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I know it has a lot of torque, and even more when tuned, but I have been surprised how little traction there is in the wet below 4th gear. ScottyB has found the same.

However, I've now concluded that they are borderline unsafe with standing water, and this is in summer at high temperatures.

My Evo on Michelin PS2 or my previous Subaru on Goodyear Eagle F1 would leave it for dead in the rain I think.

Still love the car, Dunlops are supreme in the dry, but I have no issue in the dry and massive issues in the wet. Hope PS2 or another really good rain tyre in the correct size becomes available, I suspect the Dunlops will be terrible in snow or at low temperatures too.
 

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Yep, same for me. Wheelspins in any gear below 4th in the wet.

Looking at the semi slick nature of the dunlops is it any wonder!

I do hope we get some Conti Sports or such like soon.
 

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Yep I've been sideways loads without expecting it in the wet. They are aweful in the wet but I'm considering going non runflat for the winter as they'll be cheaper, have more grip and I wont have to take it to a specialist garage to get runflats fitted!

Just a thought at this stage though, seems a bit daft taking dunlops off with plenty of life swapping them for a cheaper tyre and probably screwing them up in the demounting process.
 

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Just wanted to add the car does a good job of catching itself even with the most voilent stabs of the throttle in 2nd gear. Only requires minimal correction in R mode.
 

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I'll be keeping them until worn certainly, but I doubt I'll miss them for their ride quality and performance in the wet, even if it added 20 secs to the Nurburgring time, I would be faster/safer in the wet on other tyres I think.

Anyone driven with a non-run flat in the rain with the correct sizes and have any suggestions? Pirelli?
 

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This is the first time i wished i got a non-sat nav car so i could have had it through the summer (i.e when it was kinda dry!) :D

Having used Goodyear F1 Eagles (non RFT) in the past on my S3, i'd love to have them on my GT-R. Very decent tyre in both the dry and wet.
 

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These dunlops are crap in the wet driving back home on the m74 north hit very heavy rain for about an 1 hour i aquaplained doing 70mph but thankfully it was only small area of standing water after that i sh*t myself and stayed at 60mph which was still pretty bad while everybody else was overtakin me with their skinny little tyres all my cars have had big fat tyres and are poor in the wet but dunlops in heavy rain are unpradictable you can feel through the steering wheel that they are not going through the water on the road very well and makes you feel very reluctant to turn the wheel incase you loose control.
 

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These dunlops are crap in the wet driving back home on the m74 north hit very heavy rain for about an 1 hour i aquaplained doing 70mph but thankfully it was only small area of standing water after that i sh*t myself and stayed at 60mph which was still pretty bad while everybody else was overtakin me with their skinny little tyres all my cars have had big fat tyres and are poor in the wet but dunlops in heavy rain are unpradictable you can feel through the steering wheel that they are not going through the water on the road very well and makes you feel very reluctant to turn the wheel incase you loose control.
I know that feeling! Had it happen to me in the 335D going a wee bit quick at night last year! One of those moments where i could have ended up anywhere.

Cruise control cut out because of the loss of traction, and i was definitely a passenger. It was only the outside lane too. Same thing happens on sections of the M8 eg yesterday!

Now i know why some people drive in the middle lane!
 

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As an older citizen i always drive to the road conditons and the Dunlops are GREAT in the dry!!! But i lost the beast at the Blackburn roundabout heading for Inverourie .thats in north east scotland for you southernern's.

Mayber had something to do with the great amount of grunt the beast had with the Ap 99 RON map:smokin: but maybe the tyres helped:confused:
 

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same happened to me on the m1 heavy rain at night hit standing water lost all control doing a 100, next thing i knew yellow light flashed on the dash and the car seemed to correct itself, scary stuff for a split second.
 

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The issue really seems to be standing water, if it is simply wet without puddles on smooth tarmac in 2nd gear with AP stage 2 there is some squirming in a straight line and a little bit of rev flaring, but no traction control interference.

With standing water the tail goes in 4th gear on part throttle when you go to overtake. I had to move out, get the front wheels straight and then accelerate...
 

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Would owners of the JDM/US cars care to chime in with how the Bridgestones are in the wet?

Camskill will sell a set of four for £1140 inc VAT v £1640 for the Dunlops!

The outer edges of my front Dunlops are completely knackered, so I'm now wondering whether to buy another pair of front Dunlops or a complete set of Bridgestones.

Simon Croft always said the Bridgestones last three times longer than the Dunlops.
 

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bridgestone arn't perfect in the wet but from the sounds of it better than dunlops

last longer as well
 

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Hit a lot of standing water returning to Aberdeen from Knockhill on Sunday........scared the shit out of me:eek: Then again maybe running a bit harder than the road conditions would allow but had i been in the wifes astra at the same speed i would not have had the same happen. Maybe need skinny wheels and tyres:D
 

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Yeah, I think I'm going to get Bridgestones all round rather than a fresh pair of front Dunlops. It will only cost £250 more to get them than just two Dunlops!

Has anyone found the Bridgestones for less than Camskill's price of £1140 all in?
 

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where will you get them fitted? Perfect Touch can do them for aound the same price + fitting
 

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I was thinking of getting them sent up to Middlehurst for when my car goes back up there for the service.

Have Perfect Touch done your tyres?

Not every tyre shop can cope with the wide 20" rims.
 

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not on the R35 GTR but the old gtr

perfect touch do the wide rims, they service porkers with tyres as well
 

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Hit a lot of standing water returning to Aberdeen from Knockhill on Sunday........scared the shit out of me:eek: Then again maybe running a bit harder than the road conditions would allow but had i been in the wifes astra at the same speed i would not have had the same happen. Maybe need skinny wheels and tyres:D
Group buy on 20" steelies :D with some nasty chrome effect spinners and cheap n cheerful skinny tyres. Be able to spin all 4 up in the dry deep into 4th gear:D
 

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Yeah, I think I'm going to get Bridgestones all round rather than a fresh pair of front Dunlops. It will only cost £250 more to get them than just two Dunlops!

Has anyone found the Bridgestones for less than Camskill's price of £1140 all in?

KWIKFIT £980.00 fitted and pumped with nitro after asking for best price,and where very carefull with alloys because i was standing right next to the fitter lol
 
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