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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject: Rear Tyre recommendations - 285/30/18 Reply with quote

Hello,

There doesn't seem to be a lot of choice in the correct size tyre for my car - 285/30/198.

I have some Pirrelli on the rear currently with about 5mm tread but they definitely require replacement as are lethal in the wet. I assume the 12 year old rubber is past its best.

Reading around, even new Pirelli don't seem to get a great write up.

What is everybody's go to tyre out of the choice I can find available:

Michelin PS2 N3
Bridgestone Potenza S02A
Pirelli P Zero Rosso N4
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

I am not bothered about the N rating, is the above the only tyres available to choose from?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Rear Tyre recommendations - 285/30/18 Reply with quote

911-C2 wrote:
I assume the 12 year old rubber is past its best.
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911-C2 wrote:

Michelin PS2 N3
Bridgestone Potenza S02A
Pirelli P Zero Rosso N4
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

I am not bothered about the N rating, is the above the only tyres available to choose from?

Thanks,
James



Yeah you're kinda limited for this size. You could go 275/35/18 or 295/30/18 as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going through the same deliberations myself at mo -

275/35r18 means a wider choice/cheaper tyre, e.g. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 ~£150 fitted ea.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you want them to do. If you want stickyness then the above is a good list; if you want long wearing the Falken are very good.

Had a set on my C4S and they lasted 18 months. Thumb


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swear by these. Excellent value for money and stick like shoite to a blanket.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put Bridgestone N rated on mine recently. Replacing 7 year old Michelin.

I think whatever new tyres you put on will be a world better than any that are 5 + years old. At 12 years they must be as hard as steel!

I am very pleased with them and can recommend them quite happily. The ride feels a little more compliant and the grip levels higher and the transition to slip predictable (very small amounts of slip! I'm not Monkey Harris!)
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.carbibles.com/best-all-season-tires/

Always been a big fan of the German manufactured Goodyear’s and if they have them in your size I’d fit them in a heartbeat.

They turned my previous 993 into a rock solid car in the wet that defied anything any other previously fitted tyre could.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
I swear by these. Excellent value for money and stick like shoite to a blanket.


Interesting. How are the sidewalls? are they stiff enough?
I've put Uniroyal RS3's on my car and I regret this. Soft as marshmellows, even though they're good in the rain.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XL - extra load. They're fine. Only problem I have now is I can't get the back end out.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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XL - extra load. They're fine. Only problem I have now is I can't get the back end out.


rs3's are XL too but way too soft.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with PS2s but after speaking to CG during my suspension set up, I slightly wish I had gone PS4s in 275/35/18, a more modern tyre and apparently very good.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had PS4 on my 997TT and I found them very hard...I run PS2 on the C4 and I think the same on the Cayenne... its Michelin or Conti for me... however I agree with Falkens... a great tyre.. very sticky for a great drive... had them on previous AMGs....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my PS4 You turned in and there was a bit of a delay until the tyres settled into their steady state grip so you would need two bites of the cherry on entry. CG agreed when I went back following my initial set up (we ran out of time for a proper assessment) and added a bit of camber to stop them rolling in hard cornering and took off some toe in at the rear to help the response. Pete said that actually a few customers with the PS4 had reported something similar.
However with that alignment now done, the PS4 are epic.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input, I'll probably go for the Bridgestone in the correct size.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My strong preference for rears is the cheapest and hopefully hardest tyre I can find in 255 section. That way I get to do at least a bit of steering with the throttle. You guys on 285+ section modern rubber are missing out on a world of fun. Massive tyres to look nice though.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got 14,000m out of my last set of Conti SC2 rears, not bad for a 996, so if you rack up the miles it’s also worth considering the mileage you’ll get out of them when comparing options, if you replace tyres more frequently it can get expensive.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911munKy wrote:
I got 14,000m out of my last set of Conti SC2 rears, not bad for a 996, so if you rack up the miles it’s also worth considering the mileage you’ll get out of them when comparing options, if you replace tyres more frequently it can get expensive.

Whereas i got 5000 miles out of my rear conti SC5...!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does alot of the milage depend on rear camber / toe settings?

I was wearing out the inner shoulder of my Michelin PS2 's at an alarming rate before I adjusted rear camber from 1deg 30" (which slipped to 1 Deg 40') to 1 Deg 18" ish. Now lasted 10,000 miles of mixed driving, with maybe 1-2,000 miles left till legal minimum.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear wear is massively dependent on toe + camber. It's crucial to get it set up right (i.e. not too much of either, and certainly no toe-out) to preserve the tyre.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah suspect as much.

Just seen this year's Evo tyre test.

225/40 r18 size was the test tyre..,... Makes it both interesting and relevant to us as it's the front tyre size for a lot of us.

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