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Where do you guys get your tyres from?

Ive rang kwik fit and another tyre company in my town, who have both said they can order tyres in for the GT-R but is this the type of car you just drop down at kwik fit for some tires or is there some sort of specialist places you have to go to?

Apologies for the noob question, but want to make sure i do things right when the time comes.
 

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Which tyres are you looking to buy?

Stay with Runflats (Dunlop or older stock fitment of Bridgestone) or go onto non Runflats such as the MPSS?
 

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Which tyres are you looking to buy?

Stay with Runflats (Dunlop or older stock fitment of Bridgestone) or go onto non Runflats such as the MPSS?

BTW, Tires are American. In the UK it's Tyres.
Thanks CT, i have amended the spelling, apart from the title :(

What sort of quotes are reasonable, one tyre company here quoted me 1800
 

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You can get a set of MPSS non-Runflats for around £1200-1500 if you shop around.
But that'll probably be delivery, I'd personally get a local GT-R specialist to fit them rather than trust kwik fit.

Or you can get a set of original late spec Dunlop Runflats from Nissan for around the figure you state. Maybe £2000, included fitting.
They are more expensive and only Nissan seem to get them as they have a deal with Dunlop the swines! ;)

They both have their advantages, have a look in the tyres sub section forum.
 

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20" Tyres aren't usually stocked on shelf hence having to be ordered.

I bought 4 x Bridgestone RE070 Runflats for £1000 as an example but that was due to a company having ordered them in and having them on shelf for a while due to a non-payment customer.

I think the usual price is around £1200.

For Mich Pilot Super Sports I believe your looking around £1100 - £1300 for a set.

Dunlop (Runflats) around £1500 - £1800.

The Bridgestones / Mich tyres can be sourced most places such as ATS, Camskill, Blackcircles, etc. Just a case of seeing what the best price is.

Litchfield provide the MPSS tyres worth getting a price from there if ringing around.
 

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You can get a set of MPSS non-Runflats for around £1200-1500 if you shop around.
But that'll probably be delivery, I'd personally get a local GT-R specialist to fit them rather than trust kwik fit.

Or you can get a set of original late spec Dunlop Runflats from Nissan for around the figure you state. Maybe £2000, included fitting.
They are more expensive and only Nissan seem to get them as they have a deal with Dunlop the swines! ;)

They both have their advantages, have a look in the tyres sub section forum.
Thanks for you help, i shall pop over to the sub section. Which technically i should have posted originally, sorry.
 

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Thanks for you help, i shall pop over to the sub section. Which technically i should have posted originally, sorry.
Doesn't bother me.
Most R35 owners only read the chat section anyway. ;)

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Edit: I see the post has been moved by a helpful Mod. :)
 

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Doesn't bother me.
Most R35 owners only read the chat section anyway. ;)

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Edit: I see the post has been moved by a helpful Mod. :)
Certainly has, so my best bet then would be to get my tyres done at Westover Bournemouth which is my closest NHPC
 

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What will you be using the car for?

If you don't plan on a lot of track work I would personally say the Michelin is a better all round tyre.

But various members like various tyres.

It's not a runflat so you have to carry gunk and a compressor, but it's far more comfortable on the road and better in the wet too.

I went from Dunlops to the MPSS and would have never gone back, even though I did a few track days.
The Dunlops were shocking in the wet once a bit worn and contibuted to a harder, more uncomfortable ride.

But the Dunlops are the stock/Nissan choice of fitment.
 

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What will you be using the car for?

If you don't plan on a lot of track work I would personally say the Michelin is a better all round tyre.

But various members like various tyres.

It's not a runflat so you have to carry gunk and a compressor, but it's far more comfortable on the road and better in the wet too.

I went from Dunlops to the MPSS and would have never gone back, even though I did a few track days.
The Dunlops were shocking in the wet once a bit worn and contibuted to a harder, more uncomfortable ride.

But the Dunlops are the stock/Nissan choice of fitment.
I have no plans for tracking the car, will be for daily driving, not very much hard cornering only the odd acceleration here and there ;)
 

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Well, if you can get past people telling you the car will explode or the insurance will be cancelled because you're on non-standard tyres than I think MPSS would be the better buy.

All in my opinion of course. :)
 

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Well, if you can get past people telling you the car will explode or the insurance will be cancelled because you're on non-standard tyres than I think MPSS would be the better buy.

All in my opinion of course. :)
Car will explode ??? because of tyres what the dooch.
 

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Car will explode ??? because of tyres what the dooch.
I was being sarcastic. :)

Part of the advantage of internet forums is that everyone has an opinion on non-standard parts and the knock on effects with insurance etc...

My insurance provider idn't care and I ran the MPSS with no problems and really liked them.

Some people think you should stick to what's on the car when it's made...
etc...
etc...
etc...
 

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I was being sarcastic. :)

Part of the advantage of internet forums is that everyone has an opinion on non-standard parts and the knock on effects with insurance etc...

My insurance provider idn't care and I ran the MPSS with no problems and really liked them.

Some people think you should stick to what's on the car when it's made...
etc...
etc...
etc...
ah yes, sarcasm, im not good with that, remember ;)

Anyway thanks alot for your help appreciate it, will make some phone calls.

If i do end up going to Kwik fit or the likes, do they know it has to be pumped with Nitrogen, or does Nitrogen not matter?
 

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ah yes, sarcasm, im not good with that, remember ;)

Anyway thanks alot for your help appreciate it, will make some phone calls.

If i do end up going to Kwik fit or the likes, do they know it has to be pumped with Nitrogen, or does Nitrogen not matter?
Nissan say you should use it.
Everyone else I've spoken to doesn't see the point.

I used to use it religiously as that's what Nissan said.
Then I spoke to some GT-R specialists and they said it's not needed, so I stopped.

Never noticed any difference.

And I was tracking the car, so getting the tyres hotter than you will.

PS. you have to track it once or twice, they come alive on track. ;)
 

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Another thing to bear in mind is that the Dunlops will last around 8k miles of fast road use, and the Michelins will last around 12k miles. So they're 33% cheaper and last 50% longer, roughly speaking.

I do actually prefer the harsher ride of the Dunlops, but the price is just a total pisstake that I won't support.

My last set of Michelins were supplied and fitted by my local ATS for about £1050 (stock sizes) and I took out 2 years tyre insurance and puncture recovery service for an extra 50 quid, with ATS.

ATS use Nitrogen as standard (in Weston S Mare anyway) but normal air is 78% Nitrogen anyway so it doesn't make much difference as a percentage of expansion and contraction - probably about 1 psi, but apparently Nitrogen leaks air less which seems true as I haven't had to top up a single psi over the last 11k miles.

Hope you're enjoying the car mate :)
 

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Been researching and seems MPSS are good set to go for, as the tramlining i get with the run flats, is annoying, and is less apparently on the MPSS.

Trying to get my head around the measurements.

People recommend a litchfield setup of 275 and 305, forgive my noobness once again, but will this size fit onto the stock alloys and into the body of the car with no problems or rubbing etc? or is there any mods needed?
 

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Been researching and seems MPSS are good set to go for, as the tramlining i get with the run flats, is annoying, and is less apparently on the MPSS.

Trying to get my head around the measurements.

People recommend a litchfield setup of 275 and 305, forgive my noobness once again, but will this size fit onto the stock alloys and into the body of the car with no problems or rubbing etc? or is there any mods needed?
Yes, they'll fit stock wheels which are 9.5&10.5 wide.. No issues with rubbing on standard suspension.
 

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Yes, they'll fit stock wheels which are 9.5&10.5 wide.. No issues with rubbing on standard suspension.
Cheers Tin :)

Another thing i spotted while looking also is that the speedo will be out slightly running this setup, is that correct?
 
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