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Pilot Sport 4S for the Nismo

I purchased these for my 16 nismo in the spring of this year. No regrets. Great grip, and has more grip when wet than the oem.

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Old 08-17-2019, 09:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I purchased these for my 16 nismo in the spring of this year. No regrets. Great grip, and has more grip when wet than the oem.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I have to change the tires of the '14 nismo and I'm looking forward to installing the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Unfortunately I cannot find the tire dimensions that match my vehicle. (Front 245/40 R19 98Y, Rear 285/35 R19 99Y)

Has anybody gone with these tires? in case not, any suggestion for my Nismo?(only premium brands)

Thanks in advance!
Hi! Time flies and I finally could not find the MPS4S in OEM dimensions (at least here in Europe). After a careful investigation searching on the internet over and over again, I came across with this interesting review from summer '19. In there you can find that actually the king of the UHP tires seems to be the Continental SportContact 6:

https://tiresvote.com/articles/sport...mer-tire-test/

Not only that but also, you can find a very comprehensive tire test from tire reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NcenJ0zmAY&t=197s

To sum it up: Continental SportContact 6 wins the category as the sportiest feeling and dry handling. Taking into account the weather here in Spain I decided to go with the German ones (why not?).

I've struggled to find the rear 285/35/19 OEM sizes for the Contis. At the end, a pair were found (unfortunately DOM 7/16) and mounted today with the front ones 245/40/19 (manufactured on 25/19).

You think it was over? Of course not. This was just the begginig. Right after stepping outside the repair shop, I quickly noticed that driving over 70 mph a huge vibration at the steering wheel appeared. I though the tires should be out of balance by far. And they were! all of them.

I don't know if it's because it has been the first tire replacement in my nismo but it took them to balance and rebalance the four tires twice each!!

Finally I think the got the point, but from this day I'm sure I will be pretty unconfident with that issue, checking and rechecking any new vibration in the steering wheel.

Additionaly, after cleaning all wheels to seal the new rubbers. I found two scrachtes in my beloved Nismo rear wheels (see images attached). Seriously, How can it be possible??? For me they are the most beautiful ones for any Nismo!

Hard day at office, tryning not to be pesimistic. But sometimes, reality steps over you... HARD., no matter your ilusions (personal insight). How to maintain inmaculate your wheels? I just don't know.

By the way, I will be giving periodic feedback about the Ņbest? summer tires in market. Stay tuned!

Bye!
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those are my favorite Nissan wheels of ALL time. how sad they damaged them like that, TIME to open a can of WHOOP ***!
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Default First 150 miles of Continetal SportContact 6

First things first. A new set of tires makes you first run feel like riding cloulds instead of roads. The last months with the Potenzas you could feel literally everything from the road with a huge rolling resistance.

The new Contis show and great low rolling resistance with less parasite noises into the cabin. It simply feels gummy but at the same time enough solid to give you all the information you need to face the next curve. It shows a very pointy behaviour at the limit.

Let's see the durability!
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First things first. A new set of tires makes you first run feel like riding cloulds instead of roads. The last months with the Potenzas you could feel literally everything from the road with a huge rolling resistance.

The new Contis show and great low rolling resistance with less parasite noises into the cabin. It simply feels gummy but at the same time enough solid to give you all the information you need to face the next curve. It shows a very pointy behaviour at the limit.

Let's see the durability!
There is nothing like installing a new set of tires on the Z it really improves ride quality. I have had the Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires before definitely one of the best street tires I have had on the Z by far. I will be installing new 265/40/18 front and 285/40/18 rear Yokohama Advan A052ís this week I look forward to having new tires for street duty. Overall the Yokohama Advan A052ís have excellent dry traction and even work well in wet conditions. Also tread life is good as well.
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