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Old 06-25-2010, 07:57 PM
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Need recommendation for tires for 2008 G35 sport sedan

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I have a 2008 Infiniti G35 sport sedan (staggered tires) and recently when I went for a regular oil change, was told by the dealer that I need new tires (all 4). My OEM tires were max performance bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires. I just have 20K miles on them and already the fronts are worn out on the outer corners (according to the dealer due to aggressive cornering) and the rears have even wear and the road noise has considerably increased from what it was when the car was new. Currently I am looking for recommendations for new set of tires other than the OEM ones. Basically I donít want to give up on performance and at the same time have good tread life (at least 40k miles).

I was looking at Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position (Ultra High Performance All-Season) or the 760AS (summer) and was wondering if anyone can provide feedback on these tires or provide recommendations for other tires from a different brand.


I wanted to try other brands like Dunlop or Michellin but found that the front tire size is hard to find and both of the above brands don't have a good summer tire. There are many options for the rears though. So i am left with only bridge-stone to pick from and am trying to decide between Potenza 760 vs 960. Will the handling be affected if i put different brands for the rear and the fronts? I am open to other brands as well if u had good experience with them.

Front: 225/50 R18
Rear: 245/45 R18.

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Cliff.
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Here's the staggered sizes for the S on tirerack, I have all season Dunlop Sport Signature and really like them, they grip really well for an all season and don't give up much at all in the rain. Mine are 245/35/20s so I can't comment on the 18s but they should be a good choice if you want all-seasons. Tirerack also has some rebates on Dunlops too
BTW I got exactly 20k on my Potenzas too when I had the 07 G35.
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Cliff,

I had to replace my RE050s on my sedan about 2 months ago with the 960AS but still have the RE050s on the front. I know it is not a good idea to mix tires but the handling was scary and dangerous. I've been going back and forth with just getting all tires in the 960s but know that they just suck when cornering with their soft side walls, go with the 760s or different sizes all together.

I've pretty much read everywhere that the 760s are great tires in dry or wet and the cornering ability is a level below the re050s. I really wanted to get the michelin pilot sport A/S plus since I had them on my G35 and they had a stiff sidewall.

I've also read that some people have gone 245/45R18 all around or have upsized to 235/50R18 and 255/45R18 with no effects on the VDC. With the 245/45R18 all around, I've read that you will get more oversteer. Since I have sway bars that adds to my oversteer, I'm not sure I want that. I'm in the same boat that you're in and have been search all G37 forums for months. I'm really leaning towards getting the 760s and keeping the stock sizes.
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nitto invo has tires in sizes you can fit on the wheels. a tiny bit smaller though than stock.
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I have the RE760's on my G and absolutely love them. They ride VERY nice and quiet and also wear well. I have had a set of the older RE750's on my Porsche for 6+ years and they are still chugging right along, hence the reason for going with the 760's on the G.

FYI.. I only got 12K miles out of my factory RE050's, so your doing great with 20K on yours IMO.
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+1 to Bridgestone Potenza RE760! Bought them not a long time ago and love them much! They are very comfortable and have a good grip too.
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How about the Vredstein Ultrac Sessanta's? I, along with tons of others on here run them. Check here for rupromenergo.ru thread: http://rupromenergo.ru/forums/wheels-...ome-tires.html. Here is the website: .

Also, not saying this is you. However, some folks get confused when comparing tires to other brands; especially regarding the tread ratings. Check post #16 here for my thoughts on this: http://rupromenergo.ru/forums/v36-bra...-anyone-2.html.

Either way, there are a few tires out there, all with similar characteristics. Chosing one over the other may just come down to brand loyalty, and price.

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you can run a 235/50 tire up front without any problems... this opens up an entire new market of tires... i ran Sumitomo HTRZIII before i upgraded to the 19s... they were 300 treadwear rating so they will last alot longer than the sticky 220 (i think thats it) RE050As.

If you want longer lasting tires you will have to give up some cornering as its not going to be as sticky of a a tire.
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The only tire worth buying after owning them is the Continental ExtremeContact DW or DWS. had them installed recently and ive been through 4 sets of tires and these are the only tires ive felt were worth every penny ive spent on them, ive had michelin PS2's, bridgestone (stock), toyo (t1r), BFG (KDW2) and these.

Just buy them and thank me later.
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I need new tires soon too and was also looking at 760 series from Bridgestone. The thing I can't figure out is why are they so much cheaper than RE50A's? Plus there is an addl $60 rebate on 760's at Tire Rack. So one thing is for sure, a set of 760's will cost you $250+ less. They are both summer performance tires but for that much of a price difference, the 760's must be giving something up.

How are you guys getting 20k miles out of your RE50A's? I am getting more like 15-16K with not much back road sport driving (high corner speeds, late braking etc...). I may be able to get 20k out of them but they will be pretty bald!
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the 760's must be giving something up.
They have a little bit less grip than 050A's, but they are much smoother and softer and it's more important for me!
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First off, the RE050A is an OEM tire, which is always going to be more expensive than non OEM tires. Secondly, as harp already mentioned, the RE050 is a much stickier compound, which enhances traction but at the expanse of tire wear. I've got a set of the older RE750's on another car and have been VERY happy with them. They've been on the car for over 6 years and have over 30K miles on them and still have 4/32"+ thread on them. Plus, they are much smoother and quieter than the RE050A's. That's why I didn't hesitate to put the RE760's on the G!
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Cool. Thanks for feedback. Sounds like 760's will work for me too: smoother, quieter, more mileage, way less money and honestly, most of my driving is around town or on fwy so I don't really take advantage of addl traction RE50A's offer, (well except for maybe emergency stops in dry conditions...)

I did notice when reading tire specs, rear 760 tires weigh 2lbs more each that RE50A's, that is rotating, unsprung mass too. But I think I can survive that. I also noticed my RE50A's have become increasingly noisy as they wear. Someone else mentioned that and I agree.
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Another nice thing about the RE760's is that you can actually rotate them from side-to-side, since they are not a true directional tread pattern. They are actually an assymetrical design, which means there is a specific outside and an inside of the tire, which allows you to be able to swap the left and right side tires (or even cross rotate if you aren't running a staggered set-up) to help even out tire wear.

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