Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 5
997 : 2004- 71
996 : 1997-2005 50
993 : 1993-1998 10
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 0
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 2
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 1
Boxster : 1997- 13
Cayman : 2005- 12
Cayenne : 2003- 11
Macan : 2014- 2
Panamera : 2009- 2
912-914-924-928-944-968 4
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Body Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Percy
Newbie


Joined: 05 Feb 2004
Posts: 16
Location: United Kingdom


PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Hi

I need to replace all four tyres on 1995 993 Carrera 2. I have had a quote for Pirelli P Zero Rossos for 485 balanced and fitted inc VAT. I am happy with quote but need to understand the tyres. It seems that there are all sorts of P zero rossos, the fitters said that they are "asymetrical" , but looking on the net it seems that I could put "directionale" on the front and "asymetrical"on the back. Does anyone have any thoughts on this, or should I be looking at some other tyres?

Thanks for your help

Percy








Migration info. Legacy thread was 13103
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Vic
Montreal


Joined: 03 Jun 2003
Posts: 608
Location: Surrey


PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Percy & welcome,

I have directionale on front/asymetrical on back. The theory is the directionales are better in the wet and so clear a path for the asym's, which have better dry grip.

Seems to work very well. Conti's are also popular.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 13105

_________________
997.1 C2S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Andy Watson
Newbie


Joined: 06 Jan 2004
Posts: 33



PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Percy,

That seems like an excellent price, I am about to replace my rears with Conti's at 366 for the pair inc fitting and vat.

Where are you going for them and are you 17 or 18 inch. (tyres I mean)


Migration info. Legacy thread was 13109
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Carrera
Estoril


Joined: 16 May 2003
Posts: 3835
Location: In a village far far away


PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm due to replace mine too, and that's a pretty good price. I had P-zero last time and will be going back to them again. At the moment I have Bridgestone SO2, they last longer(12000miles and still good) than p-zero(lasted @8000miles) but don't grip so well. I won't need my car for long distance commuting soon so I can enjoy the grip of the p-zero!

Migration info. Legacy thread was 13110

_________________
http://www.jzmachtech.com/
http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/
http://www.design911.co.uk/default.aspx?source=911uk
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Used Porsche
Watkins Glen


Joined: 23 May 2003
Posts: 2208



PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirrelli Rosso from their website

    Precise wet and dry handling
      Unparalled comfort in its class
        High resistance to aquaplaning
          Exceptional cornering power and even wear characteristics
            The ideal choice for car manufacturers, tuners and conversions
              The P Zero Rosso System Concept - P Zero Rosso A Round, or - P Zero Rosso Direzionale Front, P Zero Rosso Rear. [/list:1m6wbPFjZn]


                  Tyre description
                  The evolution in the sports car segment has led to sophisticated electronic vehicle safety and comfort management systems being fitted as standard. In harmony with this and increasingly stringent legislation limiting acoustic pollution, Pirelli has created the P Zero Rosso: comfortable, quiet, ultra-high performance with no trade off. The name derives from the now legendary "P Zero", which became a milestone, marking a fundamental turning point in Pirelli ultra-high performance tyre technology, and "rosso", or red, which is synonymous with italian motorsport. Optimum balance between extreme performance, comfort and low noise is due to innovations in the structure, specialised compounds and, above all, torsional balance of components through the development of a tyre profile with maximum synergy between belt and spiralled nylon. The tread pattern ensures high resistance to aquaplaning, exceptional wet and dry grip, driving precision under acceleration, quietness and comfort. Low rolling resistance is achieved by utilising a combination of lighter, stronger materials and a high silica content tread compound. Tread Pattern Asymmetric design with wide longitudinal channels. The tread pattern is divided laterally into three distinct elements, each designed to confer a particular aspect of performance. These elements range from robust outer shoulder blocks through a semi-slick central rib with curved transversal grooves, to a more open inner shoulder.
                  [/list:1m6wbPFjZn]

                  Migration info. Legacy thread was 13122

                  _________________
                  http://www.performancecarfinance.co.uk/
                  http://www.jzmachtech.com/
                  http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/
                  http://www.design911.co.uk/default.aspx?source=911uk
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
poon
Sepang


Joined: 30 Jan 2003
Posts: 2834
Location: Heffners Mansion

2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have not heard good things about the p-zero's. JZ recommend the Michelin sp2's!

my tyres also need changing v.v.v.v.soon

Migration info. Legacy thread was 13129

_________________
996RS
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Percy1
Newbie


Joined: 05 Feb 2004
Posts: 14



PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your help and replies. I have decided to go for the P Zeros with the directionals on the front and Asymetricals on the back. I will see how it goes, I have heard good things about the Contis and Michelins but they are also more expensive!

For those that are interested the quotes for 2x 205x50x17 and 2x 255x40x17 came from:

Miceldever Tyres 01962 774437 - 484

Hammond Tyres, Halesworth, Suffolk - 01986 834734 - 492

Both quotes were including fitting, balancing and VAT. I know that the two suppliers are in different parts of the country but that is not an issue to me as I travel to both areas regularly.

Thanks again for your help and views

Percy








Migration info. Legacy thread was 13130
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
graham_mitchell
Monza


Joined: 15 Jun 2003
Posts: 214
Location: Sweden


PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s should be the mutt's proverbials...

Migration info. Legacy thread was 13190
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Percy1
Newbie


Joined: 05 Feb 2004
Posts: 14



PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update.

Had Pirelli P Zero Rossos fitted, seems to have improved the handling but this might just be because a: they are new and b: I had a mixed set on the car (Michelins on the front and Dunlops on the back - they were on the car when I bought it). Will let you know how I get on with them.

Got them from my local dealer in the 479 fitted, balanced inv VAT, Continentals were 6 more and Bridgestones were 509.

Cheers






Migration info. Legacy thread was 13309
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
manek
Montreal


Joined: 25 Apr 2003
Posts: 572
Location: East Sussex


PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need new tyres for my new 17in. wheels and, as always, the cheapest price came from Chessington Tyres in Bracknell. The price for Pirelli PZero Rosso was:205/50ZR17 = 114 each255/40ZR17 = 116 each.Total: 430.

Excellent price imho and I've used them before -- they're careful...

Contact details:Bracknell Tyre & BatteryUnit 1 Longshot Lane Indust EstBracknellBerkshire01344 411323


Migration info. Legacy thread was 14201

_________________
Basalt black manual 997.1 CS2 with all the toys
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Percy1
Newbie


Joined: 05 Feb 2004
Posts: 14



PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats an excellent price - does it include balancing, fitting and VAT?

Percy


Migration info. Legacy thread was 14203
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
noony
Watkins Glen


Joined: 02 Dec 2002
Posts: 2103
Location: United Kingdom


PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bracknell's near me come and visit Manek Wink

Migration info. Legacy thread was 14206
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
manek
Montreal


Joined: 25 Apr 2003
Posts: 572
Location: East Sussex


PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Percy1 on 16 March 2004

Thats an excellent price - does it include balancing, fitting and VAT?

Percy

It's an all-in, inc. VAT, valves & balancing price, as far as I'm aware.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 14208

_________________
Basalt black manual 997.1 CS2 with all the toys
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Toby Armfield
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Posts: 296



PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found
http://www.tyresonline.net/index.htm

seem to be fairly competitive - ps2's for 135 for front






Migration info. Legacy thread was 14212
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Toby Armfield
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Posts: 296



PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also from same site - and noticed on ebay as original equipment porsche tyres

Yokohoma AVS1 N1

225/40/18 @ 103.99 and 265/35/18 @ 115.74 inc vat - del is 17 for four

are these actually oem porsche tyres?


Migration info. Legacy thread was 14214
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
noony
Watkins Glen


Joined: 02 Dec 2002
Posts: 2103
Location: United Kingdom


PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't think so.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 14217
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
bosch
Silverstone


Joined: 20 Nov 2003
Posts: 112



PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they have an N rating then they are Porsche approved. Not sure if Yokos were ever OEM fitting though. They are good tyres, but don't expect them to last long!

Migration info. Legacy thread was 14231
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Toby Armfield
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Posts: 296



PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need new rears now - they have the pzero neros or the yokos in my size - 265x35x18 - will the yoko's really not last that long?

Migration info. Legacy thread was 14542
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 11 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum