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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the Geo like on your car Alex, set to factory spec Question

I`m not a fan of budget tyres to be honest, since owning Porschas I`ve become a massive fan of Michelin. When I bought my 996 it was on Bridgestones and it scared the living daylights out of me, the understeer was terrifying, I swapped wheels and tyres to Michelin PS3`s and it transformed the car Grin Tweaked the Geo to +1 degree camber on the rear which dialled out the oversteer on tight corners at speed for my driving style Thumb

If all else fails with your current setup, then try this Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Alex on this tyre snobbery point, thanks for sharing your experience Of The falkens and the nankangs, I've had nankangs, falkens, pirelli, continentals, I found the worst were the old pzeros which were n rated, gripped then snapped when they let go, couldn't wait to run them down.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
I'm with Alex on this tyre snobbery point, thanks for sharing your experience Of The falkens and the nankangs, I've had nankangs, falkens, pirelli, continentals, I found the worst were the old pzeros which were n rated, gripped then snapped when they let go, couldn't wait to run them down.


I think it is down to the car/tyre combination asterix_the_gaul, as I say above, I hated Bridgestone Potenzas on the 911, but love them on my 2500kg Mercedes Grin

Pirellis last about 3 months/5000 miles for me, they are ok in the dry, but useless in the wet/damp nooo

I won`t buy budget tyres, I put a set of Hankooks on a Jag I had a few years ago, but one of my customers security guards pointed out that they were exposing the binding wires at around 3000 miles of use nooo

Like they say, you get what you pays for Grin

I`ll be going Michelin PS cups next time round on the Porschas Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, certainly I take your point, I've just never had any tyres I thought were really terrible but maybe I don't drive like enough of a lunatic all the time to notice... 3000 miles on new tyres and exposed wires is not the fault Of The tyres however, that's some suspension componant out of whack giving uneven wear.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

set up is a good call and when did you last have it checked? maybe a trip to centre gravity is worth it.

back to the original comments it was the change of tyres that led to the big change in handling so I was not thinking about set up or geo. just a lot more grip on the front from a very different tyre, compound and tread pattern and newer tech.
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