Hot!Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres

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2012/12/04 16:57:09 (permalink)

Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres

2009 Gen2 Cayman (987)/Cayman S (987)/Cayman R (987)

Size Tyre make and type
205/55 ZR 17 91Y ............Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N0
235/50 ZR 17 96Y ............Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N1
For Cayman only...............Continental SportContact 3 N2
......................................Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric N0

235/40 ZR 18 (91Y)......... Bridgestone Potenza RE050A N1
265/40 ZR 18 (101Y) XL....Continental SportContact 3 N1
Cayman, Cayman S and ....Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N4
Cayman R

235/35 ZR 19 (87Y)..........Bridgestone Potenza RE050A N1
265/35 ZR 19 (94Y)..........Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N1
Cayman, Cayman S and.....Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N2
Cayman R .......................Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric N0
......................................Pirelli P-Zero N2

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    Andrew ch
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2016/10/28 07:40:22 (permalink)
    What do people think of the tyres above? Are Michelin pilot sport the best choice? More interested in all round performance than longevity.
    I have continental sport contact at the moment, and need to change rears soon.
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2016/10/28 13:18:35 (permalink)
    I have the Michelin pilot sports. It's a tyre that has been around a long time but has stood the test of time. In my experience they perform better and out last the Conti, Bridgestone and Pirelli. I've never tried the Goodyears. But I think the Michelins are so good that I will continue to use them.
     
    I also have a set of wheels with Michelin pilot super sports. These are even better but are not N rated in any of the sizes needed for a gen 2 987 Cayman. Non N rated puts some people off.

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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2016/10/28 15:10:25 (permalink)
    I agree with Steve, I have just replaced my rears which were Michelin Pilot Sports with the same after giving some consideration to buying a full set of Goodyears having tried all of the others in the 8 years on my 987.1S but while some say they are good others say they have a rapid wear rate, the Michelins are a good allrounder with the best longevity. They are more expensive than most, wear better and are predictable in varying weather conditions.

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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2016/11/01 09:14:59 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice.
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2017/11/10 18:56:19 (permalink)
    Interesting comments. My recently purchased 981S included new front tyres. I expressed a preference for Michelin tyres but was told only Pirelli and Goodyear are approved by Porsche for 19 inch wheels. Subsequently checked out factory approval list and this is correct though the list is wheel size dependent. Perhaps the manufacturer's decision to build and seek approval is based on economics. Hopefully Michelin will be added in time for my next replacement. 
    I fitted Contis to my previous 993 because of their known wet weather performance, which increased confidence at speed. I was extremely satisfied and happy to accept faster wear rate. 
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2017/11/14 23:34:21 (permalink)
    Richard, I'm presuming that by Michelin you mean the latest tyre range PPS4 if I remember correctly, Pilot Sport 2 have been approved on the 987's which had the option of 19" wheels and so I would think ok for 981

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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2017/11/15 11:42:49 (permalink)
    Thanks Kevin,  checked Porsche official 981 tyre list again and my original comments hold. But, I looked up Blackcircle's site and low and behold they present a Michelin PS2 with Porsche NO rating for 19 inch wheels, no mention of vehicle model type however. Presumably something change when 981s were introduced. The plot thickens.
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2017/11/15 12:52:07 (permalink)
    Richard,
     
    This very recent post says that the Michelin PS4 now has an N0 rating for some 20" wheel sizes:
     
    https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=970108
     
    I'd speak to a local Michelin tyre supplier to see if they are available for your 19" wheels.
     
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2017/11/15 20:07:44 (permalink)
    Thanks Jeff,  by the time I need to replace tyres Michelin will probably be available in 19in size on the basis of your info. Good news.
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    Re: Cayman Gen2 Approved summer tyres 2017/11/16 13:22:04 (permalink)
    I have  Bridgestones fitted to my 987.2 and cant fault them. Very good all weather performance and very impressed with them in the wet/damp. 
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