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Help Needed Replacing Tyres on Nismo 18

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Need to replace Front and Rear (driver side) of 2018 Nismo due to mildly grazing a curb on a corner after setting off from lights causing a cut to each tye .

 

V unlucky due possibly  to thewidth of the vehicle up front and fact that I could not see the curb sticking out as the car sits so low - I am a careful driver. Lucky that there is only a minor 1cm scuff on front rim

 

The car came with 

Front Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 245/40 (R19)   98w*

Rear Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600  285/35 (R19)    103w*

 

*These numbers are actually on the tyres themselves. Do the replacement tyres have to match the w numbers exactly?

 

Also how difficult is it to source these tyres in the London area?

 

Thanks 

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You can ignore the W numbers. And thanks to the power of the internets, you can order tyres online now so it doesn’t matter where you live ;) 

 

However, and this is dependant on the exact wear of your existing tyres, you may have to replace all four. This is because if you put new tyres on one side only when the other side is already worn, you’ll create a dangerously unstable car. How worn is too worn? As a general rule, I’d say anything over 1.5mm or approx 3k miles depending on driving style. 

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the car has only done 2700 miles on it - just cuts to the drivers side tyres

 

I nicked the two tyres drivers side at a traffic light taking off (around 5-10mph) whilst turning right.  The vehicle towards my left in neighbouring lane was planning to undertake (also turning right) so I allowed for a bit more room so adjusted slightly nearer to the curb

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Is it a cut or just a nick?

 

Get a tyre expert to have a look or post up pictures here.

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I got the tyres checked out by 2 different places this morning and they both said it was a nick i.e. no need to replace  and use glue?

 

One was a specialist tyre place whilst the other was a wheel refurb guy who advised the 1cm minor scuff on the rim would be a relatively simple refurb

 

Do you guys find that the car being so low and wide its almost like it was not designed for UK esp London roads?

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Nope, ‘cos I can drive properly ;) :lol: 

 

Alex is right, chuck a pic up. 

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yea just a nick thank god. Any idea on average how long a set of 4 tyres last? car has done 2700 miles already since collected mid March 

 

Lol I saw the new Bentley Continental today in an Emerald Green colour and as well as being v striking / beautiful it is v v big

 

anyway will prob look to get the slight scuff sorted in the next couple of weeks - im just a bit cautious as my previous car (polo GTI with diamond cut monzas) were refurbed and in the end caught v bad whiteworm corrosion. The guy said to me this morning this is unlikely to happen on the Nismo rim since its not diamond cut hence only the scuffed area needs refurbing - just don't want it to worsen as a result of getting it refurbed 

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If you continue to bounce them off the kerbs then not very long.

Seriously, the mileage from a set of tyres will depend on many factors including your driving style and if your geometry is spot on and if the tyre pressures are correctly inflated.

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