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TimS
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2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: 996 Tyres Reply with quote

Any suggestions as I'm shortly going to have to find a new set of boots all round. Car has P Zero Rosso's on at the moment, but they are all either perished or low on tread.

Would you put these back on or go for something else for a C4?

Any supplier recommendations again?

Thanks!
 
  
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Seagull
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run Michelins on mine. The feel and grip in the dry is way better than the old Contis it had before and the wet grip is almost as good. They're by no means the cheapest option but IMO well worth it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelins or Bridgestone unless you want to try some Corsas Smile
 
  
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TimS
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny, switched to Michelin's from Conti's on my Golf GTi and noticed a real improvement there too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TimS wrote:
Funny, switched to Michelin's from Conti's on my Golf GTi and noticed a real improvement there too.


The Michelins are the way to go IMO.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to settle for Contis Sport Contact2 on mine (couldn't get Michelins at the time, and have to say I'm pleased with them so far - no noticeable loss of grip in the dry, but haven't really pushed them in the wet yet. Nice stiff sidewalls though, gives very predictable handling and excellent steering feel, if a little harsher ride.
 
  
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rich mortimer
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

defo the mich! Exclaimation
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this should help with the options........ choice is still yours !

Michelin gets my vote as the best all rounder

 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normal roadies? Michelin all the way.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote for Michelins, just had 4 fitted to mine a couple of weeks ago. As ever a prompt, efficient and well priced service from the guys at Bracknell Tyres.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelin Pilot Sports all the way. Better grip and last longer then the P zero's
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got Toyo's - the non track version, and they were a bargain (relatively - £700 for all 4). They took a little getting used to but are just fine now.......

I would, however, probably go back to the Michelin's for the next set.
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stats007
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swapped the Continental Sport Contact 2s on my 996 C4 for Michelin Pilot Sport N1s all round. £558 all in fitted and would definitely get them again.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using 18" - 225/40F and 285/30R the suggested pressures are 36/44 std road use. (Got Pzero rossos at the mo) Does anyone ever run softer pressures than this - for fast road use?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roadhog1 wrote:
Using 18" - 225/40F and 285/30R the suggested pressures are 36/44 std road use. (Got Pzero rossos at the mo) Does anyone ever run softer pressures than this - for fast road use?


I've always run on lower pressures (than standard) but it depends on the tyre Smile
 
  
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Roadhog1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Pzeros I tried 32/40 - just the driver and warm day... reckon I got better feel and feedback from the car particulary on B roads!! Going to try 34/42. What do you use Damian?... Are you running Michs though....
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roadhog1 wrote:
On the Pzeros I tried 32/40 - just the driver and warm day... reckon I got better feel and feedback from the car particulary on B roads!! Going to try 34/42. What do you use Damian?... Are you running Michs though....


On my C4S I used Corsas the majority of the time so I was at 35/38, on Michelins (with their weak walls) 2 psi off recommended, so 34/42 Smile

On the GT3 I've yet to play with pressures Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good job Stevo's on holiday Laughing This is his favourite subject by a long way. He is insistent that tyres must be at the manufacturers figures of 38/44. However most people do try different pressures and find one that suits them best. I personally run my 996tt on 35/39.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
It's a good job Stevo's on holiday Laughing This is his favourite subject by a long way. He is insistent that tyres must be at the manufacturers figures of 38/44. However most people do try different pressures and find one that suits them best. I personally run my 996tt on 35/39


Good job too, I'll save that discussion with him until I find it difficult to sleep Smile

Let's face it, travelling along at 10 mph with no heat generation 38/44 might be fine but get moving a bit, add a little braking and some cornering your 38/44 will be up at 45/50 very quickly. Throw the car on the track and see your pressures increase by 10psi!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manufacturers tyre pressures are all cold pressures - they're well aware that the pressure increases with temperature - this rate isn't linear and so at normal pressures you typically see a 4psi rise when warm. If you drive on autobahns at continuous high speed then your cold pressure should actually be higher than normal - typically another 4psi.

Track days are totally different as you're compromising everything that recommended pressures were designed for for ultimate grip and compliance.
 
  
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