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#1 Tightm3

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

I switched out the Dunlops for Michelin Super Sports and what a difference, much quieter and seemingly more grippy. What are people's experience ?

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:52 PM

I did the same thing - Dunlops to MPSS's.  Big difference in ride quality (noise, comfort mode actually comfortable), but I thought the Dunlop's had more grip.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:23 PM

Same experience as GTR-Jay for me. Ride quality is better, but at times I miss the stiff sidewall of the stock Dunlop's.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:46 PM

MPSS's are great all around in the wet and dry, lasts long too!



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:26 AM

pss good grip for a street tire, very very durable, good on a rainy day. On the track, very durable, heats up very fast then become greasy and starts sliding, sidewalls are softer so wobbly feeling, 2 seconds slower than cup 2



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:52 AM

Ps4s are great tires and a definite major improvement over mpss

 

for me these are tits



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

Cool - I didn't know they made Michelin PS4S in GTR sizes; I see they have PS Cup 2 as well now.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:57 AM

Agree with the above MPSS and or PS4S, cant go wrong.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 09:07 AM

I have 2 MPSS 285 35 20 brand new for sale. I have my own for sale thread. But since there is so much MPSS and Ps4 discussion...i wanted to comment. Sent from my Galaxy S8+ using GT-R Life mobile app.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

I have had 888's, Conti's, Dunlops, and MPSS. I will say, out of all I have had, MPSS are my favorite. Yes they don't have the grip of the 888's but they are quieter, I think they are a little more comfy, great wet traction, and they last twice as long!!! I love them and I'm sad MPSS are no longer. Still iffy about the new PS4 but we will see......
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:08 AM

Depends what you are looking for. 

 

MPSS or PS4 if you want a good sporty but quiet and comfortable road tire with good treadlife.

 

R888, R888R, Sport Cup 2, RE-71 if you are doing autocross or road racing and don't mind replacing tires frequently. 

 

I'm building a time attack GT-R that is street legal but its focus is performance driving. I'm currently working on getting a 315/325 stagger set up on R888R. 



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:29 PM

Best tire always depends on your intended purpose.

 

For only street driving with emphasis on dry or wet traction with good ride comfort, lower noise, and good treadwear then Michelin Pilot 4S (replaces Pilot Super Sport) 

Comes in OEM front and rear tire sizes or put on 285/35-20 on both front and rear OEM wheels with OEM suspension.

 

For track duty or Road Course with some street use Toyo R888R is a good choice but it is not comfortable, low noise, and not for wet.

 

For autocross without using R compound race tires then Bridgestone RE71R gives streetable ride, excellent dry traction, some noise, firm ride. Ok treadwear for limited street use. Rubber is softer than R888R so times are faster but wear can be more so not as durable.

285/35-20 can be used on front and rear OEM wheels or 295/30-20 on both front and rear for slightly lower ride height.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

what the best tire for holding 650 whp??



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

what the best tire for holding 650 whp??

 

For what purpose? Street racing, drag racing, track, autocross?

 

650 whp is not that excessive so any of the mentioned tires previously will work. Michelin Pilot 4S has the least soft rubber but if throttle is applied progressively it should be fine.

 

Anytime you want best traction with more power you want softer rubber.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

what the best tire for holding 650 whp??

 

Same as the other tires recommended for whatever your intended application is. 



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

I like to drive hard occasionally, ripping around corners, etc.  I liked the grip and sharp response of the stiff sidewall OEM Dunlops (but yes the ride is rough and it's a bit noisy). I didn't like the grip of the MPSS. Sure it was a smooth ride and quiet, but I didn't like the handling at all, which diminished the enjoyment of the GT-R for me. I am on Nitto NT-01 now and love them. They are noisy, not good in the wet (but it doesn't rain in Los Angeles much), and the grip is phenomenal. If you live in a place with very little rain, I would go with the stickiest tire you can get. If I lived in Seattle, I'd probably get some Pilot 4S tires I suppose, but in LA, hands down R comps (either NT01 or R888R).


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:37 AM

This cud be nob but What's the lightest tyres among those you mentioned here? Hows MPSS?

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:11 PM

This cud be nob but What's the lightest tyres among those you mentioned here? Hows MPSS?

Light weight tires are an OK thing given all else is equal between tires. But rubber compound, tread design and sidewall stiffness are much more important. If you get more grip but gain a little weight it's going to work better for the GTR.

 

R compound race tires for track or autocross are very light compared to street tires but they don't ride comfortably on the street and won't wear well.

 

For street or daily driving you are looking more for a compromise of good ride quality, less noise, good treadwear, good traction dry or wet, reasonable price and availability.

 

The heaviest street tires for the GTR are the OEM runflats, nothing come close. Moving to almost any street tires will save weight but the other characteristics of the tire will determine how the lighter tire performs for a given role.

 

More can be done to save some weight in the wheels when moving to aftermarket wheels. Wider and larger diameter wheels are going to weigh more and likely cost more, they are more often matched with wider tire sizes that also weigh more.

 

Examples of some weights

 

OEM runflats

Front about 36 lbs

Rear about 38 lbs

 

OEM tire sizes

Front 255/40-20 In MPSS 27 lbs each, in Mich Pilot 4S 26 lbs. in Bridgestone RE71R (Extreme summer tire) 30 lbs each

Rear 285/35-20 in MPSS 30 lbs each, in Mich Pilot 4S 29 lbs. in Bridgestone RE71R (Extreme summer tire) 32 lbs each

 

Ultra High Performance All Season non runflat

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ 

285/35-20   31 lbs each

 

R Compound durable track tires

Toyo R888R

285/35-20  32 lbs each

 

Autocross race tires for 18" wheel and CBA GTR

Hoosier A7

315/30-18  27 lbs


Edited by AutoXGTR, 04 October 2017 - 04:25 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:16 PM

^ Thanks a lot for explaining this in details, really appreciate it .. This will help me choose my next shoes!



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

Any input on the 7010 dunlop all weather tires as this was an option. running a 2016 with stock dunlop and set of Blizacks for winter. Stock dunlop require extreme care when driving in heavy rain (Indianapolis). Was thinking about going to Michelin 4S next year, but curious about the dunlop 7010, if anybody has experience with these. No track, but aggressive street as this is a daily driver.




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