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Never tracking......just an everyday driver to work and back.

So.....what are your opinions on the following for my GT-R?....................

Hankook Ventus V12 EVO

Goin SQUARE........ 285/30-20 on all fours.
 

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Pretty descent tire for the street if you don't push the car much. Those tires have pretty soft sidewalls so they are not great for tracking.
 

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If you ever hit a curb it is nice to have runflats. If you don't you'll almost definitely bend your rims.. Runflats offer some protection from that..
 

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Never tracking......just an everyday driver to work and back.

So.....what are your opinions on the following for my GT-R?....................

Hankook Ventus V12 EVO

Goin SQUARE........ 285/30-20 on all fours.
Although well priced ($213 each) this is not the best choice for the GTR

285/30-20 is smaller than stock tire diameter at 26.8" which leaves less clearance for road hazzards and if you are lowered you will risk lots of scraping. It has a lower load rating.

Better for street use would be Michelin Pilot Super Sport
275/35-20 front and rear, Max Summer tire, 300 treadwear for $369 each
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...S&tab=Specs
Test result for Super Sport
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=148

If you really need the budget advantage of the Hankook ventus V12 then consider
275/35-20 for $195 each, gives more road clearance.
test result for Ventus
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=149

The other Max Summer tire worth a look is-
Continental ExtremeContact DW $306 each 340 treadwear
275/35-20 front and rear. Better priced than the Super Sport but not as grippy.
Decent compromise on wear and good handling for street only use at a decent price
 

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I would recommend OEM R2.
 

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I'd stick with the OEM runflats, and since you are street only, the all seasons.
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If I didn't track, I'd go with the Dunlop all season runflats in OEM sizes (255 front and 285 rear). My car initially came with them (cold weather package). I don't really see the need for a square setup unless you are going to track. I wouldn't think you'd be driving hard enough on the street for understeer to become an issue. If you have to make a sudden evasive maneuver and start to lose control of the car, understeer is safer than oversteer, so I wouldn't be trying to dial it out for street driving. Also, the all seasons have plenty of grip on the street and are fantastic in the rain. I even did my first track day on a set. They are sitting in my garage and don't even look used. I'm pretty sure they'd be good for 20 to 25k miles of normal street use. Other non-runflat options may be cheaper, but I doubt they would last as long and would probably offer inferior performance to the Dunlop all seasons, which are specifically engineered for our car. Thus, the other "cheaper" options may turn out to be more expensive in the long run.

JMHO.
 
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