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I have 2k miles on my IS F now, and I am beginning to notice when I really get on it hard, I am not getting all the power to the road. It's not that I loose control of the car by any means, but I notice its not sticking to the road like it did before. Is this just due to the tires having some miles on them? I live in Texas so I don't think its a temperature thing (still 75 here). It's not a big deal, but noticeable enough to ask the crew.
 

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Where in Texas are you? I'm in Austin right now and have been for the past few months and I know exactly what your talking about. A majority of the roads down here are made of some slippery concrete. I literally cannot step on it in some places because I lose traction so bad I end up going sideways doing a burnout down the dam* street. Now on other roads I have no problem getting traction; some of it depends on where you are and when you driving. It also depends on how warm your tires are, when mine are warmed up, I slip slightly less :)

I've learned where I can push it and when I cannot push it although it gets really annoying when I try to pass someone and I feel the back out start to give out
 

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Sounds like tire performance because of your location also... I had the same problem down here in FL till I changed my tires on my 350z... Big Big Big! Difference! I was heavily into highway racing in my car (still am) and everyone recommended the Nitto Invo tires to me for more grip and far better performance, that made a tremendous difference! It felt as if the car was quicker and more agile! As soon as my tires are done I'm going to pick up a pair of those tires. Highly recommended to anyone having "power to the road" problems and looking for a simple solution.
 

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idk, im in new york, but i havent really noticed any difference yet, just hit about 2.5k miles on the F, but im pretty sure it would make a difference if the weather starts hitting 40's and what not
 

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dude, after putting my snows on today...traction makes a world of difference. ISF with snows = an IS350..hahah Lots of computer intervention seems..LSD possibly.

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Ya, your going to have trouble on most roads. Don't worry too much though, I'm guessing you got the bridgestones? I did as well, trying to burn them off to get the PS2's :) Do you drive with traction off?
 

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I actually got the PS2's, and rarely drive with traction control off, always in sport mode (as my previous post mentioned). What is strange is that there are spots on Preston road that I used to just lay it all down with no problems, now on the same stretch my back end starts to shimmy a bit and I have to lay off the gas. With only 2k miles on the tires I wouldn't think that it would be that.....then I got to thinking that maybe my IS F is just getting more powerful! I like that idea.
 

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I actually got the PS2's, and rarely drive with traction control off, always in sport mode (as my previous post mentioned). What is strange is that there are spots on Preston road that I used to just lay it all down with no problems, now on the same stretch my back end starts to shimmy a bit and I have to lay off the gas. With only 2k miles on the tires I wouldn't think that it would be that.....then I got to thinking that maybe my IS F is just getting more powerful! I like that idea.
I bet you I know exactly what part of Preston your talking about. It could be that your F is finally broken in and whatnot and your finally getting all the power outta the engine :cool:

Keep an eye on your tire pressures too!
Definitely need to keep checking your pressure :)
 
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