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If any of you on here go to see the delivered models, please look to see what brand and model of tire is on the cars. If it's Bridgestone, I hope that they're not the Turanza, but the Potenza model. Look at both the sport and non-sport cars. Thanks.
 

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And to pile on the requests, are the 19s on the sport model all seasons or summer tires?

And a picture of the 19 inch bright finish wheel would be nice to see (I believe we have only seen the 17s).
 

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Ill see what I can get! Im going later after work but said there were no hybrids so just post up your requests on this thread and ill see what I can do!

Hmmm...the demo one had dunlops! Ive attached a pic of it from the event I went to!
 

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If there is a non-Sport model, can you check the hip room of the seats? The Q50 has two inches less than the G.
For the Sport model, Sinecure already said that the seats are not as tight as the G37S, but I'm interested only in non-Sport models.
Thanks.
 

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If there is a non-Sport model, can you check the hip room of the seats? The Q50 has two inches less than the G.
For the Sport model, Sinecure already said that the seats are not as tight as the G37S, but I'm interested only in non-Sport models.
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Ill try and see that! Itll be hard since I might just come in just minutes before closing so I cant guarantee! Hmmm...but are there differences in hip room though? Isnt it the same body? Is it just they have different seats between sport and non-sport!

Itll be hard to determine too without the love handles getting in the way! Hahahaha! :D
 

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Supposedly, the hip room, both front and rear, is the same in sport and non-sport. It IS listed as being less than the G's, however. Hip room is measured from door to door. It looked like the center console is slightly narrower than in the G, so that would make up for some of the "missing" inches. Consider this: the cup holders in the G are horizontal(across the console), but in the Q50, they're vertical(lengthwise). Remember also, the people sitting in the car said it was more comfortable than the G. We'll just have to wait and find out.
 

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If any of you on here go to see the delivered models, please look to see what brand and model of tire is on the cars. If it's Bridgestone, I hope that they're not the Turanza, but the Potenza model. Look at both the sport and non-sport cars. Thanks.
The pictures that Gbert posted in the pictures thread show that the 17" are Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS RFT (Grand Touring All-Season), and the 19" are Dunlop something-or-other.
Looking at tirerack.com, this seems like a pretty good A/S performance tire, with a performance bias. Customer reviews for the non-RFT version mention soft sides and needing a bit more pressure, which makes it perfect for a RFT - I bet the ride quality will be indistinguishable from a non-RFT.
 

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Thanks for the additional info. It took a while of looking, but was able to see the "Potenza" on the tire. On Tire Rack, I saw the Bridgestone Potenza RE 960 A S Pole Position RFT, but not these. I'll have to look them up. Again, thanks for the sharp eyes.;)
 

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Can't find the listed tire

shend3193 is correct about the tire. What's weird is that when I tried to find the tire on Tire Rack, it only listed the 97AS as a NON RFT. So I went to the Bridgestone site, and it also does not list the 97AS RFT, though the picture plainly shows that is the tire. It must be a totally new model, and Bridgestone has not updated its site. By the way, the difference in price between the RFT and non-RFT for the other Potenza tire(Pole Position) is around $100!:eek:
 

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shend3193 is correct about the tire. What's weird is that when I tried to find the tire on Tire Rack, it only listed the 97AS as a NON RFT. So I went to the Bridgestone site, and it also does not list the 97AS RFT, though the picture plainly shows that is the tire. It must be a totally new model, and Bridgestone has not updated its site. By the way, the difference in price between the RFT and non-RFT for the other Potenza tire(Pole Position) is around $100!:eek:
I'd imagine the Q50 model tires in this case were specifically manufactured for Infiniti production. I've ran into this situation in the past where I couldn't find an exact replacement set of tires for a previous car I owned; turned out that exact model was not available for retail sale, but instead a slightly different model number (essentially the same tire though).


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That looks like the non-RFT; It's definitely different from this one:

What do we have here, pre-production vs. production? Which is which? We know all the Q50's are shipping with runflats regardless of tire size.

>Edit: upon closer inspection, these are identical tires. Bridgestone Potenza RE97 A/S (all season) RFT's.
 

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What do we have here, pre-production vs. production? Which is which? We know all the Q50's are shipping with runflats regardless of tire size.

>Edit: upon closer inspection, these are identical tires. Bridgestone Potenza RE97 A/S (all season) RFT's.
They are both RE97 A/S tires, but I just have to disagree with you. Notice that in the top picture, there is considerable "side tread," while the bottom one(which shows the RFT) has virtually none. Also, the texture around the lettering looks different. I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like to me.
 

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They are both RE97 A/S tires, but I just have to disagree with you. Notice that in the top picture, there is considerable "side tread," while the bottom one(which shows the RFT) has virtually none. Also, the texture around the lettering looks different. I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like to me.
It could be because of the angle though and barrel distortion from my lens! Especially since on top you see the tire tread while the bottom shows only the side wall!
 

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I'm sure you're right now. I went to the Bridgestone site, and compared pictures of RFTs and non-RFTs of the same model. The RFTs seem to have a 3-tiered symbol on them(seen to the left of "RFT" in the second picture). That symbol seems to be there in the first picture as well. I'm assuming that's Bridgestone's way of pictorially saying it's a RFT.
 

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What do we have here, pre-production vs. production? Which is which? We know all the Q50's are shipping with runflats regardless of tire size.

>Edit: upon closer inspection, these are identical tires. Bridgestone Potenza RE97 A/S (all season) RFT's.
I'm not sure we all know the Q50s ship with run flats. When I placed my pre-order for the Q50S AWD, I was given choices. For my regional preferences, I chose all season. They are not run flats. I wouldn't want run flats.
 
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