The Nissan GT-R is one of the hottest cars on the road, an ideal car for a driver in love with speed and performance. Unfortunately, that smooth ride starts to get rough quite quickly as a result of an inside tread problem with the tires.
Normally, run-flat tires have very hard sidewalls, essential for maintaining tire shape, improving steering, agility and ride comfort. They are filled with nitrogen rather than conventional air. The Nissan GT-R’s tires have unusually pliant sidewalls, which prevents pressure change during high speed driving.
In the case of Inside Line Editor Scott Oldham’s car, the performance alignment that increases the car’s grip also accelerates the front tires’ wear. A Nissan engineer informed Scott that a normal set of these tires lasts only 12,000-15,000 miles. We find this to be unacceptable.
If you are experiencing problems with your Nissan GT-R tires, please click here to let us know about your experiences. We may be able to help obtain some recourse for the situation.