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    Advice on New Tyres

    Very soon I will have to replace the 2 front tyres of my Cayenne S (2005).

    Right now, I have Pirelli P Zero Rosso (275/40/20 N0) and the problem is: it seems, N0 are not available any longer I believe.

    Therefore, I think, I will be forced to change all 4 tyres.

    I'm looking for summer tyres and I don't plan to go off-road

    What would be a good choice?

    I guess my choices are:

    - Continental 4x4 SportContact (N0)

    - Michelin 4x4 Diamaris (N1)

    - Pirelli P Zero Rosso (N1)

    - Pirelli P Zero Rosso Asimmetrico (N1)

    - Bridgestone Dueler Sport (N0)

    Thanks for your input.

     


    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    My two cents: I have used the Diamaris extensively on the CayenneS and liked them very much in terms of road grip and handling, don't know how they compare in terms of durability though. 
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    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    +1 for the Diamaris...

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    Pirelli PZero

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    You can perfectly well install P Rossos N1 in the front keeping your N0s in the rear.


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    Thanks for your input.

    When reading the 2006 Porsche brochure on approved tires, it seems, it's not recommended.

     It says: "Only tires with the same manufacturer and with the same specification code (e.g. "N0", "N1" ...) should be mounted on the vehicle. Tires should be replaced no less than in pairs on one axle at a time. Only tires of the same tire make and type must be used. Since many Porsche vehicles are fitted with different sized tires on their front and rear axles, this requires matching the tire brand, tire name and N-specification front to rear".

    It also says: "If a vehicle was originally delivered with N-specification tires that have been discontinued and are no longer available. It is recommended to replace all four tires to a higher numeric N-specification design appropriate for that vehicle".

     


    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    EricAlain:


    It also says: "If a vehicle was originally delivered with N-specification tires that have been discontinued and are no longer available. It is recommended to replace all four tires to a higher numeric N-specification design appropriate for that vehicle".


    That is the best. I wonder though what is the diff between N0 and N1 on the same design tire. 


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    996 C4 (sold)


    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    For the Diamaris, N0 is the softer compound.

    Had both and the N1 tyre has def lasted 3000mls more. But of course the trade of is slightly less grip Smiley


    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    EricAlain:

    Very soon I will have to replace the 2 front tyres of my Cayenne S (2005).

    Right now, I have Pirelli P Zero Rosso (275/40/20 N0) and the problem is: it seems, N0 are not available any longer I believe.

    Therefore, I think, I will be forced to change all 4 tyres.

    I'm looking for summer tyres and I don't plan to go off-road

    What would be a good choice?

    I guess my choices are:

    - Continental 4x4 SportContact (N0)

    - Michelin 4x4 Diamaris (N1)

    - Pirelli P Zero Rosso (N1)

    - Pirelli P Zero Rosso Asimmetrico (N1)

    - Bridgestone Dueler Sport (N0)

    Thanks for your input.

     


    I have a GREAT experience with the Michelin 4x4 Diamaris, highly recommended.

    My Cayenne Turbo S came with Continental 4x4 SportContact, I hated this tire, the steering felt unresponsive and the tire felt unsporty, especially regarding sidegrip.

    I switched to the Michelin Diamaris, which I have used for more than two years on my "old" Cayenne Turbo, and I couldn't have been happier.

    Very good tire and it also seems to resist much better to bad roads and tire puncture.

    Had two(!) flat tires with the Conti, don't know if it was just a coincidence but I NEVER had a flat tire before.

    I used the Diamaris for highspeed driving (I once drove in summertime at around 36°C with a fully loaded car on our way to Italy for almost two consecutive minutes at top speed...286 kph on the speedo) and the Diamaris was just fine, perfect. Same on our trip to Sardinia, drove at 220-240 kph over bad pavement with holes and cracks and the Diamaris kept up with it without a sweat. Highly recommended tire.        


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    ADias:

    You can perfectly well install P Rossos N1 in the front keeping your N0s in the rear.


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    996 C4 (sold)


    Nope, you shouldn't do that. This can create very dangerous situations in certain driving conditions. Just think of it: the rear tire is softer and the front tire is stiffer. Just an example.

    Another good example why people should stick to the N recommendations:

    I drove a Pirelli Scorpion winter tire and I hated it because it didn't deliver much grip in snow and it was even worse when it came to braking on snow.

    Porsche wasn't able at that time to recommend a proper snow tire, so I went (recommendation from a Porsche engineer)  for the Nokian WR SUV without N specification.

    Although this tire is absolutely great in snow, there is a downside to the whole thing: as soon as temperature goes above 5°C and you're driving on a dry road, the driving behaviour of the Nokian tires becomes very tricky, especially when you drive fast. Not really recommended for everybody.

    So generally, I would always stick to the Porsche recommendation since Porsche puts a lot of effort and money in tire development.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    - Pirelli P Zero Rosso Asimmetrico (N1) I vote for !!!
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    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    Thanks to all of you for your precious input.

    I think I'll go for the Diamaris even if there are a bit more pricey....

    I'll keep you posted.


    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    let us know how you like them Eric
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    I read that Pirelli Carving are very very  good for true-nordic conditions. code T and you can put spikes inside (where allowed)

    RC,I read your post about your mountain trip in Austria(where if I can ask?Was a nice landscape-picture), are embedded spikes legals in austria? in italy you can't....in scandinavian countries I know yes somewhere



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    Re: Advice on New Tyres

    Good choice Smiley
     they hold the road like glue...

     
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