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Les Richards
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: New Boots Reply with quote

Afternoon all, I haven't bought tyres for many, many years but now need to replace all four on the 993.

Currently have Pirelli PZero

What's my best course of action?

Black Circles, Elite Tyres, Design 911 or trawl the local Kwik-Fit type places?

I'm in Harlow, Essex, btw.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

p zero at kwik fit , ive had about 7 lots done by them , they are careful but let them know you are sitting close by with one eye looking on , i always remind them of tyre pressures and torque settings and clean my wheels thoroughly first other wise they can scratch them when gripping a hold of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do your research re pricing on the sites you mentioned and then go to a decent local tyre shop and haggle a little. It has always worked for me and you have the benefit of free fitting.

My money would go on Michelins followed closely by Bridgestones. I've never got on with Pirelli's.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: New Boots Reply with quote

Any particular problem with Pirellis?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently used Event Tyres.

They messed up my booking completely and I had to wait an extra 4 day for the to come.

All good when fitting but chatting with the fitter he said that the company is not what it was as it was sold to the AA last year.

Also might be worth comparing prices between the AA and Event seeing as they are now the same company.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: New Boots Reply with quote

Les Richards wrote:
Any particular problem with Pirellis?


Just my personal preference. I find them too hard and the sidewalls for me have always cracked well before their 6/7 year lifespan.

I've had them on BMW's & Porsches and changed them pretty much straight away upon new ownership.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: new boots Reply with quote

mitchelin pilot sports from tyre leeder they deliver them to a garage in harlow . ill be getting mine deliverd there in a couple of weeks .I'm getting ps 4s not Porsche approved but a lot more advanced than the ps2s .I'm not sure they come in 17s
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Circles for Michelins - fitted as suits. Our local ATS is well run, for example - BC deliver the tyres directly to them and are cheaper than they can offer by sourcing the tyres tthemselves, and they are hg happy as they still make something on the arrangement.
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Les Richards
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi johne, which garage do you use in Harlow?

It appears from the Tyre Leader site that there is a charge for fitting - have I got that right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: new boots Reply with quote

there was a charge for fitting and balancing .but I was pleased with the service .it was on a small industrial estate. ill probably order my tyres this week and let you know the address sorry cant remember there name at the moment
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject: new boots Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: New Boots Reply with quote

Afternoon all, thanks for your feedback so far.

Well, I'm still trawling the well known and, perhaps, not so well known sources. and having regular lie-downs as I try and make sense of it all.

Design 911 want £15 per tyre for fitting and disposal of the old one; the Tyre Leader-linked garage local to me want £12 per tyre so that needs to be factored in. Not sure if these charges are reasonable or not.

One option mentioned was Bridgestone but I'm noticing that many of their tyres are now described as run-flat, as indeed are quite a few makes.

Is this an issue with Porsche/911s?

Are these the same principle as the Denovo tyres once specified on the Mini Clubman does anyone know?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridgestone S-02 or S-02A are the kiddies. Available in Porsche sizes on most tyre sites.

Stay away from runflats.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used N rated Bridgestone S02A's on my 993 for the last 10 years and have found no issues with them.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've used N rated Bridgestone S02A's on my 993 for the last 10 years and have found no issues with them.


Ditto. I have a set on my car now and was very impressed with them last year.

Got another set of Speedlines going on soon with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's and i'm interested to see just how sticky they are in comparison.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a set of Bridgestone S02A's fitted last year at Costco. If you have a members card or a friend has they were very reasonably priced and fitting was very professional.
Tyres were in stock and with recent date codes so hadn't been hanging around long.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Les,

I'm going through the same search as you for my 993. If you are a member of the PCGB - they have a Pirelli tyre deal at the moment, my local Pirelli performance dealer is Micheldever Tyres, I just called them and they quoted me £609.32 for a set of Pirelli's and with that PCGB deal you get a £100 worth of fuel card.

That would bring the full set of tyres fitted to £509.32 including disposal and new valves .. I am very tempted ..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: New Boots Reply with quote

Hi Milsub, no, I'm a lapsed member.

Couldn't see any point in continuing. Lots of reasons but not relevant to this subject!

Thanks for the message, though. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries .. it does seem a good deal, full set of P Zero Rosso N4 rated

Apparently I can buy eight tyres a year under that deal .. and I'm only going to buy four this year .. .. Question
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: New Boots Reply with quote

A quick update on the quest for new tyres.

It's between Michelin PS2 and Bridgestone SO2.

I contacted both Black Circles and Tyre Leader to ask about date codes - fundamentally would the tyres be new (2018) - or stock previously held in storage?
They both said that as they source tyres daily they could not give any guarantees about date codes relating to manufacture.

Interestingly - and I didn't know this - tyres up to 2-years old may be sold legally as new. By law, dealers can sell tyres up to 5-years from date of manufacture as new. Now I thought I read somewhere on this forum that at 6-years a tyre is probably deemed to be past its best.

Both said that the tyres they sell are covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
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