwick fit and ordered the MPS4. I had the current rear tyre thread measured and it was just below 3mm it’s shocking as I picked the car up two weeks ago from a main dealer. I guess it’s also my fault for not checking before purchasing ***x1f62b; this tyre thread explains my shocking experience. I was just unsure about the drive on the car as I never owned a gtr before and this helps me clarify a few things. I appreciate your feedback thanks
When you say main dealer, do you mean Nissan? If so, I thought it was their policy to not sell a Gtr with less than 5mm of tread on tyres.
They mentioned 1.6mm is the legal limit so there is “plenty of life left” I have literately driven it less than 500miles. If the 5mm thread is true then I think I should forward the invoice on
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They mentioned 1.6mm is the legal limit so there is “plenty of life left” I have literately driven it less than 500miles. If the 5mm thread is true then I think I should forward the invoice on
1.6mm is the legal limit.
The dealership that I dealt with said it was their policy to change tyres that had tread depth as low as 3 or 4mm.
I guess it may depend on what sort of deal you haggled with them.
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Yesterday’s rain was a pain to drive in but when a few annoying drivers were being silly I was able to put the power down without any slip and move off far in the distance leaving them wheel spinning . I was surprised how well
The mps 4s tyres are in the rain If I’m honest. Super impressed with the handling in the wet for a stage 4.25
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