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FOR SALE PORSCHE 996 TURBO WINTER TYRES

gordon2124

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FOR SALE Porsche 996 Turbo Winter Tyres

Hi Guys

Long time lurker here, I have for sale 2 PIRELLI W240 SOTTOZERO S2
295/35/R18 99V N2 Winter Tyres. Fit rear of Porsche 996 Turbo.

No 30 radius winter tyre available. These are the closest you can get without changing wheels.
Bought last year from mytyres.co.uk at £328 each. Have only done about 500 miles. Looking for around £450 I am in Midlothian, Scotland.
pm me if interested.
 
These are also the correct fitment and N-rating for w/b 997 rear.
 

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I think you would need to specify the DOT and also the tread depth in mm across the tyres.

Out of interest, I bought a full set of sottozeros part worn on eBay last week. all DOT 24 11. Minimum tread depth of 7mm in one area of one of the rears, otherwise 8mm. I paid £120 for the rear pair and £100 for the front pair. £220 for a full set of N rated rubber! There are loads of tyre bargains on the bay.

The tyres are more valuable the more tread there is on them. If there is 9-10mm left on them then you may be justified in asking such a lot for part worns......

:dont know:
 
The recommended minimum tread depth for winter tyres is 4mm, and is the legal requirement in Germany.
Each tyre carries a DOT code comprising of 11 or 12 letters and numbers. The last four digits identify the age of the tyre, e.g. '0112'shows that the tyre was manufactured in the first week of 2012.
Date of manufacture is important because as tyres get older they deteriorate – even if they have been hardly used. For example tyres on cars or caravans which are stored for long periods and not driven regularly could deteriorate over time. When this happens the tyres need to be replaced.

Buying second hand tyres for any car, let alone a performance car, is a BIG gamble unless you are 100% sure of the provenance of the tyre.
As already mentioned, how old are the tyres and what is the state of the rubber?
Have the tyres been involved in an accident? The sidewallls could have been folded or experienced excessive lateral stress, yet show no visible signs when fitted.
Have the tyres been correctly fitted and inflated when used?
If the tyres have been repaired is the repair compliant with British standard AU 159 ?

In my opinion there is no point in having a performance car and spending money on it maintaining or modifying it if the one thing you scrimp on is the patch of rubber that connects your car to the road surface.
I certainly wouldn't want to have any doubts in the back of my mind about the unknown history of used tyres when pushing on at speed on a country road on a less than perfect road surface..

Check out this link about used tyres...
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/35532/used-tyre-scandal

And
http://www.tyresafe.org
 
Yep, all things to consider if you think about going down the part worn route.

If someone does go down this route for winter tyres (and I only buy part worn winters because in the warmer months I am more likely to be doing excessive speeds so would only use new tyres), I recommend contacting the seller and getting as much info as possible on the tyre before purchase.

I maintain there are a lot of very good but cheaper tyres for sale if you do the digging.
 
I sold my RS4 winter tyres on an Audi forum - I got some of my money back and the buyer got a bargain. Nothing wrong with buying second hand tyres as long as you check their condition first...
 
Supply of part-worn tyres

7. (1) Subject to Part III of these Regulations, no person shall supply"”

(a)any part-worn tyre (not being a retreaded tyre) designed so as to be capable of being fitted to a wheel of a motor vehicle or trailer; or

(b)any part-worn retreaded tyre designed so as to be capable of being fitted to a wheel of a passenger car, commercial vehicle or trailer,

unless the following requirements are met.

(2) The tyre must not have"”

(a)any cut in excess of 25 millimetres or 10 per cent. of the section width of the tyre, whichever is the greater, measured in any direction on the outside of the tyre and deep enough to reach the ply or cord;

(b)any internal or external lump, bulge or tear caused by the separation or partial failure of its structure; or

(c)any of the ply or cord exposed internally or externally.

(3) When inflated to the highest pressure at which it is designed to operate, the tyre must not exhibit any of the external defects described in paragraph (2).

(4) The base of any groove which showed in the original tread pattern of the tyre must be clearly visible.

(5) The grooves of the original tread pattern of the tyre must be of a depth of at least 2 millimetres across the full breadth of tread and round the entire outer circumference of the tyre.

(6) If the tyre has not been retreaded and is designed so as to be capable of being fitted to a wheel of a passenger car, commercial vehicle or trailer, it must bear"”

(a)an approval mark, being a mark that was moulded on to or into the tyre at the time that it was manufactured and that is in accordance with the requirements of ECE Regulation 30, 30.01, 30.02 or 54 or of EC Directive 92/23; and

(b)immediately adjacent to every approval mark borne by the tyre, a mark that meets the requirements of paragraph (12).

(7) If the tyre has not been retreaded and is designed so as to be capable of being fitted to a wheel of a passenger car, commercial vehicle or trailer, it must bear a speed category symbol and load-capacity index, being marks that were moulded on to or into the tyre at the time that it was manufactured and that are in accordance with the requirements of ECE Regulation 30, 30.01, 30.02 or 54 or of EC Directive 92/23.

(8) If the tyre has been retreaded,

(a)it must bear the mark 'BS AU 144b", 'BS AU 144c", 'BS AU 144d" or 'BS AU 144e";

(b)the mark must have been permanently and legibly applied to the tyre at the time that it was retreaded; and

(c)it must bear, immediately adjacent to every mark of a description specified in sub-paragraph (a) and borne by the tyre, a mark that meets the requirements of paragraph (12).

(9) If the tyre has been retreaded and bears the mark 'BS AU 144e", it must bear a speed category symbol and load-capacity index, being marks that were permanently and legibly applied to the tyre at the time that it was manufactured or retreaded and that are in accordance with BS AU 144e: 1988.

(10) If the tyre has been repaired, it must have been properly repaired.

(11) Without prejudice to paragraph (10), if the tyre has been repaired, it must meet the requirements of paragraph 7 of BS AU 159e: 1990 (which include marking requirements) and the requirements of paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of that instrument must have been met in relation to the repair.

(12) In order for a mark to meet the requirements of this paragraph, it must consist of the word 'PART-WORN" in uppercase letters at least 4 millimetres high and must have been permanently and legibly applied to the tyre other than by hot branding or otherwise cutting into the tyre.
 

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