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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont believe super sports are N rated yet - they are awaiting Porsche approval.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will never be N-rated for the 9x7 cars. No point now, cars are starting to come out of the max warranty period so why bother spending money on the expensive approvals process for a car no longer made?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They will never be N-rated for the 9x7 cars. No point now, cars are starting to come out of the max warranty period so why bother spending money on the expensive approvals process for a car no longer made?


True - but they will be approved for newer cars and thus gain the N rating which will keep the OCD community happy who won't put anything that isn't approved on their car (with or without warranty)
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and they've just N approved tyres for the 356
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ludicrous isn't it - I saw the photograph of the 356 at almost 90 degrees on the ContiDrom that they did as part of the testing.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ekona wrote:
They will never be N-rated for the 9x7 cars.

Rumour is they will. How true that is only time will tell.

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. . . OCD community happy . . .

Dont know Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a good article in the latest Christophorus about how and why(?) Porsche tests and approves tyres. Don't know if there's an online version though. Meanwhile, here's a link to the currently approved tyres:

http://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/tyreapproval/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plavix wrote:
Ekona wrote:
They will never be N-rated for the 9x7 cars.

Rumour is they will. How true that is only time will tell.

If they ever do, then £20 to a charity of choice for the first person to PM me and say "NER NER NER TOLD YOU SO!". Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After three failed deliveries I finally relieved Parceline of my rears.

DOT 0315
DOT 0415

As for Super Sports, I'm pleased with my new PS2s. There is something about shiny rubber . . .

For a laugh I let my OPC quote. £230 each for the front and £300 each for the rear. I've not told them how much mine cost. I'll save that for when I'm drinking their coffee during my warranty inspection next week.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Best Non-N-Rated Tyres Reply with quote

I really don't want to start a pros/cons of n-rating debate, just am looking for more modern tyre technology than what is offered on the n-rated list (p zero, re050a, mps2). I don't have an extended warranty and am a cynic/have read the large thread with the Michelin UK tech guy.

Michelin super sports seem to be a popular obvious one, plus have my eye on Conti Sport Contact 5 after they have been winning a few tyre tests plus Goodyear Eagle Assymetric 2.

Any other suggestions or endorsements of the above?

For info its for a 997.1 turbo, so 305/30/19 and 235/35/19.

They won't be tracked, but want high performance wet & dry, less road noise would be nice and although I don't mind spending the money, value for money would suggest the Contact 5 or the Goodyear.

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a no brainer
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a no brainer


Since my original post, I've been looking at prices at various websites and haven't found super sports in the right size for my rears. Am I just looking in the wrong places or are they not available in 305/30/19?
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely available, I just checked on the Michelin website.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a no brainer


Had those but they were 8yrs old. I've now stuck on some Avon ZZ3 tyres as an experiment what

Surprised Totally transformed the car. Less road noise, more 'feel' and not as 'hard' running. Whether they stick to the road like shoite to a blanket will need to wait until a track day or one of the CAT days I fancy Grin
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second this, I can't find any MPSS for my rears either, I did the fronts a couple of months ago and now its time to do the rears so I'm stuck!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a no brainer


Had those but they were 8yrs old. I've now stuck on some Avon ZZ3 tyres as an experiment what

Surprised Totally transformed the car. Less road noise, more 'feel' and not as 'hard' running. Whether they stick to the road like shoite to a blanket will need to wait until a track day or one of the CAT days I fancy Grin


What was the pricing like for them and what car did you out them on? I would be interested to hear the wear. The PS2 are so noisy it's insane
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ I got them uber cheap and given this was a trial thought I'd give them a go. Didn't Avon invent rubber/tyre so what's to lose Dont know

I think now they are ZZR3 and as ever there are mixed opinions - 'ditchfinders' (a la Pistonheads - although I'd say that's a lot to do with driver ability/incompetence rather than rubber) and 'budget' tyres. Supposed to be rubbish in the wet, yet have a wet 'B' rating so not sure of that statement.

They are on the 964 which compared to my 993 allows perhaps slighlty more noise into the cabin. Plus my 993 had Pirelli Rosso which I found very good (and quiet).

Take account that my Pilots were 8yrs old and I suspect the hardning of the compound led to the increase in noise and harsh ride.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Eagle F1's. Been fitting them for years on various cars. Currently have F1 AS2's on a 996.

Grippy, smooth ride, quiet, durable. And not particularly pricey, which is a bonus.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a no brainer


Had those but they were 8yrs old.

8 years old is quite old for a tyre. I just ditched my MR2 front tyres as they were DOT 2007 due to age even though it has 4 mm on the tread. I would have reservation to drive hard on any tyres over 6 years old.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche News wrote:
Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a no brainer


+1 , im on my second set now , theses arnt only the best non n rated , they are also better than the N rated Razz
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