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Porsche 911, Tires, Coupe, Convertible
#20 of 49 snow tires for a 2006 C4
Aug 25, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I'm in the Chicago area and am going to try driving it this winter. Any tire recommendations?
#21 of 49 Re: tire wear [chile96]
Nov 22, 2007 (8:02 am)
I bought my first Porsche, a 2003 911 Cab in June in Denver. It was in immaculate shape with 8600 miles. I now have 12,500, including the 1200 cross-country drive home. My right rear went flat yesterday, and would not take air. After removing it to put on the spare, I was shocked that the inside shoulder was worn down to the air, and the sidewall had broken down, fortunately while my car was parked. The fronts look good, but after inspecting the left rear, it is in almost the same condition as the right. I assume from the car's condition that the original owner drove the car easy, and I have as well, with mostly in town driving and some highway.
I am replacing the two rears, and presently have Conitnentals all around. The rears are 285/30, ZR 18. I have a price of $782 to install the same tires. Any recommendation on going with something different, including mixing brands? I am interested in the longest life available for the price, but in retrospect, think these probably should have been replaced at 8,000. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
#22 of 49 Re: tire wear [firstporsche]
Nov 26, 2007 (2:02 am)
I replaced the rear tires in my 2005 911S at 12,800 miles, which, I understand is about average for easy driving.
I went with the same OEM Pirelli P-Zero Rossos that were on the car at a price of about $1,050 including tax, mounting and balancing ($80 per tire at my dealership).
Of the three options for my car (295/30 19"), Michelin Pilot Sports were considered by most to be slightly better (handling and tread life) and slightly more expensive than the Pirelli's. A minority prefer the Pirellis for dry handling. But Continentals, although significnatly cheaper, are considered well below either the Michelins or the Pirellis. My selling dealer won't even install them, having had too many complaints about poor performance.
#23 of 49 Porsche - 1995 wheel question
Dec 13, 2007 (4:38 pm)
Will the following wheels fit a 1995 - 911 (993) with out modifications??
PORSCHE 996 TURBO S OEM 18'' WHEELS - FRONT TIRES 295/30ZR/18 .REAR TIRES 225/40ZR/18
#24 of 49 upgrading to 19" wheels/tires on my 2001 turbo
Mar 29, 2008 (5:49 pm)
my 2001 turbo needs new tires at 12,000 miles and a few wheels have curb rash so i am looking at upgrading to the newer model's (997) 19" wheels and tires. does anyone know if they will fit into my wheel wells without rubbing and what the offset should be to make these work? will i need spaces and if so, how big? also, the new wheels come with pressure sensors but of course my car does not have this option. does this matter in the fitment? thanks
#25 of 49 Carrera S Tires
Apr 03, 2008 (7:53 am)
I have a 2006 Carrera S which has had Michelin Pilot sport from day 1. I have 10K miles with probably 60% left on the tread. My experience with Pirelli P-Zeros on a previous Jaguar XK8 was about 6-8K for the rear tires then replacing them with Michelins for 15K+ miles with no noticable performance compromise. I am a Michelin convert as they wear well and grip well and let go predictably. This is fairly spirited driving with no track use so far.
#26 of 49 Re: upgrading to 19" wheels/tires on my 2001 turbo [dfinkelsteinmd]
Apr 03, 2008 (8:00 am)
i agree that the michelins outlast the pirellis, although my mercedes wagon goes through michelins pretty fast for a family vehicle. my concern about the upgrade has more to do with fitment, however. does anyone know about needing spacers for the 19" wheels that have offsets of 56 and 57, while my car's 18"ers have 50 and 45.
#27 of 49 Re: tire wear [chile96]
Apr 22, 2008 (7:50 pm)
I just took my 07 turbo in for its first service a week ago and encountered the same issue. The dealership wanted to charge me $1600 for a new set of rear Michelins and another 500 for an AWD alignment. My fronts have only 50% wear and it seems evenly disbursed. It seems to definitely be a rear suspension camber issue. I am switching from the michelins to Pirelli after reading reviews and comparing test results between the Michelins, Bridgestone and Pirelli. Also, I am getting 4 new tires for what the dealership wanted to charge me for 2...
235/35ZR19 Pirelli PZero Rosso Asimmetrico N1
for 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo Standard brakes
In Stock 2 $308.00 $616.00
305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Rosso Asimmetrico N1
for 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo Standard brakes
In Stock 2 $445.00 $890.00
Shipping Sub-Total: $52.10
I think it may be something thqt can be tweaked on the rear suspension to increase the camber slightly to prevent this uneven wear. However, I am not impressed with 50% wear on my front set of Michellins with less than 10K miles. Hence the switch to the Pirelli (I'll let you know how these wear over the summer).
#28 of 49 Re: tire wear [07997turbo]
Apr 23, 2008 (9:05 am)
The Dealership wanted to charge $400 for load balancing TWO tires. I am having all FOUR done for $200....
No WONDER Porsche forward market earnings expectations are high....
#29 of 49 Re: tire wear [07997turbo]
Apr 24, 2008 (8:51 am)
Not sure what reviews you have read, but from everything I've read and heard from others with experience, the Michelins are equal or better than the Pirelli's in both performance and wear. Both my selling dealer and my servicing dealer claim that the Michelins are quieter, comparable dry performance, better wet performance and last 20% longer than P-Zero Rosso's.
I have Pirelli's on my 911S (same size as yours, except rears are 295 vs. 305). I replaced the rears at 12,500 miles. Fronts are still decent at 18,500 miles. I would have gone to Michelins, but because of a mess up on something else, the dealer gave me the Pirelli's for $440 each (Tire Rack price) and mounted/balanced them for free. Next time, I'll reconsider the Michelins.