The Nissan 370Z is a very well handling and capable sports car. However, just like any car, it's only as good as the tires. Your tires are the final piece of the car, where all of the power and driver input must go through. It's often overlooked by some drivers, but you need quality tires and the right ones for your driving conditions to get the most out of your car. While many enthusiasts install an exhaust as their first mod, tires are really the most important.
The Nissan 370Z comes with a staggered wheel set up, meaning the back and front wheels and tires are different sizes. The 370Z's OEM tire size varies depending on the trim. On 18" wheels, the car comes with 225/50R18 in the rear, and 245/45R18 in the rear. On 19" wheels, it comes with 245/40R19 in the front, and 275/35R19 in the rear.
Whether it's time to replace your tires, you're looking for an upgrade, or you need to get ready for winter driving, then read on. We've compared the best high performance summer tires, all season tires, and winter/snow tires for the Nissan 370Z.
Best Summer Tires for Nissan 370Z
When the weather is warm, summer tires are your best bet. Their compound and tread design will get the most power down to the ground, and they'll respond best to your steering, braking, and throttle inputs.
The only drawback is that they lose traction below 45° Fahrenheit (~7° Celsius), at which point you'll need all-season or winter tires to safely drive. If you live in a warmer climate, or have a second set of tires, this may not be a concern. We've rounded up the best performance summer tires below.
Best Summer Tire: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S are probably the most popular summer tire, and also the best you can get. It comes stock on many performance cars, and it's perfect for a driver's car like the Nissan 370Z. If you're driving your car in warmer weather, then there's no better tire for both street and track use than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.
Best Value Summer Tire: Continental ExtremeContact Sport
Another excellent summer tire choice is the Continental ExtremeContact Sport. These are the best bang for the buck you can get, matching or nearly matching the performance of the Pilot Sport 4S in almost all cases, but at a significant savings. For most drivers, these are our top choice.
Best Budget Tire: Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position
A more affordable but quality choice are the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. Compared to the top tier options, they are affordable, but still work great with a sports car like the Nissan 370Z, delivering power to the ground and handling great. If you like to drive spiritedly on the road or on the track occasionally, and are looking to save a few hard earned dollars, the Potenza S-04 Pole Position are one of the best choices.
Pirelli P Zero Nero
A more affordable but quality choice are the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. Compared to the top tier options, they are affordable, but still work great with a sports car like the Nissan 370z, delivering power to the ground and handling great. If you like to drive spiritedly on the road or on the track occasionally, and are looking to save a few hard earned dollars, the Potenza S-04 Pole Position are one of the best choices.
Best All-Season Tires for Nissan 370Z
All season tires may not perform quite as well as summer tires, but they're great if you sometimes need to drive in colder weather, and don't want to worry about a second set of tires. Summer tires may start to loose grip below 45° Fahrenheit (~7° Celsius) We've compared some performance all-season tires that are great with the 370z.
Continental Extreme Contact DWS06
The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 are all all around excellent all-season tire. In warm, wet, or dry conditions, these tires do great. When the temperature gets lower, they'll still have plenty of grip when summer tires won't. If you plan on driving through deeper snow or ice, winter tires will do better, but in all other conditions, these all-season tires are great.
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+
The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ are a popular all-season tire choice for many sports cars performance cars. When compared to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4s, they'll do much better in cold and wet conditions, while sacrificing some performance when the pavement is warm. These still handle great as a performance all-season tire, and are highly recommend if you're looking for the extra versatility.
Best Winter Tires for 370Z
If you need maximum performance and traction in winter weather, all-seasons won't quite get you all the way. While all-season tires are great in cold weather and light snow, winter tires are even better. In very cold conditions, ice, or medium to heavy snow, you'll want winter tires to keep you safe. We've compared some of the top winter tires for the Nissan 370Z below.
Michelin X-Ice Snow
The Michelin X-Ice Snow are a popular winter tire choice, and for a good reason. These winter / snow tires are designed with tread that helps to divert any slush, snow and water away from the contact area. This ensures you'll get maximum traction in harsh winter conditions, letting you drive in otherwise impossible conditions for a rear wheel drive car.