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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Time for tyres - Some questions. Reply with quote

I need to replace all four tyres on my C4S, looked on Black Circles but unsure on using their fitting centres.

Is it best to go to OPC or Indy for tyres ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d personally get your local chosen tyre specialist to match the blakcircles price for your tyre of choice. I normally always do this and use the likes of Stapletons, Kwik Fit to match the blackcircles fitted price.

Of buy the tyre(s) from blackcircles and have it/them fitted wherever you prefer.

Dread to think of the mark-up OPC will apply!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you're reasonably local to them I'd go to Lepsons in Gillingham. They'll be competitive on price and are well used to handling wheels and tyres on cars like ours.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Costco we the cheapest option for Michelin tyres for my 997 and did a good job of fitting them.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelin Pilot or Pirelli P zero ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pilot sport 4S (not to be confused with Pilot sport 4) Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually purchase my tyres online and then get them fitted by the guys my Indy uses.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am very happy with my Pilot Sport 4S
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those indecisive over which brand tyre to put your ££ into this recent test / review is well worth a watch ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NcenJ0zmAY proof if anyone needed it that there is very little to split the premium from the quality but a massive gap to the budget
I'm a huge Vredestein fan so not at all surprised the Vorti comes so close to the much more expensive big names .
Other point to note is no Pirelli there / the latest Pzero is a massive step up from the previous range , easy to tell apart with different tread pattern
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S' for mine, i got a bargain from Asda tyres online, there was a deal for a £50 discount when buying 4. Chose the home delivery service and get someone you trust to fit them, mine are going on this week for £12 a corner, then i'm off to Centre Gravity for alignment.
My tyres, including delivery came to £680. That's 235/35/19 fronts and 305/30/19 rear.

I had the PS4S on my Golf R and they live up to the reputation! I believe they're using Kevlar banding instead of steel, so they're lighter, and also dual compound.
https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/michelin/pilot-sport-4-s/305-30-19-102-y-xl-pilot-sport-4-s?id=3053019zmipisp4s
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arthouse wrote:
I just bought a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S' for mine, i got a bargain from Asda tyres online, there was a deal for a £50 discount when buying 4. Chose the home delivery service and get someone you trust to fit them, mine are going on this week for £12 a corner, then i'm off to Centre Gravity for alignment.
My tyres, including delivery came to £680. That's 235/35/19 fronts and 305/30/19 rear.

I had the PS4S on my Golf R and they live up to the reputation! I believe they're using Kevlar banding instead of steel, so they're lighter, and also dual compound.
https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/michelin/pilot-sport-4-s/305-30-19-102-y-xl-pilot-sport-4-s?id=3053019zmipisp4s


Don't think these are suitable to get Porsche warranty.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGH wrote:
arthouse wrote:
I just bought a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S' for mine, i got a bargain from Asda tyres online, there was a deal for a £50 discount when buying 4. Chose the home delivery service and get someone you trust to fit them, mine are going on this week for £12 a corner, then i'm off to Centre Gravity for alignment.
My tyres, including delivery came to £680. That's 235/35/19 fronts and 305/30/19 rear.

I had the PS4S on my Golf R and they live up to the reputation! I believe they're using Kevlar banding instead of steel, so they're lighter, and also dual compound.
https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/michelin/pilot-sport-4-s/305-30-19-102-y-xl-pilot-sport-4-s?id=3053019zmipisp4s


Don't think these are suitable to get Porsche warranty.


No, you need N rated for that, i'm not sure that the PS4S has an N rated version yet. BUT, i'd check with your OPC though, i've heard of some warranties being granted without.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a variation in price and none can actually guarantee what tyre age might get supplied.

Some say might be 2019 others up to 2 years old and Black Circles say could be anything from 1 to 5 years old

OPC say to get warranty tyres up to 6 years old so don't want to be buying another set when warranty comes up in two years time.

Michelin Sport 2 N2 set 4

Black Circles - Fitted @ Lepsons £856.06
Precision - Fitted £958.44
Paragon - Fitted £1112.02
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth asking your local OPC to price match.

OPC Cambridge got close enough to black circles for me that it made sense to get them there
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGH wrote:


Such a variation in price and none can actually guarantee what tyre age might get supplied.

Some say might be 2019 others up to 2 years old and Black Circles say could be anything from 1 to 5 years old

OPC say to get warranty tyres up to 6 years old so don't want to be buying another set when warranty comes up in two years time.

Michelin Sport 2 N2 set 4

Black Circles - Fitted @ Lepsons £856.06
Precision - Fitted £958.44
Paragon - Fitted £1112.02



What did Lepsons quote for supply and fit?

The rear N2 PS2s they did for me recently were 1 month old.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
SGH wrote:


Such a variation in price and none can actually guarantee what tyre age might get supplied.

Some say might be 2019 others up to 2 years old and Black Circles say could be anything from 1 to 5 years old

OPC say to get warranty tyres up to 6 years old so don't want to be buying another set when warranty comes up in two years time.

Michelin Sport 2 N2 set 4

Black Circles - Fitted @ Lepsons £856.06
Precision - Fitted £958.44
Paragon - Fitted £1112.02



What did Lepsons quote for supply and fit?

The rear N2 PS2s they did for me recently were 1 month old.


Terry

Lepsons quoted £870.00 fitted but said get from Black Circles and get sent to them to fit.

Also BC have a discount code
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