The Tire Feathering Thread - Nissan 350Z Forum, Nissan 370Z Tech Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 130 (permalink) Old 02-21-2004, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
JTS2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 6,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to JTS2005 Send a message via Yahoo to JTS2005
(Thread Starter)
i dont know if this was asked earlier but whats the say on what the cause of that ungodly noise?


[/b]
JTS2005 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 130 (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 07:59 AM
Touring Member
 
gdojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bristol, TN
Posts: 538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to gdojr Send a message via Yahoo to gdojr
Just dropped my car off to have the tire roar problem corrected (or delayed). After going several rounds with an idiot service advisor, I spoke to the dealer principal and service manager. The service manager was very knowledgable on the subject. He told me that the Harris equipment described in the TSB is the only way to go to remount and balance the tire without damaging the sensors. In fact, he said none of the local Nissan dealers have this equipment and most across the country do not. He is going to remove the wheels and take them to a local performance shop (who does have the Harris equipment). He advised not to let a Nissan dealer work on this TSB unless they have the proper equipment. He said many will say they can handle the job, but will not be able to properly follow the TSB. So be warned when you are looking into this.

He also said that depending on the degree of cupping on my threads (I have just over 10k miles), he may just give me new tires. In fact, he said he will probably do this anyway. I asked how many times he would give me new tires and he said "until Nissan comes up with a fix".

I will let you know how it goes.
gdojr is offline  
post #3 of 130 (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 08:43 AM
Administrator
 
toykilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to toykilla Send a message via Yahoo to toykilla
When i had the feathering TSB done, they took the tires to a performance shop also.

I got new tires out of it, but feather returned.

I finally gave up on nissan and got some goodyear eagle f1s and after 6000+ miles there is no sign of feathering

AIM: jbass350z

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
toykilla is offline  
 
post #4 of 130 (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 10:44 AM
Touring Member
 
gdojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bristol, TN
Posts: 538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to gdojr Send a message via Yahoo to gdojr
If the service manager is shooting me straight, I hope Nissan never finds a fix. I have no problem with new tires every 10k to 15k miles. Plus, I'll bet that camber problem gives me more grip on those winding roads!
gdojr is offline  
post #5 of 130 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 01:21 AM
Enthusiast Member
 
Bogart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm with you gdojr on the "never finding a fix". I just got my new tires on because of the cupping TSB. The tire roar was unbelievable. People would stare when I started slowing down at the stoplights. Good grief how embarrasing. I wouldn't mind getting new tires every 10-15k miles. Atleast until I get my new wheels and tires I should be good for quite awhile.

Installed:
TopSpeed Headers and Test Pipes
Injen SES ST Exhaust
Nismo Clutch kit and JWT F/W
Racing Hart J8 Pro SB
Bogart is offline  
post #6 of 130 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 08:37 AM
Moderator
 
steve350z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 5,137
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Garage
funny thing i find about it, i haven't heard that the feathering actually affects the performance of the tire, just that it makes more road noise. simple solution for that is to turn up the radio, no more road noise

2013 370Z w/Sport Package, Midnight Blue
steve350z is offline  
post #7 of 130 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 05:03 PM
Touring Member
 
gdojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bristol, TN
Posts: 538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to gdojr Send a message via Yahoo to gdojr
When I got my new tires, I noticed the steering seemed stiffer. However that may have been from the connecting rod they replaced for the "drift right" problem (don't remember the TSB #). It is nice to have quiet ride at 25 mph again. We'll see it if stays that way.

The service manager told me he is going to check the alignment at every oil change.
gdojr is offline  
post #8 of 130 (permalink) Old 04-25-2004, 01:50 AM
Enthusiast Member
 
Bogart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by Steve350Z@Apr 24 2004, 07:37 AM
[b]funny thing i find about it, i haven't heard that the feathering actually affects the performance of the tire, just that it makes more road noise.* simple solution for that is to turn up the radio, no more road noise
The only bad part about that was the tire roar was so bad I couldn't turn the radio up loud enough to drown the noise

gdojr, even though I didn't get the connecting replaced I could definately tell a difference in handling. There was alot more grip without the fear of the tires slipping around hard corners.

I may have to suggest the techs check the alignment every oil change too.

Installed:
TopSpeed Headers and Test Pipes
Injen SES ST Exhaust
Nismo Clutch kit and JWT F/W
Racing Hart J8 Pro SB
Bogart is offline  
post #9 of 130 (permalink) Old 04-25-2004, 09:32 AM
Touring Member
 
gdojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bristol, TN
Posts: 538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to gdojr Send a message via Yahoo to gdojr
Bogart,

If they did not replace the connecting rod (I hope I am referring to it correctly), you should take your Z out on the highway, get in the left hand lane at around 60 to 65 mph and see if it changes to the right hand lane on its own in 6 seconds. Make sure you are on a level road, not one with a crown. If it makes the lane change, you need the connecting rod.

My service manager said it was important because if you do have the "drift right" condition, it must be repaired for the alignment (feathering) issue to be correctly resolved. If not, the feathering will return.
gdojr is offline  
post #10 of 130 (permalink) Old 05-17-2004, 09:22 PM
Base Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: BRONX OF COURSE
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TOYKILLA how abought an update on your tires.

have the goodyears feathered yet ??????????


after my freebie shit ass bridgstones my third set i am looking towards michelon or whatever.

[COLOR=blue][B][SIZE=14]BRONX SAYS
BRONXWARRIOR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome