am1985ukQuestion. If P Zeros are so crappy, why do Porsche fit them as original equipment? It can't be to save money, given the price of their cars and, even more, the price of their optional extras. Just asking.
Gazoakam1985ukQuestion. If P Zeros are so crappy, why do Porsche fit them as original equipment? It can't be to save money, given the price of their cars and, even more, the price of their optional extras. Just asking.Good question. They are on mine and I don't have an issue with them but I don't track my car. I've also seen them frequently on 911 Turbo S's. I've also seen Dunlops on new GT4's. Nobody has mentioned those yet!?
GwsinclairAfternoon, has anyone fitted Vredestein Ultrac Vortis on their Porsche? I recently replaced my fronts on my 987.2 CS so have MPS2s all round but was considering the Vredesteins for when I next need a full set. I had a great experience with them on my old Audi S5.
bren987I quite like the look of these, anyone tried them?https://www.blackcircles....9/W/91/m?tyre=35675063
PHB1969What’s the crack with n rated tyres? Is it a case of Porsche advise that they should be fitted necause the car has been setup using effective control tyres or is there any other reason. Hence is it ok/safe to use recognised performance tyre brands which meet the required speed ratings? Thanks Paul
GwsinclairN-rated tyres have been tested and approved by Porsche. They will always recommend them and if you have an extended warranty, they insist that they are fitted or will void the policy. The issue is that Porsche do not regularly test new tyres on old models. So to maintain my warranty on my 987 CS I have to use their recommended tyres, which are all based on 10+ year old tyre technology. Non-N tyres will be perfectly fine from premium brands and there are loads of reviews out there, but in my case I’m sticking with the recommended Michelin PS2s.
MrDemon Sadly not true on many accounts they test the cars on normal tyres most of the time, 911 etc can be seen on the MPSS launch tests but they never went N spec but won every test on 911's Also Porsche don't test any N spec tyre on every car, so when you buy a N spec tyre for a 987 rear it's really from a front off a v10 C GT and should go no where near a Cayman !! OPC and in fact no one gives a **** the tyre is for a v10 front CGT and not a rear Cayman Tyre !! Porsche also will never test a new tyre on an old car, you telling me people with 964 run N spec tyres ! And last Porsche cannot void a warranty for not running N spec !, they can refuse to renew a warranty if the car does not pass a 111 point inspection which has N spec as one of the points. seems a shame people have £50k cars but run 10 year old tyres designs, I never run N spec tyres bar Cup2's all my cars run PS4S which is todays class leading tyre, before all my cars ran MPSS. I am not running **** tyres on £100k cars ! I binned my Dunlops and my P -zero as they are not upto the job.
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