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post #21 of 136 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 02:20 PM
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I don't really have an issue with the noise, so much as I do with the harsh ride and "loose" road grip of these RFTs. I came from an '11 G (non-sport w/ 17s) and those (factory) tires were definitely superior. Road grip was better and ride was less jarring. Not sure why Infiniti would fail w/ the Q50 tires.
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Be careful if you lease your car. Some people on this forum have indicated that you must return your car with the run flat tires so swapping is not an option. You have to buy new tires and store the old ones until you return the leased vehicle.

How long do the run flats last? I had to replace tires on my last 36,000 lease, but only once. This means, theoretically, you could swap for Michellins and store the run flats, then when the new tires need a change, put the run flats back on and deal with it for a few months before your lease runs up.
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How long do the run flats last? I had to replace tires on my last 36,000 lease, but only once. This means, theoretically, you could swap for Michellins and store the run flats, then when the new tires need a change, put the run flats back on and deal with it for a few months before your lease runs up.
I'm definitely considering that...
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How long do the run flats last? I had to replace tires on my last 36,000 lease, but only once. This means, theoretically, you could swap for Michellins and store the run flats, then when the new tires need a change, put the run flats back on and deal with it for a few months before your lease runs up.
That's pretty much my plan. Except I'll be putting winter tires on and swapping the RFT's on/off each spring/fall. Should get me through the lease.

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I love mine...I don't have any issues with RFTs. It's much quieter than my prior G37S and my last M37S.
Mine seem ok as well. I should admit that I am not driving this car like a sports car.
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Mine seem ok as well. I should admit that I am not driving this car like a sports car.

Same here - although to me I feel like they pick up just about ever bump or imperfection in the road below. Might be because here in Florida they use a lot of aggregate in the road surfaces so they are rougher than in other areas of the country?
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Bye bye RFTs. Sitting now waiting for my new set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s to be mounted. Eager for the "new" ride that promises to be. I was split between those & the cheaper Continental ExtremeContact DWSs that have been praised for solid snow performance. Decided I'd benefit most from the A/S 3s with superior-rated dry & wet traction performance and good cold weather/snow capabilities when needed. It's possible I'll be moving back north soon so I wanted tires that would carry me through a cold winter, while at the same time maximizing the daily driving performance of my car--which I feel was lacking w/ the RFTs. I'll report back w/ thoughts...
(Btw if anyone cares, the best price I could find was through Discount Tire @ $1,080 installed. Continental's were $980. I know that's pretty expensive for rubber & I had to convince myself that it was worth it instead of opting for cheaper tires. These will last throughout my entire lease on a 45k mi Michelin warranty, so I think it's a good decision.)


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Looking forward to your thought on the A/S3 tires compare to the Dunlop RFT. I got my A/S3 tires the very first day I got my Q50. So far, I love it.
But, all my driving condition is dry weather (SoCal weather ) Curious how it handle the snowy/wet condition.

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Bye bye RFTs. Sitting now waiting for my new set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s to be mounted. Eager for the "new" ride that promises to be. I was split between those & the cheaper Continental ExtremeContact DWSs that have been praised for solid snow performance. Decided I'd benefit most from the A/S 3s with superior-rated dry & wet traction performance and good cold weather/snow capabilities when needed. It's possible I'll be moving back north soon so I wanted tires that would carry me through a cold winter, while at the same time maximizing the daily driving performance of my car--which I feel was lacking w/ the RFTs. I'll report back w/ thoughts...
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Hey guys ,
I have q50 awd Premium with 17" wheels Bridgestone tires.
Can I take out the runflat cores and still use these stock tires?
the reason I ask, is I hit some potholes and they are harsh feeling. I never had runflats before and think that the harsh ride can be due to the runflat cores.
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Chicagokevo, how is it going on those Michelin tires?
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