Crown

Board: Porsche - Boxster - 987 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Nail forces switch to winter tyres again

    Or a screw to be more precise, in the left rear. This is the third puncture I've had in 44kmiles!

    Smiley

    Fortunately the rears were on their limit anyway, but I didn't realise how bad they were worn on the inside edge of the tyre until I took them off. Probably a good reminder that you need to check properly, not just go by the outside half you can easily get to!

    As I have a spare set of rims with Michellin Alpin tyres on, and winter is coming up, I thought I'd get some wear out of them. I didn't bother last year as the weather was too mild. Realistically, the only time you benefit hugely is in the first five minutes first thing in the morning when the tyres are still cold or when it has actually snowed.

    On the first long drive with the Alpins on (as compared to the PS2's) I realise why I don't use them that much! They are certainly quieter , but they don't have nearly the same level of grip (understandably) both braking and cornering. Also the sidewall construction is much less rigid, so the handling is much compromised!

    I might put a bit more air in them to see if that helps. I'm just going to have to be extra careful until the spring! Unless it really snows, in which case I'm laughing.


    Re: Nail forces switch to winter tyres again

    I swich to winters every year, but my climate is harsher than yours. Is your second set the same size tire, because mine are 17's for the winter and 18's for the summer? I find the difference in size makes a noticable ride difference, much softer with the 17's but grip is better when the temperature is around freezing compared to my PS2's for the summer. I generally run my tires 2 -3 pounds above the recommended pressure. Fronts are 33 psi and rears are 39 psi for both sets.Smiley
    --
    Porsche Crazed - Boxster 987 Speed Yellow/Black

    Re: Nail forces switch to winter tyres again

    Both sets are 18"s. I'll up the pressure a bit and see what happens! Temperature is still up to about 12c during the day, though it has started dropping to around -4c overnight recently, with the colder months yet to come.

    Smiley


    Re: Nail forces switch to winter tyres again

    I think you will find more even tire wear even though you may give up a little grip.
    --
    Porsche Crazed - Boxster 987 Speed Yellow/Black

    Re: Nail forces switch to winter tyres again

    wtsnet and others - I'm not in a 987 (yet), but I am trying a brand new Michelin winter tire, the Alpin PA3, this year.   Full pics on a thread I started in the Other Sports forum, but so far I am very impressed.... much stiffer sidewalls than most winters, even I think than the older Alpins (we used them on our M Coupe for the first 3 years when it was winter-driven) and excellent grip in -2 to -10C conditions, including as of yesterday some ice and light snow covered roads.  Handling and in particular turn-in response is the most immediate I have ever experienced in a full M+S rated tire. 
    --

    Present: 2005 STi,  2002 M Coupe

    Future: 2009 Cayman S - pending;  2010? Audi RS5 ??


    Re: Nail forces switch to winter tyres again

    Thanks for that 4trac Smiley

    I'm not sure I'm going to wear these tyres out in a hurry though. Still got loads of tread left. But good info for the future!


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part I) Thread Closed 9/24/20 12:47 AM
    watt
    578425 2849
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/30/20 9:03 AM
    rhino
     
     
     
     
     
    357329 1279
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 4/10/21 2:32 PM
    Joost
    86092 1085
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 4/20/21 3:01 PM
    RCA
    43953 337
    Porsche Sticky ROAD TEST: New 992 Carrera 4S 3/3/21 10:57 PM
    Wonderbar
    35187 336
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 10/19/20 6:12 PM
    Leawood911
    32871 380
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 4/20/21 11:02 AM
    Joost
    15299 310
    Porsche Sticky Porsche extends the Taycan model range (Taycan 2WD) 2/1/21 12:42 PM
    Leawood911
    4297 29
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 7/27/20 2:13 AM
    DJM48
    561538 5257
    Porsche Cayman GT4 4/13/21 10:04 AM
    996FourEss
    401461 3585
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 4/13/21 8:01 AM
    BjoernB
    355781 3915
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/27/20 4:06 PM
    Topspeed
    352674 3486
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/5/20 9:55 PM
    DaveGordon
    312961 3242
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/8/20 7:51 PM
    DJM48
    309678 2646
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 2/28/21 8:05 PM
    Topspeed
    215884 1542
    Porsche Tesla Roadster 9/23/20 8:22 PM
    bluelines
    183029 4279
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 2/11/21 9:22 AM
    Itsme
    160377 1379
    Others Alfa Romeo 4C 9/23/20 10:22 AM
    RCA
    137997 792
    Porsche 992 GT3 4/20/21 4:06 PM
    WhoopsyM
    110954 2088
    Lambo Lamborghini Huracan and variants 4/9/21 4:32 PM
    Topspeed
    105564 1225
    McLaren F1 2/25/21 11:33 AM
    RCA
    77103 207
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 4/16/21 10:24 AM
    rhino
    69906 1154
    AMG AMG GT R 11/19/20 11:47 PM
    Topspeed
    64615 819
    Lambo Aventador and SV 4/20/21 3:21 PM
    CGX car nut
    63514 683
    Porsche 991 Speedster 9/3/20 4:29 PM
    Topspeed
    56420 878
    Porsche Nürburgring - Tesla vs. Taycan 11/23/20 6:10 PM
    Topspeed
    42997 596
    Others Bugatti Chiron 4/12/21 3:42 PM
    RCA
    36417 476
    Porsche Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport 1/1/21 7:58 PM
    throt
    33708 615
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 3/21/21 5:01 PM
    Topspeed
    28612 385
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 4/14/21 9:06 PM
    Grant
    28222 406
    274 items found, displaying 1 to 30.