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Tyre query - Macan GTS

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Robmilne PCGB Member
2020/02/28 22:57:35 (permalink)

Tyre query - Macan GTS

The tyres on my GTS are going to need to be changed soon. I have the optional 21” wheels. It is currently fitted with Pirelli’s but wondering if anyone has chosen alternative N rated tyres and noticed any improvement or otherwise in either noise, comfort, wear etc. 

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Re: Tyre query - Macan GTS 2020/02/29 10:02:51 (permalink)
I am keeping an eye out for new tyres (21s) this year and for N0 the closest match appears to be Michelin Latitude Sport 3 which are rated C Fuel, A Wet and 71db, the same as the Pirelli's.  They are also a little bit cheaper than the Pirelli's.  Front and rear can be found on Black Circles at the links below.
There is of course the fuel voucher offer on page 13 of the magazine which might bring the Pirelli's down to below the Michelin's.
I avoid the main dealers. 
Silverstone recently quoted me almost 50% more for rear tyres for my 997 than I could have got from Black Circles.
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Re: Tyre query - Macan GTS 2020/02/29 10:08:02 (permalink)
Does anyone know of there are all seasons for the 21" rims yet?

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Re: Tyre query - Macan GTS 2020/02/29 10:36:36 (permalink)
I couldn't find any N rated last November and can't find any available today.  I managed to get a set of standard 18" rims with Conti Winter Contact tyres from Porsche Solihull for the bargain price of £1400 fitted.  The 18's make the car feel a bit softer (but you can always put it in sport for a firmer ride) and given the atrocious state of the roads over the winter I have been very glad for the higher tyre height as I have run in to water filled and almost invisible pot holes, ruts and sunken drain covers, especially so in the dark.  My wife hit one such pot hole in the dark in December and destroyed her Mini's NSF tyre and I am pursuing Northampton County Council for the over £400 to replace it, fix the trim damage and do the tracking. 
I am almost tempted to keep the 18" rims and put on new summer tyres but having brought my gloss black Sport Classics back up to showroom shine (they had been badly dulled and scratched by poor washing before I got the car) I am not so sure.
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Re: Tyre query - Macan GTS 2020/02/29 22:00:24 (permalink)
Plus 1 for Michelin.
I changed my OE Pirelli’s to Michelin Latitude 3, delighted with them. I have 20”inch wheels, S Diesel, pasm but not air. 

The car is currently on 18” winter tyres, mine are Pirelli sottozero and are excellent. 

Planning to fit the summer set next week. 

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Re: Tyre query - Macan GTS 2020/03/02 15:47:24 (permalink)
I have just had the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4's fitted all round and although mine are 20's, I know they do these for the 21" rims as well. So far so good, grip feels good and I have tested them pretty thoroughly so far in all of this rain, noise level can't really say I notice much of a difference between these and the Pirelli's,  as for wear and tear time will tell. Rating's on line slightly better with Fuel Economy & Wet Grip both at B. Cost, well approximately £200 a corner plus vat and for some reason the fronts are only £5 cheaper than the rears.
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