Greenman986SDepending on when your car visits your OPC, does it really need N rated winter tyres?
Greenman986SMaybe....but the OP doesnt rate the Dunlop SP Sport Max GT N0.... we all make our choices
WollemiI believe that your front size should be 235/45/18, but nonetheless it appears that the only N rated tyres are The Goodyear F1 Asymmetric N0 or the Pirelli P-Zero N; both of which are excellent tyres. But one thing to note is that all of these of tyres, and the Michelin PS4S (which isn't available in your size), are utterly terrible on snow; in reality none of them are meant to be used below 7°C.If you want to be able to drive on snow or just wet roads in winter then you need a set of winter tyres.
John52The Dunlops were truly hopeless in the snow, hence my need to find a solution before the next winter. A set of winter tyres is the obvious way to have total reassurance in cold conditions but if I stick to the convenience of having just one set of tyres could anyone advise if the Pirelli and Goodyears could be used in the cold. I can’t imagine they would be as useless as the Dunlops were & I would imagine there must be many Boxster/ Cayman owners who have used them in the cold with some success. To me I think it is unacceptable that Porsche sell these cars with Dunlops knowing that in cold conditions there will be very limited braking from them.
John52Many thanks Jeff & Graham for your advice. And sorry for getting the wrong size for the fronts as well! It was reassuring to hear that the Pirellis, Goodyears, Dunlops & the Michelins are pretty bad on the snow as they are basically summer tyres only and that I need to think about buying some winter tyres instead. I have never experienced the no braking effect I had on the snow last December & that was very disturbing. Could I ask which N rated winter tyres you would recommend. And can I ask what do you think about the Michelin CrossClimate 2 all season tyres as an alternative idea. Sadly they are not N rated. Many thanks again. John
MrDemonnot sure where you got the 7oc from this is for a cup2 tyre a PS4S still outperforms a winter tyre at 3oc. and P zero are utter **** tyres lol imho.
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