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silvermilnec
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Monza trip plus Bridgestone Perenza plus 997 turbo Reply with quote

Just did a 8 day 2500 mile trip in the turbo for the F1 in Monza.

I've only done 1500 miles in the last year/since buying so great to get to know the car really well!

My car came to me shod with Bridgestone perenza tyres, I've never used them before and wouldn't normally be first choice. I needed a set of rears before the trip. I deliberated about changing all 4 corners to Pirelli or Mitchelin but decided I'd spent enough recently and I had plenty of wear left on the fronts and couldn't throw perfectly good tyres away.

We had some of the worst weather I've ever driven in, I'm happy to say the Bridgestone performed well in both the dry and the wet! Even on the hairpin bends of the alps in thunder and lightning at night in sports mode having fun/sh##ng myself they felt assured and never really gave way.

Just thought it might help if anyone gets a car with them on don't worry they are just fine or the turbo is just awesome and it doesn't matter what tyres are on it.
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rhino-man
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridgestones don't seem to be popular on here, but I have tried both them and Pirellis and vastly prefer the Bridgestones, the Pireliis feel wobbly over slow speed bumps to me, maybe they have a softer sidewall but I didn't like them.

At roughly £750 a set compared to £1000 for the Michelins I struggle to see what how the Michelin's could be that much better.

I do have some Pirelli winters though and they seem fine, not wobbly over slow bumps like the summers. I made this conclusion with my DSC TPC module fitted and without.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had N rated Bridgestones on both my 996 and 997 and have always been satisfied with their compatibility with the car which differs with my view of MPSS when fitted to both my previous M135i and E92 M3. I've always had luke warm experience with Pirelli tyres so don't ordinarily entertain them..........unless they're very cheap!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those were some of the storms I had to drive through on our homeward stretch - from Davos-Munich before the weekend, then passing Hockenheim on the Saturday, which is probably some of the worst weather I've driven in.

Being on Cup2 tyres gave me something to think about, as the were slightly twitchy crossing any white lines on the Autobahn, but fortunately that was all..

Still, sounded like a good trip - I did the same stop heading south, and bumped into a Porsche meet when we stopped..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely with the black wheels on mate Grin Grin Grin
 
  
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silvermilnec
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boba fett wrote:
Looks lovely with the black wheels on mate Grin Grin Grin
I was thinking that boba 😂😂
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would bet 99% of drivers wouldn't be able to tell the difference between any new Pirelli/Bridgestone/Michelin et all. Sure, we can all tell when we replace our worn out tyres with any brand of new tyre, but that's a given.

If you were to put on new Pirelli's, then switch to new Michelin/Bridgestone etc, you'd need to be a driving God to notice any difference. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been working out in Nurburg for the last week and managed to get a few hours on the GP track. I managed three dry sessions and then those rain storms came in so hard, so much rain in such a short period of time and cars were sliding off all over the place.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

royal wrote:
I've been working out in Nurburg for the last week and managed to get a few hours on the GP track. I managed three dry sessions and then those rain storms came in so hard, so much rain in such a short period of time and cars were sliding off all over the place.


Some of the storms we had were just crazy! But then some of the flash downpours we are having in Yorkshire are just as bad!!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had them on my C2, was very happy with them. Hard wearing too
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ishay wrote:
Had them on my C2, was very happy with them. Hard wearing too
that's good to know 👍
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