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Old 03-16-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Nitto invos

So i recently bought some nitto invos and put them on my car and it seems the tires dont have good grip because everytime i turn, the car doesnt handle well and kind of slides so i cant make any sharp turns and have to slowly turn. I had toyo proxes t1r before and they gripped fine but these nitto invos just don't and also the ride comfort isnt as good anymore.

Is it because the tires are new and have to be broken into or they just suck?
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
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I was hoping to get a review on these from a person that didnt get them for free. Im sure youre right about the ride comfort. Few tires are as comfortable as the T1R's. What I always hope for is that im atleast getting more grip if im giving up comfort. Please keep me posted as you break in the tire.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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Yeah i hope they get better because the gripping right now is just...well sad. Im scared to make sharp turns cuz the tires just dont grip at all.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Mine grip really well in the dry but in th wet because I am at the wear bars it is basiclly like riding on ice
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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Nitto is an amazing company, I'm running them and my grip really well.

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:32 PM   #6
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Well i really dont have that much experience maybe the grip is so good, but since ive never had a tire handle as good as invos that im surprised?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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Here's my initial review after 900 miles on them...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...61&postcount=3

They were fine for street driving, but once I got to Autocross they were lacking. See my comments about tire pressure. I found 40psi cold was where they were good, anything less and they were squishy and lacked grip and precision.

I replaced them with Dunlop Star Spec and don't regret that decision one bit. Great tires for performance street and autocross duty. Noisy after a while, but I just turn up the stereo.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #8
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jvr im running mine on my stock 17's staggered...you really think 40psi will make the tires better?
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
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jvr im running mine on my stock 17's staggered...you really think 40psi will make the tires better?
What difference does wheel size make? Did you read my post at Bimmerfest that explained how I arrived at 40psi? Even a PS2 can grip like crap if the pressure isn't set right, same goes for race compound tires. Trial and error is the only way to tune for your needs. There is no set formula.

Try 38 all around, see what you think, then adjust up or down and try again. Even one or two PSI makes a big difference in my experience, but if you're under 35, I think you're leaving a lot of grip unrealized and that goes for most tires, not just the Invos.

The suggested pressures on the door sill are for a very specific handling characteristic that most of us don't like... massive understeer. Having the front of the car not grip as well as the rear is safer than the reverse situation, so BMW engineers that into all their cars. Enthusiasts and hardcore drivers spend tons of money and time to fix that, I have.

Playing with pressures is the cheapest and easiest way to tune your car's handling, play around with them and see what you think. The sky won't fall if you don't use the suggested pressures. Your tires won't wear out in two weeks either.

Play around, have some fun, see what you can figure out and let us know what you decided on.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:38 PM   #10
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actually it seems fine now i guess i wasnt used to it at first.
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