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Tyres you use(d) and how u would rate them

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has anyone tried 265 AR1s on the front of a r33 gtr? look huge and unsure if they will fit the gaurds! 

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Can't you fit 285 on the front? I mean I can fit 275/35 on the front of an R32 GT-R...

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I've had 275's in semi slicks on the front of a r33 gtr with no issues.

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cheers guys. guess they just look deceptively wide... will chuck them on sat and try going lock to lock

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Put them on sat. fit fine and the front is pretty low i cant see them fouling the guards even on full lock or going over bumps etc

not to mention they look mean as on! 

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On 2017-6-5 at 2:43 PM, Adz2332 said:

Put them on sat. fit fine and the front is pretty low i cant see them fouling the guards even on full lock or going over bumps etc

not to mention they look mean as on! 

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Have you given the Ar1's a workout yet?

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Had my first crack with the car on sat.

apart from being an awesome time the tyres were excellent. only took a lap maybe a lap and a half and the grip was excellent.

the value for money is huge. the only thing, and im sure its like it with any tire, the tyre pressure really ballons after every session.

i started with 33 in all 4, after the first session i was loosing grip. came in and it had 55 in all 4!

So let them down and yer was excellent again.

i now have to upgrade my brakes as they boiled and lost nearly all brakes by the end of the day

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Which track tyres have you used previously?

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i cant think off the top of my head which they were but the nankang semi that is road legal. and also kumo something something ill have to look

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Interesting read on the federal rsr vs the Nankang ar1

 

federal rsr 195/50/15 and the Nankang ar1

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They should be in a different league.

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kumho ecsta la sport ku39 265/35R18

just fitted on the gtr,the difference is incredible,quiet,no more road noise from the goodyears that were on it,heaps of grip and at $210 each (worth $490 each)what a bargain and purchased at kmart

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What tyre did you have before?

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Those Ku39s are not too bad, they're good in the wet, but I did find that the harden up after a while. mine lasted 30K ~ 3.5 years, the last 6 months they were a little slippy.

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A little off topic, and more a vent about this dodgy place without putting names down.

But some tyre places really don't listen or understand when you specify a tyre like the Michelin Pilot Sport 4and I really emphasized the S, and then specifically specified not the 4 or 4ST as they are a different tyre...

They quoted my for my rear tyre size, that I know doesn't come in the 4S, and is only available in the 4 or 4ST (these last two are the same tyre according to Michelin Aus). They then went to quote me on a size for the front that I know doesn't come in the 4 or 4ST, so maybe it was for the 4S or maybe it was a Nito Invo ha ha.

Anyway. Looks like I'll be off to a tyre place that understands that the Pilot Sport 4S is a different tyre, or at least someone who pays attention to details.

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I went with NT01's in 275/35.. Never used them before so it will be interesting to see how they go.

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5 hours ago, Pete_Repeat said:

A little off topic, and more a vent about this dodgy place without putting names down.

But some tyre places really don't listen or understand when you specify a tyre like the Michelin Pilot Sport 4and I really emphasized the S, and then specifically specified not the 4 or 4ST as they are a different tyre...

They quoted my for my rear tyre size, that I know doesn't come in the 4S, and is only available in the 4 or 4ST (these last two are the same tyre according to Michelin Aus). They then went to quote me on a size for the front that I know doesn't come in the 4 or 4ST, so maybe it was for the 4S or maybe it was a Nito Invo ha ha.

Anyway. Looks like I'll be off to a tyre place that understands that the Pilot Sport 4S is a different tyre, or at least someone who pays attention to details.

Well from my experience, some tyre shops can't put wheel nuts on properly, and when they do a "toe check" they mess up the alignment more than it was already, so I'm not surprised some can't tell the difference between PS4 and PS4S.

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