Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Hope they are Pilot Sport 2's.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Picked up my 997S yesterday and it has Pzeros on it.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Pzeros

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Michelin PS2, Pirelli PZero Rossa, Bridgestone RE 050 are N-rated OEM .I'm sure there will be a Conti version ,too. I.e., the usual four makes .

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    MKW said:
    Michelin PS2, Pirelli PZero Rossa, Bridgestone RE 050 are N-rated OEM .I'm sure there will be a Conti version ,too. I.e., the usual four makes .



    Mine was a September build with Contis.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    My 997S built in September and delivered in October has Michelin PS2s. Great car, great tires.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Michelin....Nov build.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    So it's a crap shoot. Dang, maybe my dealer will switch with another if there is one available?

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    Texas911 said:
    So it's a crap shoot. Dang, maybe my dealer will switch with another if there is one available?



    I think so; my dealer switched Conti tires on my 02 Boxster S for the Michelin Pilots (my favorite) at my request at no extra charge.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    pzero Rosso look good to me with red calipers

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    I'm afraid the latest 997 Carrera S get the PZero Rosso.
    I heard a rumour that it happened because some customers made complaints about the "nervous" Michelin PS2 tires (which are indeed absolutely great, sticky like glue ) but it could also simply be the fact that Porsche mounts the tires they get for production and usually these are Michelin, Pirelli or Continental tires, of course ALL with N-classification.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Mine came with Michelin PS2's

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Thanks, btw, Robbo, your crest is offset.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    Texas911 said:
    Thanks, btw, Robbo, your crest is offset.



    Cut 6 inch length of a wire coat hanger , bend into " U" shape , insert in the wheel cap's two holes and rotate to align with the air stem.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Brillaint idea MKW I was just looking at the crests in the garage wondering the best way to line them up and noticed the 2 holes in the crests,so i will go and bend a coat hanger now

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    RC said:
    I'm afraid the latest 997 Carrera S get the PZero Rosso.
    I heard a rumour that it happened because some customers made complaints about the "nervous" Michelin PS2 tires (which are indeed absolutely great, sticky like glue ) but it could also simply be the fact that Porsche mounts the tires they get for production and usually these are Michelin, Pirelli or Continental tires, of course ALL with N-classification.



    Is there any way to get PS2's on the car you are delivered? can the dealer specify in the order?

    I don't want the PZero, and I sure hell don't want Conti's on my 997S. My 996 came with the OEM Conti's and I THEW them to the trash after a few thounsand miles I know the new gereneratio Conti's are better but they are still more appropiate in a AMG, not a Porsche IMO.

    I have PS2's on my 996 and love them, a bit twitchy and stiff compared to others but thats the price you pay if you wnat sportier handling tires, and they also have great grip dry/wet.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    If that was my car, the wheel crest not properly lined up would really bug me. I would probably berate the dealer for lack of attention to detail at the PDI.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Yep it did bug me which is why i lined them up today with a coat hanger but as i have previously said my dealer and salesman were pretty useless so this was the least of my worries beleive me

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    What's wrong with Pzeros? (I guess it may/was in a previous thread but I missed it)

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    EnglishManInNY said:
    What's wrong with Pzeros? (I guess it may/was in a previous thread but I missed it)



    Don't worry, there is nothing wrong with the PZero.
    The Michelin PS2 just seems to be the sportiest tire right now available for the Carrera S but I'm not sure if all people like it because of stiffness, sensitivity at higher speeds, razor sharp steering-in setup and probably a very reduced lifetime due to the already low profile surface structure. My PS2 have been exchanged with winter tires at around 7500 km and they only have 4 mm profile structure left. Meaning: they last for around 9000 km (no excessive track racing, just hard street driving).

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    RC said:
    Quote:
    EnglishManInNY said:
    What's wrong with Pzeros? (I guess it may/was in a previous thread but I missed it)



    Don't worry, there is nothing wrong with the PZero.
    The Michelin PS2 just seems to be the sportiest tire right now available for the Carrera S but I'm not sure if all people like it because of stiffness, sensitivity at higher speeds, razor sharp steering-in setup and probably a very reduced lifetime due to the already low profile surface structure. My PS2 have been exchanged with winter tires at around 7500 km and they only have 4 mm profile structure left. Meaning: they last for around 9000 km (no excessive track racing, just hard street driving).



    RC, concur. Pilots are the stickiest. PZero Rosso are 2nd best, but still excellent tires.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    What's wrong with Contis? (I guess it may/was in a previous thread but I missed it)

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    vtrader said:
    What's wrong with Contis? (I guess it may/was in a previous thread but I missed it)



    There is absolutly nothing wrong with Contis! Most people got a very bad experience from the original Continental Sport Contact, it was not the greatest tire in the world but it was also old and at the end of it's life cycle. The new Conti Sport Contact 2 and the even newer Conti Sport Contact 2 VMax are phenominal tires. Are they as sticky as the new Michelins, no, but the michelins are brand spankin new and the Vmax may just be as sticky but since the sizes are currently limited I am unsure of exactly how they perform. the Sport Contact 2 gives 99% of all the grip of the others (in N format, a bit less in non-N versions) with less road noise, longer tire life and great wet traction. Why pay for a Michelin, they simply are NOT worth the price!

    BTW: I know the winter is almost over and those in the USA still haven't seen the 997 Conti Winter Tire here but it will be out for next year, dealers place their orders in May and it will be brought over.

    A4EP

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    My S came in November with PS2's. They handle great and are very highly rated and well spoken about. I don't know why they would change from this.

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Yesterday I changed my tires ....with P ZERO CORSA SYSTEM .....
    a little dangerous during wet contitions ,but in dry ....better than Michelin PS 2 ....

    tomorrow l'ill post some pictures ...

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Quote:
    sergini said:
    Yesterday I changed my tires ....with P ZERO CORSA SYSTEM .....
    a little dangerous during wet contitions ,but in dry ....better than Michelin PS 2 ....

    tomorrow l'ill post some pictures ...



    But those are not the regular PZeros, those are the sticky (in dry) R-compound Corsa System the GT3RS and F360CS get standard, no?

    Re: What tires are coming on the 997s...

    Mine came with the original Pilot Sports - not the more recent PS2s. I was surprised by this, but I guess they're still a good tyre. They seem to quite abruptly lose grip at low temperatures though, and predictably they're not great in snow (Christmas day, M6 Staffordshire was interesting!)

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 10/13/18 7:49 PM
    lukestern
    389448 5041
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 10/14/18 11:37 PM
    watt
    316792 1950
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 10/21/18 5:30 AM
    WhoopsyM
    229651 2630
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 7/21/18 6:45 AM
    bluelines
     
     
     
     
     
    208441 1067
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 10/21/18 7:59 AM
    the-missile
    180044 2651
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 10/19/18 10:00 PM
    DaveGordon
    109496 2233
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 9/25/18 7:06 AM
    RCA
    30135 315
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    13338 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    12680 31
    Porsche 918 latest news Thread Closed 11/6/17 10:43 AM
    RCA
    612686 5574
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    513364 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    482106 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    273889 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/20/18 11:17 PM
    ag23
    256838 2567
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    190524 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 10/21/18 3:54 AM
    koko
    184103 1652
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/15/18 10:07 AM
    WhoopsyM
    175082 3187
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    141964 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 10/7/18 8:43 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    136164 2187
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    126846 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111072 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106002 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 10/21/18 8:19 AM
    crayphile
    79327 1062
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    65588 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    56787 423
    Lambo Huracán Performante in "6.52 something" at the Ring? 11/7/17 12:30 AM
    kingjr9000
    49776 852
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/29/17 12:27 PM
    DJM48
    45647 471
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42582 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    GoHardGT3RS
    40844 597
    Others Tesla Roadster 10/21/18 8:07 AM
    the-missile
    39824 1353
    305 items found, displaying 1 to 30.