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2019/04/09 17:10:22 (permalink)

Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought

Right gents, some advice please:

 
The rears on my 981 Spyder will soon need replacing. They are currently Pirelli P Zero 265/35 ZR20 (95Y). Oh, and I live in Chester
 
a) The P Zero was the only N rated tyre for the 981 Spyder when new and the only one listed in the handbook. Are there now other tyres that are either homologated for my car or available in N rating that I should be considering?
 
b) The car has the Porsche Extended Warranty: are there any issues to be born in mind if moving away from the Pirellis? e.g to Michelins
 
c) Where can I get the best price for supply and fitting, particularlu with respect to them not damaging the rims when fitting the tyres
 
d) And finally, do any of the OPCs do some sort of price match? And, if so, will they only fit the Pirellis?
 
Many thanks

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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/09 22:48:32 (permalink)
    The Porsche warranty will require the same tyres to be fitted all round, so if you are only replacing the rears you will have to stay with Pirelli- unfortunately.
     
    if you change all four then I believe that the Michelin PS4S is now available in an N rated version in sizes for 20” wheels and they will be very much better than the Pirellis. Warranty does require that tyres are N rated. 
     
    It‘s worth asking your OPC if they will give you a good deal, they might well price match if you‘ve been a good customer. They should be happy to fit any N rated tyre in your size. 
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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/09 22:52:32 (permalink)
    Wollemi
    The Porsche warranty will require the same tyres to be fitted all round, so if you are only replacing the rears you will have to stay with Pirelli- unfortunately.
     
    if you change all four then I believe that the Michelin PS4S is now available in an N rated version in sizes for 20” wheels and they will be very much better than the Pirellis. Warranty does require that tyres are N rated. 
     
    It‘s worth asking your OPC if they will give you a good deal, they might well price match if you‘ve been a good customer. They should be happy to fit any N rated tyre in your size. 


    I must check with them whether there would be an issue if, with the original P Zero N0's on the front, I wished to put the newer N1's on the back
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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/10 22:59:37 (permalink)
    I'm afraid to tell you that they normally insist on the same N number are around. 
     
    your front tyres must be fairly worn now, on my car, admittedly a 987 The front and rear wear at much the same rate. Of course you have got more power going through your rear tyres much I’m surprised it makes that much difference. 
     
     
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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/16 08:43:22 (permalink)
    don't buy P zero's !!!

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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/16 09:53:19 (permalink)
    Michelin PS4 not available N rated on rears I’m afraid 
    I’ve just bought a set N rated fronts but not N rated rears so stuff the OPC warranty🤣

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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/18 23:14:45 (permalink)
    Dylan1
    Michelin PS4 not available N rated on rears I’m afraid 
    I’ve just bought a set N rated fronts but not N rated rears so stuff the OPC warranty🤣


    Hope you actually bought PS4S and not PS4, which is a very different and inferior tyre
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    Re: Replacing rear tyres on a 981 Boxster Spyder - Advice sought 2019/04/19 09:44:38 (permalink)
    Wollemi
    Dylan1
    Michelin PS4 not available N rated on rears I’m afraid 
    I’ve just bought a set N rated fronts but not N rated rears so stuff the OPC warranty🤣


    Hope you actually bought PS4S and not PS4, which is a very different and inferior tyre


    Sorry for absence of detail !!
    yes they’re PS4S 

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