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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Turbo tyres Reply with quote

I currently have P zero's on my 04 turbo but now that they are nearly 5 years old it is time for a change. What does everyone recommend and do I have to go N rated, I obviously don't have a Porsche warranty but will it affect my insurance if I don't?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, only important for Porsche warranty. A set of Michelin pilot sport 4, (PS4)seem to be the top tyres at the moment. Not had a chance to try them yet myself but all reports from those that have are they are very good
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
No, only important for Porsche warranty. A set of Michelin pilot sport 4, (PS4)seem to be the top tyres at the moment. Not had a chance to try them yet myself but all reports from those that have are they are very good


Not sure you'll get PS4 in turbo size.

Cup2 or PS2 I think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sim996 wrote:
asterix_the_gaul wrote:
No, only important for Porsche warranty. A set of Michelin pilot sport 4, (PS4)seem to be the top tyres at the moment. Not had a chance to try them yet myself but all reports from those that have are they are very good


Not sure you'll get PS4 in turbo size.

Cup2 or PS2 I think.


My recollection is you can only get PS2 N3's size for turbo tyres, not PS4's. Dont know about Cup2's as I'd not fit those to a road car in any case.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked the various websites and it's the rear tyre size 295 30 18 which limits your choice for a matching set, the ps4 you can only get in 996 cooking sizes: for road tyre turbo sizes as far as I can see it's the pzeros, Michelin PS2 or continental CS2.

I'm not a fan of the pzeros, I preferred the conti to the PS2 myself on different cars but never having had a turbo I'm going to wait for somebody who has to give their opinion on the choices
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS2 thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelins all the way.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: New tyres Reply with quote

I have PS4's all round on my 997 turbo. I believe the ps4's don't do tyres for less than a 19 inch wheel.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyo R888R?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: New tyres Reply with quote

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I have PS4's all round on my 997 turbo. I believe the ps4's don't do tyres for less than a 19 inch wheel.


Those are PS4S, not PS4.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have PS4 on my C4S, amazing tyres and you will feel an instant difference in wet and dry grip. They are also quiet.

So in short, yes you can get them for a Turbo, not N rated though but who cares?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: New tyres Reply with quote

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bennyy wrote:
I have PS4's all round on my 997 turbo. I believe the ps4's don't do tyres for less than a 19 inch wheel.


Those are PS4S, not PS4.


oops, yeah your right.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just changed my PS2s for a set of Cup2s, what a transformation! The grip in the dry is eye watering compared to before, with ride comfort being much better than anticipated.

Not driven them in the wet yet but for dry weather use they are stunning thumbsup If they made PS4S in the right sizes I would have fitted those as the best all rounders.

I just read that you were on Pirellis, my guess is that PS2 would be a great step up.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A set of Toyo's would be amazing as long as it was bone dry!!

I have them on my Westfield and when they get up to temp they are incredible.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Gruber wrote:
I have PS4 on my C4S, amazing tyres and you will feel an instant difference in wet and dry grip. They are also quiet.

So in short, yes you can get them for a Turbo, not N rated though but who cares?

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You might PS4 on your C4, but they aren't in turbo size for the rear.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just changed my PS2s for a set of Cup2s, what a transformation! The grip in the dry is eye watering compared to before, with ride comfort being much better than anticipated.

Not driven them in the wet yet but for dry weather use they are stunning thumbsup If they made PS4S in the right sizes I would have fitted those as the best all rounders.

I just read that you were on Pirellis, my guess is that PS2 would be a great step up.


Been contemplating this, it's quite a significant price difference though. They are terrible in the wet I've heard and I'm planning on using the car for Nurburgring trips, so don't want to get caught out!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DynoMike wrote:
Just changed my PS2s for a set of Cup2s, what a transformation! The grip in the dry is eye watering compared to before, with ride comfort being much better than anticipated.

Not driven them in the wet yet but for dry weather use they are stunning thumbsup If they made PS4S in the right sizes I would have fitted those as the best all rounders.

I just read that you were on Pirellis, my guess is that PS2 would be a great step up.


Been contemplating this, it's quite a significant price difference though. They are terrible in the wet I've heard and I'm planning on using the car for Nurburgring trips, so don't want to get caught out!



That car of yours is going to be a beast, I would definitely think about better tyres than PS2s. They are expensive, I paid 895 for the set, the first ones the tyre place got in for me were 2016 manufacture so these were returned and some wk47/17 rears were the next ones they received. This is pretty much the reason why I don't buy from online sources, as the tyres may just be old stock, hence the cheap prices.

Perhaps ask Matt what he thinks is your best route?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies...if I can find ps4's I think I'll go for those, otherwise I'll go for the ps2's. Do they still make them because I don't want to be buying a new tyre that has been sat around for a couple of years.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just check the date stamp on the tyre, this is the problem when buying online as they just send you any 4 tyres. If your buying and they're infront of you, you can check that they're all from the same year, so you should be looking for 4 tyres marked late 2018 or early 2019.
The is important if your selling as a prospective buyer may look at the stamps and if you've got 2 year old tyres that were sold to you a month ago then you've been short changed.
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