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  1. Slow

    Tyre choice

    Some updates. Went to Nissan last friday with my new pair of Falkens and a sad story. They were very helpful this time. The head of workshop had just arrived from holiday and supervised the check of my car by himself. They even doublechecked the alignment in another workshop to make sure to get the same numbers. And they didn't charge for the alignment at all, just for tire change. Perhaps felt a little guilty for the previous time We have had a couple of really wet days here now, and I have to say that my Z feels like new again Who knows, was it alignment problem or just a lousy pair of T1R-s.
  2. Slow

    Tyre choice

    Thanks mate That's exactly how it felt. Hope to do some more testing soon. Pair of new Falken 452-s has arrived too. Will wait with them until I'm sure my problem is sorted out.
  3. Slow

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    How does it affect the handling? That sheet is from last Friday and car sure feels better after these minor adjustments. However, I haven't had a chance to try it on wet or at higher speed (over 90 mph) yet.
  4. Slow

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    Hello again! Still not much wiser. Visited my Nissan service last Friday and did the wheel geometry over again. They said that there was only minor adjustment needed and that they can't explain why my rear tyres are wearing out so quickly. On a closer look I can say that thread on left back tyre has worn out more from inside. Right back tyre has worn out evenly. The only comment and advice I got from Nissan was: "Change your back tyres". I add the adjustment settings printout from Nissan just in case somebody can make any sense of it.
  5. Slow

    Tyre choice

    Cheers M13KYF Called up Nissan service today. They want me in for wheel alignment check. Will visit them this friday. Hope they get it right this time.
  6. Slow

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    Hi Zummertor, No track days. And I normally drive with ESP on. That doesn't mean I use to cruise all the time. I like to go sidewise as much as a next guy My 06 Zed has 33k miles on and I've had it since new. Never had a problem. That's why I've kept so quiet. Keep up the good work guys
  7. Slow

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    Thanks Trev Unfortunately I didn't write down the mileage when I replaced the tires, but they could hav done that at Nissan. Anyways, I usually cover about 1800 miles a month. So, it cant be more than 2.5 k for that particular set. Just put an order at Camskill for a pair of Falken 452-s. I'll also call Nissan service tomorrow to hear what they think of it.
  8. Slow

    Tyre choice

    Thanks for your replies. Tire pressures are 35 psi all around (245/40R18 front and 275/40R18 back). I also got 4 wheel alignment done at Nissan service together with tire change. Tires are wearing quite evenly. However, insides of back tires wear slightly faster then outsides. I'm a bit worried as there is just about 3.5mm of tire pattern left on back tires and I changed tires only a little more then a month ago. Could there be a problem with the differential? Not enough slip in limited slip unit? Anyways, I'm thinking about buying a new set of back tires of different make to understand if I'm having a tire or a mechanical problem.
  9. Slow

    Tyre choice

    Hello everybody! I've been reading this forum for several years since I bought my Z. I'm really happy for all the information I've got from here and now I have a problem that seems to be not discussed earlier. Relaying on the good feedback I bought the set of Toyo T1R-s to go with my Nismo LM4-s a year and a half ago. I was really satisfied with that set. Starting to come a big fan of Toyo tyres I ordered a new pair of back tyres (T1R of course) from Camskill last winter, and later on, this spring also front tires of the same make and from the same supplier. Changed for a new set about two months ago and I must say they have been horrible. On dry they are alright. However, on wet and smooth tarmac there is no lateral grip what so ever. To remain on road I have to really slow down. Can there be a consistency problem at Toyo as I don't recall anything similar with my former set of T1R-s? My new back tyres seem to wear faster than the previous ones. Thanks for any feedback as I need to buy new tyres soon and have to decide either to bet on a new set of Toyo's or to go for an another make.

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