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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tyre life lasts longer if I run them on manufactures pressures by a long way - but for road use and fast road use with increased tractability and grip I prefer 33 - 38
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sound advice there chaps.

keep the pressures when cold at OEM, that's what all the Porsche and Tyre testing is for.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently put Michelin Pilot Sport2 N2 on the rear of my C4S (£490 Event Tyres) and it's become very steerable from the rear, almost too twitchy - but I haven't given the tyres a run in yet and I'm sure it will calm down over time.

Feels like a cat on steroids or summit bad because it's behaving like one ;o) It's a two handed tight grip all the time (which I prefer) and that's on the steering wheel.

BTW Sundeep is correct in saying keep the tyre pressures to OEM ratings and you wont go far wrong, but for my journey,roads and speeds I'm happy.
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Roadhog1
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, with all the advice on here.... maybe I shouldn't be experimenting with diff pressures.. Laughing !! But, for me on rosso's (at the moment) the best combo giving the best feel and grip in the dry (IMHO), spirited driving through a few twisties is 32/42... (set on cold tyres)... Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stats007 wrote:
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.


thats sounds a deal for tyres all round...who did that price?
 
  
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TimS
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point -nearest supplier I can find is around £700! for Michelin's.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bargain ...........£586 set of 4 p zeros fitted chrome valves etc .....kwik fit Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just returned from the the ring for a chance of a life time free practice with a few laps of the daddy long of all circuits thrown in and i can confirm that the michilin pilots are the winners hands down. started with the continentals as fitted std,greatv daily shoes, always had them, then pushed the boat out and puchased a full set of miches. different car. enough said. my 996 is a michilin runner from now.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunlop P9090s. They're nearly half the price of Michelins and would you really notice the difference? Sourced from Black Circles and installed by Central Tyres, Tonbridge. £270 for the rears.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simes69 wrote:
Dunlop P9090s. They're nearly half the price of Michelins and would you really notice the difference? Sourced from Black Circles and installed by Central Tyres, Tonbridge. £270 for the rears.


I guess it depends on your style of driving. P9090s are a very good wet weather tyre, but they do not offer the same level of dry grip or responsiveness as the Michelins by a significant margin. Wa that £270 per tyre or for both? Great price is for both!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcus Quigley wrote:
I recently put Michelin Pilot Sport2 N2 on the rear of my C4S (£490 Event Tyres) and it's become very steerable from the rear, almost too twitchy - but I haven't given the tyres a run in yet and I'm sure it will calm down over time.

Feels like a cat on steroids or summit bad because it's behaving like one ;o) It's a two handed tight grip all the time (which I prefer) and that's on the steering wheel.

BTW Sundeep is correct in saying keep the tyre pressures to OEM ratings and you wont go far wrong, but for my journey,roads and speeds I'm happy.
Cheers all


I had a nightmare with a BMW 330 when I just changed the rears- it became really twitchy, and the stability control light was on a lot, even at low speeds. The problem didn't go away until the tread got really worn in to be something like the fronts.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simes69 wrote:
Dunlop P9090s. They're nearly half the price of Michelins and would you really notice the difference? Sourced from Black Circles and installed by Central Tyres, Tonbridge. £270 for the rears.


Oh yes you would!

I've just ran on 9090's for the last 15,000miles (1x fronts, 2x rears) Changed to Pilot Sports and its quieter, has much better grip in both dry, wet and gravel. And much less flaming understeer (and that was before the Geo)

It really is worth the extra expense for the performance a 911 offers.
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